Black congressmen speak out on the Travyon Martin case

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When it comes to African Americans having a voice in the hallowed halls of the U.S. Capitol, we rely on our black elected officials. Here’s what they had to say about the recent George Zimmerman “Not guilty” verdict in the February 2012 killing of the unarmed teen Trayvon Martin in Florida.

Black actresses before and after their makeup makeovers

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Black actresses with and without makeup  Hollywood’s black actresses are lauded for their not only talent and at times award winning portrayals; they are also praised for their breathtaking beauty. What happens however when those leading ladies are photographed without makeup? We previously highlighted the “R&B Divas”, Victoria’s Secret models, adult entertainers, rap girlfriends and “Real Housewives“ stars without cosmetics. Below are some… Read more »

Kerry Washington, ‘House of Cards’ and HBO lead Emmy nominations 2013

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Television series “House of Cards,” “Game of Thrones,” “Behind the Candlelabra” and “SNL” are the big ‪winners from the 2013 Primetime Emmy Nominations day: Also winning big are current superstars like Kerry Washington, who received her first nomination for the ratings blockbusting drama “Scandal,” while old school legends such as Al Pacino (The Godfather, Scarface)… Read more »

Summer music festivals

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Summer music festivals are happening across this great nation of ours. From hip-hop and R&B, to alternative and pop music, there is a festival that will appeal to nearly everyone. Music lovers will get the opportunity to listen to some amazing artists while having a great time with their friends. Hurry and get your tickets… Read more »

Gay Cameroon activist Eric Ohena Lembembe tortured and killed

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As Americans mourn the senseless deaths of young black teens Trayvon Martin and Darius Simmons, Africans are now mourning the death of Cameroon gay rights activist Eric Ohena Lembembe, who was recently found dead in his home after being tortured and then murdered. According to Huffington Post and the Associated Press, the murder happened just weeks after Lembembe issued a public… Read more »

Rochelle Aytes delves into diva decadence in ABC’s ‘Mistresses’

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Understand this about ”Mistresses” star Rochelle Aytes: She is not scared. When you inventory her thick résumé of TV and movie roles, you will quickly realize that Aytes has played the entire spectrum of roles during her illustrious career. The Harlem, N.Y., native has a versatility to her game that’s enabled her to tackle everything from playing an abused girlfriend (Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Family Reunion) to a reporter (White Chicks) to a police officer (“Forgotten”), to a prosecutor (“Detroit 1-8-7”) to a record executive (“Crazy Sexy Cool”) to a confused girlfriend (“Desperate Housewives”) and everything in between.

Best and worst dressed at the 2013 Espys

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 Best and worst dressed at the Espy Awards  Athletes swarmed L.A’s Nokia Theatre Wednesday for the 2013 Espys. Hosted by “Mad Men” star Jon Hamm, the awards highlighted the top moments in athleticism this year. A highlight of the evening was when Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts was presented the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage. Celebs… Read more »

Best dressed couples at the 2013 Espys

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Best Dressed Couple at the Espys The 2013 Espys brought out A-list athletes many of which walked the red carpet with their significant others. Included in the group was Dwayne Wade who brought his beautiful “Queen” Gabrielle Union. Union donned a stylish fishtail braid and sexy sequined dress. Also spotted on the carpet were Lebron James… Read more »

Buzzfeed hires black sports writer, #BlackBuzzFeed trending topic explodes on Twitter

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#BlackBuzzFeed takes off on Twitter After news broke that hired sportswriter Joel Anderson, a black journalist from the The Tampa Bay Times, Twitter exploded with praise for the writer. Furthermore, Twitter took off with props to the quirky site for adding diversity to their staff so much so that a comical #BlackBuzzFeed trending topic formed. “Stop… Read more »

How George Zimmerman got away with sexually molesting cousin from age 6 until 19

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It’s becoming painfully clear that the jurors in George Zimmerman’s murder trial acquitted a killer who had a history of violence, disruption and child sexual molestation. According to reports by Huffington Post, a female cousin of Zimmerman came forward to report the sexual abuse she experienced as a child. During an interview with investigators in… Read more »

