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Dr Boyce Watkins: Does Reality TV cause black women to bully each other?

Dr Boyce Watkins: Does Reality TV cause black women to bully each other?

  Most of us watch reality TV and see the impact that it has on our society.  But there is a deeper question:  Does it impact young black women and the way they think about themselves or the world?  This question isn’t asked very much, since black women are sometimes left out of the conversation […]

The New Ron Paul Report – The Racism of the war on drugs.

The New Ron Paul Report – The Racism of the war on drugs.

  Legal scholar and civil rights advocate Michelle Alexander tackles how the criminal justice system uses drugs laws to advance a new era of Jim Crow laws. She argues that although Jim Crow laws have been use eliminated, the racial caste system it set up was not eradicated. As the United States celebrates the nation’s […]

Black Musicians Are Taking Over Classical Music

Black Musicians Are Taking Over Classical Music

By Itoro Udofia Sterling Elliot, teenage cellist and musical prodigy is preparing for the Sphinx Competition. The history of the U.S. orchestras is wrought with a tumultuous history. Although the orchestra is accepting more people of color, specifically Asian people, the orchestra is still predominantly white. Gone are the days of segregated performing, however, Elliot is […]

Cornel West, Dr Boyce Watkins, black scholars speak out against racism

Cornel West, Dr Boyce Watkins, black scholars speak out against racism

We know that black people are great, but how great are we choosing to be?  The panelists for New Paradigm New York explain that our greatness goes as far as we choose to take it.  Wealth, Education, Family and Community: A New Paradigm for Black America, is an initiative created by Syracuse University professor Dr. […]

Alfre Woodard Will Be Playing The President Of The United States

Alfre Woodard Will Be Playing The President Of The United States

By: Stephanie Allen-Gobert Hot off her supporting and star stellar role in 12 Years a Slave, Alfre Woodward has been tapped to play the president of the United States opposite Katherine Heigl in an upcoming NBC drama State of Affairs. According to thegrio.com, Woodward will play President Roberta Payton and Heigl will star as her late […]

New Film May Feature Kevin Hart And Jamie Foxx

New Film May Feature Kevin Hart And Jamie Foxx

By David Bloodsaw Kevin Hart is “getting it while the getting it is hot” and who can blame him. Hollywood is finicky and it’s best to strike while the iron is hot. With that said, Kevin Hart will team up with multi-talent Jamie Foxx for a new film project titled, Black Phantom according to The […]

Is Lupita’s Success A Reality Check For Light-Skinned Women?

Is Lupita’s Success A Reality Check For Light-Skinned Women?

By: Stephanie Allen-Gobert “Dear Lupita, the letter reads. “I think you’re really lucky to be this Black but yet this successful in Hollywood overnight. I was just about to buy Dencia’s Whitenicious cream to lighten my skin when you appeared on the world map and saved me.” One might think the previous sentiment would make […]

Vanity Fair Hollywood Issue Highlighting Diversity

Vanity Fair Hollywood Issue Highlighting Diversity

By: Stephanie Allen-Gobert A sneak peek of Vanity Fair’s 20th annual Hollywood Issue was released on Monday.  And it may be the most ground breaking and diverse issue ever released. The magazine has apparently taken the necessary steps toward emphasizing the diversity of Hollywood. For the first time since it began putting out the annual […]

Nene Leakes is fired up again, about what?

Nene Leakes is fired up again, about what?

By: Stephanie Allen-Gobert Season six is about to start for The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Reality queen, Ne Ne Leakes is holding no punches and letting everyone know this season of the show will be hotter than ever and that the Atlanta Housewives show is better than all the reality housewives shows out there. Just […]

How The Golden Globes Disrespected Black Hollywood

How The Golden Globes Disrespected Black Hollywood

By Greg B. Sunday Night’s Golden Globes taught me a valuable lesson, next time go to sleep. I stayed up all night to see just one African American win a Golden Globe and was rewarded at the end when 12 Years a Slave won for best motion picture, drama. Outside of that there was none, […]

Malcolm Jamal Warner: Please Don’t Call Him Theo

Malcolm Jamal Warner:  Please Don’t Call Him Theo

By: Stephanie Allen-Gobert Bill, Phylicia, Denise, Rudy, Vanessa, and Theo. The Huxtable family.  The 80′s sitcom, was loved and liked by millions of Americans during its eight seasons on NBC (from  1984-1992). The loveable family will never be forgotten. One of the famed actors from his role on the show, “Theo”, really doesn’t want to […]

Carlos Chappelle to Become Tulsa County’s First Presiding Judge

Carlos Chappelle to Become Tulsa County’s First Presiding Judge

In January of 2014, Carlos Chappelle of Tulsa, Oklahoma, will become the first black judge to hold an additional role as Presiding District Judge, succeeding District Judge William Kellough, in the presiding role position.  Chappelle is 62 years old, and two years ago was selected by his colleagues as the Presiding Judge elect.   Chappelle said […]

Achievement Gap Narrows for African American Students in South Carolina Schools

Achievement Gap Narrows for African American Students in South Carolina Schools

By Lillian Armstead – Narrowing the achievement gap for African American students is of great concern for school district officials in South Carolina, according to Dr. Nancy McGinley, District Superintendent for Charleston County.  Student achievement has increased as demonstrated by higher graduation rates and higher literacy scores. Statistics point to a 10% increase in the […]

Taye Diggs Fires Back At Rumors Claiming He Hates Black Women

Taye Diggs Fires Back At Rumors Claiming He Hates Black Women

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 […]

Denzel Washington and Will Smith Still Set to Remake “Uptown Saturday Night”

Denzel Washington and Will Smith Still Set to Remake “Uptown Saturday Night”

by Barry Burch Jr. Two of the most well-known actors in the world, Denzel Washington and Will Smith, are still expected to grace the big screen together, as reported by Variety. According to the The Grio, the remake of “Uptown Saturday Night,” a popular comedy being developed by Warner Brothers, has signed contracts with Nicholas Stoller and Adam […]

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