Not trying to ruffle any feathers, but back in the day there was a playground rhyme called K-I-S-S-I-N-G…about two kids sitting in a tree. “First comes love, then comes marriage and then comes the baby in the baby carriage!” READ MORE
African American Issues Archives
Director F. Gary Gray and rapper Ice Cube stopped by The Breakfast Club on their press run for “Straight Outta Compton”. They discuss the origins of NWA, the making of “Straight Outta Compton” and future projects. This a great interview that will prep you before seeing it in theaters on August 14th nationwide.
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
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.