Kendrick Lamar performs on day 2 of Lollapalooza 2013 at Grant Park in Chicago. (Photo by Steve Mitchell/Invision/AP, File) NEW YORK (AP) — Kendrick Lamar is the top nominee for the Soul Train Awards.
Meagan Good and DeVon Franklin (Black People Are Great)–Actress Megan Good says she is comfortable doing what a lot of actresses do — wearing…
This publicity image released by ABC shows Kerry Washington is in scene from “Scandal.” (AP Photo/ABC, Danny Feld) BET Networks announced that it has licensed the rights to air current season episodes of the hit series “Scandal.”
2 CHAINZ by Dion Rabioun (RTNS)–Watching my Twitter timeline Sunday night as the BET Awards drew to a close, the anticipation was building for…
BILL MAHER (AP Photo) by Dr. Boyce Watkins (YourBlackWorld.com)–Comedian Bill Maher is the liberal that people love and hate at the same time. He has an opinion on nearly everything and has enough money that he doesn’t have to care what you think. Recently, Maher spoke about the racial controversy involving cooking queen Paula Deen. Unless you’ve been on vacation to Mars, you probably heard that Deen lost her show on the Food Network after admitting to the use of racial slurs in the past. Deen is a White woman born in Georgia in the 1940s, so we have to admit that her admitting that she’s used the n-word falls under the “no duh” category. Nearly everyone in Georgia, at that time, referred to Black people as n*ggers, we just have to accept that. But Maher went a step further, not only stating that Deen should possibly be given a pass for being a woman from the south born before the civil rights movement, but even asked if rap records should be banned because hip-hop artists also use the n-word.
2013 50 WOMEN OF EXCELLENCE HONOREE OLGA GEORGE – KDKA PITTSBURGH, PA – The New Pittsburgh Courier will host its 2013 Women of Excellence Awards Luncheon on Thursday, June 20, 2013 in the Grand Ballroom of the Omni William Penn Hotel. This year, the New Pittsburgh Courier is also pleased to be honoring Ms. Bev Smith as the 2013 Legacy Award Honoree. Ms. Smith began her television and radio career in 1971 when she was named Pittsburgh’s first African-American Consumer Investigative Reporter for WPXI-TV. In 1975. she was named News and Public Affairs Director for Sheridan Broadcasting and hosted a lively talk show on Sheridan’s flagship station, WAMO. Since then, Bev Smith has taken her “fire brand” style of talk shows to KDKA and WTAE Radio in Pittsburgh, WNWS in Miami, WKIS in Orlando and WRC in Washington, DC. Bev also worked at Black Entertainment Television for over thirteen years as the host of the popular national television talk show “Our Voices”.
Robert L. Johnson, founder and chairman of The RLJ Companies and founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET), attended the 18th Annual Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo where he was presented with the Arthur G. Gaston Lifetime Achievement Award, the publication’s highest honor.
(BlackNews.com)–Mo’Nique, who once glorified being overweight, is looking super thin these days after making a decision to eat better and exercise every day. She was recently interviewed on New York City’s Hot 97 radio station, and shared her opinions on a lot of topics, including why her popular show on BET was cancelled.
In 2011, DPS Financial manager Roberts was confident that Education Achievement Authority (EAA) would be a success. “I’ll make you a little bet,” he told…