Tune in to see mental health activist and communications maven Terrie M. Williams, MSW on WE tv’s ”SWV Reunited” as she shares life lessons with Coko, Lelee and Taj of the Grammy nominated R&B group SWV–at 10:ooPM (EST) on Thursday, January 30, 2014. Continue Reading →
Melvin Stanton “Mel” Tapley was born in New York on May 29, 1918.
In the 1920 U.S. Federal Census, the Tapley family of three lived in Cortlandt, New York at 1105 Park Street. His parents were Harry, a chauffeur, and Louise, and his age was recorded as nine months, which would make his birth in 1919. In 1930 he lived at the same street address but in Peekskill Village of Cortlandt Town. Continue Reading →
When WWRL 1600 AM a friend to Harlem listeners and talent turns into a Spanish-language music and talk radio station next week, New York City will lose its only remaining commercial progressive talk radio outlet. Continue Reading →
One of New York’s most recognizable voices was honored in Harlem, NY. Legendary NYC born, City College graduate newsman Stan Brooks was laid to rest Friday. Continue Reading →
TV One announced today on News One Now hosted by Roland Martin that the network has picked up its popular reality series R&B Divas Atlanta for a third season and R&B Divas LA for its second season, both of which are slated for 2014 premieres. Continue Reading →
Call it patronizing all the way down to the typography. If NY Mag chose to frame the family, and the likely next first family of New York City as a biracial flavor-of-the-moment, as the hands-down winners of the 2013 Christmas/Hannukah/Kwanzaa mailbox double-take contest, the stereotyping of: Continue Reading →
Belle. Ariel. Jasmine. Chances are, you know these names as just a few of Disney’s magical princesses from such classic tales as Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, and Aladdin. Continue Reading →
This wasn’t your average high school band despite what you’re thinking. The band was as innovative as any
that you might see in high schools today.
The film’s focus is the Kashmere Stage Band of the early 70′s. Omega Psi Psi member and Wiley College graduate, professor Conrad O. Johnson (pictured) was the leader of this elite stage band. Continue Reading →
One of our producers visited this Target on 225th St., in New York City and made an interesting discovery. Continue Reading →
This fits in the I’m not surprised category:
A response from Fox
Fox News VP of programming Suzanne Scott explains, “We received tens of thousands of text message submissions during our New Years Eve special, and this particular viewer submission was inadvertently cleared for air. At FOX we recognize our error as opposed to networks who allow their hosts to utter crude vulgarities to the public.”
The “crude vulgarity” Scott referenced was Kathy Griffin on CNN.
Think Progress caught a “magic negro” reference during the New Years Eve broadcast on Fox News.
Viewers were allowed to text in messages that scrolled across the bottom in lieu of the news.
One message read:
HAPPY NEW YEAR AND LET’S HOPE THE MAGIC NEGRO DOES A GOOD JOB. LOVE JEN AND JOHN C.