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Monday, March 3, 2014

BLACK IS BACK: Lupita Nyong'o Wins Oscar for Best Supporting Actress -- Plus "12 Years A Slave" Wins Best Film

Lupita Nyong'o Wins Oscar For Best Supporting Actress

The film industry has received a lot of criticism in the past for not recognizing Black actors and actresses, but this year's Academy Awards was quite different. 31-year old actress Lupita Nyong'o won the Best Supporting Actress award, and the same movie she starred in, 12 Days A Slave, won the Best Film award.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Say It Ain't So: Robin Thicke and Paula Patton Getting Divorced After 8 Years -- Do We Already Know Why?

Robin Thicke and Paula Patton Getting Divorced

Singer Robin Thicke, 36, and actress Paula Patton, 38, have confirmed that they are getting divorced after 8 years of marriage. They recently released a joint statement to People Magazine saying, "We will always love each other and be best friends, however, we have mutually decided to separate at this time."

Friday, February 21, 2014

OMG You Won't Believe (or Maybe You Will) What Happens When a Black Guy and a White Guy Try To Steal The Same Car -- Watch The Video

White Guy and Black Guy Break Into Same Car

Is there a difference between a white guy trying to break into a car vs a black guy? Apparently so.

Jason Roberts, a host on the YouTube channel "Simple Misfits", recently decided to create a scene where people could witness the unacceptable double standards and racism in the country. Roberts, who is white, pretended to break into his own car on a public street. Even though the car alarm repeatedly was repeatedly going off, no one seemed to car that he was breaking into the car - including a police officer who passed by.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Oprah's OWN Network To Debut A New Talkshow -- Yep, You Guessed It -- "The Tyler Perry Show"

The Tyler Perry Show

Filmmaker Tyler Perry will soon be the star of his own talk show called Tyler, The Tyler Perry Show on Oprah's OWN network. Perry revealed the big news in a Instagram post that he posted saying “Look what I’m working on.” The picture was of himself on the set.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Steve Harvey Is Back With A Sequel Called "Think Like A Man Too" -- Due In Theaters This Summer

Think Like A Man Too

Just two years after Think Like A Man grossed nearly $100 million in the box office, the franchise is back with a sequel called Think Like A Man Too. The highly successful romantic comedy film, based on Steve Harvey’s best-seller, is already building up excitement.

13, 14 and... This Atlanta Family Just Welcomed Their 15th Child

Adkins Family With 15 Children From Atlanta

LaChelle Adkins of McDonough, Georgia, recently gave birth to her 13th child. That makes a total of 15 children for her and husband, Jerome, who has two children from a previous marriage. With that many children, the Adkins family is large enough to have their own reality show, and LaChelle says that she would welcome that opportunity.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Man Found Guilty On Four Counts of Attempted Murder (But Only Attempted Murder) After Killing Black Teen For Playing Loud Music

Michael Dunn, the man who shot and killed 17-year-old Jordan Davis after a heated argument between the two over loud music in Jacksonville, Florida, was recently found guilty on three counts of 2nd-degree murder and one count of throwing a deadly missile. But the jury deadlocked on the 1st degree murder count (the charge for actually killing Davis). Later, a mistrial was declared on that 1st degree murder count.

Rapper Lil Kim Is Pregnant and "Can't Wait To Be A Mom" -- But Won't Reveal Who's The Father

Rapper Lil Kim is Pregnant

Rapper Lil Kim is pregnant, and excited about being a mom. The 39-year old recently made the announcement during the Blonds Fashion Week after-party hosted by MAC Cosmetics at Gilded Lily in New York City.

Friday, February 14, 2014

The Truth About Valentine's Day -- You Won't Believe Where This Holiday Originated

The Truth About Valentine's Day

Every year on February 14th, millions of people around the world celebrate Valentine's Day. It is usually celebrated in the form of a man buying flowers, candy and/or a greeting card for his wife or girlfriend. He is generally expected to also take her to dinner that night. Some men even do this for their mothers, grandmothers, and other women in the family - especially if they are single.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Caught Red-Handed! Ex-New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin Found Guilty on 20 of 21 Charges of Corruption

Ray Nagin Convicted on Corruption Charges

Ray Nagin, the former mayor of New Orleans could be headed to prison, as he was recently found guilty of many counts of corruption. A jury has just returned guilty verdicts on 20 of the 21 counts of corruption and bribery that he faced. The trial lasted just 9 days, but Nagin, who is 57 years old, could be sentenced to as much as 20 years in a federal penitentiary.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

President Obama Launches "My Brother’s Keeper" Initiative to Help Black and Hispanic Men

President Obama's My Brothers Keeper Project
President Obama is launching a new project for Black and Hispanic men called "My Brother's Keeper". The initiative will aim to get commitments from foundations, businesses and community groups to help such young minority men improve their employment opportunities. The initiative will also help address certain criminal justice practices and guidelines that affect minority men.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Study Says Abortion Rate at Lowest Level Since 1973

African American Abortion Billboard

Remember this controversial billboard from a few years ago? The group behind it, ThatsAbortion.com, was making an attempt to inform the public that more African American children die as a result of abortion than for any other reason.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Tameka Foster-Raymond and More To Star in New VH1 Series, "Atlanta Exes"

Atlanta Exes Starring Tameka Foster Raymond
Tameka Foster-Raymond, ex-wife of international pop star Usher, will star in the new VH1 series Atlanta Exes - a spin-off of the popular series Hollywood Exes. Also, starring in the series will be Christina Johnson (ex-wife of Cee-Lo Green), Monyetta Shaw (ex-fiancee of Ne-Yo), Sheree Buchanan (ex-wife of former pro football player Ray Buchanan), and Torrei Hart (ex-wife of Kevin Hart).

Lifetime Network Airs Biopic About U.S. Olympic Champion Gabby Douglas Starring Regina King

Gabby Douglas Story on Lifetime

This week, Lifetime Network is airing an original biopic about U.S. Olympic Champion Gabby Douglas. Produced by Sony Pictures TV, the made-for-TV movie follows Douglas from childhood when she began formal gymnastics as a 6-year-old to her gold medal victory as a champion in the 2012 Olympics. The film is directed by Gregg Champion (best known for Lifetime’s Amish Grace) and written by Maria Nation (best known for Lifetime’s The Two Mr. Kissels).

Monday, January 13, 2014

Interracial Couple in Georgia Upset Over Racial Slur on Parking Ticket

Interracial Couple in Georgia Upset Over Jungle Fever Parking Ticket

Sam and Candea Aarons, an interracial couple from Atlanta area, Georgia, are highly upset after they recently discovered an offensive racial slur written on their valet ticket after picking up their car.