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Two days after the birthday of iconic human rights leader, El-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz (Malcolm X), his grandson, Malcolm Shabazz, was buried next to him and his wife, Dr. Betty Shabazz, at Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale, NY, according to a statement released by Shabazz family spokesperson, Terrie Williams. NewsOne has obtained his funeral program. “Malcolm Shabazz [...]
Kiera Wilmot made an honest mistake, but the police were trying to throw away her life with a felony. After the community stood up for the girl, the charges were dropped, and she was allowed to move on with her life. Well, her greatness is really starting to shine, as she was recently granted [...]
Huffington Post reported that Kansas Education Board member Steve Roberts defended himself on Tuesday after facing criticism over his use of a racial slur at a mid-April meeting while arguing that his colleagues were embracing standards that were too “politically correct.” Roberts first addressed his concerns to Ben Scott, past president of the Topeka NAACP and [...]
Rapper Tyler, the Creator is clearly not pleased with PepsiCo’s decision to pull the plug on his ridiculously odd Mountain Dew commercial that has been revered as “arguably the most racist commercial in history” by reputable scholar Dr. Boyce Watkins. Dr. Watkins’ commentary about the commercial sparked a nationwide conversation about Mountain Dew’s decision to partner [...]
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. [...]
An upcoming documentary will look at the life and career of Julius Erving, on the 30th anniversary of his only NBA championship. “The Doctor” will air on NBA TV on June 10, between games of the NBA Finals. The 90-minute program features rare footage from his ABA career. Dr. J later came to the NBA and helped [...]
Dr. Boyce Watkins and Dr. Byron Price explain how all of us are affected by prison rape and mass incarceration. Click to watch.
Bravo and Andy Cohen are joining forces to market one of the network’s highest grossing reality series. The two entities are working to build up a lot of anticipation for the three part season reunion show. The show will begin the airing April 7th, and Andy is giving viewers lots of hints and surprises to [...]
The man once known for his brilliant achievements as a world renowned neurosurgeon is now getting attention for a completely difference reason. Dr. Ben Carson has been on a controversy streak with his latest comments about gay marriage. He has also had no reservations when sharing his many other conservative views. Atlanta Black Star reports: [...]
There might be a boatload of money exchanging hands in the wrongful death lawsuit of the late Michael Jackson. According to TMZ, the family is suing for $40 billion dollars, which is a huge chunk of money. They defendant in the suit is AEG Live, an entertainment company that hired Dr. Conrad Murray. Dr. Murray [...]
By Staff Hip Hop star Kendrick Lamar Duckworth, who goes by just his first two names, is a different kind of rapper. And unlike Drake, Lil Wayne, Wale and scores of other artists who typically feature lighter-skinned or European-type models in their videos, Lamar has challenged the status quo by requesting a dark-skinned model, Brittany [...]
Professor Belinda Wallace at The University of New Mexico asks whether black people are truly free. We signed the Emancipation Proclamation, but most of us don’t feel that we’ve gotten the freedom we deserve. You can listen to the conversation here.
Is it Ok for a woman to dress sexy in the workplace? Dr. Boyce Watkins and the Reelationship Guide discuss this issue in the latest episode of Financial Lovemaking 101. Take a listen by following this link.
Here’s your exclusive first look at Golden Globe® Award-winner and Academy Award®-nominee Angela Bassett and nine-time Grammy®-winning recording artist Mary J. Blige in the upcoming Lifetime Original Movie “Betty & Coretta”. The film, premiering Saturday, February 2 at 8.7c, will tell the dual real-life stories of Coretta Scott King (Bassett) and Dr. Betty Shabazz (Blige) [...]