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New Orleans Principal Fired After Video Captures Him Wearing Nazi-Associated Rings

A charter school principal in New Orleans has lost his job after video surfaced of him appearing to wear Nazi-associated rings. The video, which appeared Thursday, shows then-Principal Nicholas Dean of Crescent Leadership Academy holding...Show More Summary

This Video Of Lauryn Hill Dropping Wisdom At Only 25 Is A Must-See

It’s hard to believe that it has been nearly 19 years since the release of the iconic album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, which thrust Hill, barely in her mid-20s at the time, into the pantheon of music legends. Friday marks Hill’s...Show More Summary

Jamie Foxx: Oprah Staged An Intervention, Told Me I Was 'Blowing It'

Jamie Foxx has revealed how TV queen Oprah Winfrey staged an intervention of sorts in 2005. The star, who went on to win the 2005 Oscar for Best Actor for his role in “Ray,” described on Howard Stern’s Sirius radio program Tuesday how...Show More Summary

The 'Despacito' Lyric Guide That Every Non-Spanish Speaker Needs

Luis Fonsi’s “Despacito” became the No. 1 song in the country last week, a feat that hasn’t been achieved by a Spanish-language song since the “Macarena” in 1996. The hit’s original version features reggeaton superstar Daddy Yankee.Show More Summary

Teen Vogue Is Evolving Thanks To Elaine Welteroth

You may have noticed that Teen Vogue is getting political. At first, this may seem surprising. But to those who have been following the changes at the magazine, it was inevitable. Teen Vogue was recently taken over by a new editor-in-chief committed to making the publication more inclusive and aware of the world we live in. Show More Summary

David Oyelowo Demands The Horrors Of Human Trafficking In Africa 'Must Change'

David Oyelowo is serious about inspiring positive change in the world. The actor will be honored on June 4 by the Diamond Empowerment Fund, a nonprofit co-founded by Russell Simmons, with the Diamonds Do Good International Vanguard Award. Show More Summary

We Need To Talk About Katy Perry

Is there anything more simultaneously sad, embarrassing, offensive and deeply fascinating than the image of Katy Perry attempting to milly rock? No. No, there isn’t. During her recent “Saturday Night Live” performance of “Bon Appetit”...Show More Summary

Somebody Tell Oprah She's In a Feud With Ellen DeGeneres

Nicki “The Generous Queen” Minaj more than lived up to the title when she sat down with Ellen DeGeneres for a lesson in rap beef 101. Minaj is, of course, a tenured professor of the subject, with more feuds to her name than Ryan Murphy’s...Show More Summary

Faith Evans On Her Biggest Setback Recording Notorious B.I.G. Duets Album

Recording a collaborative album with the late Notorious B.I.G. was all a dream for Faith Evans. On Friday, the R&B songstress released her long-awaited duets project with the rapper, born Christopher Wallace, titled, “The King & I.”Show More Summary

Why 'Everything, Everything' Director Made A Film 'For Us, By Us'

Stella Meghie wants everyone to share the experience and allure of falling in love through her latest film, “Everything, Everything.” Adapted from Nicola Yoon’s debut bestselling book of the same title, the film chronicles the love story...Show More Summary

Watch Shakira Surprise NYC Fans With A Performance In The Park

Shakira recently took quite the musical walk in the park in New York City. The Colombian superstar surprised fans (including a few New York University graduates) with an impromptu performance in Washington Square Park on Wednesday. Over...Show More Summary

Revisit The Musicians Of The 'Buena Vista Social Club'

Seventeen years ago, the Oscar-nominated documentary “Buena Vista Social Club” chronicled the titular Cuban members’ club, which spawned a crew of musicians who recorded an album of the same name. Opening May 26, a new movie will revisit...Show More Summary

Esperanza Spalding Conjures Abbey Lincoln’s Insurgent Moans by Tanisha C. Ford

Esperanza Spalding Conjures Abbey Lincoln’s Insurgent Moans by Tanisha C. Ford | @SoulistaPhD | NewBlackMan (in Exile) When three multiple Grammy award-winning jazz vocalists unite on one stage for a concert conceived and directed by a genius black woman drummer/composer to pay homage to one of the best to ever do it, magic will be made. Show More Summary

Missy Elliott Covers Elle, Shares Her Fearless Approach To Being A 'Provocative Woman'

Missy Elliott is too cool for school on the cover of Elle magazine’s June issue. The 45-year-old rap icon discussed fearlessly expressing herself, especially through her music videos. She revealed to the magazine that the iconic black...Show More Summary

Hilarious Video Captures The Conundrum Of Mother's Day Gifts

When it comes to Mother’s Day gifts, moms often want the same things: the chance to sleep in, breakfast in bed, a nice family photo that they’re actually in for once, dinner at a hot new restaurant, a spa day, or even just the chance...Show More Summary

How Racism Hurts White People Too

Imagine you work hard your whole life: at school, work and home. You win some and you lose some, and at times it feels like there’s more losing than winning. Life’s not easy, but you hang in there and follow most of the rules. Some people...Show More Summary

To Save America We Must Stop Being Polite And Immediately Start Raising Hell

Donald Trump made his most frightening authoritarian power grab yet in firing James Comey, the FBI director who was leading an investigation of his campaign’s possible collusion with Russia. This could be viewed as a direct step toward...Show More Summary

Why Explaining 'The N-Word' To Non-Black People Is So Damn Exhausting

Every black person who lives in the United States at some point or another comes to accept one thing: the “N-word” is not going away. Whether you use it or not, whether you are OK with it or deeply offended by it, it’s a word weighted down with so much history and so much pain that is impossible to avoid. Show More Summary

Simone Biles Was Asked To Smile. Her Response To That Question Is Gold.

This is what you call sticking a landing. Simone Biles was not happy with the judges’ feedback on Monday night’s “Dancing with the Stars,” and her face couldn’t hide her frustration. Following her Paso Doble performance, judge Carrie...Show More Summary

Jordan Peele's 'Get Out' Makes History Again

There’s no stopping Jordan Peele and the success of his debut film “Get Out.” Over the weekend Peele’s directorial debut, “Get Out,” surpassed the $200 million worldwide box office mark. The film, which was released in February, hasShow More Summary

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