Janet Jackson Joins Billionaire Club

Slide over Oprah, there's a new billionaire in town. Singer/Actress Janet Jackson has recently joined the ranks of celebrities who have...

Soul Sisters: Fontella Bass and Marva Whitney Die

The woman James Brown dubbed 'Soul Sister #1" Marva Whitney has died at 68. (Google Images) Soul singer Fontella Bass, known...

Review: D’Angelo’s ‘The Second Coming’ Tour

The years that passed between D’Angelo releasing his 2000 sophomore LP, Voodoo, and 2014's Black Messiah led many critics and fans...

American Cypher: Mendi + Keith Obadike Talk Race, DNA and Digital Art

Who says black folks don't create digital art? New media artists Mendi + Keith Obadike beg to differ, having worked in the...

Perri ‘Pebbles’ Reid Dishes on TLC Biopic on Wendy Williams Show

The interview that everyone was waiting for has happened. Perri 'Pebbles' Reid, the woman presented as a thieving, manipulative tyrant in...

Brazil: Sluggish 3rd Quarter Economic Growth Causes Concern

The New York Times' Simon Romero is reporting that Brazil's economic growth has been sluggish in the third quarter. Romero writes: "Brazil’s...

Mandela Hospitalized Again, ‘Responding Positively’ to Treatment

BBC Africa is reporting that former South African President Nelson Mandela has been hospitalized for a recurring lung infection. The office...

In Memoriam 2014: The African Diaspora

The African Diaspora suffered the loss of many iconic figures. The world lost poet/actress/activist Maya Angelou and actress activist Ruby Dee,...

Kenya: Women Nominees to Break Glass Ceiling

Brian Ngugi of AllAfrica.com is reporting that Kenya's nominees for cabinet secretary positions include an unprecedented number of women. Six out of...

My Bloody Valentine: Oscar Pistorius Tweets About Girlfriend

Fresh from our "creepy Valentine" file, Euronews.com is reporting that alleged murderer, paraolympian Oscar Pistorius has chosen Valentine's Day to speak...

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