Oh man…Chance has been making major noise in the industry with his “Coloring Book” mixtape. He just made chart history by having his project become the first project ever to chart on the Billboard album charts off of just streams. It’s likely he’s going to crack the top 10 as well. Folks are putting him in the grammy nomination talk now!
The time for change is upon us. After much uproar which shouldn’t have even been necessary in the first place, The Academy is switching up their policies to avoid any racial issues again with new voting rules. History is in the making as we read. Hit the jump.
Youtube sensation Kid President spits a rap he titled ‘History Of Awesome Girls’ where he educates listeners on all of the awesome women in history, and even includes the women making history today. Get your pen and paper ready and watch the video after the jump!
If you think the things you post on social media can’t come back to bite you, think again. Recently one of Donald Trump’s staffers was fired from his position because of the content of his Facebook dating back to 2007. Sam Nunberg’s page was filled with numerous racist posts. Hit the jump for more details.
Obama-fever has swept through Kenya over the weekend. So much so that several babies born during his visit have been named after the American commander-in-chef. One of the newborns was named after the presidential plane, ‘AirForceOne. Click the jump for more.
Congratulations are in order for Viola Davis and Taraji P. Henson. Both stars were nominated for ‘Outstanding Lead Actress In a Drama Series’ for How To Get Away With Murder and Empire. The news of their nominations comes with great feeling of excitement and joy, not only for the women, but for the fact that this will be the first time that two black women have earned an Emmy nomination in the same year in this category. About time ! Read more below.
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!