Black history museum starting to take shape in Washington – McClatchy Washington Bureau

McClatchy Washington BureauConstruction continues on the Smithsonian Institute National Museum of African American History and Culture, at 14th St. NW and Constitution Avenue in Washington, D.C. on Friday, Feb. 21, … Read More

Sochi Olympics Gets Support From American Athletes Like Nick Cunningham

Gracie Gold, Ashley Wagner: USA Olympics Skaters In Glo-Blades? The Sochi Olympics in Russia have bashed from many American journalists and from those on social media (like myself) who aren’t … Read More

‘SNL’ Hires Sasheer Zamata, First Black Female Cast Member in Years – RollingStone.com

RollingStone.comSaturday Night Live has hired its first female African-American cast member since Maya Rudolph’s departure in 2007, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Sasheer Zamata, who has performed at the Upright … Read More

‘SNL’ adds Sasheer Zamata as newest cast member – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSasheer Zamata has been named the newest cast member of Saturday Night Live, making her the sketch comedy’s first black female cast member in five years since Maya Rudolph … Read More

African-American Business Leaders Threaten Boycott Of SF Tourism – CBS Local

CBS LocalSAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – The San Francisco African American Chamber of Commerce is threatening a tourism boycott, alleging discriminatory practices by the hospitality industry. Some in the African American … Read More

GLAAD Slams A&E for Returning Phil Robertson to ‘Duck Dynasty’ – ABC News

ABC NewsA&E’s decision to reinstate Phil Robertson on “Duck Dynasty” shows the network has “chosen profits over African American and gay people,” the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) … Read More

‘Saturday Night Live’ hopeful Kerry Coddett slams show’s roles for black women – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsOne of the women in the running to be the new ‘Saturday Night Live’ cast member trashed the show’s lack of diversity in several recent op-eds. Sketch … Read More

‘SNL’ to Welcome Black Female Cast Member in January – AceShowbiz

AceShowbizTwo showcases were recently held in Los Angeles and New York to find a black comedienne to be added to the show’s cast. Tweet. ‘SNL’ to Welcome Black Female Cast … Read More

Moscow trip a ‘gift to the soul’ – Pueblo Chieftain

Pueblo ChieftainPyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was a romantic and a Russian. Add Christmas to the equation and you have the well-loved “Nutcracker” ballet. Friday night Puebloans were treated to a performance … Read More

State Theatre Presents Christmas Classic “The Nutcracker” – NJ TODAY

NJ TODAYNEW BRUNSWICK—State Theatre will present the 50th anniversary production of the American Repertory Ballet’s The Nutcracker for four performances on Saturday, Dec. 21 at 1 and 4:30 p.m. and … Read More

‘The Nutcracker’ coming to Durham – Foster’s Daily Democrat

Foster’s Daily DemocratDOVER — BJ’s Wholesale Club and LG Electronics are once again proud to sponsor Northeastern Ballet Theatre’s upcoming production of “The Nutcracker.” This full-length version of the ballet … Read More

Columbia City Ballet brings ‘Nutcracker’ to Charleston – Charleston Post Courier

Charleston Post Courier‘Tis the season when the beloved ballet classic “The Nutcracker” comes to stages all over the country, and there is no shortage of ways to participate in this … Read More

Black Students Avoid UC Berkeley Because Cal Doesn’t Go After Them

There has been a lot of chatter why UC Berkeley doesn’t have a larger black student base. One recent publication reported that more than half of African-American students who are … Read More

Ruoyang Wang Died At 20: Cal Student, Like Sam Peters, Proves Life Not Promised To Us

Ruoyang Wang is not a celebrity, not someone this blogger knows, not anyone who you’ve heard of. But to his parents in China, Ruoyang Wang was their son. Their promise. … Read More

Super Bowl 50 Host Committee A San Francisco White Guys Club. Tell NFL

Super Bowl 50 Host Committee A SF (San Francisco) White Guys Club that threatens to embarass the NFL. Can you say Super Bowl, Super Bowl , Super Bowl three times … Read More

Oakland’s Michael A Lenoir 114th President Of The National Medical Association

Oakland’s Michael A. LeNoir, M.D., a well-known practicing Pediatrician and Allergist in the San Francisco Bay Area, was installed as the 114th president of the National Medical Association during the … Read More

School Gunman At DeKalb County, GA School; No One Killed #McNairShooting

DeKalb County, GA, and 2162 2nd Ave Decatur, GA is the scene of a horrifying story of a gunman, white male, dressed all in black and armed with an AK47, … Read More

Cheryl Boone Isaacs Elected The Academy’s First African American President

Yep: Cheryl Boone Isaacs was elected The Academy of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences’ first African American president. Cheryl Boone Isaacs was elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture … Read More

Geno Smith Diva Claims Were Invented From Thin Air

Geno Smith has suffered from accusations that he’s a diva, and all from a leak of perception started by agents that he eventually fired. Select Sports Group has not only … Read More

Jason Collins Out As Gay, Cool; Straight Black Men Under Attack?

Jason Collins came out as gay in a well-presented column released in Sports Illustrated today. This blogger’s initial reaction was “so what?” Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area … Read More

Thomas C. Frazier: Oakland Police Compliance Director Called Racist Police Chief In Baltimore

On Monday, Thomas C. Frazier was appointed “Compliance Director” by U.S. District Judge Thelton Henderson. In this position, Mr. Frazier will have complete authority over the Oakland Police Department, including … Read More

Joe Jones: Ex-LAPD Officer’s Manifesto In Wake Of Christopher Dorner

Joe Jones is another African American ex-LAPD Police Officer who wrote his own Facebook-based manifesto in the wake of the Christopher Dorner incident. Jones was an LAPD cop for nine … Read More

Whole Foods Oakland Security Guards Violent With Black Woman

Thanks to the video work of Oakland vlogger Matt Gratz, who lives next to the store, Whole Foods Oakland security guards are caught on camera making a mistake that could … Read More

RG3’s Dad Talks About Raising Robert Griffin III

Robert Griffin III is not only impressive on the field, as Quarterback for The Washington Redskins, he’s equally impressive off of it. Bascially RG3 is a smart, emotionally balanced, disciplined … Read More

Presidential Inauguration Can Bring Scam Artists, High Prices

The Presidential Inauguration is upon us, and this blogger attended the last one, the historic first time an African American was sworn in as President Of The United States, and … Read More


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