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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...

What If Michael Jackson Was Still Alive?

AP | ANTHONY McCARTNEY | Posted 11.23.2013 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES -- If Michael Jackson were still alive today, he would have just celebrated his 55th birthday and the world would know the outcome of his ...

Lil Wayne Affiliate Arraigned On Sexual Battery Charges

AP | Posted 11.20.2013 | Black Voices

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Rapper Mack Maine has been formally arraigned on felony sexual battery and aggravated assault and battery charges in Oklahoma. Defen...

AEG Live Rests Their Defense

AP | LINDA DEUTSCH | Posted 11.19.2013 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES -- Lawyers for concert promoter AEG Live LLC rested their defense Wednesday with testimony from a longtime friend and doctor of Michael Ja...

FIRST LOOK: Marvin Gaye's 'Sexual Healing' Biopic

Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

Despite controversy surrounding the development of Marvin Gaye’s forthcoming biopic, “Sexual Healing,” today a four minute teaser has surfaced o...

The New 'Queen' Of Daytime Television?

Posted 09.20.2013 | Black Voices

Queen Latifah’s highly anticipated return to network television yesterday has resulted in the highest ratings among this season’s new daytime show...

Michael Jackson Trial Nears Its End

AP | Posted 11.15.2013 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES -- A look at key moments this past week in the wrongful death trial in Los Angeles between Michael Jackson's mother and concert giant AEG ...

Choir To Voice The Words Of Birmingham's 'Unsung'

AP | ALLEN G. BREED | Posted 11.13.2013 | Black Voices

-- Seeking inspiration for a musical commission to mark the 50th anniversary of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing, composer Yotam Haber turned t...