Category: Arts & Entertainment

Thrilling Story of Bumpy Johnson Godfather of Harlem

November 6, 2021
EPIX’s Godfather of Harlem chronicles the struggle of one of America’s most notorious African-American mobsters as he fought to reclaim his neighborhood after more than a decade in prison. Oscar winner Forest Whitaker stars as real-life Harlem mob boss Ellsworth “Bumpy” Johnson, who has been portrayed in multiple films, most notably Ridley Scott’s 2007 American…

Kehinde Wiley’s Times Square Monument: That’s No Robert E. Lee

October 8, 2021
The sculpture, of an African-American man in streetwear and mounted on a horse, was unveiled Friday and will eventually move to Richmond, Va., home to a number of Confederate memorials.ImageThe sculpture, called “Rumors of War,” is Kehinde Wiley’s first work of public art and his first major piece since his portrait of President Obama.CreditCreditRachel Papo…

Rapper YFN Lucci wanted in fatal SW Atlanta shootout

January 12, 2021
According to the police report, the shootout occurred in the 900 block of Dimmock Street and Adams’ body was dropped off nearby. Officers found multiple shell casings at the scene and the second victim at Fire Station 14, authorities said.ExploreSeparate shootings leave 2 dead in SW AtlantaA $5,000 reward has been offered for information leading

Rudy Ray Moore AKA Dolemite Early Rap Pioneer

October 26, 2019
Many people say that hip-hop was birthed by DJ Kool Herc on a 1973 summer evening in the Bronx. Others point to the release of the 1979 Sugarhill Gang song “Rapper’s Delight” as the moment when the genre was catapulted into the national consciousness. But several years before either of those moments, Rudy Ray Moore…

See hip-hop evolve through photos at the African American History and Culture Museum

September 9, 2018
Public Enemy in 1987 by Jack Mitchell. (Image courtesy Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture) In the late 1970s, hip-hop burst onto the scene in the Bronx in a cultural explosion of rapping, breakdancing and beatboxing, but it didn’t happen in a vacuum. Hip-hop built on traditions developed over decades by African-American

Jesse Williams Speech 2016 BET Awards

July 4, 2016
Jesse Williams  Speaks on Police Brutality 2016 BET Awards Grey’s Anatomy actor and social activist Jesse Williams prophetically addressed America during his awards speech at the 16th annual BET Awards on June 26, at the Microsoft Theatre at L.A. Live. Presented with the Humanitarian Award by BET Chairman/CEO Debra Lee, Williams used the stage to

The Dream Keeper and Other Poems

November 3, 2015
The Dream Keeper and Other Poems - Kindle edition by Langston Hughes. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Dream Keeper and Other Poems.

The FBI War on Tupac Shakur and Black Leaders: U.S. Intelligence’s Murderous Targeting of Tupac, MLK, Malcolm, Panthers, Hendrix, Marley, Rappers and Linked Ethnic Leftists

November 2, 2015
The FBI War on Tupac Shakur and Black Leaders: U.S. Intelligence's Murderous Targeting of Tupac, MLK, Malcolm, Panthers, Hendrix, Marley, Rappers and Linked Ethnic Leftists [John Potash, Fred Hampton Jr., Pam Africa, Mumia Abu-Jamal] on . *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The FBI War on Tupac Shakur and Black Leaders contains a wealth of names,

The Greatest Michael Jackson Music Videos

March 23, 2015
   Michael Jackson – King of Pop and Music Videos Michael Jackson was not only a music legend, he transformed the music industry with his style of elaborately produced music videos. While music videos are everywhere now, it was Michael Jackson who pioneered what many artists and music fans now take for granted. Michael Jackson's

Things you may not know about Mike Tyson

March 3, 2015
      WWE Mike Tyson’s fame is for the boxing ring and not wrestling, but he did spend time as an enforcer or referee for the WWE. He also participated in a tag-team match with Chris Jericho against D-Generation X. His participation in WWE brought the sport a great deal of publicity that may
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