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Will “Dear White People” be a Runaway Blockbuster?

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The Los Angeles premiere of the film “Dear White People” has critics wondering whether the film will be a breakaway success. The trailer for the film was premiered at Sundance where it was met with uproarious laughter. Still, given America’s uneasy relationship with race, some guests have been noticeably uncomfortable during the race satire film. Addressing that awkwardness, the film’s director says he wants people to know that it’s OK…

Former Columbia Track Star Jessica Fingers Found Dead In Dorm Room

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Authorities are now investigating what appears to be a drug overdose of Jessica Fingers. She was discovered dead Sunday morning on a Columbia University dorm floor where she attends school. As the investigation insues, tensions between the ex-track star’s brother and boyfriend heats up. NY Daily News reports: A 21-year old who entered Columbia University with a full scholarship and a bright future was found dead of a possible overdose…

Meet Harvard’s First Black Graduate

Meet Harvard’s First Black Graduate

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  President Barack Obama may be Harvard’s most famous graduate and the first to lead its Law Review. But more than 140 years ago, another black man by the name of Richard T. Greener became the first black person to earn a diploma from the esteemed Ivy League school, elev8 reports. Documents proving this fact were found in a most unlikely place: an abandoned house. Elev8 has more: Historians thought…

Tyra Banks Gets Harvard Degree, Way To Go Tyra

Tyra Banks Gets Harvard Degree, Way To Go Tyra

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  Supermodel Tyra Banks tweeted yesterday that she had finally gotten her business degree from the Harvard Business School. The former Victoria’s Secret Angel is now the recipient of an Ivy League degree at the age of 38. Banks, who had originally given up college for modeling, said that she owed it to herself to finish school. Banks posted a picture on Twitter, taken by her mother, of her posing…