NBC has signed on Queen Latifah and Mary J. Blige for The Wiz, the network’s latest live for TV musical. Latifah will play the Wiz, who holds the keys to the Emerald City, and Mary J. Blige got the role of the Wicked Witch of the West. More details below. READ MORE
African American Issues Archives
By now, most of America and the rest of the world is asking what happened to Sandra Bland, the 28 year old young black woman that was found dead in a Texas jail cell after being taken into custody for a routine traffic stop. This story is horrifying to many Americans because of the rise of police involved deaths involving black people sweeping across the country. A prosecutor told reporters the cause of Sandra Bland’s death was hanging and the manner of death was suicide,but the people aren’t buying that. Celebrities like Taraji P. Henson, Kim Kardashian, and Nicki Minaj are speaking out on behalf of injustice. See their reactions to the death of Sandra Bland below. READ MORE
Actress Raven Symone has found another way to catch backlash from #BlackTwitter! “The View” co-host made a comment pertaining to the popular topic #BlackLivesMatter.
Check out what she said below!
Photos: ‘Southside With You’ Movie Inspired by Barack and Michelle Obama’s First Date Begins Filming
The Rainbow PUSH Coalition partnered with Google to present the “Dream Makers, Risk Takers and Money Makers: Diversity and Inclusion in Tech Forum” at the Google headquarters in Los Angeles. This forum is part of an ongoing program designed to identify ways to open access and create pathways for people of color into the technology industry, as well as increase the level of diversity in Silicon Valley and beyond. Reverend Jesse Jackson and Google executives were on hand to discuss the efforts of Rainbow PUSH, along with a panel of esteemed technology executives who explored the best ways to increase diversity and innovation in technology.
Check out the details below.
Dascha Polanco (Orange is the New Black), singer Cassie Ventura, Draya Michelle, Mercedeh Allen, and Fernanda Romero all gathered at Pump in West Hollywood for the Motions BET Summer Brunch. All looking fabulous they enjoyed Ciroc’s summer collection and all walked away with their swag bags full of Motions Hair Care. Some other attendees are Love & Hip Hop’s Apryl Jones, actress Lauren London, and Claire Sulmers Editor of the Fashion Bomb Daily. Check out all the photos from this fabulous event below. READ MORE
Nation of Islam leader, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, recently blessed Power 105’s The Breakfast Club morning crew with his presence and shared many jewels of wisdom and knowledge.
At 82 years of age, Farrakhan is still a strong figure of the Nation of Islam as well as Black America. And given the climate of race relations and politics in the country, Farrakhan’s message for unity among young people of color is of great importance as we face these turbulent times.
Louis Farrakhan shared many thoughts with DJ Envy, Angela Yee, and Charlamagne Tha God. He said he felt that rappers are the new leaders now and explained that they should use their voice for good as each of the top rappers have a wide following.Which explains his recent meeting with Kanye West, and other Hip Hop heavyweights like Rick Ross. Check out the interview below and take notes. It will leave with a lot to think about.