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  • newMalia Obama to attend Harvard but not before 2017
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s daughter Malia will take a year off after graduating high school in June before attending Harvard University in 2017, the president and his wife said Sunday in a long-awaited announcement.Harvard encour…
    - 8 hours ago 1 May 16, 3:36pm -
  • new‘Canada’s Black Guy’ has a message for black Americans
    It looks like Canada’s ready for us.This video below is meant to be a joke of course. Right? Wait it *is* a joke, right?RELATED: 5 places black people can move if Donald Trump wins the presidencyEither way …
    - 9 hours ago 1 May 16, 2:11pm -
  • newTough love or abuse? Father bloodies son while boxing as punishment
    Is this appropriate punishment or child abuse?  Watch the video below of ‘father boxes son.’From our friends at ROLLING OUT:Travis Sellers believed that he was providing the proper discipline for his son when he told him to …
    - 12 hours ago 1 May 16, 11:48am -
  • newCSX train derails in Washington, DC; possible hazardous leak
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A CSX freight train derailed in Washington, D.C., on Sunday morning, sending several cars off the tracks and spilling hazardous material from three cars, emergency officials said.No injuries were immediately reported. Doug Buchan…
    - 13 hours ago 1 May 16, 10:37am -
  • newDivorced Couple Create Greeting Card Line for Ex’s
    Ken and Wanda Bass were married for fifteen years before they divorced in 2002.While any failed marriage is sad, the couple believes that a failed marriage does not have to be the end of family relations and good communication …
    - 13 hours ago 1 May 16, 10:16am -


  • newMalawi: China Promises More 'Buffet' of Assistance
    [Nyasa Times] President Arthur Peter Mutharika says the strengthening of Malawi-China ties over the years has been a double edged sword which has benefited people of both nations through infrastructure development, social and academic exchanges among…
    - 9 hours ago 1 May 16, 2:27pm -
  • newNigeria: Former Diplomat Hamzat Ahmadu Dies
    [Premium Times] A former Nigerian Ambassador to the U.S., Hamzat Ahmadu, is dead.
    - 9 hours ago 1 May 16, 2:25pm -
  • newTanzania: President Magufuli Cuts Employee Tax
    [Citizen] President John Magufuli has reduced pay as you earn (paye) charged on salaries from 11 percent to nine percent. Dr Magufuli said it today when addressing the May day celebrations in Dodoma that the move aims at alleviating a burden which wo…
    - 9 hours ago 1 May 16, 2:24pm -
  • newZimbabwe: Sex for Land Rife in Chisumbanje
    [Zimbabwe Standard] Wedzerai Gwenzi from Chisumbanje asks with regret why his late father abandoned his family to join the liberation struggle.
    - 9 hours ago 1 May 16, 2:11pm -
  • newZimbabwe: China's Environmental Footprint in Zimbabwe
    [Zimbabwe Standard] Having managed to effectively soil relations with the Western world, the Zimbabwe government's hopes for economic revival were all placed in the Look East policy -- which saw the country intensifying business linkages with Asian b…
    - 10 hours ago 1 May 16, 1:31pm -
  • newZimbabwe: ZPC Kariba Grill Chicken Inn
    [Zimbabwe Standard] A SOLITARY goal by ZPC Kariba striker Tineyi Chitora was enough to sink defending champions Chicken Inn at Nyamhunga Stadium yesterday.
    - 10 hours ago 1 May 16, 1:30pm -
  • newMalawi: Bullets and Wanderers Draw
    [Nyasa Times] It was another Blantyre derby draw, but one in which Mighty Be Forward Wanderers and Nyasa Big Bullets could genuinely claim that the honours had ended evenly.