Lolo Jones gets into fight with bobsled legend’s daughter

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It has not been a good month for high-profile Olympian Lolo Jones. Jones, the statuesque track-and-field-star-turned-bobsledder who’s looking to win her first Olympic medal at the upcoming 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, reportedly knocked out a woman at a Lake Placid watering hole last Friday, reports the New York Daily News. Earlier this month, Jones… Read more »

Homes of the hip-hop divas: Look inside Kandi Burruss’ 1st Atlanta home

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Kandi Burruss’ first house Before Kandi Burruss was living in a $1 million Atlanta home with $20,000 in renovations, she was already living large in a swanky Fayetteville estate. As previously reported Kandi, her fiancé Todd Tucker and her daughter Riley are currently dwelling in an impressive mansion that features an indoor pool, 8,000 square feet of space and a guesthouse. Prior… Read more »

Metta World Peace signs with New York Knicks

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Metta World Peace, f.k.a. Ron Artest, ain’t mad with the Knicks. The seasoned NBA star was bypassed by the Big Apple Knickerbockers 14 years ago, he has agreed to a two-year deal. He was released by the L.A. Lakers via their amnesty clause and will be paid the $7.7 million that was owed to him by… Read more »

Amanda Bynes offered $200K advance for record deal

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The world may still not believe in Amanda Bynes’ music career, but Chinga Chang Records, the New York-based record label that initially offered her a record deal still does. According to a new report, the label is now willing to offer her $200,000 to sign with them. Back in June, Daniel Herman of Chinga Chang… Read more »

Attorney General Eric Holder wants to eliminate ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws

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ORLANDO, Fla. — The first African American U.S. attorney general Eric Holder said shared a deeply personal connection with slain teen Trayvon Martin while saying the country must do away with “Stand Your Ground” laws that exists in 22 states, including Florida where Martin was murdered. “The Trayvon Martin case caused me to sit down with my… Read more »

Naya Rivera poses for ‘Complex’ magazine

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“Glee” starlet Naya Rivera, 26, turns up the heat for “Complex” magazine’s “High Stakes” cover story. What is everybody’s favorite cheerleader up to? Well, in real life, Rivera is expanding into movies and music as well as dating one of hip-hop’s most talented artists, Big Sean. Check out Naya playing all the right cards below…. Read more »

Boys wear skirts after British school bans shorts

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    The Gowerton Comprehensive School in Swansea, Wales, banned students from wearing shorts, but as the weather continues to heat up in Britain, many of the male students are finding school unbearable, and difficult to concentrate. While girls are allowed a choice between skirts and trousers, the boys have taken matters into their own… Read more »

L.A. protests: Zimmerman verdict backlash

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Trayvon Martin’s passionate supporters take to the streets in Los Angeles and Oakland to display their displeasure with the George Zimmernan “not guilty” verdict. They blocked traffic in major intersections forcing Cali’s law enforcement to go into tactical alert. Police wore full S.W.A.T. team gear as some protestors hurled not only obscenities but also batteries… Read more »

Trial attorney Charles F. Coleman Jr. gives reasons for George Zimmerman acquittal

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As a seasoned trial attorney, Charles Coleman Jr. was not surprised by the not guilty verdict following the George Zimmerman trial even though he shared in many citizens’ disappointment. “The verdict is consistent with (Florida) law, but it’s not consistent with justice,” Coleman said. “And that’s the difficult thing for people to reconcile. That’s a… Read more »

Lance Gross writes open letter to George Zimmerman

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Lance Gross penned a very interesting open letter to George Zimmerman in the aftermath of the “not guilty” verdict the former neighborhood watch captain managed to get for admittedly killing unarmed teen Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla. Zimmerman’s exoneration touched off impassioned protests and marches coast to coast. Gross’ letter was but the latest in a… Read more »

8 quotes from Rachel Jeantel’s interview with CNN’s Piers Morgan

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For the first time since George Zimmerman was acquitted of the murder of Trayvon Martin, Rachel Jeantel, the prosecution’s star witness, discussed the trial and verdict in an interview. During a chat with CNN’s Piers Morgan, Jeantel discussed her testimony, the relationship she had with Martin, her thoughts on Zimmerman, and being viewed as “unintelligent.”… Read more »

