Director George C. Wolfe is bringing Atlanta back into the civil rights movement with the grand opening of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights. Not only that, but the center will also bring awareness to human rights issues around the world in the present day. Find out more after the jump!
A teen from Connecticut is making many people proud this week after being named the first gay Prom Queen. While Nasir does identify as a male he says this win is a stance against transphobia. This 17 year old hopes to make people more accepting of transgenders as he wears his rhinestone crown.
Bulls Win! Bulls Win! I can still hear that play call from the announcer after Michael Jordan broke the hearts of Cleveland Cavaliers fans. The shot he hit over Craig Ehlo has lived on for decades in commercials and other basketball related videos. It was 25 years ago today when he hit that shot to send the Bulls to the next round of the playoffs, and send the Cavs home. It got me thinking, is this the most famous shot from the most famous player of all time? I know the shot he hit against the Jazz when he crossed over Bryon Russell and hit the foul line jumper and just stood there posing for a second was also great. Hit the jump to take a trip down memory lane.
Apparently, 1994 was a great year for Hip Hop! Right on the heals of Nas celebrating the 20th anniversary of ‘Illmatic’, the ATlien duo Big Boi and Andre 3000 made their debut known 20 years ago on April 26th, 1994 with the release of Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik, one of the trillest projects to date in Southern hip hop music. The ATL duo helped dynamically shape the fate of Southern Hip Hop, and its influence on mainstream Hip hop today. The two came along Andre 18, Big Boi 19, and changed the perception of what the rest of the world viewed as status quo for Southern rappers, and what laid the ground work for an iconic career in Hip Hop for the duo.
Late last night, Funk Flex premiered a new track from Drake, the Lauryn Hill-sampled “Draft Day,” produced by Boi-1da. On the track, Drake takes a jab at Jay Z…a response to to Jay’s jab from last week…which was in response to Drake’s comments from a few months ago. Confused? I’ll break it down!
‘Scandal’ star, Norm Lewis, makes history as the first African American to star in the play, “Phantom of the Opera.” To see news coverage of this story, click below.
It has to seriously hurt to be a Philadelphia 76ers fan. Today is March 28th and the Sixers have not won a game since January 29th! Two straight entire months of losing. Last night after another loss, this time to the Houston Rockets, the Sixers tied the 2010-11 Cleveland Cavs for the longest losing streak in NBA history at 26 straight games. If they lose Saturday to the Pistons they will own the most embarrassing streak all by themselves. The 26 game streak is not only the worst in NBA history, it is the worst in any of the major sports in America. If they win Saturday they will feel like they just won a championship.
As if she isn’t already awesome enough, Michelle Obama is making history for being the 1st US First Lady to visit China without her Mr. President. Isn’t that something to be proud of? She wasn’t completely alone, her two daughters Sasha and Malia were by their mothers side as well as the First Grandmother Marian Robinson. They had an official meeting with President Xi Jingping and his wife Peng Liyuan. Mrs. Obama was doing some diplomatic duties to build a stronger bond between China and The United States. She wasn’t only there for work, she had a little play time as well, find out what it was in The Gallery!