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Tay Zonday’s “Chocolate Rain” Was More Woke Than We Realized

The singer breaks down the message many missed in the latest “I Went Viral.”

🇺🇸 What progress has Black America made since MLK’s assassination?

This week the world has been honouring the memory of Martin Luther King Junior. King had a dream. It was to live in a society where people were judged by their character rather than the color of their skin. But that dream was shattered by an assassin’s bullet on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968. The Civil Rights champion was just 39 years old. Five decades later, on the anniversary of his death, people across the US, and the world, paused, to remember what happened and what King stood for. How much progress have Black Americans made in the struggle to achieve racial and economic equality? Presenter: Dareen AbuGhaida Guests: Reverend Bernard Lafayette, a lifelong civil rights activist who was appointed by Martin Luther King to direct the Alabama voter registration project in 1962. Vincent Warren, the executive director of the Centre for Constitutional Rights. Tami Sawyer, a social justice activist and director of diversity and cultural competence at Teach For America.

Could ACFTA free trade deal be a new dawn for Africa?

As African heads of state sign the first continent wide free trade deal, what will it mean for the people that live there? The BBC’s Nancy Kacungira explains.

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This Is The Marine President Trump Wants To Be The First Female African-American General

President Donald Trump has nominated the first African-American woman for promotion to general.

Black Female Engineer Shows A Young Student How To Be A Boss

Dr. Reates Curry spends a day with a 17-year-old student, Marianna Campbell, to teach her all about bio-medical engineering at Ford.

“I felt like an outsider in both cultures.”

Linda Mobula grew up in both Tucson, Ariz. and the Congo. “When I go back to the Congo, it feels like I’m from a different country.”

Meet Latin America’s first black female vice president

For the first time in the country’s history, a black woman will be Costa Rica’s vice president. Here’s what you need to know about Epsy Campbell Barr.

How Chris Paul Says He Deals With Change

Chris Paul opens up about how change still makes him anxious even after the fame. Here’s how he deals with it.

Why Do We Continue to Embrace Pointless Stereotypes?

Many stereotypes in the black community are rooted in racism. Why are we still using them?

What Tarana Burke Wants Us To Know About The #MeToo Movement

Activist Tarana Burke has some truths to express regarding #MeToo that will blow your mind.

What impact is Cape Town’s water crisis having on the poor?

An extreme drought could make South Africa’s Cape Town the first major city in the world to run out of water. The crisis has already hurt the city’s tourism and agriculture industries and once again highlighted the gap between rich and poor. About 30,000 seasonal farm workers have lost their jobs because of the drought, and more layoffs are likely if rain doesn’t come soon. A city-run campaign – known as “Day Zero” – that counted the days until the taps would be turned off had such a negative impact on tourism that officials were force to abandon it. It did, though, have a positive impact on conservation efforts. But many say that only the wealthy are truly able to conserve or find a solution without government help, which can have a negative impact on those most in need. “The social contract breaks down, if the rich find their own solution and leave the rest to fend for themselves,” Giulio Boccaletti, global managing director for water with the Nature Conservancy, told The Washington Post.

Passion 2 Business- From Overweight Kid to Badass Trainer

Big Will Robertson is a personal trainer and coach in Newport Beach, CA. Growing up in the South, he struggled with obesity. To turn his life around, he started exercising. And the rest is a story about how he turned his passion for working out into a business. Big Will established Wardance Training Center, a fitness center that offers individual training as well as small group sessions, in 2005. Connect with Wardance and Big Will at: https://www.wardancetraining.com https://www.instagram.com/wardancelife/

Gender Shades

The Gender Shades Project pilots an intersectional approach to inclusive product testing for AI. Gender Shades is a preliminary excavation of inadvertent negligence that will cripple the age of automation and further exacerbate inequality if left to fester. The deeper we dig, the more remnants of bias we will find in our technology. We cannot afford to look away this time, because the stakes are simply too high. We risk losing the gains made with the civil rights movement and women’s movement under the false assumption of machine neutrality. Automated systems are not inherently neutral. They reflect the priorities, preferences, and prejudices—the coded gaze—of those who have the power to mold artificial intelligence. Video produced by Joy Buolamwini and Jimmy Day

Leaders Under Pressure – Ursula Burns

rsula Burns made history when she became the first African-American woman to run a Fortune 500 company – Xerox. In the second FT series of Leaders Under Pressure, Andrew Hill asks her how she dealt with a challenge from activist investor Carl Icahn. Executive Producer and Editor: Vanessa Kortekaas. Video editor: Richard Topping. Camera Operators: Richard Topping and James Sandy. Still images: Getty, Bloomberg and Xerox Corporation.

