This is an official statement from the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan on the passing of legendary singer and activist Aretha Franklin, who departed this life on August 16, 2018 at her home in Detroit.
It is with great pain and sorrow that we reflect on and mourn the loss of this magnificent woman of extreme value. Her value is not only the beautiful gift of her voice, but also the sweetness of her soul, and the deep sensitivity that was her gift, to feel the hurt and pain throughout the world.
Source: Aