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Black Women Are Killed at Disproportionate Rates, New Report Shows

Black women are being killed at disproportionate rates compared to white women. They often know their offender, are in an intimate relationship with them, and are of the same race. The Violence Policy Center (VPC)...

John Singleton Condemns Lack of Authentic Voices in Black Films

Legendary filmmaker John Singleton of Boyz N the Hood, Poetic Justice, and Higher Learning fame, is no stranger to authentic, timeless stories of lower-middle class Black America. He is after all, a product of the types...

6 Children of Civil Rights Leaders Who Are Creating Their Own Legacies

While the forefathers who shepherded us through a tumultuous period of human and civil rights were changing the nation to be more suitable for their descendants, those same children were being raised to leave...

8 Celebrities Who Spoke Out Against Black Entertainers in Drag

In the '80s era of hip-hop, if a Black boy wanted a Thriller jacket, shell-toe Adidas or a rope chain, no gender-orientation red flags went up. Today’s male trends have crossed into new territories...

Denzel Washington Helps Celebrate Aretha Franklin’s 72nd Birthday

When you’re legendary soul singer Aretha Franklin, it’s not unusual when Denzel Washington creeps into your birthday party. The Queen of Soul, who will turn 72 on Tuesday, held an intimate gathering Saturday at New...

First Lady Obama Revives Ping-Pong Diplomacy

First lady Michelle Obama, her mother Marian Robinson and the first daughters, Malia and Sasha, are on a week-long tour of China. Escorted by Peng Liyuan, the wife of President Xi Jinping, they visited the...

Beyonce Supported by Adichie’s Stance on Feminism

Authors Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie ("Purple Hibiscus," "Americanah") and Zadie Smith ("White Teeth," "NW"), sat down yesterday in Harlem’s Schomburg Center For Research in Black Culture for an intimate sister-to-sister discussion that ran the gamut...

Singer Betty Wright Calls Rick Ross ‘Genius’

Veteran singer Betty Wright, who rose to fame in the '70s with hits like “Clean up Woman” and “Tonight is the Night,” gives an approving nod to today’s hip-hop geniuses. Her recent collaboration with musical...

Mother of Teenage Boy Killed by Girlfriend’s Father Wants Murder Charges

  Zakia McCormick, mother of 17-year-old Johran McCormick, the Texas teen who was fatally shot  allegedly by his girlfriend’s father, wants murder charges brought against his killer. Johran, whose family thought he was in New Orleans...

Is Humor the Answer to Racial Harmony?

Can humor lead us to racial harmony? Comedians Keegan Michael Key and Jordan Peele seem to think so. In their political and cultural risk-taking sketch comedy show on Comedy Central, Key and Peele push the...

2Pacalypse: Putin’s Aide Mocks US Sanctions

In a response to recent sanctions passed out by President Barack Obama, following Crimea’s referendum to Russia, Vladislav Surkov, Vladimir Putin’s top aide egregiously stated that Tupac Shakur is one of three things that...

Countess Vaughn Opens up About Hair Nightmare

Countess Vaughn, TV actress of 227, Moesha, and The Parkers fame, recently appeared on The Doctors to share her experience about the negative effects of using lace-front wigs. Working in the entertainment industry for years, Vaughn was expected...

‘I, Too, Am Harvard’ Inspiring Similar Campaigns

It was historian and Harvard Alumni W.E.B. DuBois, who suggested in his 1903 lamentation, "The Souls of Black Folk," that the question,  “How does it feel to be a problem,” was ever existent between him...

Black Girls Code Web Series Brings up Age-Old Debate

The Web documentary series, Black Girls Code (BGC), is theoretically revisiting the age-old debate between scholar W.E.B. Dubois and educator Booker T. Washington, addressing the question of whether Blacks should be educated in fields that...

Letterman Checks O’Reilly on Beyonce Digs

Fox News political and social commentator Bill O’Reilly continued on what seems to be a cultural campaign, attacking music icon Beyonce Knowles. O’Reilly sat down with TV talk show host David Letterman on Friday night...

Anita Hill Continues to Speak Truth to Power

  It was the testimony heard 'round the world: Anita Hill sitting before the all-white, all-male Senate Judiciary Committee, clad in a turquoise suit, appearing as prey in a den of lions, hurling sexual harassment...

So, What’s the Goal of the White Man March?

In an effort to halt the societal gravitational pull towards the tanning of America, 30-year-old Massachusetts resident Kyle Hunt has joined forces with the white supremacist group, Free America Rally (FAR), to organize the...

Hip-Hop Museum Planned in Bronx

Hip-hop pioneers and supporters are pushing to open a museum in the Bronx. At a news conference Wednesday, organizers said it will be called the Universal Hip Hop Museum. Hip-hop pioneer Afrika Bambaataa, who was honored Wednesday...

At Least 7 Dead in Collapse of East Harlem Buildings

At least seven people have died and dozens have been injured in the explosion that leveled two residential buildings in Upper Manhattan Wednesday. A search still continues for survivors and bodies that may be...

President Quips With Comedian While Plugging Obamacare

Comedian Zach Galifianakis of the Hangover trilogy boldly went where few comics are able to go -- the White House -- for what turned out to be a well-criticized exchange with President Obama. The two...

New Trial Begins in Civil Suit Against Officers Who Beat Up Performing Arts Student...

  A new trial in the civil suit of Jordan Miles against three Pittsburgh police officers, Michael Saldutte, David Sissak and former officer Richard Ewing, began Tuesday. A federal jury ruled in August 2012 that the...

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