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‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ is the must-see movie of the year

by Cortney Wills -- “Judas and the Black Messiah” is the film everyone is talking about, and rightfully so. Everything from the costumes and props that set the film firmly in the late 1960s to the real-life footage included was strategically selected to tell a...

After a year of trauma, self-care must be a priority for Black people in 2021

by Sophia A. Nelson --  Life is 100 percent about the choices that we make. And most of the time, we as Black people make choices out of necessity, out of obligation, and regrettably sometimes out of desperation. If we want a better way forward in...

Black women to serve on Biden’s all-women communications team

by Ashley Terrell -- President-elect Joe Biden has hired an all-female senior communications team. “Communicating directly and truthfully to the American people is one of the most important duties of a President, and this team will be entrusted with the tremendous responsibility of connecting the American people to...

50-something Mike Tyson, Roy Jones Jr. hungry to fight again

by The Associated Press -- Mike Tyson stepped onto a spotlighted stage Friday and weighed in at 220 pounds, ripping off his shirt to reveal a muscled torso that could belong to an athlete of half his 54 years. The former heavyweight champion moved into a COVID-protective...

Miss Mississippi makes history as Miss USA 2020

After months of delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic, this week a new Miss USA was crowned. And while many were pleased that she is Black, some viewers were stunned to discover that she may also be a supporter of PresidentDonald Trump. Monday, Asya Branch was...

Netflix drops trailer for ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ starring Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman

by Cortney Wills --  Netflix just dropped the first official trailer for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and it’s clear the last film Chadwick Boseman worked on will be epic. Viola Davis stars as the iconic 1920s performer in the film based on the play by August Wilson. Directed by George C. Wolfe and produced...

How do we reconcile Black Panther without our King Chadwick Boseman?

by Dr. Jason Johnson -- I have started and stopped writing about the passing of actor Chadwick Boseman several times. As a comic fan and a Black man around his age, Boseman’s passing at only 43 after a four-year battle with cancer leaves me heartbroken. The...

Black women in Iowa are not feeling this year’s caucus because the Democratic candidates are uninspiring

Black women in Iowa are not impressed with the Democratic slate of candidates and some say they may sit out the Iowa caucuses. “I’m not sure if I’ll caucus this year,” Cheryl Barnes, 63, told NBC News. “Because I’m not sure about the candidates yet.” READ...

In new #EveryonesChild PSA by the NFL, Botham Jean’s mom says she hopes Black boys will no longer be seen as a threat

The NFL put out a gripping and heartfelt public service announcement today humanizing Botham Jean, the 26-year-old who was killed inside of his apartment by an off-duty police officer as he watched football and ate ice cream. The PSA, part of the #EveryonesChild campaign under...

LeVar Burton releases YouTube video series on what it’s like to be Black in America

LeVar Burton is trying to educate the masses about the daily racism and microaggressions that affect Black Americans through a video series called This is My Story. READ MORE: LeVar Burton bombarded with angry tweets from Trump fans who think he’s LaVar Ball The Roots and...