Oscar winner, Juicy J of Three 6 Mafia and Taylor Gang fame, announced via Twitter that he will give $50,000 in scholarship money to the best twerker:
President Obama has called Antoinette Tuff, the woman credited with disarming a gunman who terrorized a Georgia elementary school earlier this week.
At the height of the crisis, Tuff cleverly built a rapport with gunman Brandon Hill, eventually convincing him to surrender peacefully to police. No one was injured.
15-year old Anthony Stokes – the Atlanta teen who was initially denied a heart transplant because of a history of “non-compliance” – has reportedly received the heart transplant he desperately needed.
Stokes’ initial denial caused a firestorm of controversy.
After a widespread backlash, the hospital changed its mind and placed him at the top of the list.
In a recent interview with BET, rapper J. Cole sounded off on a variety of heavy issues, including racial profiling and homophobia in Hip Hop.
One topic of conversation that is seldom discussed in Hip Hop is the issue of colorism.
Cole says his privilege as a lighter-skinned person has probably helped him to get where he is today.
Conservative pundits like Rush Limbaugh – and news outlets like Fox News and the Daily Caller – are sounding the alarm on what they assert is a racial double standard in media reporting.
They’ve seized on the murder of Christopher Lane, who shot and killed by three Oklahoma teenagers because they were “bored and didn’t have anything to do.”
Two of the perpetrators are black and one is white, but that hasn’t stopped these pundits from misreporting their races, and asserting that the murder was race-related.
Russell Simmons has apologized again for releasing a skit centered around the creation of a Harriet Tubman sex tape.
His outrageously poor judgement in allowing the skit to be released through his YouTube channel has ignited a firestorm of controversy.
In an interview with YouTube show BRKDWN, Simmons expressed remorse for the video, and later tweeted that he’d been in touch with Harriet Tubman’s descendants.
Sybrina Fulton – mother of Trayvon Martin – spoke out on NYC’s controversial Stop and Frisk policy yesterday.
Appearing on Meet the Press, Fulton asserted that no one should be stopped by civilians or police officers based off of their race.
“You can’t give people the authority, whether civilian or police officers the right to just stop somebody because of the color of their skin,” Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
Robin Thicke, along with producer Pharell Williams and T.I. have filed suit against the family of Marvin Gaye to protect their massive summer hit “Blurred Lines.”
The Gaye estate contends that “Blurred Lines” sounds way too similar to the Gaye classic “Got to Give It Up.”
WWE pro wrestler Darren Young casually came out to a TMZ camerman during an impromptu interview at LAX.
During a conversation about whether or not there could ever be a gay pro wrestler, Young shocked the cameraman by responding “Absolutely. Look at me. I’m a WWE Superstar and to be honest with you, I’ll tell you right now, I’m gay. And I’m happy. I’m very happy.”
Young is possibly the first active WWE wrestler to come out.
Lee Daniel’s highly-anticipated new film “The Butler,” opens this Friday.
But not everyone is excited about it. The film tells the story of a butler who spent decades in the White House, serving President after President.
In a Shadow and Act interview with actor Harry Lennix, Lennix pulls zero punches; blasting media depictions of black men, and specifically Daniel’s script for “The Butler.”