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Clinton Tucker is suing Benjamin Moore for mockingly naming Brown paint colors after him. www.blacklikemoi.com

Black Man Sues Paint Company For Naming Brown Hues After Him

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  Reported by Kacie Whaley A New Jersey paint company, Benjamin Moore & Co., is being sued on the basis of racial discrimination claims made by a man who was fired by the company in March 2014. Clinton Tucker, a 34-year-old gay, black man who managed Benjamin Moore’s online store, believes that the paint company mockingly named two of their paint colors after him, treated him unfairly compared to his…

BOSS Sports | A criminologist explains: 90% of black men falsely accused of rape are accused by white women

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A few weeks ago, there was an extensive debate which occurred online over black men being falsely accused of crime, particularly rape.  Some are under the mistaken impression that the number of false accusations are so low that they are not worth mentioning without the risk of insulting those who make legitimate allegations.  Clearly, those who are inclined to believe such a thing are a) not familiar with the large…

50 Cent Dubs Jay-Z Most Overrated Rapper

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Rapper and mogul 5o Cent stopped by Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live” to discuss everything from music to success with host Andy Cohen. During 50’s appearance, he played a little game called “Plead the Fifth” where he fielded questions about, among other topics, Jay-Z and Beyonce. Cohen began by asking 50 Cent what it was like to get yelled at by Beyonce. “It’s not really bad, like her breath doesn’t…

‘Mad Men’ Actress Accused of Racism After Sharing Tribal Photo

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Mad Men actress January Jones deleted a photo she shared on Instagram after commenters accused her of racism. As part of Throwback Thursday, the 36 year old actress shared pictures of herself during an early modeling gig surrounded by two shirtless people of African descent. “I had to swap my #tbt pics because I was receiving to (sic) many negative comments and assumptions,” said the actress. She continued, saying she…

JET Magazine’s Final Issue Arrives at Newsstands on June 9

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By Andrew Scot Bolsinger The final issue of a pioneer magazine that focused on its core audience of blacks in America and expanded into the mainstream marketplace will release its final print magazine on June 9. JET Magazine will revert to an entirely online presence following its final issue as it transitions to an all-digital format. The front of its final printed magazine is an assortment of the most iconic…

Video of a tearful LeVar Burton watching the Reading Rainbow Kickstarter reach 1 million DOLLARS in donations has surfaced. www.Blacklikemoi.com

LeVar Burton Brought to Tears While Thanking “Reading Rainbow” Donors

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Reported by Kacie Whaley Video of a tearful LeVar Burton watching the Reading Rainbow Kickstarter reach $1 million in donations has surfaced. That was the goal amount of funds that Burton—former Reading Rainbow host— and his crew were hoping to raise in order to revive the long-running, award-winning children’s program. The television show— which was dedicated to sparking kids’ interest in reading from 1983-2006—is not only attempting to make its…

50 Cent Gets Laughed Off Mets Pitcher’s Mound After Weak Throw

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Rapper 50 Cent spends much of his time online mocking everyone from Floyd Mayeather to Jay-Z, but it looks like some folks who have been the bυtt of Fiddy’s jokes are about to get some payback. The rapper threw what has been called the worst pitch ever on Tuesday night prior to a Mets game. It wasn’t just a weak throw but it was also laughably off target, veering a…

Six Iranians arrested for dancing to Pharell song “Happy”

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Reported by Liku Zelleke Pharell Williams released “Happy” and, quite literally, made people across the world happy. As of May this year, more than 1,500 videos honoring the song were made in almost every country across the globe. So, when six friends in Iran were seen dancing and goofing around in time to “Happy” in a video that was posted online a couple of weeks ago, people watched it with…

13-year old girl has published several of her own books

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By Andrew Scot Bolsinger A Brooklyn eighth grader turned her hobby of reading and writing stories into a profession. Angela Content, 13, has always loved to read, according to her mother Marie. The more she read the more she wanted to write a story of her own. That drive channeled into two self-published books currently available at Amazon and other online booksellers. Marie Content told CBS New York she did…

Spider-Man 2 Soundtrack Will Feature Biggest Names In Pop Music

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By Andrew Scot Bolsinger Pharrell Williams, who is still riding the hot streak of a movie theme song that brought him an Academy Award nomination and a live performance slot during the show in March, conspired with fellow musicians Alisha Keys and Kendrick Lamar on a new track for the soon to be released “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.” MTV reported on a 47-second teaser of the song “It’s on Again,”…

Brian Mcknight Says That His Next Album Was Inspired By Beyoncé

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By: Stephanie Allen-Gobert It’s not undeniable and it’s not unbelievable, music sensation Brian McKnight is launching a project via his website McKnight360.com. The website will allow his fans to download a new song and video every month, and also be able to watch the recording processing in a series of videos he posts online. I’ve never heard of anyone doing an album that was interactive with their fans,” Brian 44,…

Taye Diggs Fires Back At Rumors Claiming He Hates Black Women

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By Lillian Armstead “The only Black woman I ever loved is my mama.” Was Taye Diggs serious when he made this statement?  Well based on a tweet he posted on his Twitter account this is not the case at all.  According to the actors Twitter account the comment was merely a joke, “Regarding the preposterous quote about black women: It is false. I have not and would never say such…

Tyler Perry’s ‘A Madea Christmas’:  Are You Going to See That One?

Tyler Perry’s ‘A Madea Christmas’: Are You Going to See That One?

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  Do you love Tyler Perry films, hate them or just don’t care?  He’s making a ton of money, but there are some people who are tired of seeing a black man in a dress.  But he’s working hard and putting them out as fast as the market will absorb them, so you can expect to see Madea again this Christmas. Here’s what Lionsgate, Perry’s distributor, has to say about…

Massive Twerking Experiment Leads to Suspensions, Lawsuits and Apologies

Massive Twerking Experiment Leads to Suspensions, Lawsuits and Apologies

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If this is your child on one of these videos, you might want to duck for cover.  This twerking video went worldwide super viral and parents were outraged.  But they were more angered by the school when the kids were suspended for violating the school’s policy on sexual harassment.  But you have to ask yourself, “What were they thinking?”  Lawsuits were threatened, and the suspensions were revoked.  So, it looks…

Waitress Talks about Getting Receipt with the words “None N*gger” on It

Waitress Talks about Getting Receipt with the words “None N*gger” on It

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Some people in this world can be so hateful that it’s disgusting.  A teen waitress found this out the hard way when someone put some nasty words on her receipt instead of actually leaving a tip.  Incidents like this one remind us of just how much racism there is left in the world and that we are not in a post-racial society.  Can a waitress sue when this kind of…