In a since-deleted post on Instagram, Azealia Banks, the poster child for self-destruction, launched another attack on hip-hop’s newest female superstar, Cardi B.
If I were the proud owner of a vagina but had made the strategic error of allowing Donald Trump not only to be inside it but also to enter the premises without the protection of a condom, I would let that story go to my grave.
“I have never felt more bougie in my life,” my friend of about 15 years said to me after leaving the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C., this past weekend. She agreed to come with me to witness Set It Off: Live on Stage, a theatrical adaptation of the 1996 cult-classic film directed by F. Gary Gray that starred Queen…
Meshell Ndegeocello did not mince words when asked about my beloved Puerto Rican Frankie Lymon, better known as Bruno Mars to the rest of y’all. In an interview with Billboard to promote Ventriloquism, an album of covers, the singer-songwriter and musician made clear that she wasn’t impressed with Mars’ performance of…
Call it cynicism spurred by decades of watching artists, actors and other public figures squirm to make the perfect “I just lost an award, but believe me, I’m very happy for the person who beat me!” face in a matter of seconds, but I don’t always believe people when they say it’s an honor to be nominated.
Like many Negroes with a Hulu subscription (or, if you’re a lightweight scammer, someone with the password to a paid subscriber’s account), you’ve been treating yourself to Living Single marathons. I have loved this show ever since it was a part of Fox’s old black-night trifecta alongside Martin and New York Undercover…
When I got a press email announcing that Snoop Dogg had a gospel project, a double album titled Bible of Love, on the horizon, I immediately took a screenshot of the message and forwarded it to a few friends and posed the same question: “When did that nigga get saved?”
In September I was alerted to a new Toni Braxton single, entitled “Deadwood,” by a friend who has long known my affinity for all things Toni Braxton.
For a brief period on the campus of Howard University, I walked around looking like Huey Freeman come to life from the comic strip pages with one unshakable thought: I wanted George W. Bush to get the fuck out of the White House.
I believe I first heard about bitcoin some years back in between one of those breaks that happen during MSNBC’s Morning Joe, a program I turn to when I want to immediately begin the day by cursing out people I see on television for not knowing what they’re talking about. I barely pay attention to those reports because…
When Justin Timberlake revealed to Apple Music’s Beats 1 host Zane Lowe that he “absolutely” made peace with Janet Jackson following the controversy that erupted from the 2004 Super Bowl, all I could hear was one of my favorite Negro colloquialisms: “Bitch, you lying.”
Last fall, Variety reported that Sony was working on a remake of the 1972 blaxploitation flick Super Fly.
In the last couple of days of any given year and the first few of the one that follows, you may often hear people declare that they are cutting off people from their lives. Now more than ever, such proclamations are more visible thanks to social media. Unsurprisingly, this heightened visibility has spurred retaliatory…
I assumed that Justin Timberlake’s new single would end up being some ol’ bullshit. The second half of his last album, The 20/20 Experience, certainly was, and based on the trailer for his forthcoming album, Man of the Woods, I had no reason to assume that the legendary Ms. Britney Spears’ ex-boyfriend was going to…
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2. Sexual Harassment Charges Bring Down Powerful
3. ‘Suspension’ of Roland Martin’s ‘NewsOne Now’
4. FCC Aligns Itself With Big Media
5. The Numbers
6. Jemele Hill Saga Prompts Warnings About Twitter
7. Ebony’s New Ownership Disappoints
8. Investigative Reporting Gets a Boost
On Dec. 17, the Rev. Gregory Greiten shared a secret with parishioners at the St. Bernadette Catholic Parish: “I am gay.” Greiten was then greeted with a standing ovation, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
My introduction to Ts Madison, the adult entertainer-turned-trans activist, recording artist and internet personality, was a video of her cursing out critics who felt she may not be the right kind of transgender activist.
I don’t have a crystal ball, but I did sip Crystal Pepsi a few times back in the 1990s, and I always look for ways to honor the legacy of Miss Cleo, so I have some predictions for the new year to share. Take them with a grain of salt—preferably Lawry’s Seasoned Salt or some Slap Ya Mama seasoning.
Omarosa Manigault Newman is out here lying. Wait, y’all know that she likes to sue, so let me clean that up a bit. Omarosa Manigault Newman is getting ahead of the rumors that claim she took her earrings off and Vaseline’d her face after White House chief of staff John Kelly asked Omarosa what it is that she does, and…