The New York Times, MSNBC Stokely: A Life was ten years in the making and sets out to “recover” Stokely Carmichael, the man who popularized the phrase “black power” and More »
TheWrap Long before each came away with an Academy Award, “12 Years a Slave” director Steve McQueen and screenwriter John Ridley were embroiled in a bitter feud regarding credit for More »
NPR When Mad Men first premiered on AMC in 2007, Xavier Ruffin — a young, African-American graphic designer from Milwaukee, WI — really wanted to like it. But what he didn’t like More »
Marketplace Oscar Micheaux made more than 44 films in the early part of the twentieth century about the black experience in America. Not only were Micheaux’s films game changing, but More »
Bill Whitaker, a veteran CBS News reporter, has been named a 60 Minutes correspondent, becoming only the second African-American correspondent in the show’s history, after Ed Bradley, who died in 2006.
Teens know that getting a job is becoming tougher. Just 16 percent of African American youngsters have jobs. That might explain why African-Americans kids are looking into entrepreneurship. In East Cleveland, Ohio, high school senior Kevin Alexander already has business on his mind. His problem is how to get more customers for the company he’s launched.
David Simon, who was involved in the creation and production of The Wire, Treme and Homicide: Life on the Streets, will also be part of the creative team behind the six-hour miniseries. It’s based on the celebrated book trilogy by Pulitzer Prize-winner Taylor Branch.
The Washington Post
Several Senate Democrats joined with Republicans in voting against Debo Adegbile, whose nomination was adamantly and vocally opposed by conservatives due to his participation in an appeal filed on behalf of Mumia Abu-Jamal – an internationally-known prisoner convicted of the 1981 murder of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner. The president called the vote a “travesty.”
The Dallas Morning News
When a woman with jet black skin, close-cropped natural hair and a scant amount of makeup wins an Academy Award, it is about more than the gold statue in her hands. It means that Hollywood finally recognizes and salutes dark-skinned women. Lupita Nyong’o’s Oscar award for best supporting actress was a tremendous nod to her acting in the Oscar-winning 12 Years a Slave. And all this acclaim went to a woman with dark skin and no hair extensions.
A recent analysis conducted by investigators Boston University has found that frequent experiences of racism were associated with a higher risk of obesity among African-American women. The findings, which currently appear online in the American Journal of Epidemiology, found the relationship between racism and obesity was strongest among women who reported consistently high experiences of racism over a 12-year period.
The New York Times, MSNBC
Stokely: A Life was ten years in the making and sets out to “recover” Stokely Carmichael, the man who popularized the phrase “black power” and led the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, known as SNCC. It is being billed as the first definitive biography of its subject. And it’s a life full of choices — like moving to Africa — that many Americans might debate
The New York State Attorney General’s Office has announced a settlement with a nursing home it says discriminated against African-American employees at the request of a white patient. The A.G.’s Office says complaints against the facility alleged, “The nursing home accommodated the racially discriminatory preferences of a patient who did not want to be seen or treated by African-American nurses.”
Dancing With The Stars returns for its 18th season this month and the new crop of celebrity competitors may be the fiercest yet. Fresh off their gold-medal win at the Sochi Olympics, Meryl Davis and Charlie White, the dynamic ice dancing duo, headline the all-star lineup, along with comedian and game show host Drew Carey, acting great Billy Dee Williams, Former Full House actress Candace Cameron Bure and Real Housewives of Atlanta reality TV star NeNe Leakes.