Boosie blasted for saying only a ‘simp’ would wife up Lori Harvey (video)

Boosie Badazz is getting his hide peeled by fans after the controversial rapper said he would never marry socialite Lori Harvey and that only a “simp” would find her wifey material. The “One of Them Days Again” spitter was speaking with Vlad TV when the subject of Michael B. Jordan’s new girlfriend was broached. “I […]

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 […]

Uber apologizes for N-word appearing on its Twitter page

Uber was in hot water on Monday after a racist tweet was posted on behalf of the company and hit the web. The transportation service’s Twitter support account created controversy after an unknown worker replied to a customer complaint about a bad driver experience. The support account followed up with the customer by sincerely apologizing for […]

Kanye West says a ‘Negro spiritual’ was speaking through him

Kanye West believes “a spirit was speaking through” him when he made his controversial comments about slavery. The 41-year-old rapper received backlash after he gave an interview three months ago in which he claimed the 400 years of slavery was a “choice” made by those enslaved, and after finally apologizing for the comments earlier this week, he has now […]

Dave Chappelle’s SNL appearance will get backlash over N-word

Comedian Dave Chappelle returned to the public eye on “Saturday Night Live” and he was as edgy as ever. In his opening, he answered  the questions of his fans in regards to America and President-elect Donald Trump. It appeared that there was no time delay on the broadcast and NBC allowed Chappelle to drop the […]

Uproar ignited by Black college students requesting non-White roommates

With classes scheduled to start August 30, a collective of suburban Los Angeles colleges are in the middle of controversy sparked by a group of students trying to get their off-campus housing situation in order. Karé Ureña, a junior at Pitzer College, asked fellow students thinking about moving in with her for the upcoming school year […]

Leslie Jones slams designers who avoid dressing her

The world continues to have trouble figuring out how to handle force of nature, Leslie Jones. Something about the comedienne’s big, bold, and powerful persona has had her simmering in controversy since she first stepped into the mainstream as an SNL cast member. First with her too-politically-incorrect comedy skit about a slave draft, later with […]

‘Gods of Egypt’ filmmakers apologize for predominately White cast

From the moment the first trailer and previews of the upcoming Alex Proyas-directed film, Gods of Egypt was released, people of color instantly cried foul at the apparent white-washing of history the film appears to do with its mostly White cast. Both Proyas and the film’s studio, Lionsgate, recently issued apologies to the public for the movie’s […]

Did new Will Smith movie ‘Concussion’ make changes to please the NFL?

As the release date draws near for the new Will Smith led drama, Concussion, controversy continues to loom over the project. The film, which takes a stark look at the connection between the game of football and the effects of concussions in its players, has been referred to as a potential PR nightmare for the […]

Kid Cudi laughs off ATL show controversy

Midwest rapper Kid Cudi became the subject of controversy this week, following his turn as an opening act during OutKast’s ATLast shows at Centennial Olympic Park.

Gary Owen on being excluded from ‘Think Like A Man Too’ ‘Essence’ cover

Some fans have taken exception to the July 2014 issue of Essence Magazine that features the cast of the hit movie Think Like A Man Too for not including Gary Owen and Jerry Ferrara, the only two non-African American cast members, but Owen tells The Jasmine Brand that he doesn’t feel particularly snubbed: You know what, I didn’t […]

Will and Jada Pinkett Smith’s child protective services update

After a month of scrutiny and controversy, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith have been cleared by the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). According to Radar Online, the superstar couple won’t be facing any charges following the public fallout from a photo of their daughter.