Lil’ Wayne, T.I., Birdman celebrate with Hennessy V.S and Belvedere at ‘America’s Most Wanted’ tour afterparty

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Lil’ Wayne, T.I. and Birdman celebrated the Atlanta stop of their “Americas Most Wanted” tour with Hennessy V.S and Belvedere at Prive Lounge. Weezy and his entourage arrived just before 1 am to a crowd full of anxious fans taking pictures & video with their camera phones. T.I arrived shortly after with his wife Tiny and took the mic and performed a few of his… Read more »

L.A. protests continue in wake of not guilty verdict in Zimmerman trial

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For the second consecutive night, the chants of “I am Trayvon” could be heard echoing back and forth between the buildings in south L.A. and downtown Oakland. Trayvon Martin’s passionate supporters took to the streets, literally. Blocking traffic and taking control of popular intersections, proud and angry protestors caused police in both cities to go… Read more »

Rachel Jeantel to appear on Piers Morgan

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Rachel Jeantel appearing on Piers Morgan The prosecution’s controversial star witness from the George Zimmeman trial will once again be on television screens, this time for a sit down with CNN’s Piers Morgan. Rachel Jeantel, who was on the phone with Trayvon Martin just moments before he was fatally shot by the neighborhood watchman, will… Read more »

NAACP demands Department of Justice prosecute George Zimmerman for hate crime

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The NAACP, “outraged” over the not-guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman murder trial, is demanding that the U.S. Department of Justice prosecute Zimmerman for shooting Trayvon Martin. “We are outraged and heartbroken over today’s verdict,” NAACP President Benjamin Jealous said in a statement. “We will pursue civil rights charges with the Department of Justice, we… Read more »

Beyoncé’s reaction to the George Zimmerman acquittal

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Beyoncé holds moment of silence, shares photo for Trayvon Martin Upon hearing that George Zimmerman had been acquitted of the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, Beyoncé called for a moment of silence during one of her concerts. The superstar songstress was performing at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn., when news broke that George Zimmerman would… Read more »

Protesters rally in New York for Travyon Martin

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  Union Square was the meeting point for what would end up being a protest for Trayvon Martin that shut down all major intersections from 14th Street to 42nd Street and across eight avenues in New York City. The air was heavy with humidity, frustration and unity but neither NYPD nor New York City traffic stopped… Read more »

Mayor of Atlanta reacts to George Zimmerman verdict

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Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed released his statement yesterday regarding the Trayvon Martin case. Just like many others, Reed disagrees that justice was served for the Martin family in this senseless murder but as a mayor he respects it as it pushes him to work harder to promote and improve public safety daily. “The genuine tragedy… Read more »

Zimmerman protesters shut down L.A.’s 10 Freeway, LAPD responds with rubber bullets

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Photo Credit: Jasmyne Cannick Protesters shut down Los Angeles’ 10 Freeway The protests following the George Zimmerman acquittal are continuing and have apparently reached a new height in Los Angeles. Several social media users are live tweeting from L.A.’s 10 Freeway where they assembled and temporarily shut down the roadway. Political commentator Jasmyne Cannick gave… Read more »

George Zimmerman to be investigated by Justice Department

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George Zimmerman was acquitted of the murder of Trayvon Martin by six female jurors. However, there is still a chance that Zimmerman can face incarceration in the future. According to reports, the Justice Department, headed by Attorney General Eric Holder, will conduct their own investigation into Martin’s death. After initially opening an investigation in 2012,… Read more »

Kanye West sells $120 white tees

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Yup in your $120 white tee. Kanye West has collaborated with Atelier de Production et de Création (A.P.C.) to feature a very basic collection that includes a “hip-hop” t-shirt, also known as a white tee that also comes in black. Knowing Kanye, there may be a message behind his overpriced line of Hanes t-shirts and hoodies…. Read more »

Eva Longoria’s new show ‘Devious Maids’ accused of degrading Latina women

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Actress Eva Longoria isn’t getting the support she thought she would receive from her new Lifetime show Devious Maids. Instead, the Latina beauty is being criticized for having a show that “stereotypes” and “degrades” Latina women.  Longoria pulled together a cast of the show which portrays the life of five Latina housekeepers. Devious Maids is the first show… Read more »