Monthly Archives: January 2016

Martin Luther King Day and the Neverending Need for Boycotts

Martin Luther King Day began and ended with tweets, postings and mentions of the late civil rights activist who was assassinated on April 4, 1968 in Memphis, TN.

Amidst the reverent spiritual vibe was residue from the still ongoing #OscarSoWhite crusade that has been on fire ever since the nominations were announced last Thursday.

Despite the opportunity to recognize the performances from talent of color in credible films, the list of nominees was once again Caucasians.1000509261001_1094056090001_Bio-Need-to-Know-Martin-Luther-King-Jr-SF Read more

Serena Williams Is Harper’s Bazaar’s Love Guru, Lisa Bonet and Zoe Kravitz Pose for Calvin Klein

Serena Williams has proven over and over again that she is up to the task when it comes to giving her best shot on and off the courts.

And for the February issue of Harper’s Bazaar she has the honor of sharing the secrets to her success as she doles out relationship advice to readers who are in desperate need of her expertise.

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Oscar Nominations 2016 Prove Once Again that Diversity Will Remain a Myth

The Oscar nominations for the 88th Academy Awards were announced on Thursday morning at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.
And while some greeted the morning with jubilation and excitement, others were trying to reconcile the fact that after an impressive showcase of talent – the Academy still refuses to recognize the achievements and contributions of actors of color or even those behind the camera.

The 85th Academy Awards® will air live on Oscar® Sunday, February 24, 2013.

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All We Got From The State of the Union Address is that Obama is not Coming Back

The stages of grief have begun. While watching President Obama — the first black man ever to occupy The White House as Commander-In-Chief — I felt a surge of panic overtake me.

I was sweaty, breathless but surprisingly not disorientated which ruled out my initial diagnosis of a possible panic attack.

No, I was actually freaking out. Hours later — I’m still freaking out as I ponder a future without Barack Hussein Obama II — son of a Kenyan father and an American mother.

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Danai Gurira From ‘Walking Dead’ Joins ‘All Eyez On Me’ as Tupac’s Mother

The Tupac Shakur biopic – All Eyez On Me – is slowly taking shape as casting is currently underway and almost compeleted.
It has been confirmed that actress and playwright Danai Gurira from The Walking Dead whose Broadway-bound play – Eclipsed, also stars Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong’o – will play Tupac’s mother – Afeni Shakur.

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Cultural Icon, David Bowie Dies. But Lives Forever

The first song that brought me to the cradles of David Bowie was Fame. There was something so irresistibly dynamic about the tune and the instruments chimed in with symbiotic pompousness. And then of course that voice – brimming with total command and elation. It was breathtaking. I was immediately smitten and stayed true to my new and current love. For David Bowie.

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