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Shocker: China Bans Misogynistic Hip Hop

| January 23, 2018 | 0 Comments
Shocker: China Bans Misogynistic Hip Hop

China has banned hip-hop culture and actors with tattoos from appearing on television. The country’s top media regulator — the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of the People’s Republic of China (SAPPRFT) — now “specifically requires that programs should not feature actors with tattoos [or depict] hip hop culture, sub-culture (non-mainstream […]

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Omari Hardwick & Meagan Good are all about Dreams in New Film ‘A Boy. A Girl. A Dream.’

| January 23, 2018 | 0 Comments
Omari Hardwick & Meagan Good are all about Dreams in New Film ‘A Boy. A Girl. A Dream.’

Datari Turner Productions premiered its sixth film at the Sundance Festival titled A Boy. A Girl. A Dream: Love On Election Night. Starring Omari Hardwick, Meagan Good, Jay Ellis, and Dijon Talton. The film was directed by Qasim Basir and produced by Datari Turner. The film debuted in the NEXT category, a class of films at the festival that takes an “innovative, forward-thinking approach to […]

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Backlash! New York Undercover Star Malik Yoba Comes Out As A Woman on Broadway

| January 22, 2018 | 0 Comments
Backlash! New York Undercover Star Malik Yoba Comes Out As A Woman on Broadway

Actor Malik Yoba is receiving major backlash for an IG post he posted of him wearing makeup. The New York Undercover actor posted a video of him with Director Melanie Maria Goodreaux promoting a new Broadway play ‘Enough Vo5 for the Universe’.  Theater Lovers!! Come experience “Enough VO5 For The Universe” featuring yours truly for 12 shows only Opened January […]

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Mo’Nique Launches Boycott Against Streaming Giant Netflix

| January 19, 2018 | 0 Comments
Mo’Nique Launches Boycott Against Streaming Giant Netflix

Comedy legend and Oscar Award winning Actress Mo’Nique is calling for a boycott against Netflix for race and gender bias Friday afternoon.  According to Mo Netflix offered her $500,000 for a comedy stand-up special, a very low number compared to the $11 million deal Netflix gave Amy Schumer for her stand up comedy special last year. When asked […]

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Jay Z to Capitalize Off “Jaybo” with New Clothing Line

| January 15, 2018 | 0 Comments
Jay Z to Capitalize Off “Jaybo” with New Clothing Line

TMZ reports that Jay-Z’s lead character from his ‘Story of O.J.‘ music video is getting drafted for a  new role in fashion and homewares. Jay’s company, S. Carter Enterprises, filed docs to trademark the animated character, “Jaybo.” The plan is to plaster the cartoon character on T-shirts, sweaters, hats, blankets, shams, dinnerware, mugs, cocktail shakers and thermal […]

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#PressPlay African People Respond to H & M Racist Ad “We Are Going to Fight by Any Means Necessary”

| January 15, 2018 | 0 Comments
#PressPlay African People Respond to H & M Racist Ad “We Are Going to Fight by Any Means Necessary”

H&M stores went into damage-control mode over the weekend after a controversial ad featuring a black child modeling a hoodie with the text “coolest monkey in the jungle”, sparked protests in South Africa. The retailer giant closed its South African shops after some outlets were trashed by members of the  EFF (Economic Freedom Fighters), South Africa’s […]

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Google Honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with an Amazing Doodle for MLK Day

| January 15, 2018 | 0 Comments
Google Honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with an Amazing Doodle for MLK Day

Today we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Baptist minister, Nobel Laureate, and civil rights activist who dedicated his life working tirelessly for peace, social justice, and opportunity for all Americans – irrespective of color or creed. On November 2, 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed a bill creating a federal holiday […]

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Trump aka “Orange Man” Hits An All Time Low by Calling Haiti and African Nations “Shithole” Countries

| January 11, 2018 | 0 Comments
Trump aka “Orange Man” Hits An All Time Low by Calling Haiti and African Nations “Shithole” Countries

