African American Issues Archives

[Update]: T.I. & Tiny Back Together.

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After taking time to think about it, the couple has decided NOT to part ways just yet. Shekinah just confirmed that unfortunately so many crazy rumors have been going out all over the internet. Shekinah’s [Tiny's best friend] would never want her best friend to go through foolishness.

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Soulja Boy was arrested in L.A. early this morning … after cops say he was packin’ a LOADED GUN, according to TMZ.

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Screen Shot 2013-12-13 at 11.32.12 PMActor Brad James teamed up with Malinda Williams and Director/Producer

Brad James and Malinda Williams Star in “Marry Me For Christmas”

We all know and loved Malinda as “Byrd” from the Movie and HBO Hit TV Series “Soulfood”. Brad James and “Byrd” were spotted  at Cafe Circa in Atlanta to host a Buzz Party for the UP-tv Network’s Holiday movie – “Marry Me For Christmas“. This made for TV Holiday movie will air Dec 14th . If you are in Atlanta you might just be special enough to make Brad James VIP guest list. Word on the streets he is personally giving out a special gift to some special contest winners. READ MORE

Obama Nelson Mandela SpeechPresident Obama gave another impressive speech at Nelson Mandela’s memorial today.  Along with First Lady Michelle Obama, The Bushes and The Clintons, President Obama hopped on Air Force 1 last night to make a moving speech at Mandela’s National Memorial service in South Africa today.  Citizens and leaders from around the world gathered outside of Johannesburg at FNB Stadium, also known as Soccer City to remember the greatness of South Africa’s first black President.  You can watch the speech below.  READ MORE

drakestrawberry3Drake is giving back to students at Philadelphia’s Strawberry Mansion High School.  According to ABC News, the rapper recently stopped by the school to let the students know that he’s building them a recording studio so that anyone interested in music can pursue their dreams.  Drake-building-recording-studio-inside-Strawberry-Mansion-High-SchoolDrake was motivated to get involved with Strawberry Mansion High after an ABC News report said it was labeled as one of the most dangerous schools in the nation.  Drake explained he was “heavily affected” by the report and that it caused him to start questioning “major aspects” of his life.  Check out the video of Drake surprising students at the school below.  READ MORE

mandela-cover-580The hip-hop world is mourning the death of former South African President Nelson Mandela.  On Twitter, Def Jam co-founder Russell Simmons calls the human rights leader

“an angel walking on this Earth…he was one of the greatest teachers this world has ever known.”

In addition, popular magazine The New Yorker paid tribute to the fallen leader as well.  See what other members of the Hip Hop community had to say about the loss of this great leader below. READ MORE

South African Leader Nelson Mandela Dead At 95

nelson-mandelaNelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary. South Africa’s president says Nelson Mandela has died at age 95. Jacob Zuma says “We’ve lost our greatest son,” South African President Jacob Zuma said in announcing Mandela’s death.  Nelson Mandela served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the first black South African to hold the office, and the first elected in a fully representative, multiracial election.

Rest In Power to a Great Leader.

More news as it comes.

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T.I.T.I. at STK in Atlanta

Monday nights it’s all about the Celebs and Tastemakers that come out to continue moving and shaking, drinking, mixing and mingling down to the bar! You never know who you are going to see. Mr. Charles Barkley, T.I.P., Jeezy, Yung Joc, Ming Lee and Karlie Redd were spotted hanging out! Check out who else we saw  READ MORE