Editor’s note: This week we’re celebrating the birthdays of phenomenal performers who not only share late-March birthdays but who also have voices that have defined their generations. On Monday we honored the Queen of Funk, Chaka Khan. On Wednesday it was the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. Today it’s the boss, Diana Ross; and on Friday, the irrepressible Mariah Carey.
The idea that in order to succeed an artist must first suffer is one with a long history. In that sense, the life and work of Edmonia Lewis, the first black sculptor to gain an international reputation, is instructive, since art historians...Show More Summary
Yusef “Bunchy” Shakur, Shaka Senghor and Chris Wilson are activists, community leaders and businessmen. They are also among the formerly incarcerated.
Ready to have that other-than-March Madness, watercooler conversation on the fifth anniversary of the Affordable Care Act? Get your pen and pad ready, because the results are in: What you probably know better by the name “Obamacare” is actually working.
Each year the Library of Congress selects 25 recordings to add to their archive. This year Lauryn Hill’s record-breaking album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, will be included in the 25.
This article originally appeared on Global Sisters Report. In Kenya, tribal tensions simmer just below the surface of every conflict. In December 2007, this tension exploded after a viciously contested election plunged Kenya into a three-month-long bloodbath of tribal conflict. Show More Summary
Latoya Gore, a New York mother, filed paperwork in court to get the city’s Department of Education to release video footage that shows a bunch of eighth-graders assaulting her 7-year-old daughter, the New York Daily News reports.
A Michigan juror found Shaneka Torres guilty for shooting up a McDonald’s drive-thru window because employees at the fast food chain twice forgot to add bacon to her cheeseburger order, the New York Daily News reports.
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed is in hot water with a splinter group of educational activists who are demanding that the City of Atlanta give the school system the money that is owed from the "Beltline Project" and to allow several schoolShow More Summary
Cissy Houston says she’s given it to God when it comes to the condition of her granddaughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown. In an interview with New York’s WBLS, Houston said although she’s prayed for Brown, 22, there’s “not a great deal of hope” for recovery.
Who would have ever thought flats would become such a wardrobe staple for both day and night? Ever since the simple ballet shoe burst on the scene as your go to alternative to heels for work, flat shoe options have gone from good enough to wear from the train to the office, to good enough Keep Reading ?
Sisterhood. This term gets thrown around so often, but what does it really mean? When you google “black sisterhood”, you’ll get over 7 million hits, some good, some not so good. I’ve shared before about how blessed I am to have some seriously amazing girlfriends in my life. And just like any relationship worth having, it Keep Reading ?
In marriage, sometimes routine comes with the territory. It’s so easy to become complacent and continuously do what feels comfortable and familiar. When there isn’t much of a variety in dinner, or when the date nights all start to look alike, both are signs you’ve found yourself in a routine. Of course with working families Keep Reading ?
“I wish I could talk good.” she said…squinting her eyes and angrily shaking her head in frustration. That’s what my aunt told her husband one evening. They were arguing. He made her mad. But she couldn’t find the right words to fully express how angry she was. Some people can’t talk good. They get in Keep Reading ?
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Atlanta News, Weather, Traffic, and Sports | FOX 5 The otherwise honest city workers were forced into what is called "criminal activity" by the "New Jim Crow Justice System" because they suffered 400 years of slavery, without which they would be like elected Republicans stealing billions of dollars from Black people and getting away without the threat of arrest.
The economic data strongly suggest that the country is headed in a positive direction. The stock market roars, unemployment is down, jobs are being created, the nation's right-track/wrong-track metric is improving, and consumer confidence...Show More Summary
Father. Son. Unarmed. Employee. The press could have chosen to use any of those descriptors when detailing how police shot a 25-year-old Georgia man outside his job at Goodyear Tire. Instead, countless headlines included the fact that a young black man was killed—in a Maserati—at the time of his death.
Transgender activist Blake Brockington died overnight in what appears to be a suicide, police said, according to the Charlotte Observer.