Tempestt Bledsoe, best known for her role as Vanessa Huxtable on The Cosby Show has been happily unmarried for 19 years to live-in boyfriend, Darryl M. Bell, remembered as Ron Johnson, Jr. from A Different World. Both Chicago natives, Bledsoe and Bell began their courtship five years after meeting during Beldsoe’s guest appearance on A […]

Racism should be the least of our worries these days, but it’s not. It seems as if people are taking their personal opinions on black people and churning out their corniest racist insults. This is when sh*ts and giggles goes really wrong. Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, especially within the comforts of their […]

The ladies of The View engaged in a contentious debate over the Susan G. Komen Foundation‘s controversial decision to halt funding to Planned Parenthood. Komen has implemented criteria that bars them from providing grants to organizations that are under investigation by local, state or federal authorities, according to spokesperson, Leslie Aun. Since Planned Parenthood is […]

By: Mikki Brunner Back in my day, politics were strictly forbidden to speak of around our holiday dinner table. Mom didn’t want me (lifelong left-of-liberal humanist) to catch a case for bashing my sister (lifelong bordering-on-‘birther’ conservative) upside the head with a turkey leg (blunt force trauma). So we played it safe sticking to topics […]

By: Saida Grundy It can still be a boys’ club in academia, but social media is changing how and where Black women scholars can be heard. Long gone are the days when public scholarship was only available in the form of op-eds guest spots on cable news. An entire cohort of young Black women are […]

Perhaps you are tired of hearing about the Penn State scandal, and if so, I don’t quite blame you. But let me tell you why we can’t stop talking about it…yet. Not only should we not stop talking about the Penn State scandal because a new report of child abuse is made every ten seconds […]

I have to admit that despite my reputation for being a bit of a political junky, I absolutely cannot seem to get myself invested in the 2012 election cycle — yet.  That said, little bits of republican debate shenanigans have begun to creep in to my purview and suddenly everyone kept talking about Herman Cain.  […]

Not only do Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon show off their twins on tonight's episode of "20/20," but they also give us a sneak peek into their cutesy side as couple.

The “Occupy Wall Street” protests continue to grab the attention of millions across the world as protestors have descended on Wall Street and refuse to leave. “It’s about democracy; it’s about everyone here has a chance to speak and be heard,” said Justin Brown of Brooklyn, who joined the protest a week ago. Many of […]

DETROIT — President Barack Obama used a boisterous Labor Day rally to put congressional Republicans on the spot, challenging them to place the country’s interests above all else and vote to create jobs and put the economy back on a path toward growth. “Show us what you’ve got,” he said. In a partial preview of […]