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Christina Montford

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

‘Black Dynamite’ Takes a Stab at Police Brutality in New Episode Debuting Next Month

Adult Swim's satirical comedy Black Dynamite appears to have a musical episode satirizing police brutality in the works. "The Wizard of Watts" episode will reportedly air in January and will have guest appearances by rapper...

7 Things You Didn’t Know About the Largest Slave Revolution in History

The 1811 German Coast Uprising was a revolt of Black enslaved people in Louisiana on Jan. 8-10. It is known as the largest slave revolt in history. Blacks Vastly Outnumbered Whites in the Area The German Coast...

Oakland Program Teaches Students to Talk Instead of Fight, Reducing Suspensions Across the District

Schools in the Oakland Unified School District have implemented an innovative new plan to deal with misconduct that it hopes will reduce suspensions and expulsions. Instead of using these harsh punishments for students who get...

Though the Great Recession is Over, Sociologists Say We Will Be Seeing Its Effects...

Though the Great Recession may be over, the effects of the crisis which occurred in the U.S. from December 2007 to June 2009 are still lingering, according to sociologist Phillip Cohen. After rising from 2002 until...

Where Did The Black Dolls Go?: Why You Couldn’t Find A Black Barbie for...

"If you don't get to the store early during the holiday season, you probably won't be able to find one." That's what mother of four Tina Robinson told AtlantaBlackStar of her struggle to find dolls...

Azealia Banks Gets Emotional During Insightful Breakdown of Cultural Appropriation

Azealia Banks, known for her racy lyrics and even bolder personality, has never been shy about giving her opinion and never seemed to care what anyone thought of it, but in a recent interview the rapping...

Leaving the Pink Wigs Far Behind, Nicki Minaj is the New Face of Roberto...

Award-winning artist Nicki Minaj hasn't lost steam since releasing her third studio album "The Pink Print" earlier this week—she has just been named the new face of Roberto Cavalli. The "Anaconda" songstress revealed the news...

Hip-Hop Hall of Fame Set to Open in 2017 with Two Manhattan Locations

Officially marking hip hop music's path from an underground music form to a multi-billion-dollar genre enjoyed across the globe, the much anticipated Hip-Hop Hall of Fame is finally set to open in 2017 in...

Ferguson Protests Ignite Anger in Selma over Death of Ananias Shaw

Protesters marched up Selma's famed Edmund Pettus Bridge on Wednesday chanting "Hands up! Don't shoot!" and "I can't breathe," which have become the signature chants of the movement in protest of the killings of...

Civil Rights Group Petitions to Have Sony Executive Amy Pascal Fired for Racist Emails

In response to the racist emails sent out by Sony Picture Co-Chairwoman Amy Pascal that leaked due to a hacking of the company's email accounts, civil rights organization ColorOfChange.org has drawn up a petition...

12 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Killed People

Don King Boxing promoter Don King killed two men on separate occasions 13 years apart. In the first case, King shot Hillary Brown in the back as he was attempting to rob the promoter. It was...

Healthcare Management Plans are Striving to Close the Racial Disparities in Healthcare

Managed care plans have been helping to close the gap in the health care of Black and white people in America by identifying patients who might previously be missing out on necessary management procedures...

Producer Suggests Sony Not Make More Denzel Washington Films Because The World Is Racist,...

More hacked emails from Sony Pictures executives reveal an executive suggesting the company not use Black actors like Denzel Washington because the movies won't appeal to foreign markets—while backhandedly complimenting him as "the best actor...

The Rest of the World, Through the UN, Keeps Applying Pressure on US With...

The United Nations General Assembly is set to vote today on a moratorium on capital punishment, and if this vote goes anything like the others, the United States will once again be in the...

Criminalization of Black People in Film Promotes Black Thug Stereotype

The Dark vs. Light, Good vs. Evil dichotomy has become so entrenched in film that the criminalization of darker people has almost become subliminal. In her article "Black Criminal Sterotypes and Racial Profiling" for the...

Bill Cosby Won’t Be Charged for Alleged Molestation at the Playboy Mansion

Los Angeles prosecutors yesterday decided not to file any charges against Bill Cosby for the alleged molestation of Judy Huth in 1974. Huth is one of many women who have come forward with claims that...

Despite Controversies, ‘Sorority Sisters’ Debuts as Offended Black Women Still Signing Petition to Get...

VH1 might have bitten off more than it can chew with the new show "Sorority Sisters," which follows members of historically African-American sororities living in Atlanta. The show, which aired Monday night, was advertised by...

Colorado Congressman Criticizes Protesters for Painting Police in Bad Light

Colorado congressman Ken Buck recently criticized the thousands of demonstrators protesting police brutality in a guest column for the Colorado Springs Gazette on Monday. He opened his column asking “Have we forgotten 9/11?” and giving...

On Eve of Opening of ‘Selma,’ Oprah Cautions Not to Forget ‘Nameless Michael Browns...

As the release of Selma draws closer, and the nation sees the eerie parallels between the film depicting the historical protests in Alabama and what is going on in present-day America, Oprah Winfrey said there...

Sony Executive Calls Television the New ‘Black Baby’ in Hacked Emails

It seems the Sony hackers haven't lost any speed, as another string of emails has been released further showcasing racist comments by Sony's co-chair, Amy Pascal. In this email string, Pascal is asking fellow Sony executive...

10 Struggles Every Black Girl With Short Hair Knows to Be True

Having to muster up the courage to cut it off. Cutting off your hair is no easy notion. Since ancient times, a woman's locks have been seen as a source of her beauty and femininity....

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