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BLACK CINEMA: 8 films we must support this year

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In the world of film, the first quarter of 2014 has been pretty impressive for African American films. With success in the box office for movies like Ride Along, About Last Night, Repentance, The Single Mom’s Club and A Haunted House II it seems major studios are starting to get the picture, that black people love movies too! Fortunately, for movie buffs we still have the rest of the year to…

Jay-Z referred to Solange as a “private school thug”

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Nobody knows what happened in the fight between Solange Knowles and the rapper Jay Z.  Some media outlets are reporting that the two got into it over a Rihanna party and some other stuff, but nobody really knows for sure.  Also, nobody knows how that vido was leaked to TMZ which led to all the craziness in the first place. But one thing that people do know is that Jay-Z…

Jay-Z, Solange and keeping the right people around you

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In this Financial Lovemaking episode, Dr Boyce Watkins and S. Tia Brown discuss the fight between Jay-Z and Solange Knowles.  The focus is not on the gossip behind it all, but on what we can learn about protecting ourselves from people who might be harmful to have in your life. What do you think?  Can a man be abused as well as a woman? Is it ever ok to put…

Jessika Davidson asks: Has TMZ gone too far?

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Has TMZ taken it too far? Are celebrities not allowed privacy anymore? It’s the news that’s currently shocking the world. TMZ leaked security camera footage of Beyonce’s little sister/singer Solange attacking Jay-Z following the MET Gala last week. The fight has been the subject of numerous comical trending topics and Instagram memes and it’s not likely the buzz will cease anytime soon.  Although this story has all the elements for great…

Solange isn’t always bad: Here’s a great video of her dancing with Beyonce

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This is a video from a few months ago, with Beyonce dancing with her sister Solange at the Coachella Music Festival.  Everyone is talking about Solange, at least recently, due to her spat with Jay-Z on an elevator, but there is much more to her than meets the eye. Notice how she has solid and fluid dance moves that coordinate quite well with her sister. She’s pretty talented in her…

Pharrell Reveals He Hung Up on Michael Jackson, TWICE !!

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BY:  John “Hennry” Harris Imagine that you are sitting at home and your phone rings – when you pick up the phone the voice on the other end says that they are Michael Jackson … what would you do ? Well, renowned producer Pharrell Williams, 41, thought someone was playing a joke on him and hung up the phone! Not once but twice! Pharrell was on Jimmy Kimmel Live and revealed…

Phaedra Parks Husband will reportedly spy for the feds to avoid 30 years in prison

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This might be one of the most bizarre media revelations in quite some time.  But according to TMZ, Apollo Nida is going to be serving as a spy for the government.  The husband of Real Housewives star Phaedra Parks has, according to the outlet, struck a deal that will help him to avoid 30 years in prison after he was found to have stolen $2.3 million dollars in a massive…

How did Sam Cooke really die and why did he die so young?

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Sam Cook helped to transform a generation.  He inspired millions of people black and white to never give up and to believe in their dreams.  Unlike the corporate-owned artists of today who don’t have a conscience, Cook sang about things he believed in and stood with other civil rights heroes like Martin Luther King and Muhammad Ali. His dedication to black people cost him dearly, but he continues to remain…

Tupac Uncensored And Uncut Prison Interview (full)

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Tupac Shakur is known as the greatest hip-hop artist of all time.  He was eclectic and varied in his tastes and had an interesting form of consciousness that underlied hardcore hip-hop beats. So, he appealed to the rugged and rough side of the genre while also serving the side of it that required a bit more thinking. This is an awesome interview with Pac from prison, and it’s the kind…

SNL makes a bunch of tasteless jokes about slavery

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You have to watch this video.  SNL decided to air a skit that was put together by the black women who are part of the show.  Apparently, they thought it was funny, but the black community does not.  The skit consists of a woman making jokes about being in slavery and popping out “super babies” for the master on her plantation. You can see that the woman’s attempts at humor…

MC Hammer lectures Stanford students on how he makes monster money in tech investments

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MC Hammer has gotten a lot of negative attention over the years, mainly due to tax issues.  But what a lot of people don’t know is that he is actually doing some pretty amazing things.  The former hip-hop star was an investor in Square, Bump Technologies and the website DanceJam.com. The companies are doing very well, and he seems to be doing better than most when it comes to allocating…

Journalist explains how athletes are 40 million dollar slaves

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The book “40 Million Dollar Slaves” was written by Bill Rhoden from the New York Times.  He says that, even though professional athletes make tons of money, they are still enslaved.  This topic has gotten hot again after Donald Sterling of the Los Angeles Clippers made some racially-controversial statements this week. The guests say that if you are not free to speak your mind and not free to do what…

Mike Epps calls Kevin Hart “Overrated” – Kevin fires back hard

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A brewing feud between comedians is starting to get pretty ugly.    It’s not that often when two high-profile personalities air their dirty laundry, but with all the success that Kevin Hart has had lately, you expect that there is going to be some competition.  This particular feud is coming from Mike Epps. Mike Epps got his first big break by serving as the replacement to Chris Tucker in the…

Financial Lovemaking: Singer The Dream is wanted by the NYPD

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Dr Boyce Watkins and S. Tia Brown talk about the domestic violence allegations against “The Dream.” [leadplayer_vid id=”536112846ED29″]

BOSS Sports | Snoop Dogg’s message to Donald Sterling: “F*CK YOU YOU RACIST…” (Video)

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by Jeff Lightsy Jr. After news broke early Saturday morning about the racist comments Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling made to his girlfriend, the nation was outraged. Many people across America had comments and opinions of their own over the situation. One celeb made sure Donald Sterling heard him loud and clear. That man goes by the name of Snoop Dogg. READ MORE via BOSS Sports | Snoop Dogg’s…