Black Celebrities

Wesley Snipes Goes Head-to-Head with Viola Davis: Here’s Your First Reel Look

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by G. Brown Battle of the titans brewing for the fall as Wesley Snipes’ “The Player” new show airs in the same time slot as Viola Davis’ “How to Get Away With Murder”…Will Smith new movie has him dazed and confused…and a spicy tribute to Michael Jackson as celebrated by Latinos…Here’s your First Reel Look. Wesley Snipes is game in ...

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A Slave Trade Video Game: Was this Supposed to be a Bright Idea?

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By Dana C. Ayres The Dutch have always been known for their acute business sense and efficiency in both work and play. Abruptness and the lack of mediocrity guide every detail of their existence on a grand scale. That’s why it is difficult to imagine why such open-minded and egalitarian people would be so callus as to create a Slave ...

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VMA Viewers Outraged Over Shows Display Of Racial Insensitivity

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April V. Taylor There seemed to be no shortage of racist and racially insensitive moments at last night’s MTV Video Music Awards. The show was hosted by Miley Cyrus, who has faced criticism in the past for cultural appropriation that was deemed insensitive, but Cyrus does not seem to have learned much, choosing to traipse across the stage in dreadlocks ...

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10 years Later: New Orleans Residents Still Living In Poverty

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By Dana C. Ayres In the wake of the devastating tragedy of hurricane Katrina, there was a general outpouring of support from many people, both famous and no-so-famous. Many were moved to solemn vows of support for the dying city in order to help rebuild and restore hope, strength and pride to the Crescent city and its loyal residents. Countless ...

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Has Donald Trump Endorsed By Klu Klux Klan?

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By Dana C. Ayres If there was ever a time to be proud of Donald Trump, it would be the time he stated he really didn’t need the Ku Kulx Klan’s endorsement. According to TheSource.com, Trump responded to former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard and 80’s presidential contender, David Duke’s glowing endorsement of Trump’s stance on American immigration. The dismissive ...

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Eazy-E mentored them just before he died: Bone Thug and Harmony

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by G. Brown In 1991, hip-hop was firmly entrenched in redefining the musical landscape, but all rap at that time wasn’t straight outta Compton, some of it was coming straight out of Cleveland. Now a solo act after the bitter end to N.W.A, Eazy –E was still performing and simultaneously looking for the next big thing in rap. He received ...

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Street Named after Sandra Bland Drives Wedge Between Residents

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By G. Brown Hard to believe, it’s been more than a month since the shocking and heartbreaking story of Sandra Bland. The 28 year old woman was found dead in her Texas jail cell on July 13th after being arrested on charges of assaulting an officer. She allegedly hanged herself using garbage bags 3 days later while left isolated in ...

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Whites Loved Him and Blacks Hated Him For It: Did You Know Louis Armstrong?

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by G. Brown Louis Armstrong gave the world one of its most unforgettable songs “It’s a Wonderful World”, but it certainly didn’t start out wonderful for Armstrong. He grew up in a dirt poor section of New Orleans nicknamed “The Battlefield”—and it lived up to its reputation. Armstrong’s family fought to survive after his Dad abandoned them while Louie was ...

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