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Chicago Now Murder Capital Of U.S., FBI Says

In new statistics the Federal Bureau of Investigation reported 500 murders in Chicago in 2012, up sharply from the 431 in 2011. New York reported 419 murders last year, compared with 515 in 2011.

Nicki Minaj Unveils K-Mart Collection, Would You Rock It?

Earlier this week Nicki Minaj displayed her new pieces from her K-Mart Collection on Instagram and needless to say they definitely match her personality. The collection is filled with leg and cleavage flaunting pieces, with leggings, tops and dresses that are more strip club nightclub appropriate that a...

On Being Racially Ambiguous & Dating As Nobody’s Type

This is not the 2013 version of the Tragic Mulatto. I am not the archetype for such a story. I have experienced devastating loss and heartbreak, but tragic wouldn’t be an accurate word to describe even the most difficult times in my life. Furthermore, I...

Viola Davis and Terrence Howard Shine in “Prisoners” — Will You Go See It?

Viola Davis has spoken candidly about the plight of black actresses in Hollywood and the perennial threat of being typecast. Determined to rise about it, the Essence cover star is diversifying her portfolio with a new film, “Prisoners.” The thriller is markedly different from her previous...

House Votes To Pass The “Let Them Starve” Bill

In a 217-210 vote, the House of Representatives voted to cut $4 billion, or 5%, from the food stamps program, which is currently used by one in seven U.S. citizens.