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NYPD Commissioner: 'Many of the worst parts of black history would have been impossible without police'

New York City Police Department Commissioner Bill Bratton spoke Tuesday morning in Jamaica, Queens, a community where minorities are the majority. In his remarks, Bratton addressed racial tensions following the police-involved chokehold death of Eric Garner, among other recent events in New York City. Show More Summary

Oprah Winfrey Security Line: Oprah Goes Under Black Rope At Oscars, Dodges Security

Oprah Winfrey skipped the security line at Sunday night’s Oscars by ducking under a black velvet rope. According to Mail Online, the former queen of daytime talk just did not want to wait to get checked out before getting on to the red carpet, so she found her own way past that pesky line. Show More Summary

Why Are Ultra-Orthodox Rabbis Trying To Destroy This Hasidic Pop Star?

On the sixth night of Hannukah last December, about a thousand Hasidic and Orthodox Jews came to Queens College for "Following the Stars!"?a concert featuring four Hasidic singers. Three of them dressed conservatively in black and white as they belted out stale religious tunes from the stage of the Kupferberg Center. Show More Summary

Soccer Thugs Prevent Black Man From Boarding Train While Chanting ‘We’re Racist’

Racism and soccer hooliganism go hand-in-hand in Britain, a country which is as passionate about soccer as they are about tea and the Queen. In a recent disturbing display of open racism, fans from Chelsea FC, a London based club, prevented...Show More Summary

Beauty Queen Blasts Online Bullies Over Bikini Photo!

As a former Miss USA contestant, Katherine Webb knows what it's like to be subject to scrutiny. But the beauty queen turned model felt a wave of online criticism after posting a photo of herself in a black bikini on Instagram. Comments said she looked unhealthy and too skinny, which Katherine says was the farthest from the [...]

Welfare Queens & Kings: Police Make 30 Arrests For Food Stamp Fraud And They’re All White Folks

Police Make 30 Arrests For Food Stamp Fraud Where are the Black faces? Oh. Via WCAX reports: More than 30 people have been nabbed for food stamp fraud in the North Country. Investigators say over the past couple month’s

Black Coffee: Valentine’s Day with Alice and the Queen of Hearts

It’s time to sit back, relax and enjoy a little joe … Welcome to another rousing edition of Black Coffee, your off-beat weekly round-up of what’s been going on in the world of money and personal finance. It’s a Valentine’s Day weekend, and all of the doulas I offended last week have finally quieted down, […]

Beauty Fit For a Queen – My MBIB Top Picks!

2 weeks agoLifestyle / Beauty : Afrobella

One of the more fun parts of partnering with My Black is Beautiful has been testing and trying out the awesome array of P&G Beauty products in order to narrow down my top picks. There are SO many brands under the P&G Beauty umbrella. Which ones define Beauty Fit for a Queen? It was my […] The post Beauty Fit For a Queen – My MBIB Top Picks! appeared first on Afrobella.

Of Dresses

Wearing an asymmetric black dress, Sonakshi attended the Queen bash hosted by Kangana on Saturday night. One might think the hairdo here was a bit limp for the outfit but what I was missing more was a bold red lip. As is, Ms. Sinha looked a bit tired. P.S. I think her dress is from […] The post Of Dresses appeared first on High Heel Confidential.

We Speak for Ourselves: Black Digital Power in the 21st Century

'Super-predator.' 'Crack baby.' 'Welfare Queen.' It was 1987, and my 13-year-old interaction with mainstream news and entertainment media was a martial one. I felt it as a daily pain, the way each and every criminalizing descriptor peeled back my dignity to the raw shame of being found perpetually guilty. Show More Summary

We Speak for Ourselves: Black Digital Power in the 21st Century

'Super-predator.' 'Crack baby.' 'Welfare Queen.' It was 1987, and my 13-year-old interaction with mainstream news and entertainment media was a martial one. I felt it as a daily pain, the way each and every criminalizing descriptor peeled back my dignity to the raw shame of being found perpetually guilty. Show More Summary

Drop Everything–Beyonce’s Black Ripped Jeans Are Only $85

3 weeks agoLifestyle / Fashion : SheFinds

Just because she can afford the priciest items around, doesn't mean Beyonce always goes for the designer duds. In fact, Queen B is notorious for her shop-able Insta account. But when it came to her courtside date with Jay-Z, she wore Topshop MOTO Black Super Ripped Jamie Jeans ($85). Show More Summary

Oprah And 'Selma' Director Ava DuVernay Are Teaming Up For Drama TV Series

"Selma" director Ava DuVernay is headed to the small screen for a new drama series on OWN with Oprah Winfrey. The series will be based on Natalie Baszile's first-time novel Queen Sugar, which tells the story of a young black mother who uproots from Los Angeles when her late father mysteriously leaves her an 800-acre sugarcane farm in Louisiana. Show More Summary

Tatiana Maslany Scores Lead In ‘Star Wars’ Movie: Is She Playing A Bounty Hunter Or Princess Leia?

Tatiana Maslany might make the transition from TV treasure to big screen queen if recent rumors prove to be true. The Orphan Black star has reportedly beaten out a number of big names to score a role in the first Star Wars spinoff movie. Show More Summary

Meet the Black Dolls That Are Outselling Barbie in Nigeria

4 weeks agoLifestyle / Beauty : BellaSugar

The rebellion against Mattel's basic Barbie continues as the Queens of Africa dolls take root in Nigeria. Lately, we've seen the rise of anti-Barbie businesses popping up around the globe. Lammily has stretch marks and acne, Tree Change Dolls are Bratz without the drastic makeup, and now Queens of Africa is offering a range of darker skin tones. Show More Summary

Ho Sit Down: LHHATL Star Lil Scrappy Blasts Wendy Williams For “Tearing Black People Down” On Her TV Show

Lil Scrappy Says Wendy Williams Tears Black People Down On Show Reality star-rapper Lil Scrappy took to his Instagram account yesterday to blast daytime TV host Wendy Williams. Scrappy claims the big backed queen is tearing black folks down! Via

Arrow Season 3 Episode 11 Teaser: Justice is the New Black

BREAKING NEWS: Oliver Queen is alive! But not exactly well. So we learned at the very end of Arrow Season 3 Episode 10, though the question still remains: What will this wounded hero be up to next? Arrow Season 3 Episode 11 Promo According...Show More Summary

Queens of Africa Dolls Outsell Barbie in Nigeria

When Taofick Okoya's daughter told him that she wished she was white, the Nigerian entrepreneur decided to help her fall in love with her natural black beauty. Sensing that her fair-skin worship was due to all of her favorite storybook,...Show More Summary

Slip Sliding Away: Dangerous Black Ice Causes Road Accidents, Bridge Closures

Be very careful out there everybody: freezing rain and black ice have led to multiple car accidents around the city and tri-state area. Accidents at several major bridges, including the Grand Central Parkway in Queens and the New England Thruway in The Bronx, have caused partial closures and massive delays. Show More Summary

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