Love Spike Lee to death, but we wouldn’t be throwing that much shade if we said that sometimes the big homie’s films are about as good as his beloved Knicks in the playoffs.
Given the recent spike in awareness around implicit bias, and the dubious social media stardom for those who choose to act racistly, Starbucks on Saturday announced a new policy that allows
black people anyone to sit in its stores or use its restrooms, regardless of if they buy anything or not.
There are far too many to count, those who worship at the altar of Ms. Beyoncé Giselle Knowles Carter.
Samaria Rice, mother of Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old who was gunned down on a playground by an erratic “officer of the law” in 2014, is mending her heartbreak by opening a cultural center in the name of her son.
Maybe it’s my political proclivities, but I have to say that this season of Saturday Night Live is the best they’ve had in years (partly bolstering my theory that the best art comes from darkness, so hip-hop should be back in about 5 minutes).
More than a year ago, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals violated the U.S. Constitution in rejecting an inmate named Bobby Moore’s claim that he is intellectually disabled and thus ineligible for the death penalty.
In a most tragic incident coincidentally occurring during Mental Health Awareness Month, a former African-American Playboy model has jumped to her death, taking her 7-year-old son with her.
Well, it looks like the epidemic of well-meaning white folks (I guess) calling the police or security on black people as they go about their lives is par for the course in 2018 America.
Everyone recalls that disaster of a Unite the Right march in Charlottesville, Va., last year, when a raging white supremacist used the tried-and-true terror tactic of driving a moving vehicle into a crowd of people, throwing one person up into the air and eventually killing another.
Spelman College is undoubtedly one of the finest HBCUs—because of academics, yes, but also because it remains ahead of the curve in eschewing the conservative dictates that plague many black institutions of higher learning.
Updated: Monday, May 14, 2018, 6:40 p.m. EDT: The massive cookout that saw a gang (ooh, should I use that word? Hells yea!) of black Oaklanders descend on the park at Lake Merritt days after a white woman called the police on a black family for grilling there had been planned weeks before.
For the very first time (yes, we’re still doing that in 2018), a black woman, Amber Ruffin, will be hosting the annual Webby Awards, aka “the Oscars of the internets” (my words).
In addition to a slew of notable African-American alumni, including Toni Morrison, Zora Neale Hurston and Phylicia Rashad, Howard alum Chadwick Boseman—the only Black Panther we acknowledge—was the 2018 speaker at the Howard University 2018 Commencement Convocation.
The tide of wypipo terribleness keeps on flowing (will it ever ebb?). This time, a hotel employee in Virginia earned himself a straight shot to the unemployment line for showing his whitest ass in a dispute with an African-American customer in early May.
Chancelor Jonathan Bennett, known to most as Chance the Rapper or Lil Chano, gave a rousing commencement address to the graduates of Dillard University in New Orleans on Saturday, a not ahistorical speech, charging the graduates to strive to surpass those who came before them.
André 3000, one of the best who ever did it, dug into his personal stash of music to bless us with two new joints for Mother’s Day.