    - 10 hours ago 1 May 16, 1:29pm -
  • newZimbabwe: Time to Align Media Laws With New Charter
    [Zimbabwe Standard] ZIMBABWE will on Wednesday join the rest of the world in commemorating World Press Freedom Day amid growing concerns over the deteriorating media environment and lack of commitment by government to align media laws to the constitu…
    - 10 hours ago 1 May 16, 1:25pm -
  • newZimbabwe: Schoolchildren Face Bleak Second Term
    [Zimbabwe Standard] Some parents and guardians were yesterday making last-minute efforts to raise and deposit schools fees for their children at various banks, while also shopping for uniforms, stationery and groceries ahead of schools opening on Tue…
    - 10 hours ago 1 May 16, 1:24pm -
  • newKenya: Kenya Burns Huge Pile of Ivory in Bid to Stop Poaching
    [Al Jazeera] Kenya's president has set fire to 105 tonnes of elephant ivory and more than 1 tonne of rhino horn, in a statement against the trade in ivory and products from endangered species.
    - 10 hours ago 1 May 16, 1:21pm -
  • newMalawi: Police Bank On Citizen Participation to Curb Crime
    [Nyasa Times] The Malawi Police Service is calling for the country's citizenry to partake in community policing initiatives if the rate of crime, which is currently at alarming rate, is to drop.
    - 10 hours ago 1 May 16, 1:20pm -
  • newMalawi: Kaliati Urges Malawi Journalists to Work With Govt
    [Nyasa Times] Minister of Information, Communications Technology and Civic Education, Patricia Kaliati has urged journalists in the country to work with Government by giving people the right information on critical issues in a bid to empower them.
    - 10 hours ago 1 May 16, 1:19pm -
  • newAngola: Petro Beat Interclub in Qualifying Stage
    [ANGOP] Luanda -Petro de Luanda hardly defeated Interclube Friday, by 112-109 in a game of the first round of the qualifying stage of the National Championship of senior men's basketball (Bic Basket).
    - 10 hours ago 1 May 16, 1:18pm -
  • newKenya: Democracy On Trial?
    [Al Jazeera] In this episode of Head to Head, Mehdi Hasan challenges former Prime Minister Raila Odinga on the state of Kenya's "tribal" democracy, political violence, impunity and corruption, and the rise of al-Shabab.
    - 10 hours ago 1 May 16, 1:18pm -
  • newAngola: Minister Clarifies On Water Quality in Luanda
    [ANGOP] Cambambe -The current situation of water quality in the province of Luanda was clarified Friday, in the municipality of Cambambe, province of Kwanza Norte, by the minister of Energy and Water, João Baptista Borges.
    - 10 hours ago 1 May 16, 1:15pm -
  • newAngola: Second Central of Cambambe Dam Starts Generating Power in June
    [ANGOP] Cambambe -The first turbine of the second central that is located in the Hydroelectric Dam of Cambambe (AHC), which will generate 175 megawatts of power, will start operating on June 30, the minister of Energy and Waters, João Baptista Borge…
    - 10 hours ago 1 May 16, 1:13pm -
  • newMalawi: Chaponda Outlines Measures to Offset Food Shortages
    [Nyasa Times] Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development Dr. George Chaponda has announced that government has initiated short, medium and long term measures to reverse the loaming food security crisis in the country.
    - 10 hours ago 1 May 16, 1:13pm -
  • newMalawi: All Set for Blantyre Half Marathon
    [Nyasa Times] The long awaited Blantyre Half Marathon is all set for Sunday as Malawi's competition starved athletes get the rare chance to contest.
    - 10 hours ago 1 May 16, 1:12pm -
  • newAngola: Elections in Petro De Luanda to Be Held in July
    [ANGOP] Luanda -The elections in Petro de Luanda team will be held on July 2, 2016, according to recommendations from the Annual General Meeting, held last Saturday at the headquarters of the club.
    - 10 hours ago 1 May 16, 1:11pm -
  • newAngola: Petro Defeat d'Agosto in National Classic
    [ANGOP] Luanda -Petro de Luanda added more points in the first division National Basketball Championship (BIC-Basket), in men's category, after defeating last Saturday their arch-rival 1º de Agosto by 94-87, in the Victorino Cunha arena, in Luanda.
    - 10 hours ago 1 May 16, 1:10pm -
  • newSierra Leone: Cocoa Farms Spring Back to Life
    [Al Jazeera] As Mary Sia Kombo walks through the trees and shrubs of her family's cocoa farm, images of her father flood her memory.
