Beyoncé's Super Bowl halftime performanceof her newly released single "Formation" was amazing -- but beyond the singing, it was the style she and her dancers rocked that really caught our attention. One look at the army of black women rocking leather outfits designed by Zana Bayne, afros and black berets and we were instantly reminded of the revolutionary members of the Black Panther Party. At one point, Beyoncé and her dancers even raised black power fists in the air marking...Read more
The 47th NAACP Image Awards boasted an all-star list of winners and brought out the best of black excellence Friday night. It was a big evening for ABC's "Black-ish," which dominated with 11 nominations and took home the award for outstanding comedy series, while the show's leading stars Tracee Ellis Ross and Anthony Anderson were named outstanding actress and actor.
Anderson, who hosted the award show, certainly didn't miss the opportunity to take a jab at the Oscars for...Read more
Andrew Joseph III Your Take: Police are under the impression that they have to be caregivers to our children because black parents are irresponsible, but #WeAreTheFamily.
My son is gone.
It’s been two years since my husband left our home—on Feb. 7, 2014—to pick up our 14-year-old son, Andrew Joseph III, from the state fair, after he was late for curfew. We understood him being late this particular Friday night because Saturday would be Andrew’s confirmation—a Catholic...Read more
Ever since Barack Obama was elected as the nation's first black president, the issue of race has loomed over his administration. But interestingly, the president never actually prioritized race as a policy issue, Michael Eric Dyson told HuffPost Live on Wednesday.
Dyson, who unpacks Obama's evolving relationship with race in his latest book,The Black Presidency, questioned Obama's choice to stay mum on racial issues for the majority of his two terms in office. While some have suggested...Read more
"Vice President Biden is not progressive because he supported Keystone."
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton took aim at Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) during Thursday's Democratic debate by questioning whether any Democrats could meet his definition of a progressive.
Asked to respond to Sanders' argument that she isn't progressive enough to be the Democratic nominee, Clinton said, "I've heard Senator Sanders' comments, and it's really caused me to wonder, who is left in the progressive wing of...Read more
When Daymond John was 14 years old, his dyslexia had yet to be diagnosed, and he only knew that he struggled with reading. But there was one book, Napoleon Hill's 1937 massive bestseller "Think and Grow Rich," that he not only happily read, but decided to re-read every year.
The main takeaway he had as a kid, the "Shark Tank" investor writes in his own book, "The Power of Broke," was to stop telling himself everything...Read more
Top row: LaDavia Drane; Osi Imeokparia; Clay Middleton; Jalisa Washington; Maya Harris; Ida Woldemichael. Center row: Marcus Ferrell; Electra Skrzydlewski; Danny D. Glover; Symone Sanders; LaDawn Blackett Jones; Roy Tatum. Bottom row: Deana Bass; Katrina Pierson; Armstrong Williams; Elroy Sailor; Kay Cole James; Shermichael Singleton.
These are the nearly 50 African-American campaign staffers working the 2016 presidential race.
If you want the black vote, it helps if you hire individuals in key positions who reflect the community.