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Rihanna Is Going To Star In A Children’s Movie?

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By Dr. Sinclair Grey III We all know Rihanna to be a dynamic singer and entertainer, but did you know that she is venturing in something new? According to reports, the Bajan star has been cast as the leading voice character in a new 3D animated Dream Works film titled Home. The film is based on Adam Rex’s children’s book, The True Meaning of Smekday. Rihanna will be the leading…

Rita Pierson: Every kid needs a champion

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  Rita Pierson, a teacher for 40 years, once heard a colleague say, “They don’t pay me to like the kids.” Her response: “Kids don’t learn from people they don’t like.’” A rousing call to educators to believe in their students and actually connect with them on a real, human, personal level. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the…

Brandon Spikes Starts Twitter War With Patriot Fans

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By Dr. Sinclair N. Grey III Many former NFL players have alluded to playing in the NFL as modern day slavery. While some have made this statement, many of their critics have sited the millions of dollars they’ve made in such a system. Within every professional sport, there’s organization, structure, and discipline. Each year, players are cut for one reason or another. Let’s face it – it’s a business. Some…

Preposterous Pets: Hand Feeding Deadly Crocs

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    A tour guide who hand-feeds giant crocodiles is passing on his death-defying skills to his teenage daughter. Jason Vargas Aguero, 36, wows tourists by dropping meals into the predator’s gaping jaws with his hands just inches away. Now he is teaching 13-year-old daughter Jimena Vargas the basics. He said: “I am only giving her some advice so that if one day she wants to do it, she will…

Beyonce and Jay-Z hit their sixth year of Marriage: What do they mean for black people?

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By Liku Zelleke They are perceived by many to be America’s answer to royalty. They certainly have the media’s attention, they probably earn more than some of the world’s monarchs, and they have managed to lead a warm family lifestyle – a big deal when considering the pressures of their intensely busy work schedules. They are Jay Z and Beyoncé, and this April, they are celebrating their 6th wedding anniversary….

Must-See: Díck Gregory Gives Profound Advice to Young African-Americans

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Díck Gregory:  Advice to Young African American Comedian/social activist Díck Gregory has never been the type of person to shy away from the truth. The 81-year-old St. Louis, MO native has always used his gift of comedy as a tool to convey the pαin and suffëring of Black people in America. Staying true to his fight for Black people, a video of Gregory giving young African-Americans advice about entrepreneurship and advancement…

Anthony Mackie Gets His Big Break In Captain America Film

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By Andrew Scot Bolsinger Like most actors, Anthony Mackie had a role he wanted badly. Unlike many who play it cool in front of the media, Mackie isn’t hiding how thrilled he is to be cast as “Falcon” in Marvel Comics upcoming “Captain America” sequel. Such is the emotion with becoming one of the first African-American superheroes on the big screen. “When I heard I got the role I broke…

N*gger! Cracker!! Explosive CNN Panel Dedicates Whole Show To Discuss these Racist Words

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6/29/2013 – Race has been a big topic of national discussion in the last few weeks, from Paula Deen getting fired for saying the n-word to Rachel Jeantel saying the phrase “creepy-ass cracker.” CNN’s Don Lemon decided an “honest and difficult conversation” was needed, and so that’s just what he did, the end result being a very direct and honest discussion about the taboos surrounding the use of the n-word…

13 Amazing black celebrities who truly love black people

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It’s easy to call out a celebrity for doing nothing for the black community, but what about those who are doing great things?  We asked some readers to tell us which black celebrities are doing the most for the black community.  The list is below and you can tell us what you think: 1) Jamie Foxx – Jamie’s activism has been astonishing.  He not only stood up for the family…

Aretha Franklin Refuses To Acknowledge Pattie LaBelle At The White House

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By Barry Burch Jr. Who is the first person you think of when you hear the word “diva?”  Could it be Aretha Franklin?  Well how about unapologetic diva? Wait, answer that question after you have viewed the video of, yes, The unapologetic diva (see said video), refusing to acknowledge fellow diva, Patti LaBelle, at a Women of Soul concert held by the White House over the weekend.   The concert…

Oscar Voters Admit They Didn’t Watch “12 Years A Slave”

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By Barry Burch Jr. Whoever said you needed to watch a movie to determine whether to award it an Oscar or not? One rumor that stayed around for the days leading up to the 86th annual Academy Awards was that some Oscar voters did not want to watch “12 Years a Slave.”  Surprisingly for some and unsurprisingly for others, this rumor seems to be true.  According to The Huffington Post, two anonymous…

Just Ratchet: Family Breaks Into A Fight At A Formal Event

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By Barry Burch Jr. The family of the late singer Whitney Houston gathered together recently and it was not pleasant.  Whitney’s son-in-law and her nephews got into a violent fight. The gathering was supposed to be formal, according to TMZ, until things got a little too heated over a family feud, which has been simmering for quite some time.  Whitney’s nephew, Gary Michael Houston, allegedly lost total control of his temper and…

50 Cent Makes Post Suggesting P.Diddy, Rick Ross, and Steve Stoute Are Gay

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By Barry Burch Jr. Rapper 50 Cent seems to always be in some type of dispute with other rappers.  Ever since the start of his career in the mainstream, with the release of the song “Wanksta” in 2003, he has been making headlines because of it.   And even before that, when he was considered only an underground presence, he was making songs disrespecting mainstream artists.  It almost appears as…

Nicki Minaj Sued For $30M By Former Stylist

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By Lechette Walker Nicki Minaj’s former stylist, Terrence Davidson, has filed a lawsuit accusing rapper Minaj of stealing his wig designs. The intrinsically colorful wig designs that contributed to the unique success of Minaj, is a direct result of Davidson influence on her wig choices, according to her former stylist. Patti LaBelle and Jennifer Hudson are some of the celebrity clients that Davidson has worked for in the past. He…