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Leslie Jones announced as host of 2017 BET Awards

By |May 24th, 2017|

(Photo: Ben Gabbe/Getty Images)Leslie Jones, of Saturday Night Live fame, will be hosting this year’s BET Awards. “I am so excited to be hosting The BET Awards this year,” Jones said of the opportunity. “BET was the first network and place where I was on TV — I am looking to turn this whole experience into a joyful homecoming.” [...]

‘Get Out’ Director Jordan Peele Inks Deal with Universal, Follow-up Set for 2019 Release

By |May 23rd, 2017|

Director Jordan Peele found surprising success in his directorial debut. (Photo by Rich Fury /Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Comedian-turned-filmmaker Jordan Peele is following up the remarkable success of “Get Out” with a provocative original thriller set for release in March 2019. Universal Pictures announced the release date for the as-yet-untitled film on Monday. Peele’s buzzy [...]

Breaking: ‘A number of fatalities’ reported at Ariana Grande concert

By |May 23rd, 2017|

(Getty Images)LONDON (AP) — Several people have died following an explosion Monday night at an Ariana Grande concert in northern England, police and witnesses said. The singer was not injured, according to a representative. There were few further details of what happened during the concert by the American singer, but witnesses reported hearing two loud [...]

Harvard student submits rap album as final year thesis

By |May 22nd, 2017|

Obasi Shaw poses outside the gates of Harvard Yard in Cambridge, Mass., Thursday, May 18, 2017. Shaw, an English major who graduates from Harvard next week, is the university's first student to submit his final thesis in the form of a rap album. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)Obasi Shaw is graduating with honors from Harvard after submitting [...]

Black History – Lost, Stolen, or Strayed

By |May 22nd, 2017|

Build and Fight: The Program and Strategy of Cooperation Jackson

By |May 22nd, 2017|

The fundamental program and strategy of Cooperation Jackson is anchored in the vision and macro-strategy of the Jackson-Kush Plan. The Jackson-Kush Plan, as you will read later in this book, was formulated by the New Afrikan People’s Organization (NAPO) and the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement (MXGM) between 2004 and 2010, to advance the development of [...]

Sheriff Clarke slammed for plagiarizing part of his master’s thesis

By |May 21st, 2017|

(Getty Images)Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke is a controversial figure who has been dogged by recent scandals in his jails. Scandals involving the deaths of inmates, with one of those deaths being a newborn. He is also going to be assistant secretary in the Department of Homeland Security. At least according to him. The Trump [...]

In New Orleans, All Four Confederate monuments Are Gone; Lee last

By |May 20th, 2017|

Workers prepare to take down the statue of former Confederate general Robert E. Lee, which stands over 100 feet tall, in Lee Circle in New Orleans, Friday, May 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — They were among the city’s oldest landmarks, as cemented to the landscape of New Orleans as the Superdome and [...]

NAACP President Won’t Be Returning As Leader

By |May 20th, 2017|

NAACP President Cornell William Brooks speaks outside the Justice Department in Washington. (AP Photo /Susan Walsh)WASHINGTON (AP) — NAACP President Cornell William Brooks will not be returning as the leader of the nation’s oldest civil rights organization, sources told The Associated Press on Friday. Brooks, the NAACP’s leader since 2014, will be let go after [...]

Mansa Musa and Islam in Africa: Crash Course World History #16

By |May 19th, 2017|

In which John Green teaches you about Sub-Saharan Africa! So, what exactly was going on there? It turns out, it was a lot of trade, converting to Islam, visits from ...