Via: // Funk music legend George Clinton’s son, George Jr, was found dead in his home in Tallahassee yesterday afternoon. The Leon County Sheriff’s Office was called to his apartment building at 12:30pm after a maintenance man entered George Jr’s apartment after not seeing him for several days and found his body. Authorities were […]

Via: // From With nine nominations each, “Avatar” and “The Hurt Locker” led the pack as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences opened up its best picture Oscar race to 10 nominees for the first time since 1943. Nominated for best picture are: The blockbuster “Avatar,” the morally uplifting “The Blind […]

Via: // The first single from Fantasia’s highly anticipated forthcoming studio album has emerged. The track is entitled “Even Angels”. Fantasia will be performing this song tomorrow on Oprah for a special “Stars of Reality TV: Fantasia’s Comeback and Ruby’s Revelations”. Take a listen and tell us what you think: RUMOR: Fantasia may get […]

Via: // From CNN: Los Angeles, California — Dozens of recording stars converged on a Hollywood studio on Monday evening to add their voices to a song they hope will raise millions of dollars for Haitian earthquake relief. The lyrics and music are an updated version of “We Are the World,” a song that […]

In honor of Black History Month, we profile the woman who stood by Dr. Martin Luther King’s side during his reign, his wife Coretta Scott…

// The sequel to Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married hits movie theaters on April 2nd. The entire cast from the original film returns for the sequel and we’re sure it will be just as successful as the first. Janet Jackson looks like she’s come a long way from Poetic Justice. RELATED: Jill Scott […]

Via: // From 9 Third-grader Amirikis Smith thought being mentioned in Obama’s speech was ‘amazing.’ “It lives on,” the president said, “in the 8-year-old boy in Louisiana, who just sent me his allowance and asked if I would give it the people of Haiti.”

The president did not identify the young man by name, […]

Via: // From Newsweek: When did everybody start hating on Black History Month? I have yet to find a person, black or white or anything else, looking forward to the February festivities. At one point, when speaking to a well-known black intellectual about participating in a video NEWSWEEK is putting together, I was stunned […]

Via: By Rex Springston Published: February 1, 2010 Photo by: TOM KAPSIDELIS RICHMOND, Va. —A storm that’s expected tomorrow shouldn’t be a big deal, but another one this weekend could. Tomorrow’s storm could produce a small amount of snow or sleet but most likely will create a quarter-inch or so of rain, the National […]

July 2nd, 1964 President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act.  The signing of this act was the most sweeping civil rights legislation since reconstruction.  The Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination of all kinds based on race, color, religion or national origin.  See President Johnson’s remarks on the signing of this bill:

Via: // Miss Jackson is covering Wonderland magazine this month and next (March). The photo shoot was helmed by Aitken Jolly with styling by Anthony Unwin. In the story, Jackson tells of her respect and adoration for Alicia Keys, speaks on her upcoming memoir and dishes on the follow up to “Why Did I […]

On October 1, 1962 James Meredith became the first African American student to enroll at the University of  Mississippi.  President Kennedy had to send 5,000 federal troops after rioting broke out.  Check out some footage from that day below: