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'SNL' Plans To Add Black Female Cast Member Soon

AP | FRAZIER MOORE | Posted 12.18.2013 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — "Saturday Night Live" plans to add one or two black female performers to its cast as soon as January. A representative for the NBC ...

Maya Angelou On Mandela: 'This Is A Very Heavy Time'

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 12.10.2013 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — Maya Angelou, who first met Nelson Mandela in the early 1960s, praised him as a great man worthy of comparison to another icon she k...

Mandela Burial Arrangements Announced

AP | CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA | Posted 02.05.2014 | Black Voices

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — As flags were lowered to half mast, people across South Africa commemorated Nelson Mandela with song, tears and prayers on Frida...

How Nelson Mandela Inspired Music, Movies, Poems

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 01.25.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — Heroic in his deeds, graceful in his manner, sainted in his image, Nelson Mandela long served as both cause and muse in the entertai...

A Prayer Of Thanksgiving For Nelson Mandela

Rev. Chuck Currie | Posted 02.04.2014 | Religion
Rev. Chuck Currie

Death is not the final victory. Nothing can silence the voice of Nelson Mandela - not Robben Island, not death. His words are eternal. His voice will echo throughout time.

Chad Johnson's Surprising Response To Evelyn Lozado's Pregnancy News

Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

Just days after revealing her reported six-month pregnancy during a recent vacation in Hawaii, Evelyn Lozada has apparently attracted a potential gift...

Thierry Laurence's Body as Art in Richmond's First Fridays Art Walk

Sandra Kwesi Cameron | Posted 02.02.2014 | Arts
Sandra Kwesi Cameron

"When I have a camera in hand, I want to capture the moments where shadows give way to light and allow us to see," says photographer Thierry Laurence, whose black and white portraits can be seen at Elegba Folklore Society's Cultural Center in Richmond, Virginia as part of the city's First Fridays Art Walk.

Delbert Tibbs, Death Row Survivor, May You Rest In Peace

David A. Love | Posted 01.31.2014 | Black Voices
David A. Love

During times of strife, conflict and violence, we turn to the Delbert Tibbses of our world to lead us down a path towards justice and righteousness. They know that winning the war we are fighting will not come through guns or drones, but rather with the forcefulness of our ideas, and the strength of our convictions.

Chris Brown Ordered Back To Court

AP | Posted 12.04.2013 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON (AP) — R&B singer Chris Brown's next court appearance in Washington is now scheduled for Jan. 8. A D.C. Superior Court judge granted the...

Can 'The Arsenio Hall Show' Survive With Just 'Urban America'?

Posted 11.25.2013 | Black Voices

Arsenio Hall’s return to late night television has presented a few challenges since debuting on September 9. While Hall’s revamped syndicated talk...

We Did Both

Asha Palmer | Posted 01.25.2014 | Black Voices
Asha Palmer

Nelly wants the world to think they have to choose between a video and a life. Because that's what he did. By canceling his bone marrow drive, he made his choice. And by having our own drive and bringing a national conversation to the forefront of our community, we made ours.

Lauryn Hill Set To Give Fans Early Thanksgiving Treat

Posted 11.25.2013 | Black Voices

Lauryn Hill fans will receive an early Thanksgiving treat next week, as the singer-songwriter is scheduled to embark on her first performance since se...

Enough of the Lily Allen Privilege With a Kanye Complex

Ernest Owens | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

Racism and sexism are very sensitive matters that include a history and heritage that neither should be forgotten or reclaimed. By trying to reshape these problems, you are in essence selfishly attempting to liberate yourself by disgracing the very people who actually experience it.

Discriminating Taste: Rhapsody in Black Puts Audiences on the Path to Transcending Racism

Jaime Lubin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Jaime Lubin

Charming, self-deprecatingly funny, linguistically awesome, LeLand Gantt imbues every word that falls from his mouth with all the passion and poignancy of a preacher speaking the Gospel. You will find truth and triumph in Rhapsody in Black.

Pebble's Daughter BLASTS TLC Over Biopic

Posted 11.10.2013 | Black Voices

--Perri 'Pebbles' Reid daughter, Ashley Reid, expresses her distaste over her family’s portrayal TLC’s biopic, “CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story.”...

TLC's Former Manager Isn't Happy About The VH1 Biopic

Posted 11.05.2013 | Black Voices

Since its record-breaking premiere, TLC’s biopic, “CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story,” has stirred up a bit of controversy between the trio and their...

Blackface Halloween Costumes Are Baaaack!

AP | LEANNE ITALIE | Posted 11.01.2013 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — Is donning blackface to dress up as a favorite TV character ever OK for Halloween? How about a bloody hoodie and blackf...

Barneys Set To Take Action Against Discrimination Claims

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

Oct 25 (Reuters) - Barneys New York hired an anti-discrimination expert and agreed to have its chief executive meet with a civil rights group follow...

Henry Louis Gates' 'African Americans' Debuts

Posted 10.25.2013 | Black Voices

Last night marked the premiere of Henry Louis Gates Jr.’s original PBS documentary "The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross." The introspecti...

WATCH: Basketball Player Gets Surprise Scholarship

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.23.2013 | Black Voices

Want to see what practicing hard and not giving up can accomplish? Watch this viral video of James Montgomery III receiving a surprise basketball scho...

'CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story' Makes Primetime History

Posted 10.28.2013 | Black Voices

Last night’s premiere of TLC’s highly anticipated VH1 biopic, “CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story,” netted this year’s highest rated cable origina...

Jackson Jury Ends Deliberations

AP | LINDA DEUTSCH | Posted 11.28.2013 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES -- A jury deciding a negligence lawsuit filed against a concert promoter after the death of Michael Jackson has recessed for a long weeken...

Lawyer: Michael Jackson Died From Bad Choices

AP | LINDA DEUTSCH | Posted 11.25.2013 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES -- Michael Jackson died because of his own bad choices involving the drug that killed him and the doctor who provided it, not because of a...

Jackson's Promoter, Doctor Accused Of Seeking Payday

AP | LINDA DEUTSCH | Posted 11.24.2013 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES — LOS ANGELES (AP) — A lawyer for Michael Jackson's family on Tuesday portrayed concert promoter AEG Live LLC and Jackson's doctor...

Jurors Hear Legal Instructions In Jackson-AEG Case

AP | LINDA DEUTSCH | Posted 11.23.2013 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES — Jurors in a negligence lawsuit filed by Michael Jackson's mother against concert giant AEG Live LLC heard legal instructions Mond...