Nick Slay

Writer and Columnist Nick Slay

Hip Hop Legend Slick Rick Honored on the #BronxWalkOfFame

Lyricist, innovator and Grammy-nominated rap pioneer Slick Rick was honored this past Sunday (May 27) when he was officially added to the Bronx Walk of Fame. As part of the 47th Annual Bronx Week, Slick Rick was officially inducted on 161 St & Grand Concourse — a location that holds particular importance to the Art of Storytelling rapper. […]

The CW’s ‘Supergirl’ Tackles Police Brutality In America

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While Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid are taking a knee during the National Anthem to address police brutality, DC Comics used their CW television show, Supergirl, to take on the issue. During season 3’s 19th episode, Supergirl uses a Black superhero to spark a conversation about police treatment of Blacks in America. To help bring this storyline to […]

Rihanna Celebrates First Bajan Female Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley

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As Barbados is welcomed into the foray of nations in the Western Hemisphere that have embraced female leadership, Rihanna expressed her joy via social media. The Caribbean nation of Barbados is ushered into the 21st century with its first female prime minister, Mia Amor Mottley. As head of the Barbados Labour Party (who also won all […]

Trump Pardons Historic Boxing Figure Jack Johnson

The White House finally, posthumously, undoes a great wrong done to boxing legend and Heavyweight Champ, Jack Johnson. On Thursday (May 24) Donald Trump pardoned Jack Johnson, who was one of the first celebrity casualties of Jim Crow America. For those of you not in the know, Jack Johnson  (aka the Galveston Giant) was an American boxing legend […]

The Aaron Schlossberg Apology Tour: Too Little, Too Late?

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There’s nothing left to do but apologize when it all falls down, and that’s just what social pariah Aaron Schlossberg is doing right about now. Karma has come full circle for the embattled lawyer. After not just one, but a series of racist rants have come to light, Schlossberg is starting to feel the after effects of his […]

Michelle Obama Empowers College Youth With Epic #TBT Post

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With shows like Grownish and Dear White People chronicling higher education for people of color, it’s empowering to see Michelle Obama also share her college experience. In decades old Throw Back Tuesday post, Michelle Obama shared a picture from her early days at Princeton University. For her it was a scary time. Made mostly so […]

Zazie Beetz Steals the Show As the Incredibly Lucky Domino in ‘Deadpool 2’

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If there’s anyone left doubting Zazie Beetz’s ability to pull off Domino in Deadpool 2, let them all be laid to rest now. Beware, SPOILER ALERT ahead. OKAY I SEE YOUUUUUUU. Now very excited after some existential crises last week 😉 ? KEEP SHINING EVERYONE! Thank you for all of the positivity and the amazing beautiful […]

The Hits Keep On Coming for Lawyer Aaron Schlossberg After Racist Rant

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The saying goes that trouble comes in threes, and Aaron Schlossberg being called out by U.S. Representative Adriano Espillat was just the tip of the iceberg. Schlossberg is feeling a taste of his own medicine, and feeling what it’s like to feel ostracized in his own city. He has become a internet sensation — for all the wrong […]

Lawyer Aaron Schlossberg’s Racist Rant Gets Attention of U.S. Congressman

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The saying goes, “The hills have eyes,” and thanks to social media cell phones have eyes too; so people like Aaron Schlossberg can’t hide their actions for long. Schlossberg isn’t the first person to get caught out there. With increasing advancements in technology and the invention of social media, its becoming harder and harder to […]

Topher Grace Talks Controversial Role In ‘BlacKkKlansman’

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Topher Grace discusses the deep dive in becoming Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke in the new Spike Lee Joint Blackkklansman. Being David Duke is a far departure from Topher Grace playing Eric Forman, the dorky suburban kid who ends up with the hottie next door on That 70’s Show. It required far more intense study than his […]

Touré Pens Open Letter About Black Policing In America

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Touré speaks out after a white woman called police on a Black family for grilling in a public park. In an open letter featured on the Daily Beast, host, journalist and social activist Touré spoke out on the abuse of power in calling the cops. “Dear White People, I’m scared of you. Almost all of you […]

Twitter Reacts to Inebriated United Airlines Flight Attendant

A United Airlines flight attendant just gave new meaning to the term “We fly high!” A few days ago, the actions of an employee on a United Airlines flight had the company scrambling to make up for their behavior. The issue began when UA began receiving complaints that one of their flight attendants appeared to […]

Childish Gambino: Stepping Up Where Kanye Left Off?

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Donald Glover and his musical alter ego Childish Gambino owned Saturday Night Live a few days ago (May 5), officially setting himself up as the new rebel voice in Hip-Hop. For most of us still left scratching our heads at Kanye West’s antics over the last couple of weeks, it’s hard to believe that he’s the […]

We Want To Be Like Shuri! How the Sister of ‘Black Panther’ is Inspiring Hollywood

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It’s not too often that Black women are represented by characters that are intelligent, confident, instinctually sharp and far from the derivative ABW (“Angry Black Woman”) stereotype. With the Black Panther character Shuri,  a phenomenal performance by actress Letitia Wright, we get all that; a woman that embodies all those qualities while simultaneously inspiring rising and […]

James Corden Spoofs Kanye West’s Twitter Posts in ‘Kanye WestWorld’

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In response to the sometimes profound, sometimes out-of-pocket tweets of Kanye West, The Late Late Show host James Corden created Kanye Westworld is Malfunctioning. Until recently, the most influential person on Twitter was arguably Donald Trump. But that all changed when the Chi-town artiste made his triumphant return to social media one fateful April afternoon. ‘Ye’s […]

Spike Lee Speaks Out On Kanye’s TMZ Meltdown

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If there’s ever been a filmmaker whose entire body of work speaks on the brilliance, legacy, and pain of Black people in America, it’s without a doubt Spike Lee. If he’s calling out Kanye West, well, in the words of Whoopi Goldberg in Sister Act 2, “you better wake up and pay attention.” With sound. […]

Why Does America Have A Problem With Zazie Beetz As Domino?

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As American comic book writers and screenwriters march towards diversity and the inclusion of all races, why do some people still resist the change? Black Panther is roaring in the history books with record-breaking sales and burgeoning actress Zendaya made her Marvel screen debut when she played Michelle in 2017’s Spiderman: Homecoming — but they didn’t break […]