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Idris Elba Talks 'Prometheus,' 'No Good Deed,' And More

Brennan Williams | August 1, 2012 | Black Voices
Coming out on June 8th is the one of the most anticipated films of the year, Ridley Scott's long-awaited sci-fi thriller, 'Prometheus.' It's been nearly 30 plus years since Scott tackled the genre when he created the 'Alien' franchise and helmed the classic 'Blade Runner.'

Oprah's Book Club Is Back

Katherine Fung | June 1, 2012 | Media
Fans of Oprah and her reading picks rejoice -- Oprah announced the return of her popular book club on Friday. The former daytime diva delivered the big news via video from her Chicago office. She is bringing the influential book club — which revolutionized the...

Black Unemployment Ticks Upward During Rocky Month For Jobs

Gene Demby | June 1, 2012 | Black Voices
May's disappointing jobs numbers were far less than were expected — at 69,000, the number was flat with population growth — but the month also saw an uptick in black unemployment. The unemployment rate for African Americans was 13.6 percent in May, up six-tenths of...

Mary J. Blige Reveals Plans For A Clothing And Accessories Collection, Plus Her Most Memorable Outfits (PHOTOS)

Julee Wilson | August 1, 2012 | Black Voices
Looks like there is another celebrity fashion line on its way! Mary J. Blige revealed to WWD that she is in the "brainstorming” stage of creating a fashion collection. The 40-year-old star was in China for Armani's “One Night Only in Beijing” fashion show Thursday night...

Travelistas' Tips For Recession-Proof Travel

Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | August 1, 2012 | Black Voices
If the recession is affecting your quality of life and preventing you from enjoying and experiencing the best that life has to offer, then vacation is exactly what the Travelistas prescribe for you.

Macy Gray Talks: New Album, 'Covered,' Black Music Month And Mixing Genres

Brennan Williams | June 1, 2012 | Black Voices
Having grown up in Ohio, a state that's been home to renowned soul groups like Heatwave, Zapp, and The Isley Brothers, it's no surprise that Macy Gray's body of work continues in the area’s rich musical tradition. But the singer-turned-actress also has a love of multiple musical genres,...

Angelica's Kitchen Teaches Classic Caribbean Cooking In Curacao (RECIPES)

Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | June 4, 2012 | Black Voices
Most Sundays you'll find us playing host to some of our favorite foodie friends, but this week we took a turn as guest, pulling up a chair to chef Angelique Schoop's table on the island of Curacao, some 1,900 miles away from home. In Angelica's Kitchen,...

The Week's Best Style Moments: Kelly Rowland, Tina Turner And Christy Teigen (PHOTOS)

Julee Wilson | June 2, 2012 | Black Voices
This week's style stars did some major globe-trotting... Tina Turner made her way to China for the first time ever (which is a total surprise) to take in Armani's “One Night Only in Beijing” fashion show. The icon hasn't lost her sparkle and wore a black (age appropriate)...

Melanie Fiona Performs, Reveals Her Black Music Icons, And More (VIDEO)

Brennan Williams | February 6, 2013 | Black Voices
Following in the footsteps of Whitney Houston, Sam Cooke, Bob Marley, Sade, and Lauryn Hill is something that Melanie Fiona has always admired throughout her career. In support of Black Music Month, the Canadian-bred Grammy Award-winner opened up to the Huffington Post exclusively on the five black music...

New Study: Even Bo Obama Is Racialized

Gene Demby | June 1, 2012 | Black Voices
The wishful scenario many Republicans envisioned after Barack Obama’s change of heart this month on gay marriage—the president’s African-American base, far less supportive of expanding marriage than other parts of his coalition, becomes demobilized or even defects as a result of Obama’s stance—already seems unlikely to be realized. Last Thursday,...

Jackée Harry Talks 'Brother White' And What's Next (VIDEO)

Kristen Stenerson | June 5, 2012 | Fifty
Jackée Harry, 55, is most commonly known for starring in the 1985 TV series "227." Although the actress has moved on from the show, which ended in 1990, she didn't mind discussing her early career with "Good Day New York." More recently, Harry has played a role in...

Spotify The News, Black Music History Month Edition (PLAYLIST)

Mike Hogan | June 1, 2012 | Entertainment
It's Black Music History Month, and HuffPost Entertainment is celebrating with a revamped installment of "Spotify the News." In this special edition, we've rounded up 10 songs (and about as many runners-up) from trailblazing or otherwise notable black musicians that speak with special authority to the biggest news stories...

Table Talk: Michelle Obama And The White House Garden

Emma Mustich | June 1, 2012 | Parents
This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: “There was a time when I had no idea that tomatoes didn’t come in green plastic trays, covered by cellophane, and that they could be any color other than pale red,” Michelle Obama writes in...

Justin Combs Scholarship: P Diddy's Son, Gets $54,000 UCLA Football Scholarship

Kathleen Miles | August 1, 2012 | Los Angeles
By Associated Press LOS ANGELES -- Justin Combs, the 18-year-old son of hip-hop mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs, will attend UCLA on a $54,000 football scholarship. It is one of 285 athletic scholarships the university hands out every year. It comes at a time when student fees are rising and a...

Al Sharpton Joins Black Fraternity And Sorority Members To Launch Anti-Hazing Campaign

Danielle Cadet | June 1, 2012 | Black Voices
WASHINGTON -- Alarmed by the recent hazing death of a Florida A&M University band student, a coalition of black fraternities and sororities joined with civil rights leader Al Sharpton and others in pledging to work harder to end the practice. Leaders of the coalition told reporters on Thursday that the...

Joe Walsh: Jesse Jackson Trying To 'Keep African Americans Down On Some Plantation'

Elise Foley | June 1, 2012 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) isn't backing down from controversial comments he made last week about Rev. Jesse Jackson -- instead, he's ramping them up. "All Jesse Jackson is trying to do is to keep African Americans down on some plantation," he said on the "Big...

George Zimmerman's Bond Revoked In Trayvon Martin Case

Trymaine Lee | August 1, 2012 | Black Voices
A Florida judge on Friday afternoon revoked bond for George Zimmerman, the man charged with second-degree murder in the death of Trayvon Martin, and ordered that he turn himself in within 48 hours. Prosecutors had asked Seminole County Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester Jr. to revoke Zimmerman's bond because they contend...

Floyd Mayweather Jr. To Jail: Boxer Surrenders At Courthouse, To Enter Las Vegas Prison (VIDEO/PHOTOS)

Chris Greenberg | August 1, 2012 | Sports
LAS VEGAS — Floyd Mayweather Jr. surrendered in a courtroom Friday to begin a three-month jail sentence for attacking his ex-girlfriend in September 2010 while two of their children watched. Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Melissa Saragosa credited the undefeated five-division champion with attending weekly domestic violence counseling sessions...

Iman Defends Black Makeup Brands At WWD Beauty Summit

Michelle Marques | June 1, 2012 | Black Voices
Iman is tired of black beauty products being relegated to the back walls of "ethnic sections" in major retailers. The model and beauty mogul spoke out against mass retailers such as Wal-Mart, Target, and Walgreens who have been hesitant to carry her beauty line in their stores despite...

Brea Persley Claims She Was Kicked Out Of School When Mom Complained About Teacher's Insensitive Comment (UPDATE)

Anna Almendrala | June 7, 2012 | Los Angeles
"Sit your nappy-headed self down." This was the comment that Brea Persley, a 13-year-old student at Century Academy For Excellence in Inglewood, Calif., received from teacher Kelly Dempsey last week in front of the entire classroom. "When the kids started laughing, it brought back the memories of when I...
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