Cincy, News & Gossip

Bryant definitely isn’t sitting around at home waiting for the new NBA 2k12 to drop during the lock-out! Sources report that the LA Laker just verbally agreed to a 40 day, 3 MILLION dollar deal! To play for whom you ask!? None-other than the Italian hoop club of Virtus Bologna. For those of you who […]

Cincy, National

SEPTEMBER 12TH IS NATIONAL GRANDPARENTS DAY WE HONOR EACH OF OUR GRANDPARENTS IN A SPECIAL WAY ALL DAY LONG Speaking of grandparents, there’d most likely be no parents or even us individually today if it were not for our grandparents paving the way for us. Today, we’re acknowledging all the great things they’ve done for […]


Graduate school at a predominantly white institution was a complete culture shock after four years of attending a historically black college and university. Since the age of 10 I knew I would attend and graduate from an HBCU. Both my mother and my aunt were products of HBCUs, and I understood early in adolescence what […]

Actor Idris Elba said that he felt Black men are not considered “sexy” by mainstream America, during a recent interview. Idris elaborated on the issue, saying that Black actors are typically casted much differently than actors of other races, reports: “Black men, we’re never called sexy. We’re called athletic, intense, we’re described as being […]

HBCU alum and former BET executive Curtis Symonds will meet with the CBC later this month to propose his plans of creating the first television network dedicated solely to Historically Black Colleges and Universities. A soft-launch of the network and a grassroots HBCU promotion tour are planned for the fall, reports: Although his vision […]


Despite successful efforts to quell the rate of new HIV infections among African-Americans, a particular sliver of the community — young Black gay and bisexual men — are being infected at an alarming rate. According to a new report by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Black gay and bisexual men of all ages […]


I was sitting down reading a book today and this Black dude came out of the hospital and said to me, “the verdict is at 2:15.” I just nodded. Then he said, “I hope she doesn’t get any time.” I nodded some more. Then he said, “I mean, even if she did kill her, I […]


Always ready with a sly, witty yet extremely honest remark, actress and comedian Wanda Sykes recently sat down with CNN’s Piers Morgan for an in-depth discussion on equality and homosexuality in a variety of aspects. Watch as Sykes discusses the challenges of being black and gay in America plus the circumstances she dealt with in […]


Famed talk show host, author, political commentator, entrepreneur, advocate and philanthropist Tavis Smiley traveled across the country last week promoting the release of his new book, Fail Up: 20 Lessons on Building Success From Failure, but also discussed some vital issues concerning how he wants to encourage President Barack Obama to address Black unemployment rates […]

Music & Entertainment

Kem and Fantasia have made their way close to home, near the tri-state in Indiana! Last Friday night at the Horseshoe Casino Kem headlined the show with Fantasia as special guest. I hear the show was a smash, and as usual Fantasia brought fans to their feet! Kem had the perfect artist to get the […]

News & Gossip

RIVERSIDE, California  — A rehabilitation worker is heard on a newly released recording telling a 911 operator that Lindsay Lohan hit her and telling the actress to pack her bags to leave during a December argument. ALSO READ: Rutgers Pays Snooki “Jersey Shore” Star More Than Toni Morrison To Appear The worker, Dawn Holland, told […]

The Rundown

The Rundown with Aryez Wiz Khalifa Rolling Papers How can one twenty-three year-old stir a buzz throughout the music industry? Well first, you make your eighth mixtape the number one trending topic on Google and Twitter. Then, you make a single representing the city you’re from so popular it becomes the “unofficial” anthem for the […]