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VH1 changing tone with black reality shows

By DERRIK J. LANG, AP Entertainment Writer
Tuesday, April 6, 2010

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On her new VH1 reality dating show, Rozonda Thomas — better known as Chilli from the groundbreaking hip-hop group TLC — doesn’t lounge in bubble baths or hand out fake bling to her suitors. Instead, the 39-year-old [...]

Hip Hop Icon Dr. Dre and Interscope head hauncho Jimmy Iovine are interviewed by CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo about their new headphones. They are making the foray into music technology. They also discuss the the future of the music business, live streaming, the Ipad, and the viability of selling music in the future. Here are reviews [...]

Courtney Young is currently completing two books, the first of which is entitled Color Me Color Struck: How Colorism Marginalizes Women of Color in Popular Culture of which she serves as the editor. The second book is a collection of essays entitled From Michelle to Madea: Images of Black Women in [...]

I found this 1992 Panel Discussion “Black Males: Surviving the Odds”. I posted the first 2 parts. Its eerie that not very much of the issues described in this panel discussion has changed in nearly 20 years. The panel features a young Kevin Powell, Dr. Charles Olgetree, and Reverend Calvin Butts amongst many others. They [...]

Mo’Nique has already won a Golden Globe for her portrayal of a monstrous mother in “Precious.”
By Courtney Young
Women’s Media Center
As a few African American women are celebrated during this award season, pop culture commentator Courtney Young asks how many Hollywood doors are actually open.
The recognition of black actresses in nominations for the 82nd annual Academy [...]

So it’s farewell to Tavis Smiley State of the Black Union, I half to admit there were several classic moments that deserve to live on forever. Perhaps youtube will provide that, in the meantime take a look at some of My Favorite flash backs from previous years…

Tavis Smiley has elected to end his State of [...]

Is this KFC Ad Racist

In: Media, Racism

It most certainly is! Check this completely irresponsible and disrespectful Kentucky Fried Chicken add. They should be ashamed of themselves.

We must find a way to save print media!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Detroit Daily Press publisher says paper was on track to lose more than $1M in two months
By Sheena Harrison |
November 30, 2009, 2:46PM
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Mark Stern, one of the publishers of the Detroit Daily Press, says the paper stalled because it was losing more money [...]

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