Black Celebrities

How Hip-Hop is Helping Kids Learn More than Just Sex and Violence

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by G. Brown How do you help a 7th grader grasp Newton’s 3 Laws of Motion…try adding a little “0 to 100” by Drake and you may have the magic formula. NASA is using hip-hop to get middle school students interested in science and math in a fun and memorable way. NASA’s award-winning program is called FMA (Forces in Motion) ...

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Tarajii P. Henson Sends Her Son to a HBCU Due to Racial Profiling at USC

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by G. Brown You work hard to raise kids and teach them to do the right thing, treat others fairly and stay out of trouble. Still, sometimes trouble comes looking for them simply for the crime of being black. “Empire” star Taraji P. Henson’s celebrity doesn’t give her any passes as the parent of a black male. Henson told Uptown ...

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Watch Serena Williams Smack It to Beyoncé’s 7/11

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The woman named America’s greatest athlete by The New Yorker recently took time out to have some fun with one of Beyoncé’s many hits. A YouTube video shows Serena practicing and dancing to Beyoncé’s 7/11. “Our April cover star Serena Williams pulled a Beyoncé at the BallenIsles Country Club, practicing power shots and Bey-worthy dance moves to ‘7/11.’ Watch her ...

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Damon Dash gives a powerful response to The Breakfast Club Interview

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Damon Dash has received a great deal of criticism after his call for black men to embrace entrepreneurship. Some consider his words to be inspirational and others have considered them to be an attack on working class people. Damon responded to this criticism in the video below. Tell us what you think. READ MORE via Damon Dash gives a powerful ...

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Tia Mowry Demands 60K After Being Robbed By Her Agent

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by Raveen Johnson Sometimes the people that are the least trustworthy are the ones that you keep closest to you, and actress Tia Mowry had to learn that lesson the hard way. An agent is someone who handles most of your business for you and, in order for the relationship with your agent to be effective, you have to trust ...

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Dr Boyce Watkins: My final thoughts on Empire, then I’m done

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by Dr Boyce Watkins One of the most interesting topics of conversation in my life over the last few days has been the hit Fox show, “Empire.”  I confess that I haven’t been comfortable with the show from its inception, and I’m extremely uncomfortable with its director, Lee Daniels.  Anyone who does some research into Daniels’ background of abuse and ...

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Actor Terry Crews’ Strong Views on Feminism and Male Pride

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by Kristina Byas Do you know when your pride is getting in the way of your personal growth? If you don’t perhaps it is time to evaluate how this could be damaging your relationships with women. Feminism and male pride have been an ongoing issue for years. Women have continuously fought to prove that they are just as equal as ...

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Malik Yoba fired from “Empire” and he’s not happy about it

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All is not well in the life of actor Malik Yoba. After getting the opportunity of a lifetime to appear on what might be the hottest show release in the last decade, Yoba has been given the axe. Malik was fired suddenly and surprisingly by Fox executives. According to Yoba, Director Lee Daniels called and told him what happened, and ...

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