On Wednesday, January 20, a young Black woman protestor, looking for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, disrupted a news conference at the United States Conference of Mayors in Washington, D.C.
On January 18, 2016, DeRay McKesson joined Stephen Colbert on his late night talk show where he talked about Campaign Zero and white privilege with the host.
Jamie Foxx is many things: an Academy-Award winning actor, TV star, and singer. But his heroism at a car crash near his home in Los Angeles proved none of his accolades bar him from risking his life to save another’s.
ABC News reported that 32-year-old Brett Kyle was driving in Foxx’s neighborhood while under the influence on Monday night. After hitting a drainage ditch while driving at a high speed, Kyle’s car turned over and burst into flames. Two witnesses ran to help, one of them being Foxx.
A solid congratulation is in order for rapper Wale.
On Tuesday, January 12, Wale became the first rapper to ever open a State of the Union address.
Thirteen years after her death, Celia Cruz will be honored with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s award show.
“Each year, the Academy has the distinct privilege of honoring those who have greatly contributed to our industry and cultural heritage, and this year we have a gifted and brilliant group of honorees,” President/CEO of the Recording Academy Neil Portnow said according to The Latin Times. “Their exceptional accomplishments, contributions, and artistry will continue to influence and inspire generations to come.”
This year’s Oscars nominations are so lacking in diversity that it is almost shocking. Now, two years in a row, the #OscarsSoWhite narrative is fitting. This short video from YouTube blogger and magical Black girl, Franchesca Ramsey (@Chescaleigh), shows just how White these nominations truly are using nail polish to tell the story. It’s both funny and sad.
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For the second year in a row, the annual Oscars ceremony will be unmistakably…white.
The Academy Award nominations were announced early Thursday morning. Snubs, no doubt, are expected. Upsets happen. But in the midst of growing criticism for Hollywood’s lack of diversity, it’s hard not seeing this year’s nominations as egregious erasure.
Many White folks congratulate themselves for not being racist. YouTube star Franchesca Ramsey made a funny but cringe-worthy video about “not racist White people” that gets right to the heart of this conversation. But, this video published at The Guardian, featuring 2015 Man Booker Prize winning Jamaican writer Marlon James, explains why this mentality is so harmful.
For the first time in the series, TLC’s “Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta” will be featuring a transgender bride in search of the perfect gown for the wedding of her dreams.
The lucky lady? Precious Davis, an activist from the Hyde Park neighborhood in Chicago. In the new episode which airs on Friday, she will share the story of her romance with Myles Brady, a fellow activist from the same area.
Kendrick Lamar saw a lot of success since releasing “To Pimp a Butterfly” like debuting at the top of the Billboard 200 Chart, being ranked as the best album of 2015 by publications like Rolling Stone, Billboard, and Pitchfork Media, and most notably, the album was nominated for Album of the Year and Best Rap Album at the 58th Grammy Awards. Commercially, the album had sold 750,000 copies by the end of 2015.