The girl who convinced the Maasai to stop FGM

Aged eight, Nice Leng’ete was destined to undergo female genital mutilation, leave school and be married off to an older man, according to Maasai tradition. She not only fought against FGM for herself but, through her bravery and persistence, helped overturn this centuries-old practice for thousands of Maasai girls across Kenya and Tanzania. This is her story. Video produced by Ellen Tsang and Andrea Kennedy. Footage by Ken Mungai.

Black Women Speak: on Favorite Black Women in History

In celebration of Women History Month, our black women discuss their favorite black women in history! Black women in politics, music, films, and more!

Is Wakanda Real? The African Roots of ‘Black Panther’

The international box office hit “Black Panther” is largely set in the fictional African kingdom of Wakanda. The African nation may be a fabrication, but it didn’t come out of nowhere. Many of the movie’s sets and costumes were inspired by actual people and places in the African continent. Abosede George, a history professor in Barnard College’s Africana Studies department, spoke to InsideEdition.com about the real world origins of Wakanda.

Watch Jordan Peele’s Oscar 2018 Acceptance Speech for Best Original Screenplay

Watch Jordan Peele’s Oscar 2018 acceptance speech for Best Original Screenplay for his movie Get Out at the 90th Academy Awards. This was the first Oscar win for Peele, he said, “”This means so much to me. I stopped writing this movie 20 times because I thought… no one would ever make this movie.”” This is a historic win as Peele is the first black writer to win an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.

The Slavery Detective of the South

Slavery might have ended on paper after the Civil War, but many white landowners did everything they could to exploit newly freed slaves well into the 20th century. Thousands of black laborers across the South were forced to work against their will as late as the 1960s—a new form of enslavement that went on in the shadows of rural America.

Storycorps: African-American NASCAR Driver Was Driven to Compete

Racecar driver Wendell Scott began his career in the Southern U.S. during an era of discrimination against African-Americans. His son Frank and grandson Warrick talked to Storycorps about Wendell’s racing days.

Top 10 Best and Tastiest African Street Foods

One of the joys of being African is the taste of local food. With 54 countries, you truly are spoiled for choice of the various tastes and flavours the continent has to offer.and in this video 2nacheki present the top 10 Best and Tastiest African Street Foods

Dad Takes 3-Year-Old Daughter on Date to Teach Her About Respect

A Louisiana dad went all out for his 3-year-old daughter on their daddy-daughter date. Detric Clark said he wanted his toddler, Kinsley, to know she’s special. On Valentine’s Day, while his wife, Ashley, stayed home with their 4-month-old son, the dad took Kinsley out for a planned date.

Charles Barkley rips Laura Ingraham and Fox News

“We will definitely not shut up and dribble,” James told the assembled media Saturday at the Los Angeles Convention Center. “I will definitely not do that. I mean too much to society, I mean too much to the youth, I mean too much to so many kids that feel like they don’t have a way out, and they need someone to help lead them out of the situation they’re in.”

Black Women Speak- on Favorite Fictional Black Women

Black women are magical! That magic lives in real life and through fictional worlds, in some of our favorite books, TV shows, films, and more. In this episode of Black Women Speak, 3 black women discuss their favorite fictional black women.

Why Floyd Mayweather Is Taking On The World Of High End Watches

Forbes sat down with undefeated boxing champion and entrepreneur Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas to learn more about his limited edition release with Swiss watchmaker Hublot.

South African President Jacob Zuma Resigns “With Immediate Effect”

South African President Jacob Zuma says he has resigned “with immediate effect.” The scandal-tainted leader made the announcement late Wednesday in a televised address to the nation.

What Men Really Think About Valentine’s Day

Four men open up about love, gift-giving and blowjobs. Let’s just say we were…enlightened.

Black Panther Cast Answers the Web’s Most Searched Questions

Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong’o and Michael B. Jordan take the WIRED Autocomplete Interview and answer the Internet’s most searched questions about Black Panther and themselves. Who is stronger, Black Panther or Captain America? Who would win in a fight, Black Panther or Wolverine? Does Chadwick Boseman do his own stunts? Does Michael B. Jordan play basketball? What languages does Lupita Nyong’o speak? The Black Panther cast answers all these and more!

This is what happens when you don’t sleep in

Will Smith is in Sydney, Australia, climbing bridges, taking early morning jogs, taking in the natural beauty, and being a fool! Who doesn’t want to watch Will do anything? Just anything! Let him awake the adventurous beast in you!

