Katherine Johnson, the extraordinary NASA mathematician who helped to boost astronauts out of the earth’s atmosphere and into the stars with numerical precision, has died at the age of 101.  We're saddened by the passing of celebrated #HiddenFigures mathematician Katherine Johnson. Today, we celebrate her 101 years of life and honor her legacy of excellence that […]

“DRAKOOOOOOOOOO? DRAKOOOOOOOOOO?” Yes, ladies and gentlemen, Soulja Boy, aka Drako, has returned to social media with a new look.  Soulja Boy uploaded two new photos to his official Instagram account Saturday, Feb.22 — rocking a graphic tie-dye hoodie, light blue jeans, and all-white kicks. “Drako back, let’s turn up ,” the 29-year-old rapper wrote for […]

Pro boxer Deontay Wilder is getting much-needed support from fellow heavyweight Floyd Mayweather after an embarrassing technical knockout in Las Vegas over the weekend that left his eye and his ego sorely bruised. Wilder, 34, faced off against Tyson Fury at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday and stopped on his feet in the […]

A choir at a Michigan university is embroiled in controversy after a Black student complained about them group singing Negro spirituals during a recital. Shaylee Faught wore a look of disgust as Western Michigan University’s predominately white choir sang “Wade in the Water” and other songs during a Feb. 19 show. The senior music major […]

Rihanna might want to take a bow after she stood up and called on her friends to call out people of other races to join forces in the fight for equality.  After receiving the President’s Award at the 2020 NAACP Image Awards, the beauty maven and musician boldly told the audience full of celebrities and influencers during […]

If you missed her, Nicia De’Loverly, poet, shown here attending the 30th anniversary poetry celebration, is performing Friday, Feb. 7, 7-8:30 p.m., at 2301 Telegraph Ave., Oakland. Happy Birthday, Nicia. – Photo: Wanda Sabir by Wanda Sabir This poem is waterIt is palm wine to the ancestorsOnes with heads up, lips partedUtterance stuck in throatIt […]

Chocolate cosplays center and validate bleeds (Black nerds) in the convention world. What if what you write is comic books? Comic book conventions, zine and comic book festivals, and independent press expos are the scene for up and coming comic book writers and illustrators. Writing While Black: February 2020 Edition by Sumiko Saulson One of […]

by Leroy Moore and Tiny Gray-Garcia  In February, Poor Press will be releasing eight powerful and beautiful books, including “Black Disabled Ancestors” by Leroy Moore, “Unwritten Law” by Dee Allen, “When Mama and Me Lived Outside” by Lisa “Tiny” Gray-Garcia, “Disturbance Within Myself” by Audrey Candycorn, “Chimalli” by Muteado Silencio, “Horse Tuuxi: My Name is […]

Black Women Organized for Political Action (BWOPA) and International ANSWER march against Wars Against the Feminine and Iran, at Women’s March Oakland. – Photo: Jahaha Alkebulan-Ma’at by Baba Jahahara Amen-RA Alkebulan-Ma’at 6260 AAAK/February 2020 JC-PG Africans Deserve Reparations! Cause, Black Lives Truly Matter! Greetings of IMANI (FAITH) Esteemed G-o-ds and Elder, Sister and Brother Leaders, […]

Glen Ford compared the US national security state’s fierce pursuit and prosecution of Julian Assange to that of the Black Panthers, which, Ford notes, “really shows how effective WikiLeaks has been in revealing the crimes of US imperialism all over the world.” by Ann Garrison “Most people with strong principles don’t survive for long. We […]

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