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Raven-Symoné: 'Oprah Told Me Black Twitter Was Going to Hate Me Forever. She Was Right.'

Call Oprah 'Miss Cleo' because she warned Raven-Symoné that Twitter was not going to take too kindly to Raven-Symoné's preference to be considered "an American," and not an "African-American."

Confederate Flag Truck Parade In Dalton, Georgia Ends With A Hilarious Bang

Bad luck, bad driving or just instant karma? Whatever the cause, a truck involved in a Confederate flag parade in Dalton, Georgia on Sunday rear-ended another truck, which then appeared to hit a third flag-waving truck as the vehicles...Show More Summary

12 Moments From The BET Awards That Made Us Do A Double Take

The BET Awards took over Los Angeles -- and our Twitter timelines -- on Sunday night. In case you missed this year's award show, we rounded up all the entertaining moments worth rehashing. From the iconic performances to shade-filled-one-liners, here are the most memorable moments from the ceremony. 1. Show More Summary

#LoveWins?

Love /lev/ Noun 1. an intense feeling of deep affection. Win /win/ Verb 1. be successful or victorious in (a contest or a conflict). On Friday June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States announced its decision to legalize gay marriage. Show More Summary

North Carolina NAACP President Compares Woman Who Removed Confederate Flag To Rosa Parks

The president of the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP compared Bree Newsome, the woman arrested after removing the Confederate flag from a flagpole in front of the South Carolina Statehouse on Saturday morning, to Rosa Parks. In a statement sent to The Huffington Post, Rev. Show More Summary

Whose “Danny Boy”? on An Anthem of Black Loss and Longing by Mark Anthony Neal

Carrie Mae Weems, "Mourning" (2008) Whose “D anny Boy”? on An Anthem of Black Loss and Longing by Mark Anthony Neal | @NewBlackMan | NewBlackMan (in Exile) Jackie Wilson seems an unlikely place to think loudly about the matters of Black Lives or even the matters of Black Music. Show More Summary

There's Only 8 Meters Of This Fabric In The World, And Karl-Anthony Towns' Suit Used Two And A Half Of Them

If you're going to get selected first overall in the NBA Draft, you need to make sure swag levels are way, way up. And Karl-Anthony Towns, who the Minnesota Timberwolves selected on Thursday night with their number-one pick, did notShow More Summary

White Americans Support Protests, But Not So Much When Protesters Are Black

A new study found that a majority of white Americans believe that protests improve the country -- that is, unless those protesting are black. According to a recent survey conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute, 67 percent of white Americans believe protesting against the government’s unfair practices are good for the nation. Show More Summary

Baby Steals The Show In 'Daddy Daughter Beatbox'

Vlogger dad La Guardia Cross and his baby daughter Amalah may have a musical hit on their hands with this "Daddy Daughter Beatbox" video. The beatboxing collaboration is only eight seconds long, but it's packed with impressive talent and cuteness. Show More Summary

On Charleston: Black Genocide as Rapture by Ahmad Greene-Hayes

Image Credit: Funeral Procession by T. Coleman On Charleston: Black Genocide as Rapture Ahmad Greene-Hayes | _@BrothaG | special to NewBlackMan (in Exile) Published in 1992, Derrick Bell’s The Space Traders tells the story of munificent...Show More Summary

Viola Davis On Why It's Important For Women On-Screen To Keep It Real

Viola Davis wowed TV viewers last year when she stripped off her wig and makeup during a powerful scene on Shonda Rhimes’ hit ABC series “How To Get Away With Murder.” This month, Davis graces the cover of The Wrap Magazine in a stunning...Show More Summary

Pastor Asks His Father, A Renowned Civil Rights Leader: How Do We Grieve For Charleston?

On the first Sunday after nine worshippers lost their lives during a shooting inside Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, parishioners of a historic black church in Chicago gathered to listen to a powerful sermon. During the tag team session, the Rev. Show More Summary

Your Older Sibling Might Affect Your College Choice

A new paper on sibling influence in college choice proves, once again, that it's always Marcia, Marcia, Marcia. An older sibling's college decisions affects a younger sibling's subsequent college decisions, the paper, published in the Economics of Education Review, found. Show More Summary

Univision to Donald Trump: ‘Hasta la Vista, Baby!’

Well, that was fast. Barely five months after Donald Trump announced he was dumping Telemundo to join forces with Univision for the Miss Universe pageant, the Hispanic media giant decided it was just too much to partner with such a … Continue reading ?

Sean Hannity Wants Rap Music Banned Along With Confederate Flag

As long as major companies are ending sales of the Confederate flag in the wake of the Charleston church shooting, why not pull rap music from the shelves as well? That debatable logic came courtesy of Fox News' Sean Hannity on his radio...Show More Summary

Dear South Carolina: We Are Responsible for Each Other

Dear South Carolina, Between the ages of four and 20, you were my home. Wherever I go, I will always consider you my home. You're where I was raised, where I learned to ride a bike, where I established decades-long friendships. Where, in elementary school, I sang "we are good Sandlappers" alongside my third-grade classmates. Show More Summary

Michael Jackson, King Of Pop, Wanted To Be An Actor

Michael Jackson excelled at a great number of things. He sang. He danced. He leaned over really far without falling down. If you need additional reminders of his lasting contributions to the culture, there's this: So when we learned that this fabled entertainer was held back from his dream to act -- to do, to perform! -- we were shocked. Show More Summary

Michael Jackson's 'Beat It' Sounds Wondrously Funky On Acoustic Guitar

There may not be any flashy dance moves involved, but this Michael Jackson cover probably would've impressed the King of Pop himself. In a video uploaded to YouTube, guitarist Miguel Rivera slays a cover of the hit "Beat It" on acoustic guitar, mimicking the sound of various different instruments, as well as Jackson's vocals, with only his guitar. Show More Summary

Karl-Anthony Towns' Childhood Bedroom Walls Were Covered With Quotes By Karl-Anthony Towns

When you've spent your entire life working hard on your game in the hopes of one day becoming the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA Draft, why would you surround yourself with inspirational quotes from anyone but yourself? Former Kentucky player Karl-Anthony Towns, who is widely expected to be taken with the no. Show More Summary

Nas Shares Passionate Instagram Post About Racial Inequality

Rapper Nas has recorded music addressing social issues that affect the black community, so it’s no surprise that the veteran lyricist has chimed in on the current state of race relations in America. On Monday, the 41-year-old highlighted the country’s ongoing battle with racial inequality on Instagram. “This is BIGGER than BLACK and WHITE. Show More Summary

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