    - 11 hours ago 1 May 16, 12:59pm -
  • newZimbabwe: Economy Under Threat of Using U.S. Dollar
    [Zimbabwe Standard] Zimbabwe's privilege of using the United States dollar as its major medium of exchange is under threat amid revelations the currency is being smuggled out of the country on a massive scale.
    - 12 hours ago 1 May 16, 12:08pm -
  • newSouth Africa: SA Express Grounded
    [] Pretoria -The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) has suspended SA Express air operator certificate following non-compliance from the operator.
    - 12 hours ago 1 May 16, 11:59am -
  • newZimbabwe: MDC-T Leader Speaks On Violence, Reconciliation
    [Zimbabwe Standard]  Public hearings have been conducted throughout the country by members of Parliament on the NPRC Bill. During the hearings the issue of reconciliation was very emotive among participants. Would you like to add your voice as a cit…
    - 12 hours ago 1 May 16, 11:52am -
  • newNigeria: Nigerian Troops Discover Boko Haram Bomb Factory - Report
    [Premium Times] Nigerian troops on Friday discovered a Boko Haram factory bomb making factory, an official has said.
    - 12 hours ago 1 May 16, 11:49am -
  • newSouth Africa: Julius Malema Vows to Seize White-Owned Land
    [Al Jazeera] The leader of South Africa's opposition Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) movement has launched his party's campaign for the upcoming local elections, promising to rescue citizens from poverty, unemployment and corrupt government.
    - 18 hours ago 1 May 16, 5:21am -
  • newZimbabwe: Mujuru Ruins Mugabe Plot
    [Zimbabwe Standard] ZANU PF, which is facing a plethora of economic and political challenges ahead of the 2018 elections, has hatched a plot to derail Joice Mujuru's Zimbabwe People First (ZimPF) project by taking back most of its members that had be…
    - 19 hours ago 1 May 16, 5:07am -
  • newKenya: Conjoined Twins Born in Mombasa Die
    [Nation] Two conjoined twins born at the Coast Provincial General Hospital in Mombasa died early Sunday morning.
    - 19 hours ago 1 May 16, 4:59am -
  • newZimbabwe: Tsvangirai Drops Poll Boycott
    [Zimbabwe Standard] The Morgan Tsvangirai led MDC-T has ended its election boycott and will now contest the 2018 general polls despite its "No Reforms, No Elections" campaign adopted in 2014.
    - 19 hours ago 1 May 16, 4:44am -
  • newKenya: Body of Lucy Kibaki Arrives From London
    [Capital FM] Nairobi -The body of the former First Lady Lucy Kibaki has arrived in the country from London.
    - 22 hours ago 1 May 16, 1:37am -

Richard Prince's Journal-isms

  • Acel Moore, Icon and Pioneer, Dies at 75
    February 13, 2016 Longtime Philly columnist was left paralyzed in 2010 (2/13/16); Gwen Ifill wins in candidates' debate; Obama live from Illinois on CNN,…
    - 78 days ago 13 Feb 16, 12:58pm -
  • Gwen Ifill Wins in Candidates' Debate
    February 12, 2016 Co-moderator asks Democrats about white people; Obama live from Illinois on CNN, MSNBC, but not Fox; ex-Mexican president laughs at Trum…
    - 79 days ago 12 Feb 16, 10:05pm -
  • Now It's the Girls on the Bus
    February 10, 2016 NBC's Welker often "the only black woman in the room"; columnists turn attention to deadly football head injuries; . . and others to cr…
    - 81 days ago 10 Feb 16, 10:45pm -
  • Michael Feeney, Mentor With a Purpose
    February 8, 2016 Service in Harlem sanctuary has feel of NABJ meeting; NYU J-students say they were profiled at Rubio event; critic gives CBS "solid grade…
    - 83 days ago 8 Feb 16, 11:55pm -
  • Barred From Their Own Homes
    February 5, 2016 People of color victimized by NYPD tactic, reporters find; . . . one woman's list of 13 black investigative reporters; Dallas Morning New…
    - 86 days ago 5 Feb 16, 10:11pm -
  • CNN Pushes Back on Ted Cruz Allegation
    February 3, 2016 Texan cites network in spreading falsehood about Carson; reporter fired over fabrications, impersonations; Michael Feeney fund exceeds $2…
    - 88 days ago 3 Feb 16, 10:44pm -
  • Michael Feeney Fund Quickly Raises $15,000
    February 1, 2016 "Doctors didn't see this coming," mom says of fatal illness; Cruz, Sanders say Iowa results have messages for media; Palin squirms when…
    - 90 days ago 1 Feb 16, 10:16pm -
  • Michael Feeney of N.Y. News, NABJ Dies at 32
    January 31, 2016 "You were so about diversity in the newsroom, in life . . ." (1/31/16); whites believed ready for local initiatives on race; Birmingham T…
    - 91 days ago 31 Jan 16, 9:24pm -
  • Truth and Reconciliation, American Style
    January 29, 2016 Whites believed ready for local initiatives on race; Birmingham Times sold to foundation devoted to training; more Michigan water tests a…
    - 93 days ago 29 Jan 16, 10:35pm -
  • What if the "Militants" Were Not White?
