Solange Knowles

  • Solange Knowles Dec 6, 2019

    Belafonte Recalls Lena Horne’s Activism as Solange is Honored

    Lena Horne was a fierce advocate for civil rights in her later years, but that part of her legacy is often pushed behind her glamorous image. Her good friend Harry Belafonte hopes that a new award in her honor will push that aspect of her life front and center. “She had a huge burden. She was black, she was hugely…

  • Nov 1, 2019

    Solange Knowles and Husband Alan Ferguson Split After 5 Years of Marriage

    It’s over for Solange Knowles and Alan Ferguson. The 33-year-old singer took to Instagram on Friday to announce the couple’s separation after five years of marriage. Knowles and Ferguson tied the knot in New Orleans in November 2014. “the past 2 years have brought me more physical and spiritual transition and evolution than ever before,” Knowles wrote in a message...

  • Dec 19, 2017

    Online Game to Players: Don’t Touch Black People’s Hair

    Art director Momo Pixel moved to Portland, Oregon in 2016, and confronted a challenge she had never experienced before: Strangers reaching out to grab or stroke her long braided hair, often without her permission. “I would be walking down the street visibly mad,” Pixel recalled. One day, she told her boss about it. In trying to mimic that scene, he...

  • Oct 21, 2017

    UK Paper Sorry for Airbrushing Out Solange Knowles’ Braids

    Britain’s Evening Standard newspaper has apologized to Solange Knowles for digitally altering an image of the singer on the cover of its magazine. Knowles — who had released a song called “Don’t Touch My Hair” — complained on Instagram that an elaborate braided crown on her head had been digitally removed from the cover photo. The magazine article featured the...

  • Aug 21, 2017

    Jay-Z on Elevator Fight With Solange: ‘We Had One Disagreement Ever’

    In a podcast interview with “Rap Radar” hosts Elliott Wilson and Brian “B. Dot” Miller, the 47-year-old rapper opened up for the first time about making headlines in 2014 for his post-Met Gala elevator fight with Solange Knowles.

  • Sep 10, 2016

    Solange Knowles Details Concert Experience Where She Didn’t ‘Feel Safe’ Because of Her Race

    Solange Knowles is speaking out regarding a negative experience she recently endured while attending a concert with her family. Taking to Twitter on Friday evening, the talented songstress detailed an incident in which she says fellow concertgoers asked her to stop dancing and sit down.

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