Josephine Baker (1906 – 1975) was a French dancer, jazz and pop music singer, and actress, who came to be known in various circles as the "Black Pearl", "Bronze Venus" "Jazz Queen", and even the "Creole Goddess". Born in St. Louis, Missouri, she renounced her U.S. Show More Summary
Yet another citizen has protested police brutality and racial oppression in the sports arena. A black woman performing the national anthem prior to an NBA preseason game in Miami knelt as she sang. Before dropping to her knee to sing the National Anthem, Denasia Lawrence opened her jacket to reveal a “Black Lives Matter” shirt. […]
A woman performing the national anthem prior to an NBA preseason game in Miami did so while kneeling at midcourt, the AP reports. Denasia Lawrence opened her jacket just before she started to sing, revealing a "Black Lives Matter" shirt, then dropped to her left knee and performed the song....
The editorial board of the New York Times is lamenting the NYPD shooting death of Deborah Danner. The 66-year-old black woman was shot by Sergeant Hugh Barry on Oct. 19. Barry responded to a call of a woman acting erratically. According...Show More Summary
This Black Mirror review was previously run as part of our TIFF 2016 coverage. PLOT: In this sampling of episodes from the third season of ?Black Mirror?, a young woman (Mackenzie Davis) makes an unexpected connection, while an insecure...Show More Summary
A 22-year-old woman was waiting for her Lyft driver in Chelsea early Wednesday morning when the male driver of a black SUV pulled up next to her and told her to get in. Moments later, the driver took the woman to Kips Bay, stopped the car, and raped her. [ more › ]
In the Madea movies, Tyler Perry has been known to take a page out of Eddie Murphy's playbook. In addition to playing the "mad black woman" that made him famous, he has also regularly played two other characters in the movies -- specifically Joe (Madea's brother), and Brian (Joe's son).
Source : The Fake Exe-Jesus Of Social Justice Appears In The Lower 9th Ward To Fill The Void In The ABSENCE OF BLACK LIVES MATTER Protesters
By Jennifer Adaeze Okwerekwu Over the past few days, social media has been on fire with the story of Dr. Tamika Cross, who was flying on Delta when a flight attendant asked for a doctor to help a passenger in medical distress. CrossShow More Summary
Emmett Till, 14, was beaten, shot, and dumped in Mississippi’s Tallahatchie River in August 1955. According to reports, the black teen was abducted and killed because he was caught “flirting” with a white woman. In recent months, memorials, including a sign marking where the teen’s body was discovered, were found vandalized and riddled with bullet... Show More Summary
If you’re looking for someone who’s willing to go to strange places and root around in the less pleasant corners of human psychology, then you can probably do a lot worse than approaching the woman who directed Mel Gibson in The Beaver. Show More Summary
Black celebrity began at the freak show. When Phillis Wheatley appeared before the great men of Massachusetts in 1772, it was not as the first African-American woman poet but as a vexing human oddity—“an uncultivated Barbarian from Africa” who could write. Show More Summary
The death of a 66-year-old emotionally disturbed black woman who was shot after allegedly swinging a baseball bat at a police sergeant inside her New York apartment “didn’t have to happen,” the city’s mayor said on Wednesday. “It’s quite clear that our officers...
Seated Young Woman, Jean-Antoine Watteau Black, red and white chalk on buff paper. Roughly 10 x 7 inches (25 x 17 cm). In the collection of the Morgan Library and Museum, NY. Image can be zoomed or downloaded. French Baroque painter Jean-Antoine Watteau was a wonderful and prolific draftsman and master of the “trois crayon” […]
A New York City police officer fatally shot a mentally ill 66-year-old black woman in her Bronx apartment on Tuesday night, calling into question the department’s use of force and the protocol that should be followed when dealing with “emotionally disturbed” people, the Atlantic reports. The victim, identified as Deborah Danner, lived alone. Officers responded […]
B lack women have been involved in the movement for gender equality since the very beginning, but many actively shun the label “feminist.” In fact, I don’t know a single Black woman over the age of forty who labels herself as such, despite holding...Show More Summary
Hillary Clinton is making history in more ways than one. Not only is she the first woman to become the presidential nominee for a major party, her campaign has employed more Black women than any other campaign in history. That’s
Tyler Perry's Madea has been on a number of cinematic adventures since making her big screen debut in 2005's Diary of a Mad Black Woman - but there is one thing that is distinctly different about the character's latest movie, Boo! A Madea Halloween.
"Wake up and be better than yesterday" #DoYou #PumaWomen @puma @pumawomen A video posted by Olivia Boisson (@toughinatutu) on Oct 14, 2016 at 7:09am PDT Olivia Boisson, who in 2012 became the first black woman in over a decade to join...Show More Summary