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By: Stephanie Allen-Gobert Jermaine Jones and 10 other former black American Idol contestants are in a racial discrimination lawsuit. Jones is citing his disqualification from season 11 for having outstanding warrants in New Jersey, www.theroot.com reports. “I was and continue to be appreciative of the opportunity to perform as a Top 10 contestant during Season […]
This video with Denzel Washington reminds you of how some things can change in an instant. If you make the wrong decisions early in your career, they can haunt you forever. This video knocked our socks off when we saw it, and it’s great to see Denzel be so candid about racism. It’s amazing.
Transgender video blogger and TV personality B. Scott filed a lawsuit last year against BET and Viacom. According to Madame Noire, Scott claims that he faced discrimination from the networks when they advised him to dress more “masculine” at the 2013 BET Awards. B. Scott identifies as a non-conforming individual with a fluid way of […]
By April Taylor The second season of the BET Show, “Being Mary Jane,” is set to start soon, and the production team is continuing to add to the cast in preparation. BET’s website reports that the show started in January 2014. It was created by Mara Brock Akil and stars Gabrielle Union. The show is […]
By April Taylor BET has announced that it is bringing its once popular comedy show, “Comic View,” back to the airwaves. The announcement was made during the networks annual Upfront presentation. Upfront is an event where television networks unveil their upcoming programming to the media. The show originally ran from September 1992 to December 2008, […]
By Andrew Scot Bolsinger Lolo Jones tweets smack and riles up reactions… again Track Olympian turned bobsledder Lolo Jones attacked Rihanna via twitter this week and drew immediate criticism via social media. Jones responded to the news that rapper Drake would be hosting this year’s Espy Awards, airing July 16, 9 p.m. on ESPN, Jones […]
By Dr. Sinclair N. Grey III Many former NFL players have alluded to playing in the NFL as modern day slavery. While some have made this statement, many of their critics have sited the millions of dollars they’ve made in such a system. Within every professional sport, there’s organization, structure, and discipline. Each year, players […]
By Andrew Scot Bolsinger Pharrell Williams, who is still riding the hot streak of a movie theme song that brought him an Academy Award nomination and a live performance slot during the show in March, conspired with fellow musicians Alisha Keys and Kendrick Lamar on a new track for the soon to be released “The […]
People have warned Lupita Nyong’o to avoid Tyler Perry films for being “degrading.” But do you really believe that white Hollywood is going to be more respectful to her image than Tyler Perry films? Dr Boyce Watkins discusses the matter with Nomalanga Mhlauli-Moses. Check it out.
By: Stephanie Allen-Gobert 50 Cent, the rapper turned mogul was supposed to produce a line of headphones with Sleek Audio but reportedly snagged design secrets from the Florida company and used them to create his own headphones, the Miami Herald reports. According to a recently unsealed court documents viewed by the Miami Herald, 50 Cent, […]
By: Stephanie Allen-Gobert The legal troubles for singer Chris Brown are far from over. Brown’s assault case is going forward after a judge in Washington, DC rejected a request to dismiss. Lawyers for the Grammy award winning singer had argued the case should be dismissed because prosecutors abused the grand jury process to prepare for […]
By: Stephanie Allen-Gobert Jamie Foxx, born Eric Marlon was left in the care of his mother’s foster parents, Esther Marie (Nelson), a domestic worker and nursery operator, and Mark Talley, a yard worker, when he was seven months old. Foxx has struggled much of his life trying to understand why his birth parents did not […]
By April Taylor According to hellobeautiful.com, R&B singer Joe is alleging that R. Kelly attempted to sabotage his career. Joe provided competition for R. Kelly around 2000 when his album, My Name is Joe, sold more than three million copies and reached the #2 spot on the Billboard top 200 list. During that same year, […]
By Dr. Sinclair Grey III There’s a rumor going around that the next villain to be played in the epic James Bond movie is actor Chiwetel Eliofor. Eliofor is a British actor in film, television, and theatre. Born in London to Nigerian parents, this talented actor has made his way into the acting field from […]
By Dr. Sinclair Grey III Maurice Young aka Miami rapper Trick Daddy was arrested Thursday on cocaine and weapons charges. Broward Sheriff’s Office obtained a ‘sniff warrant’ for Young’s home in which officers are allowed to search the outside of a home with dogs. When Young pulled out of his driveway driving a green two-door […]