Hollywood has made little progress in the last century when it comes to colorism. Both dark- and light-skinned Blacks continue to be cast in roles that perpetuate color hierarchy or white supremacy in our communities. Casting directors are in the habit of only — or mostly — hiring non-European actors and actresses with lighter skin […]
Actor Nick Cannon experienced near kidney failure due to complications from the chronic, autoimmune disease lupus. The King of Pop, Michael Jackson, was diagnosed with lupus in 1986.
Things Get Heated As This Black Woman Makes An Impeccable Case For Why The Mike Brown Case Needs A Special Prosecutor
It’s the first film in years that really confronts Black identities This film, produced by Black people, examines racism on different scales – whether it’s obvious or subtle. The film follows the story of a predominantly white university where activist and head of Black residence hall, Samantha White, ignites a college campus culture war that […]
Todd Gurley, Georgia’s top-flight running back who was a Heisman Trophy candidate, was suspended two extra games for accepting more than $3,000 in cash from multiple individuals for autographed memorabilia, the NCAA ruled Wednesday. Georgia issued a statement Wednesday saying it plans to appeal the decision immediately. The NCAA membership committee that oversees the reinstatement […]
Malcolm X Gives Magnificent Explanation on Why Media Outlets Are Necessary to Educate Racism Out of Some White People
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Actress Viola Davis Beginning her career on the stage, Viola Davis won a Tony and a Drama Desk Award for her role in August Wilson’s King Hedley II (2001). She won a second Drama Desk Award for Intimate Apparel (2004), followed by a second Tony and a third Drama Desk Award for her role in […]
Some TV critics have proclaimed that Americans are living in a golden age of TV. With shows like Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Scandal and many others, it can be easy to say that. However, there are a surplus of TV shows that reinforce negative stereotypes of people of color and plague the airwaves. A great number of these […]
The Higley 1000 list calculates the top neighborhoods in America based on U.S. census data and other surveys. According to the site: “[The] methodology consisted of aggregating contiguous block groups with a mean income over $200,000. Block groups are subdivisions of Census tracts.” Also noted by the list aggregators is that Black people continue to lag […]
An average of one in four students at traditionally Black schools in the U.S. is a different race than the one the college was intended to serve, according to research conducted at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education. Here are 10 reasons why this phenomenon exists and continues to grow at historically Black colleges and […]
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Bob and Sheila Johnson Sheila Johnson, who founded BET with her former husband, walked away from her marriage with $400 million. Michael and Juanita Jordan Juanita Jordan reportedly got $168 million in her divorce from the NBA great.