People expecting a luxurious music festival with performances by Blink 182, Migos and a Kardashian appearance paid upwards of $12,000 to attend a music festival in the Bahamas hosted by Ja Rule. Yes, you read that correctly. Music. Blink 182. $12,000. Ja Rule. And it turned out to be everything they didn’t expect it…
When is progress actual progress and when is it an act of tokenism? That’s the question some have pondered since the election of Jared Hunter as student president at the University of Alabama.
Way before Thursday evening and the suit fittings and the pampering that accompanies the NFL draft, there was peewee football and a mom yelling, “Don’t forget your shoulder pads!”
At the end of last week’s Scandal episode, Mellie Grant had been voted president-elect, Olivia Pope and Fitz Grant were sleeping together ... again, and Fitz had rescued Olivia’s father and placed him in custody at the White House.
The civil unrest that followed the acquittal of four Los Angeles police officers whose brutal beating of Rodney King was caught on film has been etched into American history—“The Rodney King riots” shorthand for the events also known as the Los Angeles Uprising.
A Florida high school student has been suspended for 10 days after advertising two of his black female classmates on Craigslist in a “Two Slaves for Sale” ad.
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Best-selling author James Patterson plans to write a true-crime book about former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez.
At the end of a long work week, there’s nothing like ringing in the weekend with joyous Salsa dancing by a group of Washington, D.C. kindergartners.
Footage of four Los Angeles Police Department officers beating Rodney King kicked off Spike Lee’s great 1992 film, Malcolm X, months after the Los Angeles riots had died down. Now, 25 years later, he has directed Roger Guenveur Smith’s one-man show, Rodney King. Interestingly, Rodney King premieres on Netflix the day…
The late, great comedian Patrice O’Neal had a joke about black Obama voters being upset with the former president shortly after he took office in his first term because the Obama presidency hadn’t turned out to be Vengeance Day. O’Neal joked that by that point, he, too, had thought he would have white slaves and a big…
Omarosa Manigault-Newman is one brave woman. She has to be to step into the makeshift house of justice and represent Team Trump.
The Tony Awards Administration Committee announced Thursday that two-time Tony Award winner James Earl Jones will receive the Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre.
New Orleans is cleaning up the city by removing Confederate statues, but there’s one former resident who’s going to do everything she can to protest their removal. Even if that means proving that there’s always that “one” black person.
“Obama’s back, and so are the haters,” said Trevor Noah on Thursday’s Daily Show. Well, it seems as though these haters don’t want our former president to get a piece of the pie when it comes to getting speech money. But no one had a problem when previous presidents did. God forbid a black man is paid his worth.
The state of Arkansas had a plan in place to kill eight men over the course of 10 days, at some points killing two men in one day, in order to beat the clock on an expiring lethal-injection-drug supply. No inmate had been killed in the state for over a decade, and no double execution had been done in the United States…
A 17-year-old boy from Florida City, Fla., is facing a manslaughter charge after he accidentally shot and killed his younger sister on his birthday Tuesday night, police said.
This is one of those stories that makes you roll your eyes, look at the person involved, and in your best Bill Duke voice, tell him he effed up and needs his ass whooped. A Southern California man who left his 9-month-old daughter in a parked car while he went inside a strip club to get lap dances was sentenced to…
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