Entertainment

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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No, Zimmerman Will NOT Be Fighting the Rapper DMX

By Daphne R For those of you waiting to hear when the celebrity boxing match between George Zimmerman and rapper DMX is, it appears the match has been cancelled. The event promoter, Damon Feldman made the announcement via his Twitter account on Saturday afternoon that he decided to cancel the celebrity boxing match. He summed his decision up in a ...

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An Attorney Says: Read the Fine Print Before Signing with the NCAA

by Damario Solomon-Simmons The guaranteed free, four-year “full ride” scholarship every high school star football player thinks they are receiving from their favorite school today is actually: NOT guaranteed for four (4) years; and NOT really free; First, each scholarship is an one (1)-year, renewable at the institution’s discretion, financial aid package that can be cancelled at the discretion of his coach.   Second, according to a ...

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Op-Ed Refers to Jay-Z as a “Poor Excuse for a Husband”

by Liku Zelleke The stars and guests at the 2014 Grammy Awards were entertained by none other than Beyoncé and her husband Jay Z as they sung “Drunk in Love.” Everyone there seemed to like it: people were dancing to the steamy song and after it ended the couple were given a standing ovation. But, it seems there are some ...

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He Was Buried in a Solid Gold Casket: 9 Things You May Not Know about James Brown

By: Britt L A major figure of 20th-century music and a pioneer in every genre of music, James Brown has a resume that puts  modern day musicians to shame. Nearly six decades deep, Brown has created great dynamics in sound and influenced the entertainment that we today call R&B, soul and most importantly, funk. Over 100 chart-topping songs later, James’ legacy will forever live in the hearts ...

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