    January 27, 2016 Response to Oregon standoff has invited comparisons; N.Y. Times could have made "real difference" in Flint; Trump boycott leads to "sense…
    - 95 days ago 27 Jan 16, 10:59pm -
  • The White Girls' Shirts Spelled "Ni**er"
    January 25, 2016 Some blur faces -- media "cautious with a hurtful image"; Japanese-Americans still fighting use of "Jap"; frustration builds among blacks…
    - 97 days ago 25 Jan 16, 10:24pm -
  • Madame Noire Tops Black-Oriented Websites
    January 22, 2016 Women's site leads The Root and BET in unique visitors; Detroit photog captures Flint tragedy for Time cover; #OscarsSoWhite morphs into…
    - 22 Jan 16, 10:20pm -
  • Latinos "Punch Below Their Weight"
    January 20, 2016 Despite numbers, voting influence seen as limited; black Dallas paper loses Martin Luther King Jr. parade; pundit fired after calling Fli…
    - 20 Jan 16, 10:32pm -
  • Dallas Paper Closes Community Sections
    January 15, 2016 Morning News cuts 13 "neighborsgo" jobs; Trump boots N.Y. Times reporter from campaign event; N.Y. Daily News promotes Eric Barrow to spo…
    - 15 Jan 16, 10:29pm -
  • TV Not for Obama's Progressive Critics of Color
    January 13, 2016 Some wish "State of the Union" addressed race issues; Trump rejects white nationalists but embraces "anger"; Al Jazeera America, praised…
    - 13 Jan 16, 11:44pm -
  • Sean Penn Scored on Ethics of "El Chapo" Interview
    January 11, 2016 Sean Penn scored on ethics of "El Chapo" interview; insult to journalists" to give drug lord approval; David Bowie fans span races, gen…
    - 11 Jan 16, 10:20pm -
  • Will the "Spotlights" Shine in Many Colors?
    January 9, 2016   Investigative teams usually a "white male crowd"; N.Y. Muslims win another victory over illegal surveillance; "NABJ baby" says advocac…
    - 9 Jan 16, 10:13pm -
  • Obama Cheered, Mocked Over Gun Moves
    January 6, 2016 AP says measures would not have stopped slaughters; AP nixes "militiamen" term in Oregon, favors "armed men"; Maynard Institute is "recons…
    - 6 Jan 16, 10:44pm -
  • What if Oregon Militants Were Black or Muslim?
