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February 19, 2013

Lil Wayne at it Again:  Says He Slept with NBA Star Chris Bosh’s Wife

Lil Wayne at it Again: Says He Slept with NBA Star Chris Bosh’s Wife

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Maybe someone needs to pray for Lil Wayne, since it appears that he’s finally lost it.  Just a few days after having one of his songs taken off the air for comparing the face of Emmett Till to a v*gina, Wayne is making headlines again for going on a public rampage against NBA star Chris Bosh.   During All Star Weekend, Wayne apparently felt the need to inform a crowd…

Warren Lee Hill’s Execution Set For Tonight, Despite Three Doctors Affirming Retardation

Warren Lee Hill’s Execution Set For Tonight, Despite Three Doctors Affirming Retardation

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All three doctors who previously ruled that Warren Lee Hill did not fit the criteria for mental retardation have changed their minds, giving Hill’s lawyers a powerful case to convince the Georgia State Supreme Court and the U.S. Supreme Court to stay his execution, scheduled for 7 p.m. this evening. The three doctors — Donald Harris, Thomas Sachy and James Gary Carter — were asked to examine Hill in December…

Fox And HBCU’s Partner to Encourage Diversity in Entertainment

Fox And HBCU’s Partner to Encourage Diversity in Entertainment

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In a move designed to further the development of diverse voices in today’s entertainment field, Fox has announced a new partnership with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The FOX/HBCU Media Alliance (FHMA) will bring HBCU students, faculty and alumni together with executives from Fox’s media and entertainment businesses. Together, these two group will work to network and build a stronger system for students interested in careers and entrepreneurial opportunities…

Julian Newman: 4-foot, 5-inch Basketball Phenomenon

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By Darron Smith Standing at a height of 4-foot, 5-inches tall, and weighing in at 70 pounds, Julian Newman, an 11-year-old basketball prodigy, has taken the sporting world by storm. Though he is 4-years younger than his teammates and a good 14-inches shorter than most of them, this young man has moves that havecaptured the attention of the viewing world, including Inside Edition, Steve Harvey and the NBA. In fact,…

Unemployment Is Rough On Black Youth

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By Dr. Darron Smith Capitalism has been difficult on people of color, and African Americans in particular, who persistently face discrimination in employment leaving them often shut out and left out of the so-called “American dream.” For many black youth, the vision of better days ahead remains ever illusive, especially for black folk that are continually told in direct and nondescript ways that they do not matter much in the…

The 21st Annual Pan-African Film Festival was held in Los Angeles this year.

The Top 7 Most Talked About Films Showcased at the Pan-African Film Festival

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Film festivals that are centered on Black directors and Black owned production companies are becoming more and more prominent, fortunately. The Pan-African Film Festival gave the spotlight to the talents and films of African Americans. One of the most talked about films was Vipaka, which stars Forest Whitaker, Anthony Mackie, Sanaa Lathan, Nicole Ari Parker and Mike Epps. The aforementioned are major actors in the Black community and the film is something different from what…