(Video) James Earl Jones Reads Frederick Douglass’ Historic Speech About 4th Of July

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!

(Video) NBA: This Day In Sports History: Iverson Drops 48 Points & Steps Over Tyrone Lue During Finals

June 6th, 2001 is a day most NBA fans will never forget. It was game one of the NBA Finals with the Lakers vs 76ers. The bull Iverson was trying to carry his sixers against a much bigger and better Lakers team with Shaq & Kobe Bryant. On this day though, the Sixers won and shocked a lot of people, but Tyrone Lue, who was on the Lakers at that time and now is currently an assistant with the Cavs, probably hates the day more than anyone because it was the day he was put on a poster forever in the minds of fans, courtesy of Iverson.

(Photos) NBA: Doc Rivers Tries To Avoid Making History In Game 7

Imagine being up in a series of 7, 3-1, only to have the opposing team win 4 straight. Seems pretty unbelievable, right? Well, Doc Rivers has been there before and he looks to not have that same fate repeated. Click more to read the full story!

(Photos) Nepal Earthquake Update! Death Toll Still Rising

The death toll in Nepal exceeds 1,000 and they are still be counted as of now.

Ben Affleck Exposed After Hiding Truth About Slave-Owning Ancestor

Ben Affleck is another victim of the stolen emails exposed by WikiLeaks. Affleck is now owning up to reports that he hid the fact that one of his distant relatives was a slave owner during the PBS show, Finding Your Roots.

(Photos) Could Jay Z’s New Streaming Service “Tidal” Change The Music Industry??

We will find out more later today when HOV announces his plans for “Tidal”, but the promotions have started already with J, Ye, Bey, and RiRi changing their social media to turquoise blue. There’s actually a lot of musical star power behind it, in a video circulating the web, most of the top music acts seem to be a meeting to hear what needs to be heard?

(Photos) Nicki Minaj Makes Billboard RnB Hip Hop Chart History

All the plays, purchases, prayers, views, likes, and shares to the Queen Barbz are without a doubt paying off as Nicki Minaj Makes Billboard RnB Hip Hop Chart History! And just how did she do it???

(Video) Kevin Hart’s Comedy Career Headed for the History Books

He’s definitely been killing the game and we’ve definitely been witness to an illustrious not to mention lucrative run of the young comic, but is it deeper than it looks? Is Kevin Hart’s Comedy Career Headed for the History Books?

(Video) Happy 40th Anniversary!! Jimmy Fallon And Justin Timberlake Rap The History Of SNL!!

SNL celebrated their 40th Anniversary and the show started off with a bang! Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon performed a rap dedicated to the catch phrases in SNL history. During the skit, it was said that opening a show with a musical lowers the ratings, but who doesn’t love Jimmy and Justin on stage together? Watch the full clip below!

(Video) Nas Stresses The Importance Of History Among Black Youth In America

Nas sits down with Time magazine and talks about the importance of encouraging the, “king and queen” black youth in America. As one of hip hop’s most influential icons, Nas uses his voice to suggest that not just blacks, but also white Americans know the history of racism and more. Drop down bottom for more.

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