President Donald Trump has crossed the line once again, by referring to a group of nations (that included El Salvador, African countries, and Haiti), as “s–thole countries.”  During a meeting with a bipartisan group of senators Thursday at the White House. Trump’s comments were first reported by the Washington Post, the comments came as senators huddled […]

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The Cast of Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta is back with a New Season

| January 11, 2018 | 0 Comments
The Cast of Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta is back with a New Season

WEtv hosted a star-studded Atlanta season two premiere of its original series, “Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta.” Hundreds convened at Woodruff Arts Center to preview the ATL edition of the hit franchise, which stars Bow Wow, Shaniah Mauldin (daughter of Jermaine Dupri),Reginae Carter (daughter of Lil Wayne and Toya Wright), Zonnique Pullins (daughter of T.I. & Tiny), Brandon Barnes (son of Debra Antney and brother to Waka […]

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Historic Black Women’s Essence Magazine Returns Back to The Community with Black Ownership Again

| January 10, 2018 | 0 Comments
Historic Black Women’s Essence Magazine Returns Back to The Community with Black Ownership Again

  Essence Communications Inc.is back in the hands of black owners. The 48-year-old multiplatform brand that owns Essence magazine and the annual Essence Festival, been acquired by Essence Ventures LLC, an independent African-American-owned company, which was founded and is chaired by Liberian-American Richelieu Dennis, who also is the founder of SheaMoisture. As reported earlier by Journal-isms […]

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Diddy & The Weekend respond to H & M’s Racist Advertisement with Counter Ad

| January 9, 2018 | 0 Comments
Diddy & The Weekend  respond to H & M’s Racist Advertisement with Counter Ad

Yesterday H&M was in the hot seat for a very racially insensitive advertisement that set the internet on fire. After releasing a public apology from the H& M headquarters, several dissatisfied critics took it to social media about how they really felt about the ad. Canadian singer The Weeknd announced on Twitter that he would no […]

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Black People Are Not Monkeying Around, Plans to Protest at H&M Stores Across the Nation Due to Racist Ad

| January 8, 2018 | 0 Comments
Black People Are Not Monkeying Around, Plans to Protest at H&M Stores Across the Nation Due to Racist Ad

Racism in advertising as PR stunts has worked well in the past for other corporations, but will this be the case for International retailer H & M? The international retail giant H&M featured an ad with a black child model wearing a hoodie emblazoned with the phrase “coolest monkey in the jungle.” The ad was for an online advertisement […]

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Oprah is First African-American Women to Win Cecil B. Demille Award at the Golden Globes; Delivers Historic Speech

| January 8, 2018 | 0 Comments
Oprah is First African-American Women to Win Cecil B. Demille Award at the Golden Globes; Delivers Historic Speech

Oprah Winfrey wore an all black couture gown, showing her support for the #WhyWeWearBlack campaign to accept the Cecil B. Demille Award at the 75th Golden Globe Awards Ceremony. An award where she is the first African-American Female recipient of the award, Oprah used the Golden Globe platform to address racial inequality, sexual misconduct, and gender power Imbalance […]

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ATL Artist Yani Mo talks Music, Depression, & Relationships

| January 7, 2018 | 0 Comments
ATL Artist Yani Mo talks Music, Depression, & Relationships

Melodic, smooth, sensual, and profound are just some of the words used to describe Atlantean artist Yani Mo. Her artistic musical influences range from Toni Morrison, Al Green, Lauryn Hill, and Dilla, to every artist she’s met since her spoken word days. Yani Mo is a Lithonia native that has commanded the growing subculture of […]

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Breaking: Dr. Boyce Watkins Banned From UCLA “I’m Not that Type of Negro”

| January 6, 2018 | 0 Comments
Breaking: Dr. Boyce Watkins Banned From UCLA “I’m Not that Type of Negro”

Dr. Boyce Watkins was disinvited to speak at  UCLA Saturday morning. He was a panelist at  ‘A Social Justice Conversation’ a UCLA event that featured a conversation with  Common and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. “Apparently, my views are  inconsistent with the views of the UBAA brand.” Dr. Boyce Watkins was scheduled to join a powerhouse panel discussion that included himself,  Dr. Kelly Lytle-Hernandez, Interim […]

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Does A White Rapper Get A Pass Using “N” Word When Paying Homage to the Culture of Hip Hop?

| January 5, 2018 | 0 Comments
Does A White Rapper Get A Pass Using “N” Word When Paying Homage to the Culture of Hip Hop?

