I’m looking forward to checking out the premiere of “Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu Jamal” this weekend in New York City. Mumia began his career in journalism, at age 15, as a writer for the Black Panther newspaper. He was famously convicted for the murder of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner. However his journalistic brilliance, searing commentaries and insights continue from behind bars. Mumia has spent thirty years incarcerated, (twenty-nine of them…Read full post
The latest negative programming coming from the dominant media is a ridiculous show about a Black guy who has eleven children by ten different women. Titled “All My Babies Mamas” the show was planned for the coming season, but now it may be completely scrubbed, mainly because of a sister named Sabrina Lamb, who sent out a petition protesting the show in the most serious…Read full post
Police have not confirmed the stories and details remain unclear. What’s being said however is there were at least two sets of , errr “scuffles” at the annual taping of the BET Awards.
According to reports and accounts given to MTV News, it appears that members of Rick Ross‘ and Young Jeezy‘s respective camps got into a scuffle backstage in the Atlanta Civic Center. Separately there are also accounts of an incident between members of…Read full post
UPDATED 9/18/12: Petition Created| CEO Universal Music Group: Pull the 2 Chainz “Birthday Song” video from the airwaves | Change.org http://chn.ge/VaAaGi
Recently Nuala Cabral penned an open letter to Lucien Grainge, CEO of Universal Music Group. Cabral was ignited by the recently released music video “Birthday Song” by “rapper” 2 Chainz featuring Kanye West. If you…Read full post
UPDATED: 7/6/2012 at 1:24 PM EDT
“This lawsuit is meritless and we will staunchly defend against it” Ron Storch, Partner of Operations at Berdon, LLP told BlackEconomicDevelopment.com. The firm is apparently looking forward to its day in court.
By Norm Bond, www.BlackEconomicDevelopment.com
In the latest case of accountants pencil-whipping an uninformed, unsophisticated and trusting music industry novice, the New York accountancy Berdon LLP is being sued by R&B megastar Rihanna. When 16-year-old Robyn Fenty began working with the New York accounting firm…Read full post
Y’all know @MrChuckD has set the tone for using hip hop as the Black CNN since the 1980′s. So now when the community is being de-NIG-rated by outside interest who seek to continue to line their pockets with the money of the masses, “the hard rhymer”, fires off. What’s up with these NGAS in Paris (and New York)? Do they even realize they’re being played by the puppetmasters in tall buildings?…Read full post
Would you spend $90,000 on a pair of sneakers? (pssst, call me)
Yeezy himself designed the the “limited edition Air Yeezy 2.” There’s a reason it’s limited. The Rolls-Royce of basketball shoes goes on sale officially for a modest retail price of $245US. Didn’t we say it’s all relative .. see how this works. Less than 5,000 pairs will…Read full post
News of the late Tupac Shakur’s virtual appearance on the first Sunday (April 15) of the annual Coachella Festival has spurred a re-entry for his Greatest Hits album on the Billboard 200 chart and a jump on the Social 50 for his onstage duet partner, Snoop Dogg. (more…)
Khan premiered the video Monday night on “Piers Morgan Tonight,” where she told the host, “We are sick and tired in America…Read full post
The good news? The Hunger Games made $155 million at the box office its opening weekend, making it the third-best debut in North American box office history. The bad news, however, reflects a level of idiocy that we weren’t really expecting.