Rihanna Named Harvard’s Humanitarian Of The Year

Rihanna Named Harvard's Humanitarian Of The Year

Rihanna has been named the 2017 Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year. The Grammy Award-winning singer will receive the Harvard Foundation‘s Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award at a ceremony scheduled for Feb. 28. Rihanna is being honored for several philanthropic efforts. She built a state-of-the-art center for oncology and nuclear medicine to diagnose and treat breast cancer in her home nation of Barbados. She created the Clara and Lionel Foundation Scholarship Program — named for … Continue reading

‘Underground’ Cast Applaud Harriet Tubman on $20 Bill

“We’re excited that we’re starting to represent our actual history,” Joe Pokaski tells TheWrap. With the news that Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill, the cast and creators of WGN America’s Underground Railroad series “Underground” could not be happier. “We’ve always said the show ‘Underground’ is about American heroes, so to finally have not only a woman but a black woman on a monetary bill is fantastic,” co-creator Misha Green told TheWrap. … Continue reading

Beyoncé Responds to ‘Formation’ Backlash

Beyonce's "Formation" Wins Grammy

Beyoncé is set to be featured on the cover of the latest issue of Elle Magazine, and she took the time to address various criticism, including backlash towards her latest music video, “Formation.” When the video initially released, it geared fans up for a new album from the singer after being away for some time. However, many were not pleased with images in Beyoncé’s video, which made references to the Black Lives Matter movement, along … Continue reading

The Answer: Yes

Former Philadelphia 76er and 9 time All-Star player also known as The Answer received his answer. The answer was YES!! Our Allen Iverson was elected this morning to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Sept 9th 2016! I say “our Allen” because Iverson definitely stayed true to himself throughout the course of his careers giving hope to little black corn-row rockin (yes corn rolls… not boxer braids) boys who grew up in a hard & similar … Continue reading

Dear King,

DEAR KING, First I’d like to say: thank you for earning your crown. It’s not easy nowadays to live in a way that deserves the adornment of royalty yet. You haven’t fallen victim to the influences of today’s society and have held your standards as high as your head, and for that we are grateful. Who are we you may ask… We are your queens. You may not see us as you scroll your timeline, … Continue reading

Black History Unsung Heroes: Robert Smalls

Long before he assumed the Oval Office, Barack Obama, advocating for a more equal America in the 21st century, said, “Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” Change has not come easily for Black Americans. Over the centuries, there have been countless proponents of equality—Frederick Douglass, Rosa Parks, and Martin Luther King, … Continue reading