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Papa John’s Apologizes Over Racist ‘N-Word’ Voicemail Via Facebook

Papa John’s Apologizes Over Racist ‘N-Word’ Voicemail Via Facebook

When Youtube blows up because one of your employees was singing the “n****r song” on someone’s voicemail, then you’ve got a whole lot of damage control to do.  Papa Johns is begging for mercy over this one, and this situation only serves to hurt the brand they’ve been trying to build.  A note to Papa […]

Russell Simmons Lands Overall Deal With HBO

Russell Simmons Lands Overall Deal With HBO

Fifty-five-year-old hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons is showing no intention of slowing down his business ventures. He recently announced the release of his new digital marketing firm and now news has broken that the entrepreneur just landed a two-year overall deal with HBO to assist with content. Under his most recent deal with HBO, Simmons will […]

Jada Pinkett Smith Was Floored by the Angela Davis Documentary

Jada Pinkett Smith Was Floored by the Angela Davis Documentary

Jada Pinkett Smith came away inspired after seeing the documentary about the life of Angela Davis, a black freedom fighter who is now a professor.  Smith says that she learned a great deal from the documentary,“Free Angela Davis and Other Political Prisoners.” Pinkett Smith and her husband Will created Overbrook Entertainment, which is now in […]

President Obama Says Black Men No Longer Have Excuses

President Obama Says Black Men No Longer Have Excuses

Morehouse College was lucky to have President Barack Obama speak at the 129th Commencement ceremony yesterday. During his speech the President made it a point to address all black men. Sunday President Obama told the graduating class at Morehouse College, the country’s pre-eminent historically black college, there is “no time for excuses” for this generation of […]

Young African-American Male Film Director Gets Major Recognition

Young African-American Male Film Director Gets Major Recognition

Unless you’re an “industry insider” within the entertainment industry, you’ve probably never heard of Ryan Coogler before. He’s a 26-year-old film director who has acquired recognition at the reputable Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France. His first feature movie, “Fruitvale Station”, featuring in Cannes’ “Un Certain Regard” competition, touches on a tragic true-life story that […]

Minister Farrakhan Reminds Black Detroit to Stick Together

Minister Farrakhan Reminds Black Detroit to Stick Together

The Min. Louis Farrakhan went to Detroit as one of many civil rights leaders who is pushing to help the city reclaim its former glory.  The minister told the residents of black Detroit that it’s critical that they stick together, especially when fighting against the forces that are seeking to steal their resources.  Farrakhan turned […]

Wet Seal Reaches $7.5 Settlement Over Racist Allegations

Wet Seal Reaches $7.5 Settlement Over Racist Allegations

Discrimination within the work force is not a new issue, but fed up Wet Seal employees decided it was time for something to be done about the injustice. The popular Junior’s clothing store has been accused of discriminating against employees of color. This discrimination is based on the fact that those employees did not have […]

Tyler Perry’s ‘Peeples’ Does Horribly at the Box Office

Tyler Perry’s ‘Peeples’ Does Horribly at the Box Office

Tyler Perry seemed like the director where everything he touched turned to gold. But that seems to just be everything he touches while wearing a dress.  His new film, “Peeples” didn’t do so well at the box office, hauling in a flimsy $4.8 million for the opening weekend.  This was far below the expectations for […]

‘Hide Your Kids, Hide Your Wife’ Star Renounces Gay Lifestyle

‘Hide Your Kids, Hide Your Wife’ Star Renounces Gay Lifestyle

Antoine Dobson was once an openly gay African-American man who rose to fame when his family was attacked by an alleged rαpist. The local news station posted a YouTube video of Dobson telling residents in his community to “Hide your kids, hide your wife because they’re rαping everybody around here,” instantly became a hit on […]

Jay-Z May Join New Venture To Rebuild New York’s Nassau Coliseum

Jay-Z May Join New Venture To Rebuild New York’s Nassau Coliseum

It is full steam ahead for Jay-Z. After staking his claim in real estate with the Barclay’s Center, Jay-Z was seen on Thursday attending a meeting in regard to rebuilding the Nassau Coliseum. During the meeting, the media was briefed on four proposals to renovate the Coliseum. It is not clear how much Jay-Z will […]

Rapper Tyler the Creator Reaches Out to Mountain Dew Commercial Critic Via Twitter

Rapper Tyler the Creator Reaches Out to Mountain Dew Commercial Critic Via Twitter

Following PepsiCo’s decision to pull the plug on his absurd Mountain Dew commercial after reputable scholar Dr. Boyce Watkins dubbed it to be ‘the most racist commercial in history,’ rapper Tyler the Creator of Odd Future took to his Twitter page to contact Dr. Watkins and let him know he’d like to talk to him. […]

Georgia School Has First Integrated Prom: ‘We Are Living MLK’s Dream’

Georgia School Has First Integrated Prom: ‘We Are Living MLK’s Dream’

Is Dr. King’s dream only about black and white people attending a prom together?  That’s the simple version.  But it might be a first step toward something better.  The governor or Georgia, Nathan Deal, isn’t willing to support the prom, but the kids are moving ahead anyway.  Good for them.    Just a few months […]

Woman Files $300K Claim Against Nate Dogg’s Estate for Unpaid Child Support

Woman Files $300K Claim Against Nate Dogg’s Estate for Unpaid Child Support

One of the worst things you can do to your family is cause them more grief when you die than when you were alive. This is the sad case with the late rapper Nate Dogg. When the rapper died in March 2011 due to complications from multiple strokes, he didn’t have a Will in place, […]

John Legend to Release TV Drama ‘Down Lo’ On HBO

John Legend to Release TV Drama ‘Down Lo’ On HBO

Famed singer John Legend is making big moves in the TV realm. The singer just copped a deal with HBO to air his upcoming TV drama series titled “Down Lo”. According to  Deadline, “Down Lo“ will center on the inner workings of the famous Miami neighborhood and its music, sports, and fashion circles. Legend is working […]

Chris Tucker to Host 2013 BET Awards

Chris Tucker to Host 2013 BET Awards

Reported  by Malcolm Morrow Chris Tucker will be hosting this year’s BET Awards, which will air on June 30. Tucker has been out of the film spotlight for a number of years and recently had a major comeback supporting role in the Oscar nominated film “Silver Linings Playbook”, which also stars Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley […]

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