Mental health is a hefty topic of conversation, and oftentimes in the black community, it’s something that’s swept under the rug or prayed away. Living legend Jenifer Lewis says there is no shame in taking care of your mental health. Lewis has bipolar disorder, and in her new book, The Mother of Black Hollywood, she…
Hannibal Buress, who made his celeb bones by bringing Bill Cosby’s predatory behavior to light, was locked up in Miami for disorderly intoxication Saturday.
Comedian Marsha Warfield weighed in on Patti LaBelle’s recent disclosure that Luther Vandross was gay and the black community’s tried-and-true embrace of “Don’t ask, don’t tell.”
No words for this so we’ll just present the facts as we know
them. And honestly they seem a little sketchy to this reporter.
Twitter is having fun when it comes to Terrence Howard’s infamous Hustle & Flow character and his use of the word “mayne.” It started with a simple request: “Someone photoshop Terrence Howard as a Jedi,” and we’ve now been blessed with the gift of the “Mayne Meme.”
It’s currently snowing in the Washington, D.C., area, and it’s put a damper on brunch plans. Snow is a common occurrence here in the pseudo-South, but in places like Louisiana, it definitely doesn’t happen often. So when it does, it’s time to celebrate. And that’s exactly what Da’Quan Bellard, a student-athlete at LSU…
Actor Harold Perrineau is breaking his silence about the reported rape of his daughter, actress Aurora Perrineau. The young actress has accused Girls writer and Lena Dunham’s friend Murray Miller of raping her when she was 17 years old.
Time magazine shocked us all when it named several women and men who spoke out against sexual assault as its Person of the Year. The editors labeled the brave souls “the Silence Breakers.” But in addition to noticing Taylor Swift on the cover, I couldn’t help seeing that the cover lacked Tarana Burke, the founder of…
Emil Wilbekin is a superstar journalist who intends to change the way black gay men are perceived and received in mainstream media. He intends to shift culture through his initiative, Native Son, which is inspired by James Baldwin’s Notes of a Native Son.
On Wednesday night’s episode of Conan, comedian Khalid Rahmaan joked about growing up black and Muslim. From jokes about being the hipster Steve Urkel and having the audience sing the black national anthem, Rahmaan’s Conan debut was pretty hilarious.
Black women are hauled over the white-hot coals of racism and sexism on the regular, in real life and especially online, where the trolls spew their anonymous venom. We’re called everything from ugly to “cum dumpsters.” White men call us far worse. Even the president of the United States has gotten in on it. And when…
Girls writer and Lena Dunham friend Murray Miller has been accused of raping actress Aurora Perrineau. When the news broke last month about the alleged rape, Miller’s attorneys stated that Perrineau and her family had asked for a substantial amount of money for damages. But apparently that was not the case at all, and…
Fans of Jordan Peele’s Get Out have a new show to get into—The Twilight Zone, the iconic TV series that the genre-breaking director will be rebooting, CBS formally announced Wednesday.
Serena Williams is finally getting her just due. She is not only a great female athlete; she’s a great athlete, period.
Chocolate Milk Mommies, a parenting group out of Birmingham, Ala., is working to remove the stigma surrounding breast-feeding—especially in public—in black communities.
Roland Martin’s morning show, NewsOne Now, is being canceled because of budget cuts, according to the New York Post’s Page Six.
On the eve of Time magazine’s announcement that its Person of the Year would be “the silence breakers”—the victims of sexual harassment who have come forward to tell their stories—an interview with actress and sexual assault survivor Gabrielle Union revealed her thoughts on the #MeToo movement and how the voices of…
Louis Boria began knitting because of a dream—literally. Ten years ago, the Brooklyn, N.Y., man says, he woke up one morning with his arms extended, his fingers working the air as if he were holding knitting needles in his hands.
The subject of our favorite Instagram videos and memes, Joanne the Scammer, portrayed by Branden Miller, is slated to bring her messy-bitchness to TV, courtesy of producers Super Deluxe and Chelsea Peretti, wife of Jordan Peele.
Google has teamed up with Chance the Rapper for a million-dollar campaign to bring computer science education to Chicago schools.