Gender inequalities have fueled several debates in history, from women having the right to vote to women in the workplace. While researching gender inequalities in different countries, I came across the controversial practice of female circumcision in Africa. This painful practice is perpetuated in Africa because of male domination embedded in the social and cultural […]

Fat Joe’s latest music efforts The Darkside Vol. 1 may have been overlooked but Joe isn’t down and out. The “crackadon” is back with a new song and new image. The Terror Squad head honcho is rumored to have lost weight due to health reasons. None-the-less Joey looks great after the slim down! Fat Joe […]

The Black Eyed Peas performed last night in NYC at the Apollo Theater. Fergie looked futuristic in a black mini dress with gold plates coming off the dress. The rest of the Black Eyed Peas squad matched Fergie’s futuristic look in black and gold as well. The BEP performed during the Chase Presents the Black […]

Wave so long to Ja Rule (for now). The Murder Inc. rapper turned himself over to the New York State Department of Correctional Services today for a two year sentence over a gun possession charge. Ja admitted that he wants to get his GED while in prison and has already finished plenty of music material […]

Chris Brown’s “Next To You” music video featuring Justin Bieber leaked onto the web this week. Looks like the duet has become a movie, with burning buildings, cars set on fire and people getting hit by cars. Here’s an unofficial version of the Colin Tilley directed video: Chris Brown Humps Again At Boston’s Summer Jam […]

In my last 2011 summer movie preview entry, I highlighted mainstream, studio blockbuster releases — from titles like Transformers: Dark of the Moon, to Captain America: The First Avenger. This time around, I will focus chiefly on alternate summer movie fare; “alternate” as in those relatively smaller films, mostly independently-financed and -produced, and/or foreign titles […]

As a part of our It’s All Black Music feature for Black Music Month, we’ve posted polls to see who you think are the best Black artists of all time. Our first poll asked you Who Is The King Of R&B? Check out the results below: It was a close race between old school crooners, […]

Winnie Mandela says she won’t support the biopic of her life starring ESSENCE Music Festival headliner Jennifer Hudson. The South African activist, and Nelson Mandela’s ex-wife, is appalled that she was never consulted for the yet-to-be-released movie. Mandela says that her lack of support isn’t against J-Hud. “I have absolutely nothing against Jennifer, but I […]

The Latina/Filipino model that captured 50 Cent’s attention was engaged to comedian Deray Davis just a few weeks ago according to Mediatakeout.com. Daphne was recently photoed in Mexico with 50 on vacation but a source says “I thought DeRay and Daphne were getting married, next thing I know she’s on MTO on the beach with […]

The Dallas Mavericks pulled off a much-needed win against the Miami Heat last night 86-83. Dirk Nowitzki was on fire…literally! He was suffering from a fever of 101 degrees during last night’s important game against Lebron James, D Wade and Chris Bosh. Wade had another impressive performance scoring 32 points and 6 rebounds. Shawn Marion, […]

Fresh from the announcement of baby number six, Lauryn Hill took to Twitter to write an open letter to fans thanking them (us!) for continued support. It’s great to see Ms. Hill take the high road and not address the frenzy stirred by her long-term partner and father of her five children, Rohan Marley, who […]

Today is Kanye West’s 34th birthday! Now we all know that Mr. West loves to adorn himself with the finer things in life. The exclusive items that he purchases on a day-to-day basis would suffice for the average person’s birthday, Christmas and anniversary presents combined … for life! So in celebration of Yeezy’s birthday, June […]