73 Questions With Michael B. Jordan

Actor Michael B. Jordan invites Vogue into his home and answers 73 Questions. In this episode, presented by the Google Assistant, Michael talks about his role in Black Panther, working with Sylvester Stallone, and his love of Japanese culture.

Colin Kaepernick Visits Harlem for his GQ Men of the Year Moment

Behind the scenes with football quarterback Colin Kaepernick, the man who’s become a movement. He’s been vilified by millions and locked out of the NFL—all because he took a knee to protest police brutality. But Colin Kaepernick’s determined stand puts him in rare company in sports history: Muhammad Ali, Jackie Robinson—athletes who risked everything to make a difference.

Lifestyle

How Chris Paul Says He Deals With Change

Chris Paul opens up about how change still makes him anxious even after the fame. Here’s how he deals with it.

Top 10 Best and Tastiest African Street Foods

One of the joys of being African is the taste of local food. With 54 countries, you truly are spoiled for choice of the various tastes and flavours the continent has to offer.and in this video 2nacheki present the top 10 Best and Tastiest African Street Foods

Dad Takes 3-Year-Old Daughter on Date to Teach Her About Respect

A Louisiana dad went all out for his 3-year-old daughter on their daddy-daughter date. Detric Clark said he wanted his toddler, Kinsley, to know she’s special. On Valentine’s Day, while his wife, Ashley, stayed home with their 4-month-old son, the dad took Kinsley out for a planned date.

What Men Really Think About Valentine’s Day

Four men open up about love, gift-giving and blowjobs. Let’s just say we were…enlightened.

This is what happens when you don’t sleep in

Will Smith is in Sydney, Australia, climbing bridges, taking early morning jogs, taking in the natural beauty, and being a fool! Who doesn’t want to watch Will do anything? Just anything! Let him awake the adventurous beast in you!

Business

Black Female Engineer Shows A Young Student How To Be A Boss

Dr. Reates Curry spends a day with a 17-year-old student, Marianna Campbell, to teach her all about bio-medical engineering at Ford.

Passion 2 Business- From Overweight Kid to Badass Trainer

Big Will Robertson is a personal trainer and coach in Newport Beach, CA. Growing up in the South, he struggled with obesity. To turn his life around, he started exercising. And the rest is a story about how he turned his passion for working out into a business. Big Will established Wardance Training Center, a fitness center that offers individual training as well as small group sessions, in 2005. Connect with Wardance and Big Will at: https://www.wardancetraining.com https://www.instagram.com/wardancelife/

Leaders Under Pressure – Ursula Burns

rsula Burns made history when she became the first African-American woman to run a Fortune 500 company – Xerox. In the second FT series of Leaders Under Pressure, Andrew Hill asks her how she dealt with a challenge from activist investor Carl Icahn. Executive Producer and Editor: Vanessa Kortekaas. Video editor: Richard Topping. Camera Operators: Richard Topping and James Sandy. Still images: Getty, Bloomberg and Xerox Corporation.

Why Floyd Mayweather Is Taking On The World Of High End Watches

Forbes sat down with undefeated boxing champion and entrepreneur Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas to learn more about his limited edition release with Swiss watchmaker Hublot.

Entertainment

Watch Jordan Peele’s Oscar 2018 Acceptance Speech for Best Original Screenplay

Watch Jordan Peele’s Oscar 2018 acceptance speech for Best Original Screenplay for his movie Get Out at the 90th Academy Awards. This was the first Oscar win for Peele, he said, “”This means so much to me. I stopped writing this movie 20 times because I thought… no one would ever make this movie.”” This is a historic win as Peele is the first black writer to win an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.

Black Women Speak- on Favorite Fictional Black Women

Black women are magical! That magic lives in real life and through fictional worlds, in some of our favorite books, TV shows, films, and more. In this episode of Black Women Speak, 3 black women discuss their favorite fictional black women.

Black Panther Cast Answers the Web’s Most Searched Questions

Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong’o and Michael B. Jordan take the WIRED Autocomplete Interview and answer the Internet’s most searched questions about Black Panther and themselves. Who is stronger, Black Panther or Captain America? Who would win in a fight, Black Panther or Wolverine? Does Chadwick Boseman do his own stunts? Does Michael B. Jordan play basketball? What languages does Lupita Nyong’o speak? The Black Panther cast answers all these and more!

73 Questions With Michael B. Jordan

Actor Michael B. Jordan invites Vogue into his home and answers 73 Questions. In this episode, presented by the Google Assistant, Michael talks about his role in Black Panther, working with Sylvester Stallone, and his love of Japanese culture.

Community

This Is The Marine President Trump Wants To Be The First Female African-American General

President Donald Trump has nominated the first African-American woman for promotion to general.