Famed YouTuber Logan Paul who is also the younger of Disney Channel star Jake Paul, has found himself in a big bowl of controversy. TMZ obtained a video of the YouTuber hanging with friends late at night near Palm Springs during a Coachella weekend last year. Jake was freestyling over Rae Sremmurd’s “Throw Sum Mo” beat, and […]

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New Music Alert! Kendrick Lamar & SZA release new track ‘All the Stars’ for Marvel’s upcoming film ‘Black Panther’

| January 4, 2018 | 0 Comments
New Music Alert! Kendrick Lamar & SZA release new track  ‘All the Stars’ for Marvel’s upcoming film ‘Black Panther’

Kendrick Lamar and SZA unveiled a new song, “All the Stars,” set to appear on the soundtrack for Marvel’s upcoming movie, Black Panther. Lamar and his TDE label boss, Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith, produced and curated the Black Panther soundtrack.

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Bruno Mars & Cardi B brought the 90’s back with the remix of “Finesse”

| January 4, 2018 | 0 Comments
Bruno Mars & Cardi B brought the 90’s back with the remix of “Finesse”

Bruno Mars and Cardi B has set the internet ablaze with their first collaboration together, titled “Finesse”. Mars, 32, released the artwork for the song on Instagram Wednesday, writing, “Start your 2018 with Big Bronx Boogie Herself @iamcardib and me Midnight Tonight EST #Finesse.” Start your 2018 with Big Bronx Boogie Herself @iamcardib and me Midnight Tonight EST […]

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Love & Hip Hop Miami Premiered with a Huge Natural Hair Controversy

| January 3, 2018 | 0 Comments
Love & Hip Hop Miami Premiered with a Huge Natural Hair Controversy

The newest edition of the Love and Hip Hop family, Love & Hip Hop Miami premiered New Year’s Day and the first episode is already causing a media frenzy. @trickdaddydollars & @trinarockstarr welcome you to the 305 in this SNEAK PEEK! ☀️ Don’t miss the SERIES PREMIERE of #LHHMIA TONIGHT at 9/8c @vh1 ☀️ A post […]

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Reality Stars Bambi and Lil Scrappy Have Found True Love: Meet The Richardsons

| January 3, 2018 | 0 Comments
Reality Stars Bambi and Lil Scrappy Have Found True Love: Meet The Richardsons

Hip Hop’s favorite newlywed couple is spreading their love for the world to see. Lil’ Scrappy and his wife Bambi tied the knot in October 2017, and the couple seems to be on cloud 9. Bam took it to IG to share how much she loves her hubby Lil Scrappy with a very heart-felt post. So thankful […]

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Wild crowd greets LaVar Ball and sons upon arrival in Lithuania

| January 3, 2018 | 0 Comments
Wild crowd greets LaVar Ball and sons upon arrival in Lithuania

LaVar Ball arrived in Lithuania, Europe with his two sons LaMelo and LiAngelo on Wednesday causing a media frenzy. LaVar Ball respectively pulled his sons out of UCLA and high school to pursue professional basketball careers in Europe. Insane. Ball family came to Lithuania, Absolute chaos in Vilnius airport pic.twitter.com/vZALO33BSw — Donatas Urbonas (@Urbodo) January 3, 2018 […]

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Coachella 2018 Line Up Includes Beyonce, Eminem, The Weekend, Cardi B & More!!

| January 3, 2018 | 0 Comments
Coachella  2018 Line Up Includes Beyonce, Eminem, The Weekend, Cardi B & More!!

