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Lil Nas X makes history as ‘Old Town Road’ is now longest running #1 single on Billboard at 17 weeks

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Lil Nas X performs onstage at the 2019 BET Awards (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images for BET) It’s been quite a ride on a very rocky road to the top but Lil Nas X has earned the bragging rights of securing the title as...

New ‘Harriet’ trailer realeased with actress Cynthia Erivo playing heroic freedom fighter

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The first trailer has been released for Harriet, the upcoming movie about abolitionist Harriet Tubman, starring Cynthia Erivo (Widows) and it looks GOOD! According to Deadline, the pre-Civil War period piece directed by Kasi Lemmons follows Tubman’s escape from her slave owners and her subsequent efforts...

Warner Bros. to shine light on diversity with #BlerdandBoujee boat party at Comic-Con

Kyle Baker (courtesy of WBTV) Comic-Con is one of the biggest events of the year for comic fans and Warner Bros. TV is taking things up a notch at this year’s event by hosting a #BlerdandBoujee boat party at the annual conference in San Diego. The...

#BlackExcellence: Atlanta debate team takes top honors at Harvard competition second year in a row

An all-Black debate team from Atlanta, once again took top honors and sprinkled their magic at the Harvard University International Debate Competition. —VIDEO: Megan Markle receives sweet greeting from Beyonce and Jay-Z at ‘The Lion King’ movie premiere in London— This is the second year in...

Sculpture of President Obama unveiled in Rapid City, South Dakota

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Former U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during the MBK Rising! My Brother’s Keeper Alliance Summit on February 19, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Rapid City, South Dakota has honored our forever POTUS with a life-sized bronze statute. According to CNN, former President...

Reports state that median Black wealth may reach zero by 2053

The median wealth of Black Americans will plummet to zero by 2053, if things remain as they currently are. You read that correctly. Black Enterprise magazine reports that according to the Prosperity Now and the Institute for Policy Studies’ The Road to Zero Wealth report, it...

Beyoncé drops ‘Spirit’ from Lion King soundtrack ahead of movie release

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With the much hyped release of the new remake of The Lion King coming soon, Beyoncé and Disney have collaborated to produce a companion album “steeped in the sounds of Africa.” On Tuesday night as stars from the upcoming movie hit the red carpet for the...

Schools still struggling with how to teach about slavery

“They made me a slave today.” Aneka Burton still remembers the way her then 10-year-old son, Nikko, who is black, recounted his experience to his grandfather after school one day. It was 2011. But Burton believes the classroom exercise in which Nikko’s classmates were encouraged to...

Stevie Wonder set to receive kidney transplant in September

The legendary Stevie Wonder announced he will be receiving a kidney transplant surgery this upcoming fall. Appearing onstage at the British Summer Time Festival in London over the weekend, the 69-year-old singer revealed to the crowd his forthcoming procedure. “So what’s going to happen is this:...

‘The longest earthquake I’ve ever experienced’: Ava DuVernay, other celebs tweet about 6.4 Calfornia temblor

    A road is damaged from an earthquake Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Trona, Calif. A strong earthquake rattled a large swath of Southern California and parts of Nevada on Thursday, rattling nerves on the July 4th holiday and causing some damage in a town...