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Tyrese Protests White Radio Stations Not Playing Hit Single, Cops Cite Him

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April V. Taylor Singer and actor Tyrese Gibson was recently cited for staging an impromptu concert and protest outside the iHeartRadio summit in Burbank, California. Gibson was protesting the fact that white radio stations have not been playing his hit single “Shame.” The song comes from the album Black Rose, which Gibson released in July. The album debuted at number ...

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WATCH: MTV Documentary “White People” Full Of White People Crying Over White Privilege

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April V. Taylor The new MTV documentary “White People,” directed by Pulitzer Prize-winning executive director Jose Antonio Vargas, claims to ask some “very uncomfortable” questions about white privilege and white frustration. In what many people are calling a cryfest of white tears, the documentary highlights the perceived struggle that White teens and young adults face in coming to terms with ...

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Oprah Calls Selma Actor David Oyelowo “One Of The Dearest People In My Life”

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April V. Taylor According to the New York Daily News, Oprah Winfrey reports that she is upset that actor David Oyelowo lost out on the best actor award at the Spirit Awards and that “Selma” got snubbed by the Oscars, only earning a nod for Best Picture, but she says that there is a silver lining to being involved in ...

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April V. Taylor: Why Was This Michael Jackson Video Banned In The US?

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April V. Taylor Michael Jackson’s 1995 political song, “They Don’t Care About Us,” has received renewed attention as it has been played at protests across the country, including a protest I attended in Ferguson, Missouri during Ferguson October as well as actions in New York and California. The shortfilm Jackson created to go with the song was banned in the ...

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Is the NAACP asleep at the wheel when it comes to TV Buffoonery?

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By Ezekiel J. Walker Back in the early 19th century, black people were made to look like “coons,” “buffoons,” “mammies,” and other stereotypical caricatures for mainstream white audiences but we could always trust on the good ol’ NAACP to hold us down. Like in 1915, The Birth of a Nation, which is still considered one of, if not the most ...

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Boondocks Creator Aaron McGruder Is Bringing Black Jesus To The Airwaves

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By David Bloodsaw Exciting news for Aaron McGruder fans; not only will The Boondocks return for another season, but Adult Swim gave the green light on another project from the controversial and funny producer reports the entertainment website Shadow and Act. The live-action scripted comedy, titled Black Jesus will debut later this year. Jesus will be residing in modern day ...

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10 More Days for Jason Collins with Brooklyn Nets

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By Dr. Sinclair Grey III NBA Basketball Player, Jason Collins has signed a second 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets. As you may recall, Collins became the talk of the NBA last year by being the first basketball player to openly come out and say that he was gay. Throughout the league as well as other professions, he was congratulated ...

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Should Little Girls Be Twerking With a Grown Man Giving Instructions?

The culture of New Orleans has two faces. One is an elegant blend of french and southern style living. Where you can find amazing food and there’s always a Beignet, Daiquiri and a good celebration. But then there is the not-so-favorable side of the culture of black New Orleans, which is very different from the branded “New Orleans” experience that ...

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Malcolm X Died at the Hands of Black People, Now Rappers Want to Murder his Reputation Too

by Dr. Boyce Watkins My good friend Etan Thomas sent me a picture of the latest album cover released by the rapper Nicki Minaj.  The cover of the album, called “Lookin Ass N*gga,” made me turn my head to the side, trying to figure out why Minaj would do something so ridiculous.  What I actually saw in the album cover ...

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Was Shirley Temple’s Legacy One Of Racism Or Not?

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By Lechette Walker The death of memorable Shirley Temple reminded us on how her childhood role helped to shape the changing schemas of the time. The portrayed relationship between Shirley Temple and Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, has lingered among the experiences of numerous people that were acquainted with Temple in early 1930. Temple and Robinson premiered in several films together. The ...

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