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Whitewashing has been one of Hollywood's worst habits since the movie business was born. For years white actors have portrayed characters of color and in 2014 we're still seeing this trend flourish. Here are a few major films that caused a ruckus when they cast non-Blacks in Black roles. “Exodus: [...]
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 6:45 am
Source: Madam Noire
Any cursory check of one's Facebook or Twitter feeds—or the local newspaper—would reveal an onslaught of images of black men and women either cut down in their prime or engaged in all manner of foolishness. What's missing is a stream of rich, varied images depicting our true diversity. When there's [...]
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 3:00 am
Source: The Root
In the last year we have heard more and more about black women committing suicide. The first person that shocked us was Karyn Washington the creator of ForBrownGirls.com committed suicide at age 22. Then a few months ago Simone Battle committed suicide at age 25, she was on X Factor [...]
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 12:07 am
Source: Madam Noire
Earlier
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is encouraging the company's 191,000 employees to talk about race in America and other issues raised by police killings of unarmed black men in Ferguson, Missouri, and New York City. Schultz last week called an impromptu employee meeting at the company's headquarters in Seattle. The more than [...]
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 9:59 pm
Source: Huffington Post BlackVoices
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Hundreds of lawyers and members of the legal community are staging “die-ins” outside courthouses around the country in a mass effort to speak out against the legal system that employs them. More than 250 lawyers, law students, law professors and others lay outside Los Angeles' Stanley Mosk Courthouse in the pouring [...]
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 9:17 pm
Source: Huffington Post BlackVoices
Recently I finished reading Furious Cool, a breezy yet reflective take on the life of Richard Pryor. Rather than present Pryor as merely a pioneering stand-up comic, authors David and Joe Henry position Pryor as a transcendent black entertainer, an essential link from the segregated time of the chitlin' circuit [...]
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 7:53 pm
Source: Huffington Post BlackVoices
See why Charing took issue with some of Roland's views and let us know if you agree? The post Roland Martin And His Hypocritical Thoughts On “Sorority Sisters” appeared first on MadameNoire. [...]
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 7:20 pm
Source: Madam Noire
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In 1961, journalist John Howard Griffin, a White man, published the book, Black Like Me. He described his six-week journey throughout the states of Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama and Georgia, passing as a Black man. This was during a time when segregation was in full effect. He explained the difficulties Black people faced [...]
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 7:00 pm
Source: Jet
Still of Lizzy Caplan, James Franco and Seth Rogen in The Interview (2014)
Still of Lizzy Caplan, James Franco and Seth Rogen in The Interview (2014) Photo by Ed Araquel The controversial movie, The Interview, was scheduled to premiere in theaters on December 25, 2014. The release has been canceled in light of the recent breach. Terrorists threatened 9/11 attacks on theaters the showed the [...]
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 6:22 pm
Source: Rolling Out
The family of North Carolina high school student Lennon Lacy, whose death this summer was ruled a suicide by a state medical examiner, is now saying they believe the 17-year-old was murdered. Lennon Lacy's body was found hanging from a wooden swing set in a mobile home park near his home [...]
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 6:21 pm
Source: Huffington Post BlackVoices
God is good. The post Los Angeles Plumber Baes Gave All The Girlies Leaks appeared first on MadameNoire. [...]
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 6:16 pm
Source: Madam Noire
The President has announced a new approach for improving relations in Cuba, unraveling and reshaping the isolation policies that have existed between the U.S. and Cuba for more than 50 years. Relations have been tense since 1961's Bay of Pigs, when the United States attempted to oust communist Cuban leader [...]
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 6:10 pm
Source: Essence
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A University of Pennsylvania fraternity has been suspended pending an investigation into a holiday card showing the mostly white group posing with what it says was a Beyoncé sex doll. Phi Delta Theta's national leadership halted its Penn chapter this week amid concerns the image - criticized as [...]
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 6:09 pm
Source: Huffington Post BlackVoices
Boombox by Lyle Owerko at the Dean Collection
You've probably heard about Swizz Beatz's "Dean Collection" show during the Scope art fair in November. Beatz, who Damien Hirst compared to Jean-Michael Basquiat, featured artists included in his personal collection. The Scope show will be making its way to New York in March and we'd bet our vintage Ruff [...]
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 6:02 pm
Source: Vibe Magazine
NEW YORK (AP) — An up-and-coming rapper is among several people arrested in an investigation into a series of gang-related shootings and drug trafficking in New York City. Authorities said Wednesday that Ackquille Pollard was taken into custody shortly after he left a recording studio near Radio City Music Hall in [...]
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 6:01 pm
Source: Huffington Post BlackVoices
On the latest edition of ‘Celebrity Refresh,' actor Laz Alonso visits Essence of Light to give the women of the shelter some much needed holiday cheer. The post Laz Alonso gives a heartfelt, helping hand with Celebrity Refresh appeared first on Rolling Out. [...]
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 5:58 pm
Source: Rolling Out
Do you think these two will ever go back to being BFFs? The post Cynthia Bailey Talks Reconciling With Nene Leakes appeared first on MadameNoire. [...]
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 5:53 pm
Source: Madam Noire
Jamie Foxx spoke with rolling out scribe Stereo Williams about who inspired his character in Annie, the state of relations between the African American community and law enforcement and much more! (part 1 of 2) The post Jamie Foxx talks ‘Annie,' being an African American actor and police brutality (part [...]
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 5:43 pm
Source: Rolling Out
In 2014, we saw a lot of main characters on our favorite shows kick the bucket. This is dedicated to everyone we lost. So consider… [...]
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 5:37 pm
Source: Global Grind
"Tampax: so the inside of women's bodies don't get cold!" Um, incorrect. Tampon commercials are pretty awkward no matter who makes them. But sketch comedy group Hammerkatz NYU imagined how feminine hygiene products might be advertised if only clueless men were involved in the creative process, left to their (mis)understanding [...]
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 5:29 pm
Source: Huffington Post BlackVoices

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