African American Issues Archives

no_baby_mama_drama_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


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.


mary-j-blige-queen-latifah21NBC 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

stopgang ViolenceAfter the death of a Rollin 100 gang member, Los Angeles gangs have issued a challenge to kill 100 people as fast as possible. One of the first victims appears to be a 4-year-old boy.
Under the hashtag #100Days100Nights, users on Instagram and Twitter are issuing a stark warning: Two Los Angeles gangs are betting which one can kill 100 people—in a gang, or innocent—within the next 100 days. More details below. READ MORE

sandra bland#WhatHappenedToSandraBland

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!


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


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.