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A group of Black women who were kicked off a train while touring wineries in Napa Valley are seeking justice.

Madonna came under fire this past week after she posted photoshopped images of black leaders, including Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, and Bob Marley. Now, she is recognizing where she went wrong… sort of. Taking to her Facebook page, the Rebel Heart singer issued an apology to fans and followers who were offended by the pictures, […]

Madonna, girl…what the hell you doin’? Moments ago, the singer Instagrammed and tweeted a number of promotional pictures for her upcoming album, Rebel Heart. The pictures feature historical black figures like Nelson Mandela and MLK Jr. with a heart-shaped fenced-in ribbon around their respective faces. This❤️#rebelheart fought for freedom! pic.twitter.com/7OxGT28TuY — Madonna (@Madonna) January 2, 2015 This […]

Understanding Dr. Carter G. Woodson’s purpose behind creating an annual ritual to acknowledge and accumulate the contributions of blacks in the face of overt racism, a young cultural architect from the Washington D.C. metropolitan area decided to get back to basics. In February 2013, Eunique Jones Gibson released a series of engaging  and “aww-inducing” photographs in an effort to “educate and connect […]

It’s been a great year for Idris Elba so far. Not only is he one of the most lusted after actors in Hollywood right now, but he’s been nominated for multiple awards for his performance in Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom. Still, Idris has remained focused on his future roles. The 41-year-old actor recently revealed that […]

Naomi Harris’ acting career has taken her down a plethora of different paths; She’s played a goddess of the sea in Pirates of The Caribbean and a secret agent in Skyfall. Most recently, Harris was tasked with taking on perhaps her most influential role yet: Winnie Mandela in the biopic Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom. […]

So this happened. A billboard in India’s Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu prominently features the image of Morgan Freeman, although it was meant to honor late South African leader Nelson Mandela. “We should be proud that we were part of an era when they lived,” reads the Tamil-language sign. Now the Indian businessman who financed the billboard […]

At long last, Idris Elba is collecting his accolades. Coming up on what is sure to be a promising awards season for the dapper Brit, Vogue Magazine smartly tapped Idris for a feature article in their latest issue. The article, titled “Mandela’s Idris Elba Has Made the World His Stage,” chronicles Idris’ role as the […]

After admitting that he suffered from a schizophrenic episode during the memorial service for Nelson Mandela, the bogus sign language interpreter who caused an uproar has finally been admitted to a psychiatric hospital. The Star newspaper reports that Thamsanqa Jantjie‘s wife Siziwe had taken her husband for a check-up at a psychiatric hospital near Johannesburg on Tuesday, […]

The curious case of the “fake” interpreter who signed at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service last week is getting more bizarre…and more violent. A relative and three friends of Thamsanqa Jantjie say the interpreter was among a group of people who accosted two South African men found with a stolen television and burned them alive. Jantjie and the […]