The Transportation Security Administration is investigating after singer Diana Ross alleged she was “violated” by agents at a New Orleans airport this weekend. Ross was in town to perform at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival Saturday, May 4, and tweeted that she was “treated like royalty” in the Big Easy but “at the…Diana Ross … Continue reading Diana Ross Says She Was ‘Treated Like S***’ at New Orleans Airport by TSA — Atlanta Black Star
Lord, we don’t need any more bad news. Late Tuesday night, Bushwick Bill of the Geto Boys revealed to TMZ that he had been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Bill was diagnosed back on February 8 and the 52-year-old “Mind Playing Tricks On Me” rapper was battling with the disease privately before wanting to … Continue reading Report: Bushwick Bill Reveals He’s Battling Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer — Black America Web
I Am Not Your Negro
Directed by Raoul Peck (2016)
This documentary is based on the unfinished manuscript of African American author James Baldwin’s book Remember This House. Narrated by actor Samuel L. Jackson (in the voice of Baldwin), the film explores the history of racism in the United States through Baldwin’s reminiscences of slain civil rights leaders Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King, Jr, as well as his personal observations of American history.
The film combines film footage of the Southern civil rights movement, the 1965 March on Washington, speeches by Malcolm X, Martin Luther King and Baldwin himself, along with clips from various Hollywood films depicting a stereotyped view of Black/White relations.
In his unfinished book, Baldwin describes leaving the US in 1948 to live in Paris, seeking to escape a constant fear of racial violence that hampered his writing. He returned to…
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Billboard may not think that Lil Nas X’s song Old Town Road, is country enough for its Country charts but clearly the rest of America thought it was good enough to become the nation’s No. 1 song. According to Billboard, in just a week, the increasingly viral hit has skyrocketed from No. 15 to No.…Lil Nas … Continue reading Lil Nas X’s Trap/Country hit ’Old Town Road’ officially the No. 1 song in America — theGrio