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Elvis Presley: A White Man With A Black Soul

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Elvis Presley is known as “the King of Rock and Roll.”  His music made him one of the most prolific cultural icons of the 20th century.  His unique musical style was deeply influenced by his Southern roots.  Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi and later moved to Memphis, Tennessee with his family where he began his music career in 1954. Some of Presley’s early experiences with black music and culture…

This rapper made the Forbes list with no corporate backing

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The rapper Tech N9ne is taking the country by storm with his serious “chopper style” music.   But he’s also getting respect for making the Forbes list as one of the highest-paid artists in all of hip-hop.  Most amazing is that he’s doing all of this with almost no radio play.  Here’s more about his background: Aaron Dontez Yates was born on November 8, 1971 in Kansas City, Missouri. He began rapping…

TLC slams Rihanna for the way she dresses

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April Taylor The remaining members of TLC, Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas, are speaking out about the provocative way Rihanna dresses.  Riianna recently stirred things up by wearing a see through dress to the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Awards. Rihanna was awarded with the 2014 Fashion Icon Award.  The award is given to a person whose style has significantly influenced popular culture on an international…

Canadian Art Exhibit Employee Unwittingly Invites Reality TV Star Demetria Lucas to KKK Exhibit. www.blacklikemoi.com

Canadian Art Exhibit Employee Unwittingly Invites Black Women to KKK Exhibit

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Reported by Nigel Boys Demetria L. Lucas, contributing editor at The Root and cast member of Bravo’s “Blood, Sweat, and Heels,” recently attended a conference in Montreal, Canada and became bored with the art exhibit. She asked a staff member if she could see something more interesting, so the attendant showed her an exhibition by British artists Jake and Dinos Chapman. Upon entering the exhibit Lucas and her guest were dumbstruck to see a replica of…

Kevin Hart Performing As A Teenager

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  Kevin Hart is an comedian and actor who was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  His mother, Nancy, was a single parent to him and his older brother due tot he fact that his father was a cocaine addict who spent repeated stints in jail during Hart’s childhood. Hart used comedy as a way to deal with the painful reality of his father’s addiction. Prior to pursuing his career in stand-up,…

Some ADHD drugs have side effects that might make a boy gain female body parts

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Some people in the black community are increasingly concerned that gay behavior among black boys has suddenly come into style.  This means that there are either more gay men than in the past, or the ones who are gay are becoming more open and comfortable with it.  People can be who they are meant to be, but some people say this is a trend with an underlying reason. According to…

Cornel West, Dr Boyce Watkins, black scholars speak out against racism

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We know that black people are great, but how great are we choosing to be?  The panelists for New Paradigm New York explain that our greatness goes as far as we choose to take it.  Wealth, Education, Family and Community: A New Paradigm for Black America, is an initiative created by Syracuse University professor Dr. Boyce Watkins to reshape the trajectory of African American progress by providing 21st century solutions…

Allen Iverson Gets What He Deserves From Philly

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By David Bloodsaw Say what you want, love him or hate him, but the 165 lb “little big man” Allen Iverson is not only a hall of famer, but a cultural icon. The once polarizing figure whose “practice” press conference is the most famous (and oft imitated) in history was honored by the Philadelphia Sixers with his Jersey being retired The Root reports. The crossover king took to the podium on Saturday night…

Is Rihanna Going To Be A Role Model Or Bad Girl In Her Next Album?

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By Stephanie Allen-Gobert Which way will Rihanna go? A straight reggae album, the surprised release route (Beyonce style), or using extreme sex, but with the idea of normalizing female sexuality route? America waits and wants to know! Rihanna’s last album, Unapologetic came out in November 2012. The star hasn’t gone a year without releasing new music since 2007, so it would not be a major surprise to get a new…

12 Years A Slave Actress Is Now The Face Of A High End Fashion Brand

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By: Stephanie Allen-Gobert “It’s a new era in fashion – there are no rules. It’s all about the individual and personal style, wearing high-end, low-end, classic labels, and up-and-coming designers all together.” This powerful quote by Alexander McQueen holds true to many models. It definitely holds true to the model, Lupita Nyong’o. Nyong’s is the new face of Miu Miu fashion. Miu Miu is a high fashion brand of women’s…

Zoe Vickers: The Stylist You’ll Want to Meet

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April Taylor Niki Zoe Vickers is an up and coming fashion designer who has recently relocated to Brooklyn, NY.  Brooklyn seems to be a creative haven for black artists whether they actually were born and/or grew up there or whether they were attracted to the city by its charm and apparent haven for artistry and creativity. Vickers used to work in corporate America, but decided to pursue a career in…

Magic Johnson’s Son EJ Is Headed to Reality TV

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BY:  John “Hennry” Harris Earvin “Magic” Johnson‘s son, Earvin Johnson III (E.J.) recently made the shocking  revelation on TMZ that he is gay earlier this year, prompting an array of responses and opinions from the public.  Despite all of the backlash, Magic and family appears to be standing by E.J. and giving him their full support.  “I don’t care about the backlash, if somebody doesn’t agree, that’s just tough on them. I’m gonna love my…

Jermaine and Randy Jackson Reportedly Pushing their Mother to Appeal Michael Jackson Verdict

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According to RadarOnline.com, 83 year-old Katherine Jackson is being pressured by her two “greedy” sons Jermaine and Randy Jackson to appeal the decision the jury made in Michael Jackson’s billion dollar wrongful death case. The jurors decided Michael’s doctor, Conrad Murray, was fully competent when he was hired by Jackson and there’s no reason for AEG to know that he would give Jackson surgery style anesthesiology. The trial dragged on…

Kim and Kanye Share New Photo of Baby Girl Nori

Kim and Kanye Share New Photo of Baby Girl Nori

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You have to admit that Kim and Kanye made what could be considered to be the cutest baby in all of Hollywood.   We just hope that the baby is not as weird as her parents.  Maybe they will let the little girl be normal and have a regular life.  But we’re probably just daydreaming, since that’s not going to be the case.  In fact, the world won’t let the…

Keyshia Cole’s Husband Appears to be Suicidal, but She’s Still Gonna Try to Make it Work

Keyshia Cole’s Husband Appears to be Suicidal, but She’s Still Gonna Try to Make it Work

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What do you do if your marriage is falling apart, and your husband is on Twitter talking as if he wants to die?  Keyshia Cole and her husband, NBA player Daniel “Booby” Gibson are going through this right now. Booby was on Twitter talking about someone trying to rob him.  But surprisingly, he said that he actually wanted the robber to kill him, which made the man run off. These…