Women Arrested For Twerking on Man

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A  trip to the local gas station store turned into a sexual assault for a Black man in Washington, D.C. The unidentified man was just completing a transaction at the store’s ATM when two Black women noticed him in line. What happened next has the police calling the event a third-degree sexual assault. One of the women thrusts her buttocks into the man’s groin area and begins “twerking.” The surprised customer backs away and is then assaulted by another woman who grabs for his crotch, See Video… Continue reading “Women Arrested For Twerking on Man”

Kardashain Clan Named As America’s First Family On Cosmo Cover


Move over, Obama’s…There’s a new “First Family” coming to the White House. It seems that there’s another “First Family” taking up space in America’s cultural landscape and their names start with K.

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The Kardashians controversial Cosmopolitan magazine’s November cover under the headline “America’s First Family,” causing outrage on Twitter and among editors of black and multicultural media and websites.

But the magazine, celebrating its 50th anniversary, says calm down: The cover is just a “teasing” way to describe the Kardashians as the “huge cultural phenomenon” that they are.

But to some on Twitter, the cover seemed to be deliberate belittling of the real First Family — the nation’s first African-American First Family: President Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, and their daughters Malia and Sasha.

If  Kanye West, succeeds in his quest to add POTUS to his resume in 2020, they may be in the white house sooner than we think…..

#kardashians #obamas #POTUS #forstfamily #cosmo

Pharrell’s Marilyn Monroe Single Cover Backlash

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Earlier this year, Pharrell Wiliams caused an uproar after he released his G I R L album cover art, and was first blasted for not featuring a black girl on his cover, and later racism  when it was revealed that there was a black girl featured, but she was of a light complexion. Pharrell has faced backlash since making the “new black” statement during an interview with Oprah on her OWN Network.

Many blacks were upset with Pharrell’s assessment of how racism is perceived within the black community. The statement was made after Oprah questioned Pharrell’s use of white women and a mixed woman on the cover art for his latest album, Girl.

In an attempt to show that women of all shades are beautiful, Pharrell used a brown-skinned black woman for the cover art for his latest single, “Marilyn Monroe.”

His recent release on April 22, promoted several individuals on social media to blast Pharrell for using a black woman for the cover art. Some were upset because Marilyn Monroe was not the best role model and others were upset by the race factor.

 

 

Alvin Ailey Celebrates Diversity

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Alivin Ailey Dance Company Tour 2014

The 2014 Alvin Ailey Tour kicked off on February 4, 2014 in Washington D.C., and is currently live on stage throughout the South East region.  In a recent showcase in Atlanta, Georgia, The dance company amazed the audience with new and innovative dances, choreographed by Artistic Director Robert Battle, “who understands the limits of a company’s past, even if that past is still popular beyond belief” (Time Out Chicago),  he is pushing boundaries by presenting new works from leading international choreographers in addition to Company favorites such as “Revelations”.

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The new dance numbers celebrated the life of Mr. Alvin Ailey, with a musical soundtrack to Jazz artist Duke Ellington. This year’s dance ensemble included dancers from various backgrounds and races. The diversity of the dance company, has offered audiences a unique look to various dance forms, shapes, and styles brought to life on stage. It is a great eye popping, and insightful experience for all ages. This year tour celebrates diversity in dance, music, and culture.

During a matinee Q&A segment, the dancers shared inspirational comments and feedback to aspiring young dancers.  The rich history of the Alvin Ailey Dance Company has played a major role in the dancers’ decision in joining the world renowned company. One dancer shared that she would work in the theater in New York as an attendant, to get more familiar with the dance company. This allowed her to study the company’s style , and prepared her for audition, which worked perfectly.

The 2014  Alvin Ailey Dance Company North American Tour is one of the greatest dance experiences that one can view. The diversity of the show, the smooth moves, and the signature choreography is worth it.  You can see the following remaining dates of the 2014 Dance Tour below (It’s a must see!)

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Remaining Tour Dates 

February 24
West Palm Beach, FL
Kravis Center
Programming & TicketsFebruary 25
Jacksonville, FL
Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts
Programming & TicketsFebruary 28-March 9
Chicago, IL
Auditorium Theater
Programming & Tickets

March 11
Danville, KY
Norton Center, Centre College

Programming & Tickets

March 12
Bloomington, IN
Indiana University Auditorium

March 14-15
Houston, TX
Jones Hall, Houston Society for the Performing Arts

March 18
Des Moines, IA
Des Moines Civic Center
March 19
Cedar Rapids, IA
Paramount Theater
March 22-23
Las Vegas, NV
Smith Center

March 27-30
Costa Mesa, CA
Segerstrom Center
Programming & Tickets

April 1-6
Berkeley, CA
Zellerbach Hall / University of California, Berkeley
April 8-9    
Victoria, BC
Royal Theatre
Programming & TicketsApril 11-13
Seattle, WA
Paramount Theater
Programming & TicketsApril 22-23
Chapel Hill, NC
Memorial Hall / University of North Carolina
Programming & TicketsApril 25-26
St. Louis, MO
Fox Theater
Programming & TicketsApril 27    
Springfield, IL
Sangamon Auditorium
Programming & TicketsApril 29
Utica, NY
Stanley Theater, Munson-Williams Proctor Arts Institute
Programming & TicketsMay 1-4
Boston, MA
Wang Theater / Citi Performing Arts Center
Programming & TicketsMay 10-11
Newark, NJ
New Jersey Performing Arts Center
June 11-22
New York, NY
Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater
Tickets on-sale April 9th 

 

Female Juror#8 in the Michael Dunn Speaks Out

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It seems that the verdict of the recent Michael Dunn trial didn’t sit well for some of the jurors. One of the 2 black female jurors on the Michael Dunn jury has spoken out on whether racism was a factor in the jury deliberations.

Dunn, 47, was convicted on 4 of 5 counts against him in the shooting death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis following an argument over loud rap music.

Juror #8 said race was not a factor in convicting Dunn on 3 counts of 2nd degree attempted murder and 1 count of throwing a missile.

 “I never once thought about, ‘Oh, this was a black kid, this was a white guy.’ Because that was – that wasn’t the case,” juror number 8, aged 21, told CNN reporter Alina Machado.

“So, for people who say, you know, here’s another white guy who got away with shooting and killing a black kid, what would you tell them?” Machado asked.

“I would tell them that they really should knowledge themselves on the law,” Miles replied.

“If this case wasn’t about race for you, what was it about?” the CNN reporter followed up.

“It was about justice,” juror number 8 responded.

Dunn faces a minimum of 60 years in prison when he is sentenced in late March.

MADD FACTOR: HOW DID THIS WOMAN(?) GET ON JURY??

CNN Video:SEE IT HERE