Military to ban Soulja Boy album: A couple of days ago, news hit the Web that real soldiers were angry with Soulja Boy over his "Let's Be Real" track, which was released online and included the lyrics, "F—- the troops." New York's Daily News is now reporting that the U.S. military has announced an official ban on the rapper's music.
First black child diagnosed with rare aging disease: A South African girl is the first black child diagnosed with progeria, a rare and fatal genetic condition that accelerates the aging process, the Progeria Research Foundation says.
One in four black families going hungry: According to new data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, one in four (25.1 percent) African-American households suffer from hunger —– and the numbers are even worse for households with children.
Why it took a Swede to make The Black Power Mixtape: IndieWIRE spoke with Goran Hugo Olsson about his vision for the film, the value of a Swedish perspective on American civil rights, the four categories of film audiences — and why the "New Yorker" category is the best. Sundance Selects premieres The Black Power Mixtape in New York on Sept. 9 and and Los Angeles Sept. 23.
In other news: Black Teacher Calls Student 'White Boy.'