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Atlanta artist Fabian Williams continues to do his part to ensure the legacy of The Black Panther lives on. Also known by his online persona, in late March @occasionalsuperstar announced on Instagram – in presumably the first public display of his sculpting talent – a miniature prototype of what would become a 20-foot long sculpture. He stated…

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Randy Freeman, a 57-year-old Air Force veteran and owner of Williamsburg, VA-based Distinguished Executive Transportation, LLC, has taken his complaint against Cracker Barrel to federal court. While sitting with three of his customers in Cracker Barrel Store #193 in Cross Lanes, West Virginia, he ordered a soft drink, and upon delivery of his beverage, he…

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Carlton Hargro is having a year to remember. This past January, the culture curator returned to his roots at Atlanta alt-weekly Creative Loafing as its first Black editor-in-chief. Around that same time, another passion Hargro pursues in partnership with his brother, Darrick, bore fruit with the introduction of Nia Griggs & The Kemetic Sisterhood of…

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In the midst of Gemini season, the first half of the year begins to end with the dawning of its last month. Ebony Blanding and Amber Bournett of The House of June film production company are off to a rewarding start of the year and looking forward to a productive finish. One might expect June…

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Logan Laurice Browning is navigating the streets of Los Angeles like a seasoned Black woman boss, metaphorically and literally. To the former, the starlet eagerly awaits her debut as the lead character in “Dear White People,” which premieres April 28 on Netflix. To the latter, she’s actually whipping what I imagine to be a wicked…

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You’ve seen him embodied by Will Smith as Bagger Vance, by the late Michael Clarke Duncan in The Green Mile, by Morgan Freeman in just about all his popular work. After years focused on sculpting alabaster co-stars into heroes and helping them see they had it in them all along, a hilarious-but-introspective “Magic Negro” has…

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Thanks to state and local tax credits that have attracted a glut of major motion picture productions like Marvel’s Black Panther being filmed in Atlanta, the city has become known as “Hollywood South.” The 41st Annual Atlanta Film Festival (AFF) is of increasing importance to the emerging, local talent sprouting up in Georgia, such as…

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Two women posing as Uber drivers in the same vehicle allegedly robbed a 22-year-old man in the Uptown, New Orleans neighborhood early Saturday morning, according to New Orleans police. A preliminary police report states the incident occurred around 6:27 a.m. The victim told police the women had picked him up on Bourbon Street and driven…

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The most-watched summer alternative series, “America’s Got Talent,” is set to begin filming its 12th season this month in Los Angeles. Nick Cannon has served as the show’s host since 2009, but he announced last month he was leaving the show after a falling out with the network over a joke told on a Showtime…

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Something is funny about the money and rapper U-God, born Lamont Jody Hawkins, is calling foul against his Wu-Tang Clan bandmates, suing them for $2.5M in royalties. The Wu-Tang founder and Brooklyn, New York native claims in a suit filed in Manhattan that he contributed lyrics to 170 Wu-Tang Clan masters since helping found the…

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Rapper Kanye West is resting in his California home after being released from UCLA Medical Center Wednesday. The father of two was admitted over a week ago for exhaustion and after he had a meltdown at his personal trainer Harley Pasternak’s Beverly Grove, California home. Speculators claimed West was acting erratically and may have attacked…

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I’d like to think there’s a special place in hell for people like Robert Alan Davidson of Rockville, Maryland. While I’m no judge and jury, few people would dispute the sentence. This scumbag father recently pleaded guilty to sexually abusing and killing his daughter Aleah Thompson. As if the case couldn’t get any worse, little…

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Recently, airlines have been offering consumers low rates on flights to Russia. Should you be lucky enough to cop one of those tickets and visit, you might want to make sure you stay out of the local burger joints. In fact, just avoid ordering a hamburger in Russia at all. While you may miss American…

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The Tickles.TV interactive digital multimedia platform was born in 2007 out of creator HaJ’s kitchen table talks with her friends about their cross-cultural moments, experiences, and ironic revelations. Starting with short sketch stories like the now-classic daishiki adorned Nubian Gangsta sticking bougie Black corporate chicks up for almond milk, among several others, the latest iteration…

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