Author: Black Voices

Chicago’s new mayor, Lori Lightfoot, spent part of her first day in office attacking the unwritten tradition of “aldermanic privilege,” in a move meant to fulfill her campaign promise of reducing corruption in city government. After her historic inauguration Monday as the city’s first openly gay and first black female mayor, Lightfoot signed her first […]

Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson raised eyebrows Tuesday when he struggled to describe basic terms related to the agency he oversees during a hearing before a congressional panel. The former neurosurgeon, who had zero experience in housing before President Donald Trump nominated him to lead HUD in December 2016, appeared visibly […]

Laverne Cox wants transgender men to be included in the abortion debates taking place around the country in the wake of Alabama passing the strictest anti-abortion measure in the U.S.  The actress and activist was giving the commencement speech at Pitzer College in Claremont, California, on Saturday when she recalled a recent experience with a Twitter follower. In a […]

Besides pretending to know the lyrics to every Mariah Carey song, Oprah Winfrey will always be remembered for her seemingly unending generosity. In just the last few months, the media titan has surprised a New Jersey high school with a $500,000 gift, donated $2 million to relief efforts in Puerto Rico and shut down Saks […]

During a recent taping of Netflix’s “Patriot Act,” host Hasan Minhaj invited his friends and fellow comedians Desus Nice and The Kid Mero on stage to answer a round of questions from the audience. In a video uploaded to YouTube last week, you can see the pair ― who host the show “Desus & Mero” […]

Rihanna won’t stop putting in the work, work, work, work, work. Earlier this month, the 31-year-old Barbadian singer officially partnered with the French conglomerate LVMH, which houses companies like Christian Dior, Ceilne and Louis Vuitton to name just a few, becoming the first black woman to create an original brand for the luxury group.  Now, Rihanna […]

“See You Yesterday” is like no story you’ve seen before. The Netflix film, an Afrofuturistic tale led by a social justice narrative, came from the mind of Stefon Bristol, Spike Lee’s mentee and a graduate of Morehouse College. With the help of co-writer Fredrica Bailey and producer Spike Lee, Bristol paints a vivid picture of […]

Calvin Klein has issued an apology over criticism that one of its recent ads, featuring model Bella Hadid and a robot, was an example of “queerbaiting.” In a statement published on Twitter Friday, the clothing brand addressed backlash it received for featuring Hadid kissing a robot called Miquela ― which has its own Instagram page ― in […]

Janet Jackson made her Las Vegas residency debut on Friday in a star-studded opening night that had concertgoers feeling the “Rhythm Nation.” The multiple Grammy Award-winning global music icon announced her Park MGM residency, “Metamorphosis,” in February, set to take place the same year her album “Rhythm Nation 1814” celebrates its 30th anniversary. Opening night […]

As the series finale of “Game of Thrones” approaches, “The Daily Show” correspondent Roy Wood Jr. generously provided a quick recap for those who may be unfamiliar with the show ― or for fans who need an entertaining refresher.  In a video published Saturday on Twitter, Wood begins recounting all eight seasons of the series, which […]

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