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Barbados’ Inaugural National Heroes Day Honors Sir Grantley Adams and Sir Garfield Sobers Among...

Ten heroes leapt from the pages of history into the hearts of Barbadians on the night of April 28, 1998. It took Barbados 210 minutes and a cast of 230 people to give nine men and...

Drake Dishes on Strained Relationship With Nicki Minaj, ‘Views’ Tops Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’ on iTunes

Drake says his relationship with frequent collaborator Nicki Minaj has lost steam. The Canadian rapper was making the rounds promoting his new album "Views," which beat out Beyoncé's "Lemonade" for the number one spot on...

South African President Jacob Zuma to Face Hundreds of Corruption Charges, Some from 2009...

South African President Jacob Zuma should face almost 800 corruption charges that were dropped in 2009, a judge said Friday, piling further pressure on the embattled leader. The charges, relating to a multi-billion dollar arms...

ABC Hopes to Increase Diversity With New Production Deals With Kerry Washington and Viola Davis

ABC has announced that Viola Davis will develop new projects for the network, two days after a similar deal was announced with Kerry Washington. The change is led by Channing Dungey – the network's new...

John Wayne Day Rejected, California Lawmakers Take Issue with Late Actor’s Racist Comments

California state lawmakers have denied the creation of John Wayne Day, citing his racist comments. The Associated Press reports Republican State Assemblyman Matthew Harper wanted to mark Wayne's birthdate of May 26 as an ode to...

Ayesha Curry Thinks Men Are to Blame For the Memes on Respectability Politics

Ayesha Curry is speaking up about memes that feature her as the poster girl for respectability politics. The images have been floating around the web zeroing in on her December 2015 tweet saying "everyone’s into...

Lupita Nyong’o, Sauti Sol and Caroline Mutoko Launch Anti-Poaching Campaign to Conserve Kenyan Wildlife

Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o, popular Afro-pop band Sauti Sol and radio personality Caroline Mutoko Wednesday morning launched an anti-poaching campaign in Kenya. Dubbed "Hearts and Minds" the campaign uses public service announcements, documentary shorts, billboards...
Katt Williams Arrest

Katt Williams’ Legal Woes Grow After Recent Arrest at Georgia Seafood Restaurant

Katt Williams was arrested Wednesday evening for allegedly hitting a restaurant employee with a salt shaker. It is the latest in a series of arrests for the comedian. According to Capt. Cliff Chandler, police in...
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Beyoncé Professes Love for Jay Z on Formation Tour As More Women Deny They’re ‘Becky’

Beyoncé kicked off her Formation World Tour in Miami April 27 and continued to prove she and husband Jay Z are in a good place. People reports the singer performed "Sorry," a new track from the...
Iggy Azalea Becky Racist

Iggy Azalea Assumes ‘We Can All Agree’ with Her Reasoning About Why ’Becky’ is...

After Iggy Azalea went on an ill-advised rant about how 'Becky' is a derogatory and racist term, she has now clarified her statements. Her Twitter-spree references "Becky with the good hair," a phrase that caught on...
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Jay Electronica Credits Minister Farrakhan for Apologies to Kendrick Lamar, 50 Cent, Solange

Hip-hop artist and producer Jay Electronica has apologized to Kendrick Lamar for remarks made during a Periscope stream in February. The rapper said at the time, "Kendrick would tell you himself he couldn't body me....
Beyonce African Oshun

Does Beyoncé Embody the Spirit of Yoruba Deity ‘Oshun’? A Nigerian Artist Explains 

Nigerian artist Laolu Senbanjo saw his paintings brought to mainstream audiences when Beyoncé displayed his work in her HBO short film. The singer's "Lemonade" visual album aired as a one-time-only event April 23 and...
Birdman Respeck

Birdman Capitalizes on His ‘Breakfast Club’ Meltdown with New Clothing Line

After his interview with a radio show went south earlier this week, Birdman has decided to make some money off of the catchphrases he spawned. On Tuesday, the rapper announced a new line of clothes featuring...

Black All-Girls Chess Team Places 1st in Annual Chess Tournament: ‘I Was Pretty Amazed’

A team of Black youth won the 13th Annual KCF All-Girls National Chess Championship on April 24. According to The Detroit News, Jada Hamilton, an eighth-grader from Detroit, competed in the final round of the competition and...

Report: Amazon Same-Day Delivery Only Available in White Areas, Black Neighborhoods Left in the...

A new report reveals that Amazon's long-standing same-day delivery option is only available in white areas. The company's website says the service is provided in 27 metro areas for Amazon Prime members. Amazon Prime allows...

Rapper YG Gets a Visit From the Feds After Saying This About Donald Trump

The Secret Service has been keeping their eyes on YG. The rapper said the government agency contacted his record label after his song, "F*** Donald Trump" was released earlier this month. At Los Angeles International Airport on...
Beyonce Father Matthew Lemonade

Beyoncé’s Father Matthew Knowles Reveals Who ‘Becky’ Really Is, Clears Up Other Rumors from...

Beyoncé's father knows who "Becky with the good hair" is. After the singer's new visual album debuted on HBO April 23, fans have been trying to figure out who Jay Z cheated on Bey with....

Why Aisha Tyler Thinks Black Students Should Attend Predominately White Institutions Where Racism Occurs

Actress and talk show host Aisha Tyler encourages Black students to attend universities where racism openly occurs. Speaking about her experience at the Ivy League Dartmouth College, Tyler tells MONEY African-American teenagers should step out of their comfort...
Azealia Banks Beyonce Thief

Azealia Banks Flip Flops on Critique of Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’ Album: Goes From ‘Amazing’ to...

Azealia Banks has changed her mind about Beyoncé's latest visual album, "Lemonade." The singer debuted her short film on HBO April 23. Banks initially thought the material was "amazing." But a few days later...

Beach Photos of Beautiful Black Models Go Viral, Create Demand for Kente Inspired Bikinis

Photos featuring a set of Black models have gone viral after being shared on Twitter April 23 and 24. Model Cole Woods shared two pictures of her posing on the beach with other Black...

Singer Jamelia Drags Piers Morgan in Open Letter: ‘Beyonce Made Her Black Palatable to...

After Piers Morgan wrote a April 25 column expressing his distaste of Beyonce's "Lemonade" visual album, UK singer-actress Jamelia challenged him in a letter posted on her website that same day. Morgan wrote a piece...

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