African American

Rapper Cardi B Plans To Create A New Hair Care Line For All Textures

If you remember Cardi B when she first came out, she was known for her banging body, big personality and beautiful braids. Since reaching stardom, the rapper has switched her protective style routine to wigs. Over the years we’ve seen her rock an array of styles and colors, but make no mistake, the 28-year-old is […]

Jack Daniel’s and Nearest Green Distillery Announce $5 Million Pledge to Advance African American Leadership in Whiskey

The Jack Daniel Distillery and the Nearest Green Distillery announced today the Nearest & Jack Advancement Initiative to further diversity within the American whiskey industry. Visit for more information The two companies are starting their partnership with a pledge of $5 million to start the Nearest Green School of Distilling, develop the Leadership Acceleration […]

Life Expectancy for Black Americans Goes Up, but Racial Gap Remains

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According to a new Vital Signs report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the life expectancy of African-Americans from 1999 to 2015 has gone up, while the gap between white blacks and has gone down. Visit for more information “The bottom line is that we are cautiously optimistic. However, stark […]

Pantene’s New Black Hair-Care Line Launch

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Visit for more information Pantene releases their new “Gold Series” line that caters to women of color. The line ranges from shampoo, conditioner, curl-defining pudding, and a co-wash for in-between full-on washes. The commercial for the new line promotes the empowerment of women who wear relaxed or natural hair. Featuring women of different ages and […]

Take A Listen to The Black Opera’s Much Needed “African America” Album


We first premiered The Black Opera’s  “Black Frankenstein” at the end of last month, and now the Hip-Hop collective has delivered their anticipated African America album. Visit for more information Citing this as their “most personal and expressive” project to date, African America serves as a necessary reminder of the struggles, beauty, and triumph of […]

Black Lives Matter Protest Shut Down London City Airport


Tuesday morning a group of nine Black Lives Matter protesters stormed the only runway at London City Airport, put up a tripod and locked themselves in together in an effort to bring their cause to light. Visit for more information This time around, the protests weren’t the aftermath of the shocking death or unjust […]

Wyatt Worthington II Makes History On The Green Today

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History will be made on the golf course today [Thursday, July 28] in Springfield, N.J. For the first time in 25 years, a Black club professional will step onto the green at the PGA Championship. And when he does, Wyatt Worthington II will only be the second of his kind to do so. Visit […]

Photo of Black Female Cadets at West Point with Raised Fists Incites Outrage


The U.S Military Academy has launched an inquiry into a photo released recently showing 16 Black female cadets from the graduating class with their fists in the air. Visit for more information It is campus tradition that a group of cadets dress up in traditional dress uniforms to take a portrait, mirroring the history […]

Smithsonian African American Museum Clears Up Cosby Controversy


The National Mall hosts the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture and its “Taking The Stage” exhibit, highlighting the works and contributions of pioneers of entertainment. Visit for more information The project in its entirety is composed of 11 inaugural exhibitions and more than 3,000 artifacts and will also showcase pieces celebrating Bill […]

Here Are Clinton and Sanders’ Plans for African Americans

As the campaign leaves behind the predominantly-white states of Iowa and New Hampshire and enters into minority territory in preparation for the Nevada caucuses [February 20, 2016] and the decisive South Carolina primaries [February 27, 2016], the Democratic candidates are actively scrambling for the Black and Latino vote. Visit for more information During last night’s […]

Meet The First Black Woman To Ever Run For President

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Before Barack and Hillary, there was Shirley. Visit for more information It was in 1972 that Shirley Chisholm, the first African American Congresswoman, declared her candidacy for President of the United States, making her both the first woman and the first African-American to do so. Seeking the Democratic nomination, Chisholm was up against politicians […]

UConn Under Fire For Creating All Black Male Housing Community


The University of Connecticut has been under fire recently after it announced plans to create a new Living and Learning Community for Black male students only. Visit for more information The SCHOLA2RS House, standing for Scholastic House of Leaders who are African-American Researchers and Scholars, will be UConn’s 18th LLC, and is set to be a […]

Whoopi Goldberg: “I’m Not African American!”


It was during Tuesday’s [January 5, 2016] airing of The View that Whoopi Goldberg may have joined the ranks of Raven-Symoné in a comment made concerning her race. Visit for more information On the topic of immigration, Joy Behar joked about many fleeing the country in the event that candidate Donald Trump wins the […]