I’d like to tell you a fun story about one of my favorite black movies, Cool Runnings. If you don’t know, Cool Runnings (released in 1993) is the “based on a true story” movie about the Jamaican bobsled team’s journey and ultimately their debut appearance at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. It’s a…
For decades, the Apollo Theater has served as both a launchpad and premiere destination for legendary black talent. In demonstrating its commitment to continue doing so, the revered venue has announced its first major multidisciplinary commissioning initiative, Apollo New Works.
The black community shares a special sense of solidarity in modern-day America. We speak out in dismay at injustices inflicted on our brothers and sisters, who are related not necessarily by blood but by common experience. We root for others in the community, even when we haven’t met them. When black people…
One would think that disgraced former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich wouldn’t be into taping messages considering it was FBI recordings that brought down his plans to sell the Senate seat left vacant by Barack Obama, but one would be wrong.
Trump Isn’t Going to Like This: Fox News Poll Projects Him Losing to Sanders, Bloomberg and...Robinette?
Fox News, the president’s personal YouTube page, conducted a poll that they released Thursday, and buried way down in the results is that should Trump face Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, evil billionaire Mike Bloomberg, or Joseph Robinette Biden, he’d lose to all of them.
Police Departments Spreading Disinformation By Falsely Claiming Meth Is Being Laced With Coronavirus
As the U.S. prepares for a coronavirus outbreak that appears all but inevitable, the onus is on government officials at all levels to spread accurate information that relays the seriousness of the situation while also allaying unfounded fears or panic.
At this point, we ought to be used to the women of UCLA’s Gymnastics squad going viral—who could forget Katelyn Ohashi’s perfect 10 routine from last year?
Trump Voters Big Mad at Garth Brooks Because They Can’t Tell NFL Great Barry Sanders and Bernie Sanders Apart
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve mistaken Bernie Sanders, the independent Vermont senator and arguably one the best running backs to ever do it, with Barry Sanders, the Hall of Fame socialist with three houses.
For Better or Worse: After a Devastating Accident, the Family Behind BLK + GRN Talk Survival, Faith, and Love
In a month that celebrates both Black History and Valentine’s Day—that annual outpouring of love marked by excessive shows of romance—we often forget that black love is as intrinsic a part of our history in America as our legacy and accomplishments. But while the aforementioned celebrations only occur once a year,…
In today’s “about damn time” news, the commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, who apparently is almost as tired of seeing Confederate flags as my black ass is, has decided to remove them from Marine installations entirely.
I gaze upon myself in the mirror and I am both enamored and inspired by what I see: The woman staring back in my reflection looks strong, confident and empowered. She has been through hell and back, but you can barely even tell because she looks so at peace and empowered. The gems on her Yuma Carnival costume glitter…
On Saturday, voters in South Carolina will sound the starting gun for the race to the Democratic nomination for president of the United States. After giving white America a head start on selecting the party’s nominee, the Democratic Party now turns to South Carolina.