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by Barry Burch Jr. His name is MC Hammer and he is still paid. At least according to him, he is, anyway. There was a rumor going around that the rapper owed the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) $800,000 in back taxes. To that MC Hammer said no way. Hammer, 51, attempted to clear things up […]
Jesse Jackson and Nelson Mandela have both been fighting for freedom for years. Rev. Jackson was a close friend of Mandela’s and stood among those who mourned the leader’s passing earlier this week. The Jackson team sent us a few pictures of the two icons together, and we thought we’d share them. Please enjoy.
A 13 year old dancer was chaperoned by two of her dance instructors to Houston, Texas. Planning to train the entire weekend with some of the best in the dance industry. However, that plan was delayed when all three were arrested by the Houston police. On a Saturday night, Landry Thompson and her two dance […]
by Barry Burch Jr. That sad moment when circumstances change from not being able to walk down the street to not being able to wait at the bus stop has arrived, well, again. But fortunately, the accused can at least sometimes be vindicated. The charges against the three black teenagers, who were arrested, while waiting for […]
This video tells you a great deal about the need for good black entertainment that is not the one-dimensional BS that we are forced to watch on networks like BET. Black people are diverse, and Tiara K. Williams is working to celebrate that diversity rather than abandon it. Take a look.
If you need something that will remind you that anything is possible, then please watch this video.
In a repeat of the constant chatter that has been the repeal of mandatory minimum sentences, there is a member of our military that is in peril. Michael Giles who was a member of the United States AirForce, and served a tour in Iraq and Kuwait was sentenced to a mandatory minimum of 25 years […]
By: Britt L A neighborhood in Landover, MD is left shook up after a local postal worker was shot dead while delivering mail, just 10 miles away from the Nation’s capital. Lanover officials were called to a street Saturday evening and discovered Tyson Jerome Barnette, a 26-year-old mail delivery man, shot to death. Police have […]
This video is part of the New Paradigm tour, which has gone to New York, Chicago and Washington DC. To support the tour, please consider buying a copy of the DVD at a discount price by clicking this link. The education you receive will last forever.
Harry Belafonte explains that he wasn’t speaking specifically about Jay-Z when it comes to lacking social responsibility. But he does stick to his point.
Holding another man’s junk may be considered to be the ultimate sign of complete loyalty. Dr. Conrad Murray is giving his whole entire side of the story in the saga of Michael Jackson and some of the details are a bit “TMI.” During an interview with the Daily Mail, Murray literally said that he held […]
by Barry Burch Jr. Just because your name is at the top of an impressive resume, that does not thereby mean your name is familiar. Actor Jeffery Wright must understand this perfectly. After appearing in nearly 40 films and winning a Tony, Emmy and Golden Globe, without his picture, his name rings nearly silent bells. Fortunately for Wright, he doesn’t […]
By Yolanda Spivey Controversial comedic legend, Richard Pryor, (legally known as Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor), was born on December 1, 1940 in Peoria, Illinois. Pryor was known for his work on and off stage that often encompassed his uncompromising examination of racism and other adult contemporary issues, that was usually told filled with vulgarity […]
Dr. Boyce Watkins and Doshon Farad talk about the hard work being done to keep black men from reaching their potential. Join Dr. Boyce Watkins, Dr. Steve Perry, Dr. Towanna Freeman, Etan Thomas and Janks Morton for the New Paradigm forum to be held in Washington DC on 12/1. You can learn more here. […]
Dr. Steve Perry explains that education is the best way to free black people. He tells his story after being selected as one of the Root 100.