The 10th Annual State of the Black Union, hosted by Tavis Smiley, convened in Los Angeles on Saturday, February 28th, again bringing many of the best and brightest African-American thinkers together to air their concerns for the community during an a ...
Posted Wednesday, March 4th 2009 at 12:02PM
Born in Newark, New Jersey on April 9, 1979, Keshia Knight Pulliam entered showbiz at an early age, making TV commercials as a toddler and already landing a recurring role on Sesame Street by the age of 3. But it was on The Cosby Show that she wormed ...
Posted Wednesday, March 4th 2009 at 11:37AM
During the run-up to the 2008 presidential election, while I was still the resident political commentator on the Tom Joyner Morning Show, I caused quite a stir among the listeners, who are largely African-American, by insisting that we hold then Sena ...
Posted Wednesday, February 25th 2009 at 3:55AM
Henry Louis "Skip" Gates, Jr. was born in Piedmont, West Virginia on September 16, 1950 to Henry, Sr. and Pauline Coleman. Today, he is a world-renowned scholar and educator and the Alphonse Fletcher Professor at Harvard University.
In his capacit ...
Posted Monday, February 23rd 2009 at 12:26AM
Tyler Perry is a master at making modern morality plays which address an array of concerns of the African-American community. What makes his films feel so authentic is that his characters invariably reflect black culture in a manner which is instantl ...
Posted Friday, February 20th 2009 at 3:42PM
A broken O.J. Simpson was sentenced Friday to as much as 15 years in prison for a hotel armed robbery after a judge rejected his apology and said, "It was much more than stupidity."
The 61-year-old football Hall of Famer stood shackled and stone-f ...
Posted Tuesday, December 9th 2008 at 12:32AM
According to the Daily Mail, a newspaper in the UK, a man was shot three times in a London street for wearing a Barack Obama T-shirt. The man then launched into a tirade of racist slurs.
Is this the beginning of violence towards Blacks because of ...
Posted Tuesday, December 9th 2008 at 12:04AM
More and more people hate are saying that hate when Blacks are referred to as "African American". Some say that he term African-American should only be used for a person who was born in Africa, but currently have U.S. citizenship. What do you think? ...
Posted Monday, December 8th 2008 at 11:41PM
Actor-screenwriter Tyler Perry testified in a copyright infringement lawsuit Wednesday that he did not steal material from a woman's play for his blockbuster movie "Diary of a Mad Black Woman."
Donna West is suing Perry in federal court, arguing t ...
Posted Monday, December 8th 2008 at 11:25PM
Gay is the new black, say the protest signs and magazine covers, casting the gay marriage battle as the last frontier of equal rights for all.
Gay marriage is not a civil right, opponents counter, insisting that minority status comes from who you ...
Posted Monday, December 8th 2008 at 11:23PM
"Oops, People of Color Live There" has been published. This book provides absolute proof that a Person of Color trying to sell their home in a mixed neighborhood does not have access to the full market. Oops, People of Color Live There will provide t ...
Posted Monday, December 8th 2008 at 11:22PM
The first child born at the White House was the grandson of President Thomas Jefferson. The second child born there was his property — the African-American baby of Jefferson's two slaves.
Slaves not only helped build the White House, but also for ...
Posted Monday, December 8th 2008 at 10:59PM