Porsha Williams Causes Frenzy With New Announcement

Photo from Twitter (@Porsha4real) May 11, 2021 "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Porsha Williams has a new man. Last night, via Instagram, Williams revealed that she is "madly in love" with Simon Guobadia -- the estranged husband of her #RHOA co-star Falynn Guobadia. (He filed for divorce in January; Falynn announced the split in April. … Continue reading Porsha Williams Causes Frenzy With New Announcement

Beyoncé Leads Grammy Nominations With Nine Nods

By Terrance Turner Nov. 24, 2020 The nominations for the 2021 Grammy Awards were announced today, and Beyoncé leads the pack with nine nominations. Her song "Black Parade" has been nominated for four Grammys, including the prestigious prizes of Record of the Year and Song of the Year. The record is also nominated for Best … Continue reading Beyoncé Leads Grammy Nominations With Nine Nods

Breonna Taylor Grand Jury Decision Announced

By Terrance Turner No officers have been directly charged in the death of Breonna Taylor. In case you've been under a rock: On March 13, emergency medical technician Breonna Taylor was in bed with her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker. They had fallen asleep after watching the movie "Freedom Writers", according to USA Today. The Louisville Metro … Continue reading Breonna Taylor Grand Jury Decision Announced

NBA Players Launch Historic Boycott for Jacob Blake

By Terrance Turner The shooting of unarmed Black man Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin on Sunday has led to a historic move. In response to the shooting, the Milwaukee Bucks -- who play just 40 miles north of Kenosha -- decided to sit out tonight's Game 5. The Milwaukee Bucks, Orlando Magic, Houston Rockets, Oklahoma … Continue reading NBA Players Launch Historic Boycott for Jacob Blake

Historic Wave of Black Actors Score Emmy Nominations

Photo via Collider. By Terrance Turner The Primetime Emmy Award nominations were announced today. According to Variety, 35 of the 102 acting nominees are Black -- the most ever. Black actors make up 34.3% of the nominees, which is substantially higher than last year's 19.8%. (In 2018, the percentage was 27.7%, which was a record … Continue reading Historic Wave of Black Actors Score Emmy Nominations

Remembering Rep. John Lewis

Rep. John Lewis in the 1960s and in 2020. (Photo courtesy of New York magazine.) By Terrance Turner July 18, 2020 Rep. John Lewis -- author, congressman, civil rights icon -- died yesterday after a months-long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 80. “It is with inconsolable grief and enduring sadness that we announce the … Continue reading Remembering Rep. John Lewis

Beyoncé Releases New Single “Black Parade” (UPDATED)

By Terrance Turner June 19, 2020 (updated Nov. 24) Beyonce has released new music. THIS IS NOT A DRILL. Beyoncé surprised fans with a late-night release of her new single "Black Parade". The song (a Tidal exclusive) is a celebration of Blackness and Black people. "We got rhythm, we got pride/We birth kings; we birth … Continue reading Beyoncé Releases New Single “Black Parade” (UPDATED)

Juneteenth

The Juneteenth flag was designed by activist Ben Haith in 1997. Photo from CNN. By Terrance Turner June 19, 2020 (updated June 19, 2021) On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers, led by General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas, with some game-changing news. "The people of Texas are informed that in accordance with a Proclamation … Continue reading Juneteenth

Roger Goodell, Pushed By Black NFL Players, Finally Admits the Truth

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. By Terrance Turner Today, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell acknowledged a truth we know to be self-evident. But that acknowledgement came only belatedly, only after years of blacklisting outspoken black players. Only after quarterback Drew Brees caught fire for clueless comments about player protests. Only after days of large-scale protests broke out … Continue reading Roger Goodell, Pushed By Black NFL Players, Finally Admits the Truth

60,000 Protesters Gather in Houston for George Floyd

By Terrance Turner June 3, 2020 Thousands of protesters gathered in downtown Houston this afternoon for a largely peaceful rally. Houston rappers Trae tha Truth and Bun B helped organize the demonstration in support of justice for George Floyd. (Mr. Floyd grew up in Houston's Third Ward. In 2014, he moved to Minneapolis, where he … Continue reading 60,000 Protesters Gather in Houston for George Floyd