Robin Baker

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This Woman Whose Makeup Company Surpassed Kylie Cosmetics is the 'Self-Made' Billionaire We Need

Kylie Jenner may have lip kits - Pat McGrath Labs has the entire industry.<p>Recently, Forbes naming Kylie Jenner as the world's richest "self-made" …

Kylie Jenner

Nina Simone

As with so many other jazz greats, gospel music and the church would shape Nina Simone’s musical direction. She was difficult to work with at times, …

Civil Rights

Sweet Potato Bean Hash [Vegan, Oil-Free, Gluten-Free]

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Recipes

Will Smith Just Won the #InMyFeelingsChallenge

You have probably already heard of the #InMyFeelings challenge that has taken over the internet and social media. It is the latest viral dance …

Social Media

Family Poses Slain Teen's Body with PlayStation and Doritos at His Funeral

Renard Matthews's family wanted to remember the 18-year-old just as he lived.<p>The family of a New Orleans teen tragically killed in a shooting last month wanted their loved one's funeral to honor him just the way he lived—so they had his body embalmed and posed it in a recliner with a PS4 controller …

Boston Celtics

Why Frederick Douglass's struggle for justice is relevant in the Trump era | Ibram X Kendi

Those who profess to favor freedom and yet deprecate agitation are men who want crops without plowing up the ground; they want rain without thunder and lightning Frederick Douglass<p>Trump feels empowered by his base. Confederates felt empowered by Johnson to write the post-war South in the racist …

Black History

Five Things You Didn’t Know about Frederick Douglass

On July 1st , 1852, the Rochester Ladies Anti-Slavery Society took out an advertisement in <i>Frederick Douglass’ Paper</i> for a “Celebration of the National Anniversary.” The event, scheduled for July 5 at Corinthian Hall in Rochester, New York, boasted speeches from prominent abolitionists as well as a …

Black History

African American Community of Oak Bluffs Martha's Vineyard - oral history of Oak Bluffs

The first African-Americans on Martha's Vineyard were indentured servants, runaway slaves, and whalers. They came for the oil. "You have to …

Black History

Capital Gazette reporter to Trump: 'Thanks for your prayers, but I couldn't give a f--- about them if there's nothing else'

Two reporters from the Capital Gazette newspaper chain were interviewed on CNN on Thursday night and responded to condolences after a shooting in their newsroom earlier that day.<p>"I heard President Trump sent his prayers," the staff writer Selene San Felice told the host Anderson Cooper in a phone …

Capital Gazette

Migration Agency Picks a New Leader, and Sends Trump a Message

GENEVA — Delivering a stiff rebuke to the Trump administration over its handling of migration issues, the International Organization for Migration rejected on Friday the American president’s choice to become the agency’s next executive director, choosing instead a former deputy prime minister of …

United Nations

Lena Horne, Jazz Legend, Dies at 92

Lena Horne, the enchanting jazz singer and actress who reviled the bigotry that allowed her to entertain white audiences but not socialize with them, …

Black History

John Coltrane's Lost Album A 'Buried Treasure' For Jazz Fans

On March 6, 1963, John Coltrane and his quartet arrived at Van Gelder Studios in New Jersey to record an album. It was a busy time for the group, which featured pianist McCoy Tyner, bassist Jimmy Garrison and drummer Elvin Jones. They were at the tail end of a two-week residency at the Birdland …

John Coltrane

Please Try Not to Crack a Smile Watching This Little Girl Break It Down at Her Preschool Graduation

Aubrey Tory, a 5-year-old from Durham, NC, already knows the importance of celebrating memorable milestones in life. So when it came time for her to walk across the stage at her preschool graduation, she broke out her best moves once "Can't Stop the Feeling" by Justin Timberlake began. Lucky for …

Justin Timberlake

Fourth-grader's talent show cover of John Lennon's 'Imagine' goes viral

A 10-year-old's rendition of John Lennon's <i>Imagine</i> left the audience at Lakeside Elementary School, and then millions, SHOOK.<p>As a mom of two performing arts students who's seen her share of elementary school talent shows, I understand every performance is sweet and tender. Some are even great for …

Social Media

The Exhibit ‘Black Women: Power and Grace’ Shows the Timeless Strength and Beauty Within Us All

