African American Issues Archives

Southside with you 1Here are a few of the first images from Southside With You, a film inspired by the first date of future First Couple Barack Obama and Michelle Obama.   READ MORE

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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.

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a_Dascha Polanco (Orange is the New Black), singer Cassie Ventura, Maddie Mey, CIROC Exec Erin Harris, and Draya Michelle

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.  Lauren London and CassieSome 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

farrakan breakfast clubNation 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.

farrakhan-the-breakfast-clubLouis 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.

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Harlem Celebrates Malcolm X 90th Birthday

Malcolm XToday marks the the 90th anniversary of the birth of El Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, Malcolm X.    The celebration in Harlem will be at The Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center in Harlem, New York (165th and Broadway) and it is free and open to the public. Malcom X has a huge on Hip Hop and back in 1992, 2Pac spoke about how much Malcolm X influenced him in the video below.  READ MORE

DSC_2733Over the weekend I had the opportunity to journey to Selma, Alabama to be apart of the 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday in Selma Alabma. I was one of 80,000 people who made their way to Selma to commiserate the monumentus occassion. The weekend ended on a high note with the Salute to Selma Concert where some of the biggest names in Hollywood came out to celebrate the occassion.

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DSC_2387Over the weekend I had the opportunity to journey to Selma, Alabama to be apart of the 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday in Selma Alabma. I was one of 80,000 people who made their way to Selma to commiserate the monumentus occassion.

DSC_2483Special thanks to my good friends over at Centric TV for the opportunity to experience this monumental occassion that included some of the biggest acts, politicians, and iconic figures of today.DSC_2576

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Actress and singer Raven-Symoné has admitted that she used tanning beds to darken her complexion during the production of her former hit Disney show “That’s So Raven.”

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