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December 5, 2012

Morehouse to Teach Class on Gay/Lesbian History

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A few years ago, there was outrage over an article called “The Mean Girls of Morehouse,” which highlighted a subculture that some don’t associate with an all-male institution.  The rise of President Barack Obama and his push for gay rights, even without mentioning African Americans, has led to an increased awareness of gay culture within the black community.  Some accept the changes and some continue to fight them. Morehouse College,…

World Bank Accused of Ridiculous Racism

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A new report doesn’t sit well for the World Bank, which claims that it’s goal is to help alleviate poverty.   For decades, there have been cries that the bank doesn’t do a very good job of serving black, brown and poor countries.  A recent report shows the depth of the racism within the organization and how people of color are not allowed to participate in the functional activities of…

Will Smith’s Son Jaden Claims a Hacker Wrote Horrible Things on His Instagram: Yea, Right

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Jaden Smith, Will’s movie star son, is getting just as much attention as his sister for odd behavior in public spaces.  This week, someone who allegedly hacked into Jaden’s Instgram account did a really good job of imitating him and saying really embarrassing things about women that his publicist probably didn’t know about.   In response to a fan who said something nasty about one of his photos, the Jaden…

Awww, Jay-Z Takes the Train and Explains Who He is to Little Old Lady

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People who know hip-hop know that Jay-Z is one of the most boastful rappers on the hip hop scene. Dude’s been “Big Pimpin” and proclaiming himself one of “Brooklyn’s Finest” for as long as we can remember, but on the subway recently he wasn’t that guy at all. In fact he was humble, even cute, when explaining to a cute old lady who he was and why people were following…

R. Kelly Working On The Book ‘Trapped in the Closet’

R. Kelly Working On The Book ‘Trapped in the Closet’

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The R&B crooner just released 10 new chapters in his twisted “hip-hopera” and plans to take the saga to Broadway, but he’s not stopping there – a book is also in the works. Kelly told Fast Company‘s Co.Create that he’s currently writing the book that appears in an infomercial in the series’ most recent installments. It’s a hefty tome that he claims provides background information about the story’s bizarre set of…

ABC New Series “Problems” Written By African-American Filmmaker

ABC New Series “Problems” Written By African-American Filmmaker

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It started out as a film short, but now Alison McDonald’s mini-movie is about to become a full-blown TV series. ABC liked the musical-comedy pilot She Got Problems so much  that it has inked a deal with McDonald. As many observers say, the best creative ventures are those that are based on reality. And Problems is an “autobiographical, screwball laffer … that centers on the life of an African-American writer who escapes…

Jay-Z Takes A Moment To Talk To Old Lady On The Subway (VIDEO)

Jay-Z Takes A Moment To Talk To Old Lady On The Subway (VIDEO)

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Jay-Z decided to mingle with the people and ride the subway to his last show at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn a couple of months ago. The footage is now being released in the form of a 24-minute documentary, but the highlight definitely has to be Jay-Z nicely introducing himself to an older woman who doesn’t have a clue who he is.  Check out the video below…  

Asa Lovechild:Jamie Foxx Will Play Villain In Spidey Sequel

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Entertainment Tonight has confirmed that Jamie Foxx will be starring in the sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man, as Electro. Foxx told ET’s Nancy O’Ddell, “I met with the director, Mark Webb, I met with Andrew Garfield, and we talked. … I think Electro will be an exciting character to play because he’s a … genius electrician-type person, and he gets the short end of the stick from the whole world,…

Missing: Have You Seen This Woman?

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A 48-year old woman in Gastonia, North Carolina has gone missing and police are asking for any help they can get.  Cassandra Ford was last heard from on Friday.  She was going to leave town, but family couldn’t find her when they came to pick her up. The woman was supposed to have caught the bus to Baltimore on Saturday, but never showed up.  Her phone is now off completely,…