Barack Obama condemns Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

Former President Barack Obama has joined the chorus of denunciations of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. Former presidents George W. Bush and Jimmy Carter have spoken up about their concerns about Putin’s action.  “People of conscience around the world need to loudly and clearly condemn Russia’s actions and offer support for the Ukrainian […]

China enacts new policy banning effeminate men on TV

American television and music reflects today’s society as the LGBTQ representation has increased dramatically over the past few years. From shows like “The Chi,” “The Upshaws,” “P-Valley” and even the kid-friendly Netflix series “Family Reunion, various characters and topics are explored and highlighted. While America seems to be more enlightened, China isn’t embracing the representation […]

John Boyega steps down as Jo Malone global brand ambassador over ad controversy

John Boyega has stepped down as Jo Malone’s global ambassador. The 28-year-old actor has cut ties with the perfume brand after he was cut out of an ad in China and replaced by Liu Haoran after the ad was recast and reshot, despite conceiving, directing and starring in the original commercial. In a series of […]

Louis Vuitton switching to seasonless roving model for menswear fashion

Louis Vuitton is switching to a seasonless, roving model for its menswear fashion shows that will be on display in China in August. The French fashion house will begin with new physical runway displays in Shanghai, China on August 6 and in Tokyo, Japan, at a later date and designer Virgil Abloh says he is […]

Blacks in China say they were told not to report racial discrimination

After COVID-19 became a global pandemic, Black people in China began facing racism by government officials and citizens of the country. Blacks were evicted from homes and businesses while experiencing other forms of discrimination. Police reportedly ordered bars and restaurants not to serve clients who appear to be of African origin. Local officials also have […]

Blacks who were racially profiled in China will get help leaving country

Blacks who have faced racial profiling in China will soon get help leaving the country. Bobi Wine, a Ugandan politician and musician, teamed up with Neil Nelson of Atlanta Black Star to help those in need, according to a joint press release by Wine and Nelson. The two are working together to airlift those who […]

Black people targeted by racists in China as pandemic spreads

Although the global pandemic reportedly started in Wuhan, China, Africans, and Blacks from other countries are being targeted in China. Officials in Africa have confronted the Chinese government for the ongoing racial mistreatment that Blacks are facing in the country as the pandemic spreads, according to Associated Press. Blacks have been evicted from homes and […]

Keri Hilson hammered for saying 5G technology created COVID-19 pandemic (video)

Singer Keri Hilson is getting lambasted for forwarding a controversial theory as to the origin of the current coronavirus pandemic that is on the verge of shutting down the entire globe. The Decatur, Georgia-born “Pretty Girl Rock” singer, 37, posted multiple messages and videos on Twitter and Instagram with the theory that the development of […]

LeBron James’ jerseys burned and stomped on by Hong Kong protesters

Hong Kong protesters are outraged and hurt by the “freedom of speech” statements made by NBA superstar LeBron James regarding China and have subsequently taken to the streets to burn and stomp on his jerseys. James, 34, excoriated Houston Rockets executive Daryl Morey for posting pro-human rights tweets about China just as James’ Los Angeles […]

LeBron James goes nuclear on ‘misinformed’ tweets from Rockets GM about China

Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James criticized Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey on Monday, calling him “misinformed” about the ramifications of his now-infamous Hong Kong tweet. Morey’s Twitter post set the NBA and White House on fire last week, as he tweeted his support of the Hong Kong citizens in their defiance of the Chinese […]

Lauren Yee’s ‘The Great Leap’ takes a jump shot on past to reach the future

Steppenwolf Theatre kicked off its 2019-2020 season with the theatrically acclaimed The Great Leap by playwright Lauren Yee. Born and raised in San Francisco, Yee wrote the play in honor of her father. Set against the backdrop of post-cultural revolution China, in a 1989 exhibition basketball game in Beijing, the protagonist, Manford Lum, is a […]

Rap legend Kurtis Blow suffering from dangerous heart condition

One of our hip hop forefathers is hospitalized and prepared to undergo major surgery at the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. Kurtis Blow, 59, who was born Kurtis Walker in New York, before going on to become the first rapper to sign with a major label in the 1980s, shared with his 85K Instagram […]

The Microphone Misfitz travel to China during ban on rap music, how was it?

It can be said that hip-hop culture and American culture are one and the same. The last 30 years have seen rap, one of the elements of the culture become popular music. It has traveled around the world and captured the hearts of many around the globe. Its influence is far reaching; however, many aspects […]

Footage shows bus fight before it plunges off bridge and kills everyone (video)

A shocking video reveals a fist fight ensuing between a bus driver and a passenger in the eight seconds just before the bus plunged off a bridge in southern China, killing everyone on board. The tragic bus crash occurred Oct. 28 in the Chongqing Municipality of China. Chongqing police released an eight-second video from the […]

Trump says drug dealers should be killed, sentenced to the death penalty

Donald Trump believes that drug dealers should be killed. In his latest political rant in Pennsylvania, Trump took aim at drug dealers. “We catch a drug dealer, death penalty. That’s it.” Trump said to his supporters. “You kill 5,000 people with drugs because you’re smuggling them in and you are making a lot of money […]

LaVar Ball and Donald Trump prove that trolls rule the world

The Urban Dictionary defines a “troll” as “one who posts a deliberately provocative message to a newsgroup or message board with the intention of causing maximum disruption and argument.” Two of the most talked about people of 2017 in the political and sports worlds have been Donald Trump and LaVar Ball, respectively. After running a campaign […]

Celebrities who were accused of shoplifting

The most shocking aspect of the shoplifting scandal involving the three UCLA players in China is the fact that LiAngelo Bell was a part of the alleged heist of expensive sunglasses. You don’t know who LiAngelo Ball is? He is part of a budding basketball dynasty. His dad is Lavar Ball, the walking megaphone of […]

3 UCLA players accused of shoplifting in China allowed to fly home

Lavar Ball’s son LiAngelo and two other American college basketball players, who were facing up to a decade in a Chinese prison for shoplifting, are being allowed to return to the United States, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. UCLA freshmen LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill, were detained in China on suspicion […]