Frederick Douglass was a key leader of the abolitionist movement and on On July 5, 1852, in Rochester, New York, he gave one of his most famous speeches, “The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro.” James Earl Jones reads the speech during a performance of historian Howard Zinn’s acclaimed book, “Voices of a People’s History of the United States.” Watch the powerful video and read the transcript after the jump!
The Game has been working hard to get out album and hasn’t been posting his usual sexually charged pics on Instagram, what he likes to call #FineNiggaFriday. But yesterday he made his return and posted a thirst worthy flick with hashtags that would make anyone’s jaw drop. Ladies were in his comments lusting over the rapper and Keyshia Cole got caught creeping in the comments. Hit the jump for the photo and more.
Laurence Fishburne will play Alex Haley in the remake of the 1977 miniseries, Roots: The Saga of an American Family. Roots tells the story of Alex Haley’s ancestor Kunta Kinte and his family’s trials and tribulations, while being enslaved. To see if there is any resemblance between the actor and author, and more info on the upcoming miniseries hit the jump!
Celebrity doctor Gwen Korovin is finally breaking her silence about just what happened during a procedure that ultimately took the life of beloved comedian Joan Rivers. She claims she was unaware that selfies were being taking during the procedure and has filed legal document against claims in the wrongful death lawsuit. She denies any responsibility for Joan’s death. Hit the jump for more.
Kim Kardashian West is known for trying to remain stylish during her pregnancy. While pregnant with her daughter North West she was tortured by the media for continuing to wear heels despite her swollen feet and ankles and roasted during the Met Gala for wearing such tight fitting floral gown over her pregnant belly. Kardashian West recently announced that she is four months pregnant with her second child and this time around she still seems to be trying to up with the trends. The 34-year old reality star is now being ridiculed by fans and the media for having botox and lip fillers during this pregnancy. Kim is firing back at the haters. Hit the jump to see what she had to say.
Fourth of July is always filled with BBQs, red, white and blue, and of course elaborate fireworks displays. This year the fireworks in Avon, Colorado gave the onlookers quite a scare when the fireworks didn’t explode in the sky, but right amongst the crowd Hit the jump to see the video and get all the details.
We all can probably admit to getting a little salty when it comes to an ex and maybe taking shots at them behind their back but when A$AP Rocky feels some type of way he lets out in one of his tracks and the whole world can hear. A few months ago it became apparent that in his song ‘Better Things’ A$AP was taking shots at his ex-lover Rita Ora. Recently, A$AP admitted that dissing her in a song wasn’t one of his best ideas. Find out what he had to say after the jump.