Black Celebrities

Are We Slighting Black Women By Celebrating the NWA Biopic?

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By Joshua D. Copeland “Straight Outta Compton” is having great success and surprising many as it rakes in nearly $60 million during its opening weekend. While the movie is riding on its theatrical high, there are some pretty low downsides for Black women. In Kimberly Foster’s Black Women Are Never Priority: N.W.A, the Politics of Misogyny and My Battered Body ...

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New reality show rewards preachers for putting on a performance

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download Bishop Cashman Bryan, The Holiness Church of Jesus Christ in the Apostles Doctrine in Detroit, MI, is pitching a reality show called “So You Think You Can Preach.” The Bishop claims that too many people have misconceptions about preaching and wants America to understand the process. The contestants will be judged based on ...

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Morgan Freeman’s Granddaughter Found Stabbed To De@th In Front Of Her Apartment

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BY:  John “Hennry” Harris Veteran actor Morgan Freeman is mourning the death of his granddaughter, E’Dena Hines, 33, who was found stabbed to death early this morning (August 16, 2015) in the Washington Heights section of New York City. Police responded to a 911 call around 3 a.m. this morning where they found Hines lying in the street with multiple ...

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Eazy-E’s Daughter Loves Straight Outta Compton But Is Making Documentary Of Her Own

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BY:  John “Hennry” Harris Straight Outta Compton is smashing the box office during its opening weekend getting rave reviews. Along with fans and critics giving their reactions to the film about legendary group N.W.A., the family members have also gotten the chance to share their views about the on-screen depiction of the story. Daughter of the late Eazy-E, E.B. Wright, ...

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Terrence Howard cries, says wife threatened to tell that he had an STD

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By James A. Merritt Terrence Howard apparently isn’t as calm under pressure as his popular character “Luscious Lyon,” from the hit series “Empire.” The star of the hit show reportedly broke down in the courtroom this week. It was revealed that his wife just won’t play fair when it comes to their divorce settlement. According to TMZ, on Friday, the 46-year-old ...

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Finally, A Black James Bond-Well, Sort Of…

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by G. Brown From King to super spy…that’s the path David Oyelowo’s career is taking him as the next James Bond…but hold on before you start fist pumping and singing “We Shall Over Come”. Oyelowo will only lend his voice to the role…no on screen acting. Oyelowo was asked personally by the estate of James Bond _84857446_oyelowo1creator Ian Fleming to ...

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African-Americans Still Optimistic About Future Despite Tough Times

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By Dana C. Ayres Even in the toughest of times, if the attitude of most African Americans can be described in a word, it would be RESILIENT. Resilience comes from the undeniable will to survive and despite the all the odds, African Americans are STILL some of the strongest people on the planet. According to NPR.org, optimism among black Americans ...

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Could Straight Outta Compton start a War Against the Police?

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By Joshua D. Copeland The idea of “Straight Outta Compton,” in theaters has so many people on edge. So much so, that Universal Studios Hollywood, movie theater owners and LAPD are beefing up security for the first weekend of its release. LAPD increased their presence around movie theaters in LA as they prepared for precautionary procedures in response to “problematic ...

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Made In America: The Rise of N.W.A. From The Streets To The Mainstream

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BY:  John “Hennry” Harris Legendary reality rap group N.W.A. was labelled “the most dangerous group in the world” at the height of their popularity/infamy. The rap group was so hated, they became a common enemy for liberals and right-wing extremists alike for their obscenity-laden rhymes about life in Compton filled with gang-banging, drugs and police brutality. 25 years after the ...

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