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Open Thread: What Are You Doing to Celebrate MLK Day?

Today is the official national holiday to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. MLK was such a powerful and important figure that certain parts of his legacy have become cliché. The most minimal of acknowledgments of Black History Month include his “I Have a Dream” speech....

Police in St. Louis Apologize for Arresting and Brutally Beating An Innocent Black Man

The St. Louis County Police Department has apologized to an innocent young Black man after admitting to causing severe injuries to his face when they mistakenly arrested him last Thursday afternoon. The victim, identified as Joseph Swink, is a 22 year-old University of Missouri college...

Academy Awards President Cheryl Boone Isaacs Responds to 2015 Oscars Lack of Diversity

Cheryl Boone Isaacs, the first Black president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has responded to the criticism and outrage surrounding the lack of diversity among this year’s Oscar nominees. In an interview with the Associated Press, Boone Isaacs affirmed that the...

Watch: 100 Years Of Black Women Hairstyles and Makeup In 60 Seconds

In a new video entitled “100 Years of Beauty: Marshay,” — Cut Video  showcases a time-lapse of popular Black women hairstyles and makeup looks from 1910 to 2010 in less than 60 seconds. “100 Years of Beauty: Marshay,” which features TCM Model Marshay Mitchell, is a...

Whitney Houston’s Family Issues Statement Criticizing Lifetime and Angela Bassett Over Biopic

“If you watch this movie, watch it knowing that Lifetime is notorious for making bad biopics of deceased celebrities and brace yourself for the worst.” — The Houston Family On Saturday night, the Whitney Houston Whitney biopic directed by Angela Bassett aired on Lifetime.  Before the...

Amber Rose Reveals Some Family Didn’t Attend Her Wedding to Wiz Khalifa Because He’s African-American

Amber Rose recently shared in an interview for the documentary “Light Girls,” which premieres tonight on OWN at 9 p.m. est — that some of her family did not attend her 2013 wedding to Wiz Khalifa because he is African-American. Rose, 31, who is half...