Category: Entertainment

Entertainment, Story Time

Story Time: Dude, Where’s My Phone?

So, we had alumni weekend at my alma mater (St. Joseph’s University) recently. It was interesting reconnecting with some people I’ve missed and others I’ve been purposely avoiding. lol Every time I go there, I’m reminded me of both the good and bad experiences during my undergrad career. Welp, I thought I’d share one. This …

Entertainment

The Man With 10,000 Friends

You’ve probably heard the saying “A friend to all is a friend to none” before. Well that seems to be the exact opposite in the case of Rob Lawless. At 25, Lawless has set a goal of befriending 10,000 people and detailing his encounters via social media. Rob currently runs his own site/blog entitled “Robs10kFriends”. He’s …

Entertainment

Ava DuVernay Barbie Doll Set For Release

Black women still seem to be winning right now. Following in the footsteps of Zendaya, it was announced that critically acclaimed Selma director Ava DuVernay would receive her own Barbie Doll by Mattel. This was no shock considering her resume is long. However, what is shocking is that the doll will be released early. The …

Entertainment

The New Stereotype: Shedding Positive Light on Black Males

A new webisode series called “The New Stereotype” was launched devoted to combating the negative stereotypes often associated with black males. Marquelle Turner-Gilchrist is a native of Johnsonville, North Carolina. He currently serves as the director and creative force behind The New Stereotype. He currently resides in Harlem as an assistant buyer for a luxury …

Entertainment, National News

Malia Obama, Amandla Stenberg, and Zendaya Included in Time Magazine’s Most Influential Teens

Black girls truly are magic! Amandla Stenberg, Zendaya and Malia Obama were all named in Time Magazine’s 30 Most Influential Teens List. This list also included the likes of Jaden Smith and “Watch Me(Whip/Nae Nae)” creator Silento, Ahmed Mohamed, and 13 year-old entrepreneur Moziah Bridges. Zendaya seems to be having a great year. She has …

Entertainment, open letter

Dear Raven Symone,

Dear Raven Symone, In the infamous words of the Tyra Banks, “We were rooting for you. We were all rooting for you! How dare you?” It has come to my attention that you have been making some very disheartening comments regarding people of color in general while serving as a host on The View. I …

Entertainment

Philly Magazine Cover Controversy

Publications just can’t catch a break this past week. Someone over at Cosmopolitan magazine decided it would be a great idea to put the Kardashians on the cover of their October issue, exclaiming them as “America’s first family”. They immediately received critical response from consumers, claiming that the headline was highly disrespectful to the actual …

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Viola Davis Wins History-Making Emmy Award!

At tonight’s Primetime Emmy Awards, history was made as Academy Award nominee Viola Davis became the first black woman to win Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series! She took home the award for her role as Annalise Keating on ABC’s How to Get Away With Murder. This win comes just in time as the show returns …