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by Angela Helm, The Root Look at Kim Kardashian jumping in with tangible help for a black woman in trouble. According to reports, the famous-for-being-famous celeb has hired high powered Los Angeles criminal attorney Shawn Holley (who was on the same O.J. Simpson “dream team” as her late-father Robert Kardashian) to...
By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) From the time I was a little girl, to just a day or so ago, someone has always told me to watch my mouth. Why? My mouth runs and sometimes it runs unplugged. I’ve been known to flim flam folks with flattery or eviscerate...
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Issa Rae featured in CoverGirl’s “The Pickup” ad for its Melting Pout Metallic lipstick (CoverGirl via YouTube screenshot) The CoverGirl ad campaign for the special-edition Melting Pout Metallic lipstick went live Monday, and with Issa Rae as the featured star of both the ad and the campaign, it’s the 73-second...
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By Dwight Brown (NNPA Newswire Film Critic) Denzel Washington may be the most accomplished actor of our generation. Like a chameleon, he’s morphed from the stern father in “Fences” to a dorky, introverted attorney in this meandering crime-drama/thriller. His talent is more than enough reason to sit through the two...
Terry Frei ‘Uncomfortable’ With Indy 500 WinnerWoods Arrest a Gift for New Sports ColumnistLantigua-Williams Leaving NPR ‘Code Switch’Europeans Say They Find Trump UnstableTrump Budget Would Gut Civil Rights ProgramsIn Monuments Debate, What About the Indians?At ESPN, ‘Role Was Changing Seemingly Every Year’Reporter’s Scary Ride Nets a Million ViewsNominate a...
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U.S. President Donald Trump (left) at the White House July 25, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images). LaVar Ball, (right) looks on during the first round of the 2017 NBA Draft at Barclays Center on June 22, 2017 in New York City. (Mike Stobe/Getty Images) The Battle of the...
Rep. John Conyers, who has served in the U.S. House of Representatives for more than 50 years, said this week that he was not going to resign his seat over accusations of sexually harassing female staffers. But on Sunday, Conyers tweeted that he will be stepping down as ranking Dem...
By Cash Michaels (The Wilmington Journal/NNPA Member) In an exclusive interview with The Wilmington Journal, Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, the president of Repairers of the Breach, a nonpartisan, nonprofit social advocacy group, has confirmed that he and a delegation of “moral, workers’ rights, anti-poverty and ecological justice advocates…”...
Va. Woman videotaped calling a Latino man a “spic.” Twitter screenshotRoses are red, violets are blue, America is full of racists, what else is new?That was my initial feeling when recently greeted by two videos floating around Al Gore’s Internet featuring two separate instances of overt racism. The other...
The Cuba State Capitol (El Capitolio) in Havana in 2009 (Nigel Pacquette, Wikimedia Commons)Inspired by a shocking revelation on Professor Henry Louis Gates’ show, a woman wonders how to research her own heritage.Dear Professor Gates:My family is from Cuba. I have always had a desire to verify the...