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Jay Z Nabs Deal to Create Docu-Series and Movie About Slain Teen Trayvon Martin

Jay Z's film and TV efforts continue the political trend with a documentary series and feature film about Trayvon Martin, the Florida teen whose murder gave rise to the Black Lives Matter movement. Jay Z and...

Kendrick Lamar Comes for Absolutely Everybody, Including the President, In Quietly Dropped Single

Kendrick Lamar's new single "The Heart Part 4" unexpectedly dropped and his fans quickly realized it was full of reported thinly veiled disses to rappers Big Sean, Drake and even President Donald Trump. Lamar casually tweeted...

Rachel Dolezal’s Memoir Details Ways She Tried to Become Black: I Rubbed Mud on...

Rachel Dolezal continues her crusade to prove she is Black despite being outed as a white woman two years ago by publishing a new book which explains how her perception of race came to...

Google, Howard Team Up to Promote Tech Diversity with Summer Residency Program

Continuing to break down the doors of the tech industry, Howard University is partnering with Google to educate Black coders at Howard West. The Washington, D.C.-based historically Black university and Google announced Thursday, March 23, that...

Man Recognized by N.J. City Council for Ending Teen Fight Tearfully Gives Credit to...

A video originally meant as a vehicle for teen fame led to 26-year-old Ibn Ali Miller being honored at an Atlantic City, N.J., City Council meeting for breaking up a fight. Miller's viral good deed...

The Youngest Conductor to Lead a 75-piece Orchestra Is an 11-Year-Old Black Boy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKIzE0lHNHc Black boy joy has spread across the globe to an 11-year-old prodigy from England who will become the youngest person to conduct a 75-piece orchestra. Matthew Smith will lead the Nottingham Symphony Orchestra's performance of "Die...

Taraji P. Henson Wants to Walk Away from ‘Empire’ While the Show Is Still...

Taraji P. Henson doesn't want to hang around on "Empire" long enough for the show to go stale. She credits that to her character Cookie Lyon's antics. "I could not do this forever. No. Cookie...

Dave Chappelle Catching Heat About Contents of Much-Anticipated Netflix Specials

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaRBPXLgKyg Comedian Dave Chappelle has never shied away from pushing the boundaries, which led him to take some heat from some Twitter users who took issue with his LGBTQ and rape jokes. Chappelle released two Netflix...

White Artist Defends Painting of Emmett Till’s Mutilated Body As ‘a Space for Empathy’

The mutilated corpse of Emmett Till is on public display once again, only this time it's a painted version at New York City's Whitney Museum of Art. Dana Schutz defended her "Open Casket" painting, saying,...

Wyclef Jean Says Wrongful Detainment by LA Sheriffs Is ‘Bigger Than a Black and...

EXCLUSIVE: "I was scared for my life." Singer @wyclef tells his story, saying he was wrongfully detained by police: https://t.co/cpi1ZyFbSa pic.twitter.com/sKlCtC8T6w — Good Morning America (@GMA) March 22, 2017 Wyclef Jean wants Black Lives Matter involved...

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Unapologetic, Stands by ‘Trans Women’ Statement: I Have Nothing to Apologize...

Unwilling to back away from her idea that trans women don't share the same experience as women born female, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie refuses to apologize for causing so much controversy in the first place. "From...

4 Dead, at Least 20 Injured In Suspected Terrorist Attack Near London’s Houses of...

London Attack 😯 4 people dead. Pray for London 🙏🙏🙏 via @bbcnews #london #bbcnews #prayforlondon #prayforlondon🇬🇧🙏 #jixxtv pic.twitter.com/Otxq8CpbOC — JixxTV (@Jixx_TV) March 22, 2017 The London Parliament is on lockdown after a suspected terror incident that...

Parents Livid Over N.J. Elementary School Slave Auction Assignment: We Would Never Do That...

How would you feel if you discovered your child had been forced to participate in a slave auction in the name of education? If you were a parent of a student at a New...

Neighborhood Man Receives Praise from Community, LeBron James for Stopping Teen Fight

You've likely seen teen Internet fight videos across social media, but you've probably never seen one end like this. A clip posted by high school student Jamar Mobley has gone viral after a neighborhood man...

Colin Kaepernick Continues to Give with $50K Each to Meals on Wheels and Love...

Colin Kaepernick's free agency hasn't slowed down his charitable efforts as he's continued to make huge donations to philanthropic organizations. The NFL quarterback's newest gifts are $50,000 donations each to Meals on Wheels, which could reportedly be...

Wyclef Jean Calls on BLM and ACLU to Aid Investigation of Wrongful Detainment; Sheriff...

Singer Wyclef Jean has proof that being a celebrity doesn't protect you from racial profiling, even when you're in Tinseltown. The Fugees' frontman had a run-in with the law early Tuesday, March 21, when a...

Henrietta Lacks’ Son, Grandson Say Oprah Is Only the Latest to Exploit the Family...

The family of Henrietta Lacks has issued startling new claims about Orpah Winfrey, who is starring in and producing the HBO film adaptation of a book based on Lacks' life. Lawrence Lacks, the 82-year-old son...

‘Uncode’ Series Seeks to ‘Undo the Miseducation’ Perpetrated on Black Community by Mainstream Media

For the creators of "Uncode," a series that showcases stories of the Black experience, being selected for the 41st annual Atlanta Film Festival can be summed up in a single phrase: "Damn good." Ali Graham,...

Trump Delightfully Takes Credit for Colin Kaepernick Being Unsigned by NFL

Donald Trump once again picked a fight with a celebrity by declaring the NFL won't take Colin Kaepernick out of free agency out of fear getting a tweet from the president. At a rally in Louisville,...

Dave Chappelle Admits He Misses His Sketch Comedy Show, But This Is Why He...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKeO-f3yg6Q Dave Chappelle famously walked away from $50 million and the wildly successful "Chappelle's Show" more than a decade ago and he's explaining why ahead of his new Netflix specials' premiere. "I was in this very successful...

D.L. Hughley Explains Why Snoop, Bow Wow or Others Are Not Obligated to ‘Respect...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dw8IQpPqvo D.L. Hughley doesn't agree with his friend Steve Harvey's claim that Americans should "respect the office" in regard to President Donald Trump. The comedian was adamant about Trump not deserving respect after Harvey tore down Snoop Dogg's...

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