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The Drop In This Marching Band's Version Of 'Hello' Is Epic

There have been a huge number of "Hello" covers since Adele's latest hit first came out in October, but we are pretty sure we just found the best one. Southern University's marching band, known as The Human Jukebox, performed a passionate rendition of "Hello" at the Bayou Classic Battle of the Bands on the Friday after Thanksgiving. Show More Summary

Black Men From The 'Hood' Spread Joy By Caroling In The 'Burbs

They'll do you harm, as in harm-ony. Watch what happens when five black men dressed in all black with hoodies and sunglasses in tow, visit the suburbs and gang up for door-to-door Christmas caroling. Orchestrated by noted prankster Tom Mabe, the viral stunt, posted to YouTube on Nov. Show More Summary

ESPN Anchor Asks Why Only Black Players Are Criticized For Touchdown Dances

ESPN anchor Robert Flores openly wondered why it is that the media tends to get so riled up about some NFL touchdown dances and not others during a Monday episode of "SportsCenter" -- not so subtly implying that the answer boils down...Show More Summary

What's Up Africa 3: My Stroll With Ikenna Azuike, Creator and Presenter, What's Up Africa Show

Ikenna Azuike is the creator and presenter of What's Up Africa (a show produced by RNW Media and BBC World News) and co-founder of Strawberry Earth. What's Up Africa returns for its third season, and in this new series Ikenna travels across the region to uncover some of East Africa's most compelling stories. Show More Summary

Here's Why Bernie Sanders Might be Blacker Than You

Earlier this week, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders was parlayin’ with Killer Mike, throwing up what could inevitably be mistaken for gang signs, and going to soul food restaurants in The A like it was just a typical day in the ‘hood. Show More Summary

Racial Standoff: Chicago Failed Laquan McDonald

By: Lawrence Wilks-Roger via The Youth Project I am a young black man from the Southeast Side of Chicago, and I want to express my views about Laquan McDonald, a 17-year-old boy who was shot 16 times. The dash cam video of his death was released last night, but it took a whole a whole year. Show More Summary

Misty Copeland Is Helping To Bring Dance Lessons To Rwandan Kids

Ballerina Misty Copeland has made a name for herself breaking barriers for black dancers in the United States, and she's taking her passion abroad to do the same in Rwanda. This month, Copeland teamed up with MindLeaps, a nonprofit organization that brings dance instruction, vocational training and academics to the children of developing countries. Show More Summary

Racial Standoff: Chicago Failed Laquan McDonald

By: Lawrence Wilks-Roger for The Youth Project, a part of Chicago-based The News Lab I am a young black man from the Southeast Side of Chicago, and I want to express my views about Laquan McDonald, a 17-year-old boy who was shot 16 times. Show More Summary

Don't Bring Your Tablet To A Concert, And Other Things Learned From Seeing The Weeknd

The Weeknd performed at Barclays Center on a Thursday, which seemed appropriate as "Thursday" is the title of the artist's 2011 mixtape. The concert, which also featured rapper Travi$ Scott and Banks, was packed to the brim with a good-looking...Show More Summary

Now There's Caution Tape To Warn Of The Dangers Of Gentrification

New York City street artist Ann Lewis and other activists protested gentrification and rising rents at the Brooklyn Museum last week, as the institution hosted a real estate summit for developers and investors. The next day, those issues got personal for Lewis when tenants in her building received eviction notices. Show More Summary

How To Talk To Your Misogynistic Family Members This Holiday Season

Sometimes the holiday season isn't exactly "the most wonderful time of the year." Look, everyone loves to eat and be merry and do all the other fun stuff that comes with the season. But when it comes to talking about hot-button political...Show More Summary

Jada Pinkett Smith Sparkles In A Nearly Naked Gown

Jada Pinkett Smith, you're a firework.  The 44-year-old (yes, really) stepped out for a special screening of husband Will Smith's new film "Concussion" in Los Angeles Monday night, wearing a cross between Beyonce's Met Gala dress, Taylor...Show More Summary

Killer Mike Delivers Powerful Endorsement Of Bernie Sanders

Rapper Killer Mike delivered an impassioned speech in Atlanta Monday night endorsing Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) for president. "In my heart of hearts, I truly believe that Sen. Bernie Sanders is the right man to lead this country,"Show More Summary

Donald Trump Defends Racist Retweet: 'Am I Gonna Check Every Statistic?'

Donald Trump on Monday night defended his retweet of fabricated crime statistics that blamed African-Americans for most of the nation's murders. "Am I gonna check every statistic?" the Republican presidential front-runner told Bill O'Reilly...Show More Summary

Why Patti LaBelle Says Her Pies Are Like Weaves For Black Women

If Only You Knew how good Patti LaBelle’s sweet potato pie tastes, you would sing some of her greatest hits, too. The legendary singer’s brand of sweet potato pies, which she sells in partnership with Wal-Mart, received an unexpected...Show More Summary

5 Ways Diddy Dazzles Guests During The Holiday Season

Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs knows a thing or two about entertaining the masses -- so it’s no surprise that the mogul has launched his very own concierge service for the holiday season. Combs’ latest venture, aptly titled Combs Concierge,...Show More Summary

Babies Aren’t Birth Control; Finding Day Care Is Birth Control

There really is no way to prepare for a baby. Not necessarily the baby itself, but the impending change to your life once you become a parent. It’s one of the few instances in life when you may think you know, but you truly have no idea. Show More Summary

#UnderTheSoulCovers--”A Song for You”: Donny Hathaway + Aretha Franklin

#UnderTheSoulCovers-- " A Song for You”: Donny Hathaway + Aretha Franklin by Mark Anthony Neal | @NewBlackMan | NewBlackMan (in Exile) You begin with the premise that “ A Song for You ” was written by and recorded first by Leon Russell,...Show More Summary

Don Lemon Says He Would Probably Be Like Malcolm X If He Wasn't A Journalist

Don Lemon’s on-air reporting has often made the newsman a headline topic himself, but it appears the CNN anchor is unfazed by critics. In the past, Lemon's coverage on news stories such as the missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, where...Show More Summary

Sudanese Families Are Bracing For Either Bombings Or A Bountiful Harvest

Negotiations between rebel leaders and the Sudan government are underway that could extend a ceasefire that began in September. After the most violent fighting season since the war broke out, families across Sudan’s Nuba Mountains are...Show More Summary

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