A rep for singer and activist Harry Belafonte said Tuesday that the 84-year-old singer did not fall asleep during a live TV interview he had with a California station. Belafonte appeared to be asleep as the camera cut to him and the anchor woman then said,”Harry, wake up. This is your wake-up call!” Read more […]

Madam C.J. Walker was one of the first African-American millionaires in the United States. She is commonly known for her Black beauty and Hair-care Empire and inventions — but who was Madam Walker as a person?

For some time, Black Americans have criticized President Obama for what many claim to be a lack of sufficient efforts to help the poor. Whether true or false, it is a criticism that the administration felt necessary to address as it recently released “Creating Pathways to Opportunity,” a report highlighting the numerous actions the president […]

Legendary entertainer and activist Harry Belafonte ridiculed Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain earlier this week, calling him a “bad apple” and labeling him a misrepresentation of “real Negroes.” Belafonte gave his diatribe during a taping of the “Joy Behar Show,” after Behar asked him to comment on Cain’s comments that racism doesn’t hold anybody back. […]

Barbara R. Arnwine, executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, the national non-profit that provides legal for those experiencing racial discrimination, is helping leading the charge against voter suppression for the upcoming 2012 elections. Through their Voting Rights Project, the Lawyers’ Committee has been in court and online attacking restrictive and […]

NEW YORK-Activist and New York City Councilman, Charles Barron has called for the removal of a hanging dreadlocked scarecrow from a park in Brooklyn. Barron called the scarecrow “racist” and NYPD took down the scarecrow and took it for evidence. Hate Crime? Black Student In Cali Says He Was Bullied With Noose Halloween Lynching Custom […]

At the recent GOP presidential debate, presidential candidate and Texas governor, Rick Perry, attempted to have some light discourse with fellow candidate, Herman Cain. Perry on two occasions referred to Cain, the sole African American in the debate as “brother,” despite never referring to any of the other candidates as “brother.” This has prompted writer […]

SIRTE, Libya — Moammar Gadhafi, who ruled Libya with a dictatorial grip for 42 years until he was ousted by his own people in an uprising that turned into a bloody civil war, was killed Thursday when revolutionary forces overwhelmed his hometown, Sirte, the last major bastion of resistance two months after his regime fell. […]

Police rescued eight children from a Philadelphia home where four mentally handicapped adults were found chained in a cellar, according to Newser.com.

Transgender African Americans face rampant discrimination and poverty a survey issued by several prominent LGBT organizations reports. The report, called Injustice at Every Turn: A Report of the National Transgender Discrimination Survey, collected data from more than 6,500 transgender Americans, finding that all face double the discrimination in everything from housing and healthcare, to education and employment […]