    January 4, 2016 Treatment of armed white protesters at issue; how Trump would have delivered the Gettysburg Address; Albor Ruiz column cut from N.Y. Daily…
    - 4 Jan 16, 10:20pm -
  • "Media Throng" Follows Cosby to Court
    December 30, 2015 Daily News cover: "He said-she said" 55 times over; N.Y. Times says a white Tamir Rice would be alive today; . . . media want cameras fo…
    - 30 Dec 15, 10:32pm -
  • Diversity's Greatest Hits, 2015
    December 28, 2015 A year in the quest for news media that look like America: Police violence; gun violence; Donald Trump, seriously; fear of Muslims; the…
    - 28 Dec 15, 10:16pm -
  • Unarmed or Shot in the Back
    December 23, 2015 Atlanta reporters uncover fate of victims of Ga. police; Washington Post pulls cartoon depicting Cruz, daughters; Disney wants out of Fu…
    - 23 Dec 15, 10:52pm -
  • Putin "Creates Climate" for Killing Journalists
    December 21, 2015 Trump accepts Russian's praise, says guilt not proved; Rubio, Cruz not the Latino candidates many expected; Success story: "Why I stoppe…
    - 21 Dec 15, 10:07pm -
  • Journalists Follow Their Passions
    December 18, 2015 Our latest list of nonfiction books by journalists of color or those of special interest to them — the second of two — features jour…
    - 18 Dec 15, 9:58pm -
  • Norris Leaving NPR to "Grow" Race Project
    December 17, 2015 Host says effort might expand beyond journalism (12/17/15); recycled Baltimore images — how true?; Editorial: Despite mistrial, "damag…
    - 17 Dec 15, 10:29pm -
  • Recycled Baltimore Images — How True?
    December 16, 2015 With mistrial, opportunity to repeat prior mistakes; Editorial: Despite mistrial, "damaging" testimony emerged; critics say GOP debaters…
    - 16 Dec 15, 10:48pm -
  • Fallout Over a Dismissal at Poynter
    December 14, 2015 Mentors, mentees follow Kenny Irby to new program; NABJ founders see "back to the future" on diversity; climate agreement falls short of…
    - 14 Dec 15, 11:21pm -
  • Journalists Who Rocked Their World
    December 11, 2015 Our latest list of nonfiction books by journalists of color or those of special interest to them — the first of two — gives us a ch…
    - 11 Dec 15, 10:28pm -
  • Pulley Stepping Down as Hampton J-Dean
    December 11, 2015 Business journalist takes N.Y. public relations job (12/11/15); media turn up heat on Trump; should reporters be packing heat?; HuffPost…
    - 11 Dec 15, 12:57pm -
  • Media Turn Up Heat on Trump
    December 9, 2015 It's policies, not personality, after anti-Muslim comments; should reporters be packing heat?; HuffPost rebuffs NABJ request to correct f…
    - 9 Dec 15, 10:40pm -

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Politics 365

  • newSanders Raises $25 Million in April, Down 40% From March

    - 7 hours ago 1 May 16, 4:18pm -
  • Experience and Resume: Catherine Pugh Wins Big in Baltimore
    On the first anniversary of the riots in Baltimore in the wake of the police involved death of Freddie Gray, Maryland State Senator Catherine Pugh won an extremely competitive race for Mayor. The Baltimore Mayor’s race featured a millionaire, a mil…
    - 4 days ago 27 Apr 16, 9:01pm -
  • Edwards Fights to Become Only Second Black Woman in the US Senate in 227 Years
    Only One in 227 Years… and Fighting. The drama that needlessly surrounded the statewide run of Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.) vs. Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) was entirely avoidable. It began February 11, when the Congressional Black Caucus PAC showe…
    - 5 days ago 26 Apr 16, 3:07pm -
  • Five Beautiful Prince Tributes
    The tributes for Prince keep coming in.  The legendary producer, singer, songwriter, and guitarist who was born Prince Rogers Nelson, died unexpectedly on April 21, at 57.  His sudden death has prompted an outpouring of remembrances and tributes.…
    - 7 days ago 24 Apr 16, 6:00pm -
  • House Dems to Hold Presser on Do Nothing “Agenda” of House GOP
    Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats will hold a press conference tomorrow on the “House Republicans’ agenda of inaction.” On the night of the very first day of the presidency of Barack Obama, January 20, 2009, a group of Republi…
    - 12 days ago 19 Apr 16, 6:56pm -
  • Rep. Elijah Cummings Endorses Will Jawando
    Former Obama Administration official Will Jawando has received the endorsement of Rep. Elijah Cummings.  Jawando is running in Maryland’s 8th Congressional District in a crowded field of candidates. Cummings recorded a robocall for Jawando that wi…
    - 13 days ago 19 Apr 16, 12:24am -
  • Not Breaking News: Task Force Report Finds Systematic Racism by Chicago Police Dept.