Coachella announced its 2018 lineup late Tuesday afternoon. This years show has a  hip-hop heavy lineup with headliners the Weeknd, Beyoncé and Eminem.  Beyoncé was set to headline in 2017, but rescheduled to headline in 2018 due to her being pregnant with twins. Eminem appeared on the main stage in 2012 as a surprise guest of Dr. […]

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DJ Khaled Is the New Social Media Ambassador for Weight Watchers’

| January 2, 2018 | 0 Comments
DJ Khaled Is the New Social Media Ambassador for Weight Watchers’

DJ Khaled is taking 2018 to a new healthy level since becoming the social media ambassador for Weight Watchers. The famed producer is set to share his progress of losing 20 pounds for his all his millions of Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat followers.   Khaled will be sharing video updates on his workout activities and […]

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New Music! T.I. Jumps On The Remix To Moneybagg Yo’s “Silverware”

| January 2, 2018 | 0 Comments
New Music! T.I. Jumps On The Remix To Moneybagg Yo’s “Silverware”

  T.I joins Moneybagg Yo on a remixed track “Silverware”. Tip adds his Southern flavor to the hard street cut, showing off his double time rhyme scheme & slick delivery in the process. The rising Memphis rapper dropped a new compilation project called Moneybagg Yo Presents: NLESS ENT x Bread Gang.  The project features new music from him as […]

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Lil Wayne & Drake Freestyle to “Family Feud” on Wayne’s Dedication 6 Mixtape

| December 29, 2017 | 0 Comments
Lil Wayne & Drake Freestyle to “Family Feud” on Wayne’s Dedication 6 Mixtape

Lil Wayne releases another banger from Dedication 6. Weezy’s version of “Family Feud” features a long verse from Drake, which includes a demand for a salute from Donald Trump as well as support for Meek Mill. “I need my paper long, like a Milly verse/Too long, like a sentence from a Philly judge/Fuck is the point in […]

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New Video Alert: Jay Z releases ‘Family Feud’ featuring Beyonce & Blue Ivy Carter

| December 29, 2017 | 0 Comments
New Video Alert: Jay Z releases ‘Family Feud’ featuring Beyonce & Blue Ivy Carter

Jay Z has ended 2017 with an amazing visual for his hit song Family Feud that features cameo appearances from a stellar list of celebrities that include his wife Beyonce and daughter Blue Ivy. The visual was directed by Ava DuVernay the film spans more than 400 years, beginning in the year 2444 with a Shakespearean […]

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Long-time Atlanta news anchor Amanda Davis passes away

| December 28, 2017 | 0 Comments
Long-time Atlanta news anchor Amanda Davis passes away

CBS 46 morning news anchor Amanda Davis has died after suffering a massive spontaneous stroke. Amanda was at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Tuesday when she rushed to the hospital and underwent treatment. Her family is asking for privacy at this difficult time. Amanda’s friends and colleagues at CBS 46 are praying for her family.  

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New Video Alert! Dru Hill ‘Favorite Time of the Year’

| December 21, 2017 | 0 Comments
New Video Alert! Dru Hill ‘Favorite Time of the Year’

Check out new music just in time for the holidays by Dru Hill.  

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Hip Hop Podcaster Combat Jack Has Died At the age of 48

| December 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
Hip Hop Podcaster Combat Jack Has Died At the age of 48

One of Hip Hop’s great podcaster Reggie Ossé, aka Combat Jack, has died at the  age of 48. Ossé was diagnosed with colon cancer in October.  Chris Morrow, Ossé’s friend and his co-founder of Loud Speaker Networks, confirmed his death, telling NPR that he died this morning at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital in New York. […]

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Album Review: Jeezy Drops New Album ‘Pressure’

| December 16, 2017 | 0 Comments
Album Review: Jeezy Drops New Album ‘Pressure’

The Snowman aka Jeezy is back with his eighth studio album titled Pressure. This 13 track LP is what I like to call ‘Classic Jeezy’ with a motivational twist. This project features a huge list of amazing features that include  Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole,  Rick Ross, Puff Daddy, 2 Chainz and Tee Grizzley. Early this November Jeezy shared with Billboard.com his inspiration […]

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