Introduction by Towalame Austin Executive, Philanthropy Roc Nation Are you ready for the 7th Annual Top 10 Black Celebrity Philanthropist of 2013? This year like others, a group of industry leaders were summoned to serve as judges and to be contributors to the 7th Annual Top 10 Black Celebrity Philanthropists list. Show More Summary
You can read this quote from “Redemption Song” (1980), and additional quotes by Bob Marley, in Bartlett’s Familiar Black Quotations. Listen to the song here.
This is kinda gross, no? We get it that it’s nice to get the family discount but it seems inappropriate, right? Gawker via Barcroft Media: Plastic surgeon Michael Niccole first operated on his daughter Charm when she was
A Genius Leaves The Hood: The Unauthorized Story of Jay-Z – Teaser from Moguldom Films on Vimeo. Jay-Z’s lawyers do-not-want this out there! Vimeo
Anyone who can somehow remember way back to the olden days—May 1, 2011, to be exact—knows that President Barack Obama is quite capable of delivering a stand-up comedy routine, dressed in black tie and smiling in front of a bunch of journalists while at the same time a team of Navy SEALs cross the Afghanistan/Pakistan border—on his orders—to kill Osama bin Laden.
Yes, I said it. Got 2 B Real, the diva talk show created by @PattiLahelle, is the greatest black Web series in the history of the internet.
Bill Cosby and TMCF Founder N. Joyce Payne, Ph.D. “The faculty of these schools still carry on the civil rights movement” --- Bill Cosby on HBCUs WASHINGTON, DC – The nation’s capital has a new gala that is primed to become one of the city’s must-attend events. Show More Summary
One Big Chess Game by Adisa Banjoko, Founder Hip-Hop Chess Federation | special to NewBlackMan (in Exile) Let these beats play, as I slay dragons from Sicily/ My Yugoslav attack broke his back took Italy/ Like Hannibal breaking a cannibals...Show More Summary
The legacy of Jack Kent Cooke, prominent millionaire businessman, sports team owner and philanthropist is well known in the Washington, DC region. Despite his many accomplishments, Cooke regretted that his personal circumstances did not afford him the opportunity to attend college. Show More Summary
K.Michelle has more dirty dog material for another album… K.Michelle Talks About Break Up With Lance Stephenson We recently reported that reality star and singer K.Michelle had been dating Indiana Pacers baller Lance Stephenson, right after we broke the
AKOO Clothing Co. took to DC last week for their very first Heads of State Dinner, which will soon be hitting top markets across the country. DJ D-Nice, Local media and taste-makers were in attendance here to make for a
"A 'Free Chris Brown!' rally? Really? Michael Arceneaux writes in a piece at Ebony that likens the R&B crooner's fans to enablers after they protested his arrest this weekend in Washington, D.C., because of an apparent altercation. I...Show More Summary
(The Root) - While there are some celebrities known for their political activism (think Kerry Washington), Shaquille O’Neal is not one of them, which is why it surprised many when the famed NBA star waded into a political campaign. In a television advertisement O’Neal endorsed New Jersey governor Chris Christie for re-election. Show More Summary
Kyle West, Head Drum Major for the OSUMB performs backbench On Saturday, during the halftime show of the game between University of Iowa’s Hawkeyes and the Ohio State’s Buckeyes, the Ohio State University Marching Band spectacularly performed to the legendary King of Pop, Michael Jackson's moonwalk formation. Show More Summary
At the Nation, Mychal Denzel Smith says that a viral video of white Philadelphia police officers harassing black pedestrians highlights the inherent problems in stop and frisk and underscores a larger problem in America -- racism. This video was recorded on September 27 and uploaded to YouTube a few days later. Show More Summary
(The Root) -- Will and Jada sure did make some angst-y kids. First Willow sang a very beautiful song about how hard life is for a wealthy 12-year-old. Now her brother is tweeting confusing, nonsensical thoughts that probably do sound...Show More Summary
Bill O’Reilly: Trayvon Martin Didn’t Die Because He Was Black On Friday’s episode of “The O’Reilly Factor” hair follically-challenged motor mouth Bill O’Reilly put his foot in his mouth yet again by making bogus statements about the reasoning behind acquitted
If you wanted to draw up a timeline highlighting the major innovations in sneaker history, you’d find yourself lost and pissed off somewhere back in the late 1800’s when sneakers first started being manufactured in the U.S. Then youShow More Summary
(The Root) -- How do you solve a problem like Larry Summers? (Taking a page from The Sound of Music -- just pretend you're too young to have seen this.) The economist has been the big man on campus, having served from 2001 to 2006 as Harvard University's president, and now a top professor at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. Show More Summary
(The Root) -- The first clue that 4 Little Girls isn't going to be your typical Spike Lee joint comes in the film's opening minutes: Folk singer Joan Baez mournfully sings "Birmingham Sunday," the 1964 song inspired by the deaths ofShow More Summary