“I felt like an outsider in both cultures.”

Linda Mobula grew up in both Tucson, Ariz. and the Congo. “When I go back to the Congo, it feels like I’m from a different country.”

Meet Latin America’s first black female vice president

For the first time in the country’s history, a black woman will be Costa Rica’s vice president. Here’s what you need to know about Epsy Campbell Barr.

Why Do We Continue to Embrace Pointless Stereotypes?

Many stereotypes in the black community are rooted in racism. Why are we still using them?

What Tarana Burke Wants Us To Know About The #MeToo Movement

Activist Tarana Burke has some truths to express regarding #MeToo that will blow your mind.

What impact is Cape Town’s water crisis having on the poor?

An extreme drought could make South Africa’s Cape Town the first major city in the world to run out of water. The crisis has already hurt the city’s tourism and agriculture industries and once again highlighted the gap between rich and poor. About 30,000 seasonal farm workers have lost their jobs because of the drought, and more layoffs are likely if rain doesn’t come soon. A city-run campaign – known as “Day Zero” – that counted the days until the taps would be turned off had such a negative impact on tourism that officials were force to abandon it. It did, though, have a positive impact on conservation efforts. But many say that only the wealthy are truly able to conserve or find a solution without government help, which can have a negative impact on those most in need. “The social contract breaks down, if the rich find their own solution and leave the rest to fend for themselves,” Giulio Boccaletti, global managing director for water with the Nature Conservancy, told The Washington Post.

Gender Shades

The Gender Shades Project pilots an intersectional approach to inclusive product testing for AI. Gender Shades is a preliminary excavation of inadvertent negligence that will cripple the age of automation and further exacerbate inequality if left to fester. The deeper we dig, the more remnants of bias we will find in our technology. We cannot afford to look away this time, because the stakes are simply too high. We risk losing the gains made with the civil rights movement and women’s movement under the false assumption of machine neutrality. Automated systems are not inherently neutral. They reflect the priorities, preferences, and prejudices—the coded gaze—of those who have the power to mold artificial intelligence. Video produced by Joy Buolamwini and Jimmy Day

The girl who convinced the Maasai to stop FGM

Aged eight, Nice Leng’ete was destined to undergo female genital mutilation, leave school and be married off to an older man, according to Maasai tradition. She not only fought against FGM for herself but, through her bravery and persistence, helped overturn this centuries-old practice for thousands of Maasai girls across Kenya and Tanzania. This is her story. Video produced by Ellen Tsang and Andrea Kennedy. Footage by Ken Mungai.

Black Women Speak: on Favorite Black Women in History

In celebration of Women History Month, our black women discuss their favorite black women in history! Black women in politics, music, films, and more!

Is Wakanda Real? The African Roots of ‘Black Panther’

The international box office hit “Black Panther” is largely set in the fictional African kingdom of Wakanda. The African nation may be a fabrication, but it didn’t come out of nowhere. Many of the movie’s sets and costumes were inspired by actual people and places in the African continent. Abosede George, a history professor in Barnard College’s Africana Studies department, spoke to InsideEdition.com about the real world origins of Wakanda.

The Slavery Detective of the South

Slavery might have ended on paper after the Civil War, but many white landowners did everything they could to exploit newly freed slaves well into the 20th century. Thousands of black laborers across the South were forced to work against their will as late as the 1960s—a new form of enslavement that went on in the shadows of rural America.

Storycorps: African-American NASCAR Driver Was Driven to Compete

Racecar driver Wendell Scott began his career in the Southern U.S. during an era of discrimination against African-Americans. His son Frank and grandson Warrick talked to Storycorps about Wendell’s racing days.

Charles Barkley rips Laura Ingraham and Fox News

“We will definitely not shut up and dribble,” James told the assembled media Saturday at the Los Angeles Convention Center. “I will definitely not do that. I mean too much to society, I mean too much to the youth, I mean too much to so many kids that feel like they don’t have a way out, and they need someone to help lead them out of the situation they’re in.”

South African President Jacob Zuma Resigns “With Immediate Effect”

South African President Jacob Zuma says he has resigned “with immediate effect.” The scandal-tainted leader made the announcement late Wednesday in a televised address to the nation.

Colin Kaepernick Visits Harlem for his GQ Men of the Year Moment

Behind the scenes with football quarterback Colin Kaepernick, the man who’s become a movement. He’s been vilified by millions and locked out of the NFL—all because he took a knee to protest police brutality. But Colin Kaepernick’s determined stand puts him in rare company in sports history: Muhammad Ali, Jackie Robinson—athletes who risked everything to make a difference.

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