Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Christina Montford

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

10 of the Most Racist Ads of All Time In American History

Fairy Soap N.K. Fairbank Co. was founded in 1875 and produced Fairy Soap. The ad that presumably ran in the 1940s shows a little white girl asking a Black child why her mother won't wash...

Oprah Makes Shocking Statement About the Impact Children Would Have Had on Her Life

In an interview with Barbara Walters for last night's ABC special "Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2014," Oprah Winfrey surmised that she couldn't have had the monumental success she has...

Video Released Showing Abusive Treatment of John Crawford’s Girlfriend by Detectives

A video has just been released of Tasha Thomas, girlfriend of John Crawford III, the man who was shot dead in an Ohio Walmart, being treated aggressively and threatened with jail time by Ohio...

After His Fans Wait Breathlessly For 14 Years, D’Angelo Finally Releases His New Album...

After announcing last week that a new album was in the works, D'Angelo surprised fans by quickly releasing "Black Messiah" last night. The album is the first since the singer's "Voodoo" in 2000. In a pamphlet...

On Solemn Sunday, Black Church Congregations Wear All Black and Pray Over Black Men

Services went a little differently in hundreds of Black churches around the country this Sunday. Congregations all across the United States staged an in-house protest by wearing all Black to services and praying over...

5 African Cities You Didn’t Know Were Destroyed by European Imperialists

Benin City Benin City is the capital of Edo State in southern Nigeria and is currently the center of Nigeria's rubber industry. In 1897, Benin City was destroyed by British forces under Admiral Harry Rawson. The...

10 Best Black Love Films of All Time

Love and Basketball The 2000 cult classic stars Omar Epps and Sanaa Lathan as they portray the love story between Quincy McCall (Epps) and Monica Wright (Lathan), who go from next-door neighbors, to lovers, to rivals...

In Bizarre Scheme, U.S. Government Trying to Overthrow Cuban Govt. Using Cuban Rappers

Reports have surfaced that for more than two years, a U.S. agency has been invading Cuba's underground hip-hop scene and recruiting rappers in order to spark a movement against the government, according to documents...

Nine Years Ago This Week, The World Lost a Groundbreaking Comic Legend: Richard Pryor

This past Wednesday, December 10, was the nine-year anniversary of the death of revolutionary comedian Richard Pryor, who changed the face of comedy and, despite his famous profanity, opened the door of mainstream comedy...

Truck Driver Who Caused Tracy Morgan’s Accident Says Tracy Already Has Enough Money

The Walmart truck-driver who hit comedian Tracy Morgan's limo on June 6 and left him fighting to regain full brain usage has finally spoken up. But not in remorse. Kevin Roper is apparently upset that...

5 Black Young People Who Were Killed by Police After Michael Brown

Tamir Rice The 12-year-old was shot by a police officer in Cleveland on Nov. 22 after the officer mistook his toy airsoft gun for a pistol. When officers arrived at the scene, responding to a...

2,500-Year-Old Tomb Opened in Chicago, Revealing Mummy of 14-Year-Old Egyptian Boy Who Will Tour...

A 14-year-old Egyptian boy was re-introduced to the world this week—2,500 years after he bid farewell. It happened in Chicago, where conservators opened the tomb of the 2,500-year-old mummy for the first time to prepare...

Meeting With Jay-Z, Common and Russell Simmons, NY Gov. Cuomo Pledges to Appoint Special...

With all the protests surrounding the killings of unarmed Black men, many people have been wondering where the Black celebrities were and why weren't they using their power to promote change. On Wednesday three...

Columbus Short Reveals His Battle with Cocaine Led to Dismissal from ‘Scandal’

Everyone knew that actor Columbus Short was in rocky waters with Shonda Rhimes when he began to get arrested during the running of "Scandal," but no one knew exactly what was behind his misconduct....

A New Generation of Young Protesters Emerging to Express Their Rage, Challenge the System

No one was surprised when riots and protests broke out in response to the grand jury decisions not to indict Michael Brown and Eric Garner's killers. What was surprising was the way people protested. The...

Netflix Announces Its Nina Simone Biopic Will Premiere in 2015

Netflix has announced that its new film"What Happened, Miss Simone" following the life and career of the legendary Nina Simone will have its premiere on Netflix in 2015. With highly praised original shows like "House of...

Producer Scott Rudin, Sony Pictures Executive Apologize After Mocking Obama in Racist Email Exchange

The newest leak in the Sony Pictures hacker debacle is a string of racist emails mocking President Obama between Sony executive Amy Pascal and producer Scott Rudin—both of whom have subsequently apologized. In addition, hackers unveiled an...

Dr. Dre Tops Forbes’ ‘Highest Paid Musicians’ List, Powered by Beats Music

Forbes magazine's “The World’s Highest Paid Musicians” list is out for 2014 and Beats Music founder Dr. Dre is on top. This could be due to the $3 billion in sales that Beats Music did...

Families Will Gather in DC on Saturday with Sharpton for Big March Against Police...

This Saturday the families of the late Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, Akai Gurley and Michael Brown will be joined by members of National Action Network and thousands of protesters in Washington D.C. for a...

Cuba Gooding Jr. Signs on to Play O.J. Simpson in New Television Series about...

Cuba Gooding Jr. will tackle the role of infamous football superstar O.J. Simpson in the first season of Ryan Murphy’s next project, "American Crime Story." The first season, "The People vs. O.J. Simpson," is based...

Kendrick Lamar Inks Deal with Reebok, Steps Up Next to Kanye As Rappers With...

Widely praised for his way with a lyric, Kendrick Lamar will now get to reveal his shoe game as he becomes the latest rapper to sign on for a sneaker deal. Lamar yesterday announced his...

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