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,…

African and African American Athletes Break Color Barrier at Winter Olympics – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaThe big celebrities in Sochi are the Jamaican bobsled team, who returned to the Winter Olympics this week after a 12-year absence. Winston Watts, their team captain, talks…

Nikki Minaj Uses Malcolm X Photo Calls Him N-Word

Nikki Minaj Uses Malcolm X Photo Calls Him N-Word Nikki Minaj Uses Malcolm X Photo Calls Him N-Word. Nikki Minaj, perhaps to gain attention, used a photo of Malcolm X…

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…

‘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…

‘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…

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…

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)…

Oakland school serving black boys to shut down – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco ChronicleAn Oakland public school created to serve African American males will shut down in January, just 18 months after it opened. The 100 Black Men of the Bay…

‘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…

‘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…

Nelson Mandela Dead At 95: VP Joe Biden’s Statement

Joe Biden, the Vice President Of The United States, left this statement in the wake of the passing of Nelson Mandela: Statement by the Vice President on the Death of…

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…

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…

‘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…

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…

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…

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.…

“12 Years A Slave” Movie Review In Oakland

12 Years A Slave is the “Roots” of the 21st Century. It is based on the true story and book of the same name as the movie, of how Solomon…

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…

Hannah Anderson: Photo Shows Knee Brace Switched; Fake Injuries?

Hannah Anderson is the subject of talk again, and after blogger Chelsea Hoffman discovered two photos of her taken the same day which show a knee brace on different legs,…

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…

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,…

Harriet Tubman Sex Video: Russell Simmons, Awesomeness TV Look Stupid

Russell Simmons owes Harriet Tubman an apology for the Harriet Tubman Sex Video, or what some call the Harriet Tubman Sex Tape. Posted during the night, about 11 hours ago,…

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…

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…

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…

Odin Protests Same Sex Marriage In Downtown Oakland

Same Sex Marriage would seem to be something that’s not controversial today – but then you haven’t met Odin. This older African American man was sitting on a fire hydrant…

Quincy Jones Turns 80

Quincy Jones, the famed producer and composer of such classics of jazz like The Soul Boosanova, turns 80 today. In fact, as he shares the exact same birthday as famed…

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…

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…

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…

Roland Burris On President Obama And Serving In The Senate

Illinois Senator (D – Ret.) Roland Burris was at Gate 11 for United Airlines flight 621 from Reagan National Airport in Washington, DC, as I walked up (the same flight…

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…

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…