Long before social media liberated unadulterated images of black women’s beauty, there was Kamoinge.<p>The Kamoinge photographers collective, founded in …

Deep Blue Soul In ’69 From The Indelible Dells

The history of soul vocal stylists the Dells started in 1952, when they were formed in high school in Harvey, Illinois. A year later, they made their …

Ralph Ellison Goes Home

The author of “Invisible Man” revisits his Oklahoma childhood.<p>Ah, here’s Ralph again, talking about America. There’s no goddam America out there.—<i>One of his detractors.</i><p>As one quickly gathers from his conversations and occasional writings, Ralph Ellison is much preoccupied—as an individual, as a …

Born On This Day in 1930: Award-Winning Playwright and Activist Lorraine Hansberry

by Lori Lakin Hutcherson (@lakinhutcherson) Lorraine Vivian Hansberry, born May 19, 1930, was an award-winning playwright and activist. Her best …

Snoop Dogg on Kanye West: “There’s no black women in his life”

He was a guest on the Breakfast Club on Friday.<p>Snoop Dogg was a guest on the Breakfast Club on Friday, where he talked about, among other things, …

Harry 'Sweets' Edison On Piano Jazz

Harry "Sweets" Edison (1915 - 1999) was a legendary stylist of jazz trumpet. From his days as a soloist in the Count Basie Band to his time as a studio musician for the likes of Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald, he was known for the sweet, muted tones that were his namesake. On …

Stevie Wonder calls out Kanye West 'foolishness' for calling slavery a choice

Stevie Wonder has called out Kanye West for saying slavery is a choice, calling the idea “foolishness” and likening it to Holocaust denial.<p>Wonder brought up West without prompting during an interview on Thursday after a show at a West Hollywood club.<p>“There’s been a lot of talk about what was said …

Stevie Wonder

7 Black Performers Who Changed The World Of Burlesque

At the height of their popularity in the early and mid-20th century, burlesque halls were overwhelmingly segregated spaces. Although women of color …

Black Life, White Wife and the Art Caught in the Middle

Over the weekend, Donald Glover, aka Childish Gambino, dropped a video for a new song called “This Is America.” You are reading this, which means …

Teacher of the Year hands Trump letters from her refugee students

<b>(CNN) —</b> National Teacher of the Year award winner Mandy Manning came to the White House with one goal in mind: to elevate the profile of her refugee and immigrant students with President Donald Trump.<p>In a phone interview with CNN, Manning said she had done just that, delivering handwritten letters …

Donald Trump

Robert De Niro To White House Correspondents' Association: 'Strap On Your Balls'

The actor had some choice words for the association after it distanced itself from Michelle Wolf's performance this weekend.<p>Hey, White House Correspondents’ Association, Robert De Niro is talking to you.<p>The actor urged the organization this week to “strap on your balls” after it issued an …

Don Lemon Shreds Kanye West Over Slavery Remarks: He’s ‘Embarrassing Himself’

“He doesn’t know history,” said Lemon. “He needs to read.”<p>Don Lemon didn’t think much of Kanye West’s claim on TMZ yesterday that African slavery in …

A Work by Zora Neale Hurston Will Finally Be Published

In the spring of 1931, Zora Neale Hurston finished her first book, a 117-page manuscript titled “Barracoon.” It told the true story of Cudjo Lewis, an Alabama man who was believed to be the last living person captured in Africa and brought to America on a slave ship.<p>Publishers were unimpressed. One …

Beverly Johnson on Cosby’s Guilty Verdict: “Shame on Him”

The model and businesswoman, who has accused Cosby of drugging her in the mid-80s, writes that she felt “an unexpected and deep sense of sadness” due to the “carnage left in the wake of his horrific acts.”<p><i>Beverly Johnson first told her story of being drugged and assaulted by Bill Cosby during what</i> …

Beyoncé should let this teen join her crew because her moves are amazing

A teenager inspired by Beyoncé’s Coachella routine shared an amazing video of her replicating the star’s dance number.<p>There’s nothing more …

Homemade DIY Taco Seasoning Recipe

Snacking at home on repeats with friends? I am sure tacos, nachos and chips are your favourites then, right? To make your snacking hour more …