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HBO’s ‘The Shop: Uninterrupted’ Nominated for NAACP’s Outstanding Talk Series

The NAACP announced its 51st annual NAACP Image Award nominees today and Uninterrupted’s flagship series, The Shop: Uninterrupted, produced in partnership with HBO, was nominated in the Outstanding Talk Series category. Set at the forefront of American culture, The Shop: Uninterrupted is one of the most unique and impactful talk show platforms on television today, […]

NAACP Lifts Travel Advisory For African Americans Flying American Airlines

According to confirmed reports, the NAACP has lifted its months-long travel ban against American Airlines on Tuesday. Organization officials said they believe the airline has finally made some significant headway in cutting down on discrimination incidents involving passengers of color. The announcement came via Twitter after the civil rights organization advised American Airlines on diversity […]

Rachel Dolezal Reportedly Accused of Welfare Fraud

Rachel Dolezal Reportedly Accused of Welfare Fraud

Rachel Dolezal, who legally changed her name to Nkechi Diallo in 2016, was hit this week with a handful of charges, including 1st Degree Theft by Welfare Fraud, Perjury in the 2nd Degree, and False Verification for Public Assistance, according to KHQ-TV. Court documents suggest that Dolezal illegally received $8,747 in food assistance and $100 in […]

NAACP Sues The Trump Administration for Discrimination Against Haitians

Words by Roman White The NAACP has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for taking away the protections of more than 40,000 Haitian immigrants and giving them an 18 month timetable to leave the country. The legislation to remove Haitians from the United States was issued in November, but the NAACP’s […]

Naturi Naughton Wins NAACP Image Award for ‘Power’

Words by Roman White Actress Naturi Naughton walked away with the NAACP Image Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Tasha St. Patrick in the Starz original series “Power.” The former member of the R&B group 3LW took to Instagram to celebrate her win and to thank the show’s […]

Ohio Youth Basketball Team Banned For Rocking Jerseys With Racial Slurs

Words by Nick Slay It took a parent blowing the whistle on Facebook for a Cincinnati youth league to ban a team using racial slurs on their basketball jerseys. The Cincinnati Premier Youth Basketball League dismissed the Kings Mills, Ohio team apparently after learning that the youngsters were sporting jerseys with words like, “Knee Grow”, […]

Money Moves: What Beyonce and Viola Desmond Have In Common

Forbes just named Beyoncé as one of the highest grossing women in entertainment. We know that Oprah rakes in that scrillah. Nikki Minaj brags about this paper chase she been on and even personalities like Cardi B, Blac Chyna, Amber Rose and everyone of the Kardashians have been able to connect money moves with their […]

Mary J. Blige and JAY-Z Lead NAACP Image Award Nominations

Mary J. Blige and JAY-Z Lead NAACP Image Award Nominations

Mary J. Blige and JAY-Z are tied with five NAACP Image Award nominations each. Mary was nominated for songs from her latest album Strength of a Woman, meanwhile Hov was nominated for his album 4:44, as well as a nod for Entertainer of the Year. Bruno Mars, Issa Rae, Chance the Rapper, Chadwick Boseman and director […]

NAACP Warns African Americans About Flying On American Airlines

The NAACP has warned African-American travelers to be careful when flying with American Airlines. The group issued an advisory late Tuesday, saying it has noticed “a pattern of disturbing incidents reported by African-American passengers, specific to American Airlines.” It said the incidents “suggest a corporate culture of racial insensitivity and possible racial bias” and advised […]

Reggie Hudlin Proves Why Thurgood Marshall Is Hip-Hop

When we heard that Reggie Hudlin was directing a movie about Thurgood Marshall, starring the new Black Panther Chad Boseman, we did the happy dance: Shmoney Dance. Nae Nae. Hit Them Folks. We did them all. Hudlin is as Hip-Hop as it gets in Hollywood. Since the 90s, he and his brother have set the […]

NAACP Issues Warning To Black People And Women Traveling To Missouri

The state of Missouri has earned the dubious distinction of being the first-ever state to have a travel advisory issued against it by the NAACP, the warning issued due to a recent string of both directly and indirectly state-sanctioned racist and discriminatory incidents. The Kansas City Star reports that the advisory was circulated in June […]

Ben Carson Makes Reference To Slaves As “Immigrants”

Newly appointed Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson offered few policy specifics during his first address to employees on Monday, a meandering speech marked by a startling comparison between slaves brought to the U.S. and immigrants. Carson’s remarks on immigration recalled a Texas textbook referring to slaves as workers. “There were other immigrants […]

NAACP Members Arrested During Sit-in Protest

Late last night [Jan.3] a sit-in protest was held in Alabama by the NAACP opposing the nominations of the U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions, as U.S. Attorney General. These protestors arrived early and refused to leave the Sessions’ office until he was no longer the nominee. The group consisted of five men and one woman, all arrested […]

Around 70 Arrested in Minnesota Protesting Death of Philando Castile

Since July 7, protestors have camped outside of the Governor’s mansion in Minnesota following the shooting death of Black man Philando Castile at the hands of law enforcement, and today [Wednesday, July 27] police say dozens of them were arrested. Yesterday 46 people were officially arrested for public nuisance and unlawful assembly near the mansion on […]

Wendy Williams Loses Chevrolet Sponsorship For HBCU/NAACP Remarks

After the overload of backlash received from her statements about historically Black colleges and the NAACP, talk show maven Wendy Williams has lost her sponsorship from Chevrolet. Williams addressed the backlash, saying that she is a “mighty prous Black woman” and contends that she’s no Stacey Dash. According to the website LoveBScott, The Wendy Williams […]

Today in Black History: NAACP Founded 105 Years Ago

On this day in Black History the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People was founded by Mooreland Storey, Mary White Ovington, and W. E. B. Du Bois. The NAACP is an African American organization who’s mission is “to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and  to […]