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By: Britt L The world is still mourning the death of South African leader and philanthropist Nelson Mandela, who died Thursday at the age of 95. Memories, photographs, and the outpouring of love hasn’t stopped since the reports of the Nobel Peace Prize winner’s death. Nelson Mandela will be buried in a state funeral on […]
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 Lillian Armstead – Prince will celebrate with thousands of others at the ESSENCE Festivals 20th Anniversary next year. The Anniversary is scheduled for the weekend of July 4th, 2014. ESSENCE is a favorite brand for individuals from all walks of life – marketing to both men and women. The festival which is held in […]
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.
Kim Fields announced her baby a few months ago on “The Real.” Right before Christmas, she gave birth to her second son. Check it out.
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 Yolanda Spivey If you could walk and talk during 1999, then I’m pretty sure you remember the romantic-comedy The Best Man. It was all the rave. This fictional movie told the story of a young man Harper Stewart played by Taye Diggs, who wrote an autobiographical book that detailed an affair he had with his best friend’s soon […]
by Barry Burch Jr. Professors carry the heavy weight of providing a sound education in a constantly changing world and without the backing of the schools where they teach, they are left to students who may not politely agree with their insight. Three white male students at Minneapolis Community and Technical College did not agree with their black […]
By Daphne R Rumors were circulating weeks ago that the popular girl group, TLC, had been dropped from Epic Records. TLC’s fan site is said to have noticed that after the airing of the group’s biopic movie, CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story, that the group was not listed on Epic’s website and that the Epic logo had […]
By Lillian Armstead “The only Black woman I ever loved is my mama.” Was Taye Diggs serious when he made this statement? Well based on a tweet he posted on his Twitter account this is not the case at all. According to the actors Twitter account the comment was merely a joke, “Regarding the preposterous […]
By Lillian Armstead Good news came to the “Instant Mom,” starlet Tia Mowry-Hardrict when her sitcom which airs on Nickelodeon’s “Nick at Nite” show was renewed for another season reports, Christine Thomasos, a Christian Post Reporter. If you remember – Tia and her identical twin Tamera Mowry-Housley both became television stars at a young age […]
by Greg B. According to Reuters the recent release of the film Mandela in South Africa has an expected warm and cold acceptance. “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”, which stars Idris Elba opened in South Africa with high emotions and critics not pleased with the facts in the movie. The film which is two hours […]