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Michael B. Jordan took on the myopic geeks who are up in arms over his casting as white superhero Johnny Storm in The Fantastic Four. Here’s why superhero canon need revisionism.
Comic book fans around the world are eagerly awaiting the release of this summer’s Fantastic Four, but it’s easy to see …Superheroes
Greetings to the ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.
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Queen Daenerys can now add Rastafarian Targaryen to her long list of titles.
Game of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke took a break from freeing slaves in Essos to spread the love with her beautiful reggae vocals. Maybe instead of killing people with her dragons, she could take a page out of Bob …Reggae
Muhammad Ali broke down barriers and "...shook up the world." He was "The People's Champion" and "The Greatest."
Now, his legacy lives on through his grandchildren, Nico and Biaggio. Nico has taken on the burden of carrying his grandfather's name by lacing up boxing gloves and stepping in the ring, …Muhammad Ali
Hot weather plus nostalgia makes for a potent mix(tape). In order to aid your festive flashbacks, we analyzed the Billboard Hot 100 chart for each of …Boyz II Men
A group of Brazilian doctors recently published a paper in the academic journal Advances in Urology identifying "woman-on-top" (aka cowgirl) as the most dangerous sex position in terms of the sheer number of dicks broken mid-fuck. Analyzing data from three accident and emergency units in the …
When Marvel announced who would be playing The Human Torch in ''Fantastic Four,'' the Internet responded. Now it's the actor's turn.
You’re not supposed to go on the Internet when you’re cast as a superhero. But after taking on Johnny Storm in Fantastic Four—a character originally written with blond …Kate Mara
Black artist will burn, bury the Confederate flag across the South on Memorial Day http://t.co/jkIpmIOCUX pic.twitter.com/KyS6U5JUoi
— Deanna Fry …Confederate Flag
African Americans have fought and died for America from its earliest days, from frontier skirmishes to the French and Indian Wars to the fall of Crispus Attucks at the Boston Massacre, immortalized as “the first to die for American freedom”. And though most official histories of Memorial Day credit …Memorial Day
Hollywood's First Female Exec and First Black Oscar-Winning Screenwriter Discuss Industry's Diversity Problems (Podcast)
Academy members Marcia Nasatir, VP of production at United Artists in the 1970s, and Geoffrey Fletcher, whose 'Precious' screenplay won an Oscar in …Writing
PARIS — Across Europe and East Asia, hundreds of millions of train passengers a year are routinely whisked, at speeds that often exceed 200 miles an hour, over extensive rail networks that, for many, present a more reliable and affordable long-distance alternative than even air travel.
So the fatal …Europe Travel
Cosmo Baker, DJ Ayres, and DJ Eleven of The Rub present their history of hip-hop series on BrooklynRadio.com!
Beginning in 1979, the Reagan decade is …Hip Hop
The NBA Finals may be determined by an act of police violence. This is an incendiary fact, yet a curious media silence surrounds the saga of injured …NBA
If you want to buy a condo in Downtown Los Angeles, you're going to have to wait until 2016 or—ewwwww—settle for one someone has already lived in. …Los Angeles
To mark the late rapper's birthday, here are 10 business tips straight from his song "Ten Crack Commandments."
"I'm living every day like a hustle."
These words from Notorious B.I.G.'s "Everyday Struggle" sum up the late rapper's business philosophy perfectly: Never stop working …Entrepreneurship
Nicole A. Taylor is the host of Hot Grease podcast and author of the forthcoming cookbook, UpSouth (Countryman Press/Norton 2015). Follow her on …Recipes
Michael Twitty is an author, teacher, and culinary historian who runs the food blog Afroculinaria, where he explores the topic of culinary justice in …African Americans
It opened in the late 19th century as the Bluefield Colored Institute, created to educate the children of black coal miners in segregated West Virginia. Although it still receives the federal funding that comes with its designation as a historically black institution, today Bluefield State College …Liberal News
What has gotten into Kanye? We're okay with celebrities eating fast food. And hey, if you have a Lamborghini, why not use it to roll through a …Kanye West
In addition to the Sony Pictures feature film that was announced a year ago (with John Legend's Get Lifted film production company), and the Spike TV …Filmmaking
Joe Morrissey and Myrna Pride talk to reporters about their relationship.
Former Del. Joe Morrissey intends to marry the 19-year-old who …Morrissey
MTV Unplugged was designed primarily for rock fans who wanted to hear what their favorite artists sounded like when their instruments weren’t plugged …Hip Hop
[An L.A. native, L.A. Weekly columnist Jeff Weiss edits Passion of the Weiss and hosts the Shots Fired podcast. Find him online at passionweiss.com, …Rap Music
Between rehearsals for an upcoming show at Largo, actor/comedian Maya Rudolph’s bandmate Gretchen Lieberum admits that the night she saw Prince’s …
24% of teens go online “almost constantly,” facilitated by the widespread availability of smartphones.Aided by the convenience and constant access …Teens
Video of ignorant white student explaining US crime shows perfectly how cable news keeps racism alive
Video posted earlier this month of a Minnesota high school student blaming minorities for violent crime in the United States gives some insight into …Crime
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And the debate rages on! A recent interview of Ghostface Killah found the Shaolin assassin addressing the long …Ghostface Killah