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The Knicks Give Derek Fisher His Walking Papers

Derek Fisher is no longer the coach of the New York Knicks, ESPN reports. He got fired on Monday. The team's record thus far this season is 23-21; it went 17-65 last season under Fisher's coaching, which was his first time.

Black Girls Are Showing Off How Lit They Are And It's Beautiful

Black women are taking over Twitter with yet another hashtag of empowerment and it's too lit. On Monday morning, Cherrell Brown tweeted a photo of Beyoncé walking across the Super Bowl field with her dancers donning berets and afros in true Black Panther fashion with the hashtag #BeingABlackGirlIsLit. Show More Summary

5 Videos Pre-Formation That Big Up the Black Social Justice Movement

When an A-list black celebrity—I'm talking upper echelon A-list—does or says something pertaining to race, specifically advocating for the black social justice movement, it dominates news headlines, because there's the idea that once...Show More Summary

Beyoncé Went Full Black, Apparently. I’m Here for It

Based on the events of the past weekend related to Beyoncé, it’s entirely possible that she’s trolling America, all of it.

"Unpimpable" to Pastors Who Prey

Un-pimp-able. I am. Unpimpable by those "pastors" who prey on the poor, who dwell in opulence, or strut like peacocks in the pulpit, wearing flashy designer suits, lizard or gator shoes, their necks dripping with golden crosses. Those who more resemble gaudy pimp-like creatures than humble men of God. Show More Summary

That Time Peyton Manning Was A Bad Sport And Barely Anyone Cared

There was really no other way for the 2015 NFL season to end than with Cam Newton facing criticism in the media for his behavior once more. So it was after the Carolina Panthers lost to the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50 that the media...Show More Summary

2 South African University Students Suspended for Apparent 'Blackface'

Two white South African University students were suspended pending an investigation after painting their faces in what has been deemed a racially offensive 'blackface' incident, the Associated Press reports.

White entitlement is white supremacy

  Some years ago I decided I was done with certain kinds of “race writing.”… The post White entitlement is white supremacy appeared first on Racialicious - the intersection of race and pop culture.

No Hot Takes Here: Enjoy Beyoncé’s Super Bowl-Slaying Show One More Time

We’re all bracing for an onslaught of analyses surrounding Beyoncé’s “Formation” this week. But at… The post No Hot Takes Here: Enjoy Beyoncé’s Super Bowl-Slaying Show One More Time appeared first on Racialicious - the intersection of race and pop culture.

#BlackOscarBait: On The Importance of Casting

For the second year in a row there were zero actors of colour nominated for… The post #BlackOscarBait: On The Importance of Casting appeared first on Racialicious - the intersection of race and pop culture.

Sundance Pick: KIKI

Ball gives life. Explosive energy, fierce fashion, and a strict, family focused culture all hallmarks… The post Sundance Pick: KIKI appeared first on Racialicious - the intersection of race and pop culture.

Do It For the Vine: Race, Performance, and Microvideo

I’m absolutely addicted to Vine. The six second microvideo platform debuted to great fanfare in… The post Do It For the Vine: Race, Performance, and Microvideo appeared first on Racialicious - the intersection of race and pop cultur...

John, Just a Baptist, Seeking the Same Grace

True Vine Church of God in Christ shown here circa 1970's was founded by John Fountain's grandparents on Chicago's West Side and is where he attended church. Early one Sunday afternoon, I walked to the front of the church, toward the...Show More Summary

Remembering Maurice White the Historian

With Maurice White's recent passing I find myself reflecting not only on what White meant as an artist, but also what he meant for black people; a people that are in many ways still struggling with the question of our identity and precisely who we are as a people. Show More Summary

Female Rikers Island Correction Officer Charged with Raping Inmate, Conspiring to Traffic Marijuana 

A female Rikers Island correction officer is saying she was blinded by love after being charged on Sunday with raping an inmate and conspiring to traffic marijuana into jail for him, the New York Daily News reports.

Beyoncé Opens Up About Her 'Iconic' 2013 Super Bowl Performance

When Beyoncé took the stage for the Super Bowl XLVII in 2013, she made sure Bey-forehand that her performance would be unforgettable. "I knew I had to make the best of the moment," the "Formation" singer said in an interview with CBS on Feb. Show More Summary

Beyonce’s Super Bowl Halftime Performance – Entertainment or Activism?

Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller may have won the Super Bowl MVP Sunday, but the real star of the night was arguably pop icon Beyoncé, who delivered a riveting, politically charged performance as part of an exuberant halftime show. The elaborately staged performance of her new viral sensation “Formation” was the culmination of both brilliant Keep Reading ?

4 Easy Ways to Give Black Dads Their Props Starting Today

In our society if we listen to the news, it is normal to hear of terrible daddy stories. Just because some folks have terrible daddy stories doesn’t mean that all dads are bad, especially our black dads. Can we take a moment and celebrate the dads who are doing it right? More than ever, I Keep Reading ?

Money Monday: 5 Ways to Rock an Attitude of Gratitude and Supercharge Your Finances

We live in an “I need it” society. I need a late model car I need a larger home or apartment I need the latest fashions I need to eat out all the time I need my smartphone I need my 120 cable channels We really can’t help ourselves. We’re constantly being plugged “the next Keep Reading ?

'Formation' Doesn't Include Me. And That's Just Fine

Yesterday, in a moment she perfectly choreographed, Beyoncé performed at the Super Bowl, while her "Formation" video looped continually on screens around the country. I was working on a commercial shoot in Santa Clara last week when news of its release rolled through social media. Show More Summary

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