    I know you could have never guessed this one.  No one could have guessed that the same Police Department that is a part of the legacy that was responsible for the murder of Black Panther Fred Hampton over 45 years ago is the same department that a…
    - 14 days ago 18 Apr 16, 11:09am -
  • John Geer Case: Former Fairfax, VA Cop Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter
    On August 29, 2013, a Fairfax County police officer shot John Geer standing in the front door of his home in Fairfax, Va.  Geer had been drinking and his girlfriend called police as he tossed her belongings out of the house. Geer had no weapon in…
    - 14 days ago 18 Apr 16, 10:57am -
  • DAPA & DACA: Fighting for Families
    By Sara Benitez, Latino Program Director for Faith in Public Life The contentious debate over immigration policy has monopolized the 2016 election and next week the rhetoric from both sides of the issue will reach a fevered pitch. On Monday, April 1…
    - 14 days ago 17 Apr 16, 4:45pm -
  • Nat Turner is Coming: Trailer for Nate Parker’s “Birth of a Nation” Released

    - 16 days ago 15 Apr 16, 3:13pm -
  • Sen. Cory Booker Meets with Merrick Garland and So Does Grassley
    Even though Republicans insist that Judge Merrick Garland’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court will never be considered, they claim looks increasingly ridiculous as Garland visits Senator after Senator. Today Garland met with not only Democrat Se…
    - 19 days ago 12 Apr 16, 11:04pm -
  • Bill O’Reilly Asks Trump About Blacks Who Are “Ill-Educated and Have Tattoos on Their Foreheads”
    During a discussion last night with Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump, Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly asked Trump if he had a specific economic plan for minorities and specifically Black voters.  During the discussion, O’Reilly as…
    - 20 days ago 12 Apr 16, 10:39am -
  • Sisters in Law Not Your Typical Reality Show for Women of Color
    Fighting for “the least, the last, the lost.”  That’s how Jolanda Jones describes her work and the efforts of her “Sisters in Law.”  Jones is one of six African American women starring in the new WE TV reality show that follows the…
    - 20 days ago 11 Apr 16, 11:43am -
  • Latino Dems divided over Sanders & Clinton
    A poll from the Public Religion Research Institute and The Atlantic that came out last week showed Latino Democrats evenly split over their support for Senator Bernie Sanders and Secretary Hillary Clinton in the Democratic race. 48 percent of Latino…
    - 21 days ago 11 Apr 16, 5:50am -

The Root

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Good Black News

  • newFirst Daughter Malia Obama Chooses to Attend Harvard
    article by Angela Bronner Helm via After much speculation, Malia Obama, the eldest daughter of the President and First Lady has announced her plans to attend Harvard University, but not until 2017. The White House announced her plans on S…
    - 5 hours ago 1 May 16, 6:58pm -
  • newTavis Smiley Creates Scholarships for African-American Students at Indiana University
    article via Tavis Smiley, author and television and radio broadcaster, has established a new scholarship at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University in Bloomington. The scholarships will be earmarked for African A…
    - 5 hours ago 1 May 16, 6:51pm -
  • newCollege Student Rodney Smith Jr. Starts Free Lawn Service for Elderly
    article via An Alabama A&M student started a free lawn service for the elderly and to teach younger kids about community service. Rodney Smith, Jr., now runs “Raising Men Lawn Care Service” with “about 20 young men ages 7-17.”…
    - 5 hours ago 1 May 16, 6:29pm -
  • History Teacher Jacana Hayes Named National Teacher of the Year
    article by Michael Melia via A Connecticut high school history teacher chosen as the National Teacher of the Year on Thursday says she was surrounded by poverty, drugs and violence as a child but imagined other possibilities for her life w…
    - 1 day ago 30 Apr 16, 6:07pm -
  • Viola Davis Inks Overall Development Deal With ABC Studios
    article by Elizabeth Wagmeister via On the heels of announcing its overall pact with “Scandal” lead Kerry Washington, ABC is similarly vying more hits from Viola Davis — this time, with the Emmy winner stepping behind the camera.  …
    - 3 days ago 29 Apr 16, 2:29am -


  • newWendy Raquel Robinson Pays Tribute to Iconic Artist Prince
    *LOS ANGELES, CA  – This spring, Wendy R. Robinson and Amazing Grace Conservatory/AGC will be presenting, “Goodbye Birdie,” featuring music by Prince, on Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15, 2016.  The story centered around the phenomenon…
    - 27 mins ago 1 May 16, 11:11pm -
  • newKelly Rowland’s New Music Series Has Her Missing Destiny’s Child
    *As previously reported, Grammy-winner Kelly Rowland is on a quest to find the next big female group with BET, and her new reality series, “Chasing Destiny,” aims to not only create an inspiring music group for this generation, but it will also a…
    - 2 hours ago 1 May 16, 9:54pm -
  • newTyra Banks, Misty Copeland to Speak During Essence Experience
    *Tyra Banks, ballerina Misty Copeland, and life coach Iyanla Vanzant will be among the influencers set to speak on the ESSENCE Empowerment Experience Stage, taking place Fourth of July Weekend, July 1–3, 2016, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Cen…
    - 3 hours ago 1 May 16, 8:35pm -
  • newTyler Perry Talks Following His Own Path to Saving OWN
    *Tyler Perry may have more than his fair share of haters, but one thing is certain. He is a proven success with a golden touch and no signs of slowing down. Such is the case with Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network, which has benefited greatly since Perry…
    - 5 hours ago 1 May 16, 6:59pm -
  • newJohn Singleton and Gary Owen Score BET Series Deals
    *BET Networks has announced its 2016-17 slate of series and telepics that include works from John Singleton, comedian Gary Owen, rapper Snoop Dogg, and a new drama called “The Yards” starring Anika Noni Rose. Singleton’s “Rebel” is describe…
    - 7 hours ago 1 May 16, 4:55pm -
  • newOpinion: Presidential Correspondence Dinner not a Place for the word ‘Ni*ga’
    *What television host Larry Wilmore did at the Presidential Correspondence Dinner took the culture of the black poor, and put it on stage as a mockery.  Referring to the President Wilmore stated, “I’m gonna keep it 100 yo Barry you did it my n*g…
    - 8 hours ago 1 May 16, 3:49pm -
  • newWendell James Grand Marshall for Long Beach Pride Parade
    * Hollywood actor Wendell James, best known for his role as the “Hollywood Husband” to Emmy nominated actress Kym Whitley on the docu-series “Raising Whitley”  on the Oprah Winfrey Network has been appointed Grand Marshal for the 33rd Annual…
    - 8 hours ago 1 May 16, 3:36pm -
  • newPrince Update: Family Gifted Big Bucks by George Lopez
    *Here’s one more story to add to the on-going Prince saga. It seem Prince’s family, according to TMZ, has a guardian angel by the name of George Lopez. The comedian is fronting money to the family in their time of need. Turns out … George was t…
    - 9 hours ago 1 May 16, 2:55pm -
  • newLatice Crawford Releases ‘Diary of a Church Girl’ May 20
    *Gospel recording artist Latice Crawford releases forthcoming CD project, ‘Diary of a Church Girl’ on May 20th, 2016. The EP is available for pre-orders on iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play (see links below). Diary of a Church Girl will be released…
    - 9 hours ago 1 May 16, 2:23pm -
  • newWilmore’s ‘My Ni*ga’ to Obama Gets Black Twitter Approval, But not Najee Ali
    *By all accounts Larry Wilmore may have mostly bombed Saturday night delivering follow-up remarks to President Obama at the annual White House Correspondents Dinner. However, it’s pretty much unanimous that he left a mark with his parting remark to…
    - 10 hours ago 1 May 16, 2:03pm -

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