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Christina Montford is a recent graduate of the University of Georgia with degrees in journalism and psychology.

10 Cities with Surprisingly Small African-American Populations

Plantation, Florida Plantation is 98 percent white, with a total population of 84,955. The city was once the Everglades Plantation Company. Plantation suffered extensive damage from Hurricane Wilma on Oct. 24, 2005.     Mentor, Ohio Though CNNMoney.com ranked Mentor 68th on its list of...
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7 Black Celebrities Who Waited Until Marriage

Prince Amukamara Due to his devout Christian beliefs, the real-life Nigerian prince-turned-New York Giants cornerback decided to wait until holy matrimony to have sex. "Yeah, some people call me the Black Tim Tebow,” he said in...

The Sony Hack Really Revealed The Prevalence of White Privilege in Hollywood

The Sony hacking scandal did more than just expose a few offensive emails and the gender pay gaps in Hollywood. What it really did was expose Hollywood's acceptance of white privilege in the worst...

Louisiana Museum Hosts Kwanzaa Celebration on Sunday

The Northeast Louisiana Delta African American Heritage Museum in Monroe will be hosting Kwanzaa centered events Sunday in celebration of the African-American holiday. Museum executive director Lorraine Slacks told thenewsstar.com that it's important to educate...

Eric Garner’s Daughter Tweets Address of Police Officer Involved in Her Father’s Death

Eric Garner's daughter Erica gave her Twitter followers a different kind of Christmas present this year.  Garner tweeted out the address of a police officer who was present during the choking of her father. Garner...

‘He Didn’t Deserve to Die.’ Antonio Martin’s Girlfriend Gives a Tearful Recount of His...

“He didn’t deserve to die,” Keanna Brown, girlfriend of Antonio Martin, said outside the Missouri gas station where Martin was shot. “He was so scared, I’m telling you, he was so scared. He looked at me...

Jamie Foxx Opens Up About Black Struggles in Hollywood, His Fears When He Is...

Actor and musician Jamie Foxx is more notable for his sense of humor and jovial comedy sketches than for serious views on current events. But the Annie actor recently opened up to Rolling Out Magazine...

As More Cities Ban Homeless Camps, More Homeless People Are Displaced

This holiday more homeless people than usual will be displaced, as local governments across the United States move to prevent outdoor camping by the homeless. Over a third of U.S. cities have begun to implement citywide...

Radio Talk Show Host Rush Limbaugh Doesn’t Want Idris Elba or Any Black Person...

Forget all this talk about Idris Elba as James Bond—Rush Limbaugh wants Bond to stay white. You know, just in case you were wondering. Elba as Bond had been aimless speculation for years—until things got a...

LA Cops Sing Cruel Racist Song Celebrating the Death of Michael Brown

A song celebrating the killing of Michael Brown that was performed at a retired officer's party during an Elk's Lodge charity event has prompted the Los Angeles Police Department to launch an internal investigation,...

Nas Offers Bitcoin to the Winner of His Rap Test Game

Nas is offering the currency of the future, Bitcoin, to the winner of his new Nas Rap Test game. In a Facebook post earlier this week, the announcement read, "Are you a true NAS fan?...

Artists in Chicago Add Creativity to Protest By Bringing Music, Spoken Word to Train...

As people take to the streets for #BlackLivesMatter protests, several Chicago artists are taking a new approach to evoke change. A group of over 100 artists came together recently at a downtown Chicago train station just...

8 Things the Sony Hack Revealed About Racism & Bigotry In Hollywood

Hollywood Denies Role in Racism When the hackers, "Guardians of Peace," broke into Sony’s servers, hundreds of thousands of the entertainment network’s private emails became public. In the most recent email, an unnamed executive lamented that Denzel...

Illinois Woman Seeks to Trademark ‘I Can’t Breathe’ Slogan

An Illinois woman has recently submitted a request to register the "I can't breathe" phrase to be trademarked for use on clothing. Despite reportedly not knowing Eric Garner's family or having spoken to them about...

Hacked Emails Reveal That Kevin Hart Was Paid $2 Million for Promotional Tweets

If you ever needed further proof of the power of social media, check out Kevin Hart. According to the latest hacked emails, the funny man was paid $2 million by Sony for sending out...

Queen Latifah to Bring Blues Singer Bessie Smith to Life in HBO Biopic ‘Bessie’

Queen Latifah is set to portray legendary blues singer Bessie Smith in the HBO biopic Bessie. This news comes less than a month after an official announcement that Latifah's daytime talk show The Queen Latifah...

James Woods Calls Al Sharpton a ‘Pig’ and Claims He is Responsible for Murder...

Actor James Woods claimed Sunday in tweets that activist Rev. Al Sharpton is directly responsible for the slayings of two police officers. The 67-year-old, a well-known political conservative, bashed Sharpton after a three-month Twitter hiatus. "This...

Being Home for the Holidays Leaves 21 Million Children Across the Country Starving

As the holidays near, most people are thinking about gifts and enjoying the time spent off of work and school with their families. Most people don't think about the 21 million children nationwide who...

Hackers Threaten to Release Iggy Azalea Porn Tape If She Does Not Apologize to...

The Iggy Azalea/ Azealia Banks saga continues, this time with a third party joining the mix. Hackers going by the twitter handle @TheAnnonMessage joined the battle on Friday night by threatening to release images...

With Elba Looking Like the Next James Bond, Big Moment for Black Actors

After all of the racism floating around Hollywood, namely Sony, with the North Korean hacking scandal, it seems that Black actors in Hollywood might be catching a break as two could be up for...

8 Celebrities Who Lost It All and Had to Get Average Jobs

Cappadonna The former member of Wu-Tang Clan gave up his worldly possessions and became a taxi driver in 2002 after difficulties with his wife caused him to lose peace and money. “I was actually living...

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