John Glenn became famous for being the first American to ever orbit the Earth. But the people who made this possible are equally important. Their story has never been told, until now. Hidden Figures is an upcoming film that looks at the three African American female mathematicians whose job at Nasa helped to put the […]
How stringent is the church dress code? Very stringent, apparently. Bishop T.D. Jakes wore ripped jeans to his daughter and son-in-law’s contemporary church, One Church LA. And the Internet exploded with self-righteous Christians roasting him for wearing clothes that are supposedly inappropriate for church and for his age. One person on Instagram thought the jeans were […]
A 57-year-old woman has died after being handcuffed and forcibly removed from the hospital she was seeking treatment. When she started having breathing difficulties, Barbara Dawson was rushed to the Liberty Calhoun Hospital to seek medical attention. A few hours later, doctors discharged her, stating she was medically stable. However, Dawson was still not feeling […]
For 20 single moms and their kids, Christmas has become even more special this year. On December 20, basketball star James Harden took 20 moms and their children–40 kids in all–holiday shopping. Along with his mom, the Houston Rockets star took the moms and their kids to the Target store in South Houston, after dressing […]
The photo of a woman’s engagement ring has gone viral, but for all the wrong reasons. Denise Mercedes, a fashion blogger and plus-sized model in New Jersey, shared a cute photo of her engagement ring. It went mostly unnoticed, until The Shade Room picked up the image and shared it on their social media pages. […]
Sometimes the people we love cheat. It’s a fact of life. And different people have different ways of coping with the pain, including making the cheater feel bad. But a man has just taken this to an entirely new level by blasting his wife on social media. The man believes that his wife is having an […]
If you’ve been following boxing news this year, you probably already know the craziness surrounding Yusuf Mack. Footage surfaced of Mack and two other men in an adult film, and it caused a media circus, with people claiming he was gay. Mack initially defended himself by claiming he has never been sexually attracted to men, […]
2015 has been a bittersweet year for African Americans–more bitter than sweet, some will say. But one of the great things to happen this year is the release of excellent written work–both fiction and non-fiction–by African American women. Let’s look at their best books, and see our sisters shine!
Do you remember 1985’s cult hit, The Color Purple? You know, the one with stars like Oprah Winfrey, Whoopi Goldberg and Danny Glover. Well, there was another actress you might remember: Desreta Jackson, who played the young version of Celie Johnson. In a recent interview to mark the 30th anniversary of the critically acclaimed film, […]
Taye Diggs doesn’t want you to call his son black. Instead, you should call him “mixed”. In a recent interview, he spoke about how he wants the world to see his son based on his race. I don’t want my son to be in a situation where he calls himself black and everyone thinks he […]
After a breakup, it’s not just women who suffer. Men might not show it so much in public, but they feel just as much pain. The thing is not everything a man does after the breakup is logical or helpful–in fact, some of what they do is downright stupid. So here are some of […]
With all the temptation celebrities every day, it’s not surprising that a lot of them cheat. However, there are those who are notorious for always having a chick on the side, even if they are seemingly happy with their main chick. Here are 5 of the biggest culprits. 1. Lil Wayne Lil Wayne has never […]
You can never predict what life will throw at you, however much you try to stay in control. Kayden Coleman, 29, became pregnant almost a decade after he started to transition from a woman to a man. He slowly started to gain weight, became less energetic and started to go to the bathroom more frequently. […]
Two women are wanted by the D.C. Metro Police Department after they were caught on camera sexually harassing a man while they were inside a convenience store in Washington DC. The incident occurred on October 7 at the store, which is located along the 1700 block of New York Avenue, NE. The DC police have […]
If you’ve heard of the hate people are giving the new Star Wars just because the main character’s black, you know it’s hard for a brother to get a role that isn’t specifically written for a black guy–and that’s almost always a stereotypical role. If that wasn’t enough, Hollywood just loves whitewashing characters in their […]
It’s official: Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez have called it quits on their marriage. According to court paperwork, they made Monday their official date of separation and both cited irrevocable differences as the cause. On Tuesday, they publicly announced that they are no longer an item. They released a joint statement which implied that, even […]
Black Opal is among the most respected cosmetic lines that are popular with women of color. So it’s a bit worrying that they are distancing themselves from their mostly black customer base. They launched ads that distanced them from their black customer base. And when their fans saw these ads on social media, they were […]
A video has surfaced showing a school officer physically assaulting a female high school student. It occurred at Spring Valley High School in Richland County. The student was allegedly causing a ruckus in the class and the teacher wanted her out. When she refused, the teacher called the school officer, who ejected her from the […]
Some women prefer to have their kids in their 20s, so they can see them grow up. Others prefer to wait till their 40s, when they’ve achieved virtually all of their life goals. However, your 30s is the best decade to have kids. Why? Here are 6 strong reasons.
A day care center in Chicago has come under investigation after staff closed for the night with a baby still inside it. On Monday evening , a parent, Cornelius Jones, showed up at the All Things are Possible for Kids day care to pick up Journee, his daughter. However, he found the place had already […]
Remember back in August when we told you about Marie Holmes the lady that spent $6 million of her lottery win to bail out her boyfriend? Well Lamar Andre McDow, was arrested again on Monday morning for the third time this year. This time, he was found in possession of firearms. His bail has been […]
Burnece Walker Brunson is the epitome of alumni. She is among Tennessee State University’s first ever cheerleaders, and she’s now among its oldest. She has seen everything, from the time their football players wore leather helmets to the time their basketball team used to play at Washington Junior High. She even saw the school change […]
Have you ever wondered what you should do when you turn 30? Well, here’s your chance. And even better: these are choices that will improve your life so you don’t have any regrets when you turn 50.
Being in a relationship is important. But even more important is being happy in that relationship. Sometimes, no matter what we do, the relationship just won’t work and we need to move on. Here are 9 signs of such a relationship.
When you date a proper gentlemen who truly seems to be head-over-heels in love with you, him cheating on you is probably the last thing on your mind. But that’s exactly what these sweet-looking men did to the women they supposedly adore.
DeAngelo Williams is the kind of football player we need. He recently announced that he’ll pay for mammograms for 53 women during the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, no strings attached. Specifically, he will pay for the mammograms between Pittsburgh and Charlotte, North Carolina. Why do this, and why now? Well, his mother, Sandra Hill, […]
It’s official: the US is going back to the 19th century when it comes to racism. Last fall, a black boy at a private school, St. Gabriel Consolidated, was suspended after he stared at a white girl in a staring contest. School officials said they suspended the 12-year-old because he was intimidating the girl, who […]
DSTRKT, a popular nightclub in London, is under fire after a group of women claim the club staff refused to let them in because of their race and size. Zalika Miller, a presenter and actress, says the club refuses to let her and her friends in because they were “too fat” and “too dark”. Miller […]
In the US, prison labor is called in-sourcing. For every inmate companies employ, they get a $2,400 tax credit. And inmates are the cheapest sort of labor you can get; they earn between 90 cents and $4 daily. These are 8 of the major companies which have opted to employ prisoners and are paying […]
First dates are awkward and the guy and girl are usually nervous. But there are things you could be doing which, instead of easing the tension, embarrass your date or push them away. Don’t make any of these mistakes, and your first date.
A police officer has just proven that there is still a ton of ignorance in the world. Back in 2012, Officer David Lacey ticketed a woman for not disclosing her HIV status. The officer pulled over Mark Scott for a broken brake light. Shalandra Jones was a passenger. When they stopped, the officer said that […]
In today’s society, love is one tough thing to find. With celebrities, it seems even more elusive. Here are 7 guys who decided to marry the women that held them down before they ever got famous!
In the current fashion industry, where being thin is celebrated and curves are ignored, there’s finally a breath of fresh air. Last month, on Vogue’s September issue, a teaser ad appeared that showed silhouettes of curvy women with the hashtag #PlusIsEqual. It stirred some controversy because in the entire 832-page magazine, that was the only […]