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Director Steve McQueen Floored That 20% of Black Kids View Race as an Obstacle

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Americans have such a long and muddled history with racism that we sometimes forget that racism isn’t intrinsic to the U.S. Even though racists in America have willfully marginalized blacks, America is certainly not the only area of the world where blacks face discrimination. A recent study on how British children feel about their plight was so troubling that film director Steve McQueen sounded the alarm. The Guardian reports that…

Tony Parker Apologizes For Making Perceived Anti-Semitic Gesture

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By Biko Agozino Atlanta Black Star reported that the star guard of the San Antonio Spurs, Tony Parker, has apologized for a photograph that he took in 2010 with controversial French comedian, Dieudonne M’bala M’bala. A similar photo has also been published of Parker’s Spur teammate and Frenchman, Boris Diaw, with M’bala as well. In the statement of apology, Parker stated as follows: “While this gesture has been part of French…

X-Factor Contestant Says Other Black People Were Racist Toward Her

X-Factor Contestant Says Other Black People Were Racist Toward Her

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by Barry Burch Jr. Go anywhere in the world you would like to, but there are virtually no corners of it where you will not find racism.  It has permeated cultures far and wide.  America, the land of the free, ironically, leads the way.  The home of the great shows where the dream is sold to the masses that talent and hard work is rewarded, too, finds itself unable to escape the reality…

Usher To Play Boxer Sugar Ray Leonard In New Movie

Usher To Play Boxer Sugar Ray Leonard In New Movie

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        Usher has signed on to play boxer Sugar Ray Leonard in a forthcoming movie, the BBC reports. The singer confirmed the casting in an interview, explaining that if people see him running around London, it’s part of his training for the role. “I’m in preparation for a very incredible role,” Usher told the BBC. “If you see me in the corners boxing, I’m doing that while…