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Blacks or African Americans have built the foundation for this America. We are inventors, doctors, lawyers, professors, business owners, entertainers, ambassadors, carpenters and presidents. But in all of our contributions and accomplishments we still haven’t mastered “colorism.” Text “Kiss” To 23845 for your chance at ticket giveaways and news before anyone else!…Standard Messaging Rates Apply […]

Kanye West must be feeling the ultralight beams flowing after achieving his latest accomplishment. According to the Pitchfork, Ye’s 2016 project, The Life of Pablo, has surpassed the one million equivalent album units mark, earning the rapper his eighth career platinum album. TLOP has been streamed over 3 billion times worldwide and has just hit 1.5 billion streams […]

The Obamas have been relieved of their White House duties for a little over a month now and still found the time to make groundbreaking moves. According to the New York Times, Barack and Michelle Obama are making history yet again with their new book deal with Penguin Random House. The company revealed they will publish coming […]

The 89th Annual Academy Awards was probably the most talked about event of the year so far (besides Remy Ma vs. Nicki Minaj). The American people gathered around their televisions, phones and computers to escape some of the intense drama happening in our nation. People watched the Oscars this year, following last year’s #OscarsSoWhite controversy, […]

Seven whites and four Blacks arrested after an all-night sit-in at Englewood, N.J., city hall.

As Black History Month nears its end, Jeff Johnson reminds us of the most significant thing we should take away from this short month every year. Click…

A new Nick show called The Loud House just introduced its first-ever biracial gay couple.

The 70th Annual Tony Awards, which took place on Sunday in the wake of the devastating Orlando tragedy, changed the game this year when all four musical acting awards went to people of color. Broadway’s history has been transformed thanks to three Hamilton cast members and one star from The Color Purple who have cemented their names in American culture […]

T.I. chats with The Rickey Smiley Morning Show about why he thinks the remake of the 1977 miniseries, “Roots,” is a necessary thing for today’s generation to see. He explains how sometimes we can become spoiled by our privileges, or “lost in luxuries” and completely forget the struggle and survival stories from which we come. Sign […]

Nearly forty years after Roots debuted on national television, the History Channel has brought the iconic story back to the forefront of our nation’s consciousness. History’s re-imagining of one of the highest-rated TV shows of all time “will allow new audiences to experience this epic family saga with a new vision that is both inspiring […]

Governor Terry R. McAuliffe has granted the rights of an additional 206,000 felons bringing the total to 224,000 restoration of rights grants to date. As of April 22, 2016, all individuals that have completed incarceration and have been released from supervised probation and parole are eligible for restoration of rights for felony offenses. I would […]

It’s no secret that Rihanna has worked her way into our hearts over the years. But she made a major musical feat that will solidify her name in pop history! Check out the player above to hear JahLion Sound explain more in this exclusive video! Sign Up For Our Newsletter![sailthru_widgetfields=”email” sailthru_list=”Rickey Smiley Subscribers”] Listen to “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show” […]