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Black Woman Makes History as First at UGA to Earn Ph.D. in Physics: ‘I’m...

Whitney Ingram will make history as the first Black woman ever to graduate from The University of Georgia with a doctorate in physics. The 27-year-old student, who also attended the college for her bacholor's...

Alice Walker Responds to Jesse Williams’ Speech With Poem About ‘White Fear of Blackness’

As many continue to rave over Jesse Williams' impassioned acceptance speech about the treatment of Blacks by whites in America, Alice Walker penned a poem about the BET Award recipient's message. The award-winning writer's poem, "Here...

Ayesha Curry Expands Chef Empire with ‘Gather’ Meal-Kit Delivery Service

Celebrity chef Ayesha Curry is expanding her food empire with a new meal-delivery service called Gather. The mother of two announced the new business venture on Twitter June 29, encouraging fans to sign up. Described...

Samuel L. Jackson Plays 19th-Century Black Activist, But Why Do We Have to Learn...

Samuel L. Jackson is opening up about a revolutionary historical figure he plays in the film Legend of Tarzan, opening today. The politically outspoken actor is hoping his role as George Washington Williams inspires movie-goers to...

‘Orange is the New Black’ Actress Furious over First-Class Comment – But Others Aren’t...

Actress Danielle Brooks unleashed an irritated tweet yesterday about a possible racially charged experience she had in the airport. The star of "Orange is the New Black" was boarding a flight to Los Angeles...

Vic Mensa on Justin Timberlake: I Scrolled Down his Twitter Feed for Past 2...

Vic Mensa shared his opinion on Justin Timberlake's cluelessness about cultural appropriation and Black issues, voicing what many Black viewers were thinking. The Grammy-winning singer tweeted during Sunday night's BET Awards that he felt "inspired," which...

Usher Selling Limited Edition ‘Don’t Trump America’ Shirt, But His Political Statement Splits Fans

Jesse Williams was not the only one who made a political statement at the 2016 BET Awards June 26. R&B singer Usher performed his newest single, "No Limit," with Young Thug at Sunday night's...

Colorism and Racism Inspired These Two Women to Launch ‘Colored’ Girl Project: ‘I’m Black...

In six months time, Tori Elizabeth and Victory Jones founded The 'Colored' Girl Inc., a campaign celebrating Black women's skin tones and features. The "love movement" is one that promotes positive reinforcement of Black...

Stacey Dash May Have Had the Worst Response to Jesse Williams’ Speech: ‘You’re The Perfect...

Stacey Dash is continuing her assault on BET. This time, she is taking aim at Jesse Williams, whose moving June 26 BET Awards speech on racism and cultural appropriation won praise in the Black...

Jim Brown ‘Laid a Framework’ for Future Athletes in $600K Settlement Against Madden NFL...

NFL legend Jim Brown has won his case against Electronic Arts for their alleged illegal use of his likeness in its Madden NFL games. The video game company has agreed to pay Brown $600,000...

Kyrie Irving Issues Second Response to ‘No Black Girls Allowed’ Yacht Party, But the...

Kyrie Irving responded twice to the negative backlash he received for his celebratory yacht party last Friday which seemingly hosted only white women. Twitter initially reacted furiously to the pro baller's turn-up, which was...

Future Opens Up About Ex-Fiancé Ciara, Explains Why ‘Lean’ Drink is ‘Relaxing’

Rapper Future is opening up about his soured relationship with R&B singer Ciara in a new interview, and his feelings on his ex-fiance may surprise fans. Plus, the star delves into why he calls "lean"...

White Designers Have a Body Type — and They Don’t Look Like Leslie Jones

White designers typically go for slimmer models – the opposite of many Black women's characteristic curves, so it should be no surprise that Leslie Jones was frustrated about being unable to find a designer to...

Wiz Khalifa Has a Simple Solution for Black People Fighting Racism: ‘Really Not Give...

Wiz Khalifa has a candid solution for dealing with racism in Hollywood – stop caring. In a new interview, the rapper feels Black people should remain indifferent about getting recognized by the white-dominated Oscars....

Michelle Obama ‘Shines Bright Light’ on Liberian Girls Education with Visit for ‘Let Girls...

First Lady Michelle Obama visited Kakata, Liberia Monday, kicking off her "Let Girls Learn" initiative. The goal is to encourage young women at a local girls leadership camp to stay in school. She was...

Jesse Williams Opens Up About His BET Awards Speech: ‘The History of My People...

Actor Jesse Williams is talking more about his politically charged BET Awards speech June 26. The Grey's Anatomy star earned a standing ovation while receiving the Humanitarian Award for his activism and support of the...

10 Astonishing Facts About the Black Men and Women Responsible for America’s Railroad Systems

All Southern Railroads Built in the 1800s Were Built by Enslaved Africans The whole southern network of railroads built in the enslavement period in America was almost entirely constructed by enslaved Africans. Some railroads owned enslaved...

August Wilson Center Reconstruction to Host Programs Dedicated to Black Culture and Art

The August Wilson Center for African American Culture, previously plagued by financial issues,  is finally making strides to open a space dedicated to Black arts. The Pittsburg-based art gallery was opened in 2005 to honor award-winning...

Suge Knight Sues Chris Brown over VMA Shooting, Says He’s Had Complications from Injuries

Chris Brown has been sued by Suge Knight after a 2014 party shooting hosted by the singer that wounded the Death Row Records co-founder. Knight said he has had complications from his injuries. In documents...

Beyonce’s Mom Fires Back at Fans Over Criticism of Early BET Awards Exit: ‘I’m...

Tina Lawson has been forced to clear the air about daughter Beyoncé's early exit from the BET Awards after fans expressed their displeasure on social media. The "Lemonade" hit-maker performed "Freedom" at Sunday night's...

Jill Scott Secretly Weds Longtime Boyfriend Mike Dobson – Guess Which Surprise Performer Left...

Jill Scott jumped the broom with long-time boyfriend Mike Dobson June 25. The news broke Saturday night when DJ Mars, a friend of Dobson's, posted about the wedding on Instagram. "So my man called me...

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