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Marlon Wayans Slammed For Lame Jokes About African Culture at 2014 MTV African Music Awards

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Reported by Andrew Scot Bolsinger Actor Marlon Wayans acted like he didn’t know much about Africa in an ill-advised attempt at geographic humor during his recent stint as the host of the 2014 MTV African Music Awards. The reviews are in and they aren’t kind. Wayans’ jokes focused on obvious stereotypes like distance runners and the wildlife. He rode onto the stage in a rickshaw and then mispronounced cultural names….

The Real Reason Why Mos Def (Yasiin Bey) May’ve Been Banned From the U.S.

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By Andrew Scot Bolsinger Yasiin Bey’s politics and personal life have thwarted his professional career, according to news reports. Bey, best known as the rapper Mos Def, cited “legal” issues for his cancelled tour. “We regret to inform you that due to immigration/legal issues Yasiin Bey is unable to enter back into the United States and his upcoming US tour has been canceled,” The Together music festival in Boston posted…

Nelson Mandela’s Funeral Set To Broadcast Around The World December 15th

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By: Britt L The world is still mourning the death of South African leader and philanthropist Nelson Mandela, who died Thursday at the age of 95. Memories, photographs, and the outpouring of love hasn’t stopped since the reports of the Nobel Peace Prize winner’s death. Nelson Mandela will be buried in a state funeral on Sunday, December 15. President Jacob Zuma confirmed Friday that Mandela will be laid to rest…

South Africans Embrace “Mandela” Critics Cry Propoganda

South Africans Embrace “Mandela” Critics Cry Propoganda

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by Greg B. According to Reuters the recent release of the film Mandela in South Africa has an expected warm and cold acceptance. “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”, which stars Idris Elba opened in South Africa with high emotions and critics not pleased with the facts in the movie. The film which is two hours long, attempts to capture 60 years of the freedom fighter’s life, including 27 years in…

Idris Elba Plays Convincing Role in “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”

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By Lillian Armstead The actor Idris Elba who is playing the role of Nelson Mandela in the movie “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” spent countless hours studying video footage and rehearsing scripts to understand the mind, mannerism and speech of the 95 year old Nelson Mandela. Elba was convinced that he could transform himself into the former South African leader during the six months of filming in South Africa. Not…

Zimbabwe President Opens a “Blacks Only” Stock Exchange?

Zimbabwe President Opens a “Blacks Only” Stock Exchange?

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Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe is probably one of the most controversial leaders in the world.  He is determined to make everything black-owned, even if by force.  Is this fair to those who are having their assets taken?  Some say “no,” but others point to years of colonialism, where whites were the ones going to Africa and taking things for themselves.  His new economic plans are considered to be harmful to…

Nelson Mandela’s Family Is Already Fighting Over His Money

Nelson Mandela’s Family Is Already Fighting Over His Money

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Although Nelson Mandela isn’t doing well, his legacy continues. Jennifer Hudson and Terrence Howard are scheduled to appear in a biopic as Winnie and Nelson Mandela. Nelson Mandela is a phenomenal man, whose history is as remarkable as that of most great countries. September 6 2013 the world will be able to see The story of Nelson Mandela and his wife come to life. The big problem for Mandela is that, in…

Nelson Mandela Still in the Hospital, Hanging On

Nelson Mandela Still in the Hospital, Hanging On

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Nelson Mandela is a very strong man.  He’s been in the hospital for days at a time, and every time people think he’s gone, he keeps holding on.   The former South African president is now recovering from a lung infection and the country is praying that he will be OK. The government has been mum on his condition, but say that he is in serious condition.  Children are singing…

A Proud Moment: Nelson Mandela’s Face Appears on South African Currency

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Nelson Mandela is 94 years old, but he’s lived enough for all of us.   His life has had the ups and downs of a hero, and millions have been helped and inspired by his extraordinary sacrifices.  Mandela’s greatness was immortalized this week when his face was put on currency that is now in circulation in South Africa. These are the first South African bank notes to carry the image…

“Think Like a Man” Was Actually Never Banned from France, but It Might as Well Have Been

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by Dr. Boyce Watkins Newsone.com is reporting that the popular Steve Harvey film, “Think Like a Man,” was never banned in France.  The banning had been originally reported by numerous websites, including BET, The Root, TheYBF, GlobalGrind,TheGrio, HelloBeautiful and Your Black World.  This shows what can happen when one website after another picks up on faulty information.   We apologize for contributing to the mess. But while “Think Like a Man” hasn’t been…

Oprah Overjoyed at Her School’s First Graduation

Oprah Overjoyed at Her School’s First Graduation

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    Oprah Winfrey cried Saturday when she announced the inaugural Class of 2011 at the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa. The talk show queen and media mogul gave a touching speech to the class at the institute in Henley-on-Klip South Africa. Her 72 graduating students are all headed to universities across South Africa and the united States, undergoing courses in various subjects including medicine, law,…

Woman Tries to Smuggle Cocaine Through Airport In Dreads

Woman Tries to Smuggle Cocaine Through Airport In Dreads

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    According to Madame Noire: The 23-year-old South African woman was caught attempting to smuggle 1.5 kilograms of cocaine in her dreadlocks on a flight to Bangkok. Authorities arrested her and held her in the capital yesterday after customs officers noticed a suspicious white substance in her hair, according to the Daily Mail. After a search, it was discovered that she matted the drug into her dreads before boarding…