January 15th, 2018 will be filled with remembrance and celebration of black creativity and strength at the 49th Annual NAACP Image Awards. The show will be held on Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and include some of the most talented and hardworking black artist in film, television, music, and literature. Ava Duvernay, Issa Rae, Chance … Continue reading Issa Rae, Dear White People, Get Out, and more nominated in the 49th Annual NAACP Image Awards. Full List
I don't like the film Coming to America, I don't know the words to the classic song, Fire and Desire, and I don't know how to play spades. What does this all mean? It means, if word gets out, I could have my coveted black card revoked! *shivers*. I'll probably be ok but the contestants … Continue reading Black Card Revoked is Coming to BET!
Needle Paw, the first solo album from Hiatus Kayote's lead singer Nai Palm, has dropped today. Hiatus Kaiyote is a futuristic neo-soul band from Melbourne, Australia. The band dropped their first album, Tawk Tomahawk in 2013 which included the Grammy nominated song, Nakamarra ft. Q-Tip. In 2015, they released the superb, Choose Your Weapon, which artist's Anderson .Paak, … Continue reading Hiatus Kaiyote’s Lead Singer, Nai Palm, Drops First Solo Album: Needle Paw
The trailer for the new Showtime series, Chi has been released and it looks beautifully intense. Actress, writer, and Chicago native, Lena Waithe is the creator behind the new show. Waithe recently won an Emmy for best Comedy Writing for her work on the Netflix series, Master of None, making her the first African-American woman … Continue reading First Look: Lena Waithe’s New Drama, The Chi
As if the first Black Panther trailer wasn't exciting enough, Marvel released a part 2 and a poster that will blow your wig off! In this extended trailer, we get to witness more of the beautiful Wakanda landscape, action packed chases, and a glimpse of Chadwick Boseman's Wakanda accent. Did I mention that work from Gil Scott-Heron and Vince … Continue reading Black as Hell! New Black Panther Trailer Includes Work from Gil Scott Heron and Vince Staples.
Colin Kaepernick's patience has been tested and is finally up. Reports say, he is working with high-profile attorney, Mark Geragos, to file a grievance against NFL for collusion. According to ESPN.com, “Collusion occurs when two or more teams, or the league and at least one team, join to deprive a player of a contractually earned right. … Continue reading Colin Kaepernick to file grievance against NFL owners for collusion
Attention all black women, men, children, and people who want to see black folks prosper; be sure to watch or DVR (this counts in the ratings) the premier of The Rundown with Robin Thede tonight on BET. Thede, a comedian, writer, and now late night host, will discuss an array of topics on her show including … Continue reading The Rundown with Robin Thede premieres tonight on BET!
Tonight, VH1 will air the Hip Hop Honors: The 90's Game Changers. The creatives honored tonight brought a unique quality to the iconic decade of music, television, and film. Nominees include The Diva who, "Doesn't know her", Mariah Carey, producer and So So Def founder, Jermaine Dupree, comedian and creator of the classic sitcom, Martin, … Continue reading Hip Hop Honors: The 90’s Game Changers. Check Out Their Best Work
August 27th, 1992, marked the premiere of an episode entitled, Beauty and the Beast, the first episode to introduce Martin Payne, Gina Waters, Pamela James, Tommy Strawn, and Cole Brown in the classic, Fox sitcom Martin. Here, Martin gets into some hot water with his girlfriend over some misogynistic comments on his radio show; the first of … Continue reading Martin Celebrates 25 Years! A Look Back at Some of the Best Music Moments
A heavy rainstorm and massive mudslide in Sierra Leone has displaced around 20,000 people and killed 500. Officials say there are at least 600 people still missing and feared to be dead. The heavy rain caused a mudslide from the slopes of the nearby Mount Sugar Loaf which covered the fragile houses close to the … Continue reading Sierra Leone Mudslide Death Toll to Exceed 500. How you can help.