It’s easy to believe the worst is over in the economic downturn. But for African-Americans, the pain continues — over 13 percent of black workers are unemployed, nearly twice the national average. And that’s not a new development: regardless of the economy, job prospects for African-Americans have long been significantly worse than for the…Continue
Posted on May 15, 2013 at 4:19am
Grammy-winning singer Usher believ
es his dancing skills will help him in his upcoming role as Sugar Ray Leonard in "Hands of Stone," a
new boxing film about the great brawler Roberto Duran.…Continue
Posted on May 15, 2013 at 3:39am
PepsiCo says it cutting ties with Lil Wayne after the rapper made a crude reference to civil rights martyr Emmett Till in a song.
Lil Wayne, one of the biggest stars in pop music, had a deal to promote the company's Mountain Dew soda.
The controversy erupted after Wayne referred to beating someone during a sexual act and said he wants to do as much damage as was done to Till.
The black teen was visiting family in Mississippi in 1955 when he was killed,…Continue
Posted on May 15, 2013 at 3:23am
Mars One—the private space project that plans to be the first to send humans to Mars and leave them there—officially opened its virtual doors to would-be Mars residents, per a press release and press conference Monday. Today is the first day anyone who has ever thought it might be neat to put on a helmet and see Earth from outside its…Continue
Posted on May 15, 2013 at 3:20am