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#BlackLawyerMagic: Single mom of 5 graduates law school with inspiring social media post

By |April 10th, 2018|

Ieshia Champs and her five children [Photo: Richard Holman Photography] Being a law school student is tough. Being a mom of five is not for the faint of heart. Being a single mom is a herculean task. Being a single mom of five who is about to graduate from law school? That is practically unheard [...]

African History: Ghana Empire

By |April 10th, 2018|

In this vid I discuss the origins and influence of the Ghana Empire. Enjoy and tell me more about what you guys know so we can put the pieces of African history ...

Man whose 911 call led to Stephon Clark death speaks

By |April 10th, 2018|

SACRAMENTO, CA - MARCH 22: Black Live Matter protesters hold their fists in the air as they block the entrance to the Golden 1 Center during a demonstration on March 22, 2018 in Sacramento, California (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) The man who called 911 on Stephon Clark now says he’s heartbroken. On March 18, Dave [...]

Black Woman Fights to Get Apology for Chicago Teens Wrongfully Banned from Mall

By |April 10th, 2018|

Six Black teenagers were escorted out of the mall for alleged “loitering,” a manager said. (Image courtesy of ggp.com)Six Black teens escorted out of an upscale Chicago mall last month will receive an apology, thanks to the efforts of a female shopper who blasted the mall’s management for racially profiling the boys.Dr. Carla Hightower was [...]

Memorial planned for teen who was found in trunk of mother’s car years after disappearance

By |April 9th, 2018|

Tonya Slaton is finally being sentenced for killing her son Quincy Davis and keeping his body in the trunk of her car. (Screen grab from @CBS6.) Quincy Jamar Davis will finally be laid to rest. His body, wrapped in a black garbage bag sealed with duct tape, was found by Virginia State Police in 2015 in the [...]

Misty Copeland Explains How She Deals with Haters After ‘Swan Lake’ Criticism

By |April 8th, 2018|

Misty Copeland (Getty Images)Ballerina Misty Copeland performed “Swan Lake” in Singapore a few weeks ago and she’s been shutting down haters since.During the ballerina’s performance, she only completed 15 out of 32 fouettés, a “quick whipping movement of the raised leg in ballet usually accompanying a pirouette” and had to abruptly improvise. Critics were quick to [...]

Tia Mowry-Hardrict couldn’t believe she was pregnant after struggling for years to conceive

By |April 7th, 2018|

Tia Mowry Hardrict (L) and Cory Hardrict attend the 2018 Essence Black Women In Hollywood Oscars Luncheon at Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel on March 1, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images for Essence) 7Tia Mowry-Hardict couldn’t believe it when she finally got the miracle second baby that she and her husband [...]

Nigerian Singer Alizee, 4-Year-Old Daughter Allegedly Murdered by Danish Billionaire Husband

By |April 7th, 2018|

Ali Zainab Nielson and her daughter were found unconscious at their Banana Island home in Lagos. (Images courtesy of Instagram)**Danish Billionaire Arrested as Suspect In Murder of Popular Nigerian Singer and Her DaughterNigerian Singer’s Danish Husband Arrested as Police Investigate Her MurderNigerian Singer Alizee Nielson’s Danish Husband Arrested for Her, Daughter’s Murders**Rising Nigerian Singer, 4-Year-Old [...]

Black History: Roaring 20s Makeup | Makeup Game On Point

By |April 7th, 2018|

When you look through magazines, television shows and history books about all of the popular culture in the last century very little credit or recognition is given ...

Fans Reactions are Mixed After RHONY Star Wears Afro and Blackface

By |April 6th, 2018|

Instagram“The Real Housewives of New York’s” Luan de Lesseps offered an apology after she was accused of darkening her skin in the season 10 premiere. The 54-year-old impersonated Diana Ross for a Halloween party and also wore an Afro wig, which one of her cast mates immediately criticized. “Something’s a little off about Luann’s costume,” [...]