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An Attorney Says: Read the Fine Print Before Signing with the NCAA

An Attorney Says: Read the Fine Print Before Signing with the NCAA

by Damario Solomon-Simmons The guaranteed free, four-year “full ride” scholarship every high school star football player thinks they are receiving from their favorite school today is actually: NOT guaranteed for four (4) years; and NOT really free; First, each scholarship is an one (1)-year, renewable at the institution’s discretion, financial aid package that can be cancelled at the discretion of his […]

Academy Award Winning Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman Found Dead from Overdose

Academy Award Winning Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman Found Dead from Overdose

  It’s sad to see someone go when they are at the top of their game.  It is even more tragic when they die for reasons that are unnecessary.  Academy Award Winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in New York City this week.  Hoffman, according to TMZ, died of an apparent drug overdose. […]

Kathy Henry: 10 Ways to Know if You’re a Brainwashed Negro

Kathy Henry:  10 Ways to Know if You’re a Brainwashed Negro

Kathy Henry wrote this piece on YourBlackBloggers.net, and we thought it was hilarious.  Take a look at it and try to decide if you or any of your friends fit her criteria.  Also, is she being too harsh or should this be par for the course during Black History Month?  Maybe we need someone to […]

Op-Ed Refers to Jay-Z as a “Poor Excuse for a Husband”

Op-Ed Refers to Jay-Z as a “Poor Excuse for a Husband”

by Liku Zelleke The stars and guests at the 2014 Grammy Awards were entertained by none other than Beyoncé and her husband Jay Z as they sung “Drunk in Love.” Everyone there seemed to like it: people were dancing to the steamy song and after it ended the couple were given a standing ovation. But, […]

Ohio State University Gets It’s First African American President

Ohio State University Gets It’s First African American President

by Liku Zelleke Ohio State University has just gotten its first African-American president and its 15th chief overall. Dr. Michael V. Drake, 63, was one of the five finalists that had been selected to be the next president of the university. The leaders that chose to appoint him to the position couldn’t help but note […]

Woman Admits She Lied to Get Her Father Arrested, but He Remains in Prison

Woman Admits She Lied to Get Her Father Arrested, but He Remains in Prison

by Dr. Boyce Watkins A woman has been crusading for decades to get her father out of prison for a crime that she knows he didn’t commit.  One would expect that an admission by the victim that the allegations were bogus would be enough to sway authorities, but apparently, it’s not. Chaneya Kelly out of […]

He Was Buried in a Solid Gold Casket: 9 Things You May Not Know about James Brown

He Was Buried in a Solid Gold Casket: 9 Things You May Not Know about James Brown

By: Britt L A major figure of 20th-century music and a pioneer in every genre of music, James Brown has a resume that puts  modern day musicians to shame. Nearly six decades deep, Brown has created great dynamics in sound and influenced the entertainment that we today call R&B, soul and most importantly, funk. Over 100 chart-topping songs later, James’ legacy will […]

Dr. Wilmer Leon Says You Must Read Between the Lines to Understand Obama’s Speech

Dr. Wilmer Leon Says You Must Read Between the Lines to Understand Obama’s Speech

By Dr. Wilmer J. Leon, III “Today, after four years of economic growth, corporate profits and stock prices have rarely been higher, and those at the top have never done better. But average wages have barely budged. Inequality has deepened. Upward mobility has stalled. The cold, hard fact is that even in the midst of […]

Beyonce and Sherman are Called “Wh@re” and “Thug,” Yet You Remain Silent

Beyonce and Sherman are Called “Wh@re” and “Thug,” Yet You Remain Silent

by Maurice Green After taking the time to let the information to which I have just become privy soak in, I felt the need to “pen” this short note. In the last two weeks I have had the displeasure of seeing hatefully disgusting attacks on people that I do not know personally but share a […]

Crystal M. Hayes, MSW: Beyoncé, Feminism is for Everybody, but it Involves Work

Crystal M. Hayes, MSW: Beyoncé, Feminism is for Everybody, but it Involves Work

By Crystal M. Hayes I am not here to take Beyoncé’s feminist card away. Her feminist credentials are safe with me, and not debatable. In fact, the very idea of questioning a woman’s self determination, seems, well, quite anti-feminist at its core. Beyoncé, like any woman, has the right to claim feminism for herself, and […]