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Rapper T.I. Says Atlantic Records Hates His New Positive Image

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  Reported By: Britt L The Atlanta based rapper who built his career as a hard core, drug pushing southern king has now adopted a family-friendly image that hasn’t scored him too much attention or money in recent years. T.I., Born Clifford Harris, went from writing rhymes about his endeavors in crime to releasing albums with a more nostalgic and introspective theme about his past life. T.I. explains that his…

Former Black American Idol Contestants Are Suing the Show for 25 Million APiece

Former Black American Idol Contestants Are Suing the Show for 25 Million APiece

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By: Madam Prezident Ten former African American contestants are suing American Idol. However, the question remains “Do they have a case”? Reports, are showing that each contestant that felt some form of racial discrimination is requesting 25 million dollars apiece. Which is more money than Mariah Carey got as a judge on the show. The contestants felt discriminated against by the different criminal questions they were asked oppose to other…

Beyonce Has A Moment Of Silence For Trayvon Martin During Her Concert

Beyonce Has A Moment Of Silence For Trayvon Martin During Her Concert

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By: Madam Prezident Beyonce Knowles took a stand for Trayvon Martin during her live performance. Beyonce Knowles was working when the verdict for Zimmerman was released to the media. After Beyonce was informed about the verdict, she took her time & asked her paying fans ‘to have a moment of silence for Trayvon Martin. I truly thank Beyonce for this stance and courage. Beyonce did not have to use her…

Alex Fraser wrote an open letter to George Zimmerman.

Black Man Writes Open Letter to George Zimmerman

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Reported by Britt L   Update 7/15/13:  Early media reports credited Lance Gross as the author of the letter; however, Gross is not the author of the letter. Gross, like many people who read it, simply shared it on his platform. The actual author of the letter is an African-American man named Alex Fraser. Black Hollywood actor and eye candy Lance Gross inked an open letter to George Zimmerman in…

The Oprah Winfrey Network Has Made History With Its Best Quarter Ever

The Oprah Winfrey Network Has Made History With Its Best Quarter Ever

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By: Madam Prezident Oprah Winfrey is a global icon. A friend and I had a conversation about Oprah’s move transition to the Oprah Winfrey Network.  He said, “Oprah’s rich, but this Network is coming out of her money, not anyone elses-so this network needs to be a hit for her.” I didn’t agree or disagree with him. However, I know that this Network for Oprah is just as important as…

BET’s ‘Being Mary Jane’ Was A Hit

BET’s ‘Being Mary Jane’ Was A Hit

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By: Madam Prezident I had the opportunity to tune into BET’s new series ‘Being Mary Jane.’ My thoughts were, “not bad.” The star line-up includes Gabrielle Union, Omari Hardwick and Lisa Vidal. Gabrielle Union plays a Successful black woman, single of course, and going through a midlife crisis. She’s dating married men, having booty calls, and masturbating in her office, you know ‘all that sista sh*t.’ As hard as writers strive to…

Preserve Black History & Save The Home Of 20th Century African-American Journalist

Preserve Black History & Save The Home Of 20th Century African-American Journalist

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By: Madam Prezident I was sitting with a friend last night discussing the strength of our African American ancestors. Could you imagine the courage Harriet Tubman carried in her soul to not ask people if they wanted to be free, but to force people to pursue their own freedom? The list of courageous African Americans goes beyond that which is documented in American textbooks. Even the slave who followed every…

More African-American Women Are Going Natural

More African-American Women Are Going Natural

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By: Madam Prezident Study finds more African American women are going natural. I believe that’s great; however I believe it’s also a trend. It’s becoming the popular thing to do today not like in the past, when a woman went natural she was identified as a more conscience sista. Now, you have a lot of natural haired women with processed minds. I believe natural hair is beautiful, embrace your natural…

New Reality Show Portraying The Drama Behind High-Profile Pastors In L.A

New Reality Show Portraying The Drama Behind High-Profile Pastors In L.A

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  By: Madam Prezident There are a million reality TV shows there are a huge misrepresentation of so many business, celebrities, and especially African American culture.  Black folk like church, so I guess that’s why there’s a new reality TV show showing the lives of Preachers in LA. I guess pastors want to be celebrities as well. I can’t understand how a reality TV Show contribute to saving souls, but…

3 New York Teachers Are Suing A High School Principal For Racist Treatment

3 New York Teachers Are Suing A High School Principal For Racist Treatment

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By: Madam Prezident The conversation of big lips and nappy hair is still happening in America. Oddly, two educators were denied tenure and descriptions  such as ‘Nappy Hair ‘and ‘big lips’ were used to describe them by their Principal Minerva Zanca.  I’ve worked in education, in the classroom and the administrative side and teaching children isn’t an easy task. Every educator in America deserves a strong level of respect. I’m…

Lord Have Mercy: Teen Stabbed At Cookout Over A Piece Of Chicken

Lord Have Mercy: Teen Stabbed At Cookout Over A Piece Of Chicken

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This story is hard to read. What is happening in America? Why would a person stab someone over a chicken argument? This young man’s life was cut short due to pure ignorance. Is something in our water, food, or is something in the air? What is causing our people, African American people to kill and destroy for no reason at all.  I hope this young man’s family can heal,  and…

Wow: Clarence Thomas Compares Affirmative Action to Jim Crow Laws

Wow: Clarence Thomas Compares Affirmative Action to Jim Crow Laws

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Black Folk and Clarence Thomas have a rough relationship. I remember being a middle school student listening to the conversation between two African American teachers, and I overheard one of my teachers call Clarence Thomas an ‘Uncle Tom’.  At that time I had no idea what exactly that meant, but over time I learned what that meant. It’s very odd to hear, or witness Clarence Thomas compare Affirmative Action to…

Crazy: Boy Attacked His Father Over Kool-Aid Recipe

Crazy: Boy Attacked His Father Over Kool-Aid Recipe

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There is really something in the milk of America’s children, well in this case, ‘There’s something in the kool-aid” . What will truly possess a man to attack his father over a kool-aid recipe. This is probably one of the most stupid stories I’ve ever read in my entire life. The fact that this kid is an African American makes it even more embarrassing to report. You know people think…

The National Parent Teacher President Is A Black Man: Otha Thornton

The National Parent Teacher President Is A Black Man: Otha Thornton

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Wow! It always amazes me that we are still being the first to do things-It’s 2013. It goes to show you that no matter how far we’ve come, we’ve got a long way to go. Otha Thornton has beat the statistics by being the 1st African American male National Parent Teacher Association president. The next time you hear someone talking about the progress or the regress of the African American male,…

Lionsgate Aquires Screen Rights to Put Thurgood Marshall on Screen

Lionsgate Aquires Screen Rights to Put Thurgood Marshall on Screen

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  Thurgood Marshall is a legend of all legends when it comes to attorneys who fight for civil rights.  Lionsgate, the same company that pays Tyler Perry so well, has acquired the screen rights to “Devil In The Grove: Thurgood Marshall, The Groveland Boys, And The Dawn Of A New America.” The book won a Pulitzer prize and was written by Gilbert King.  The book studies how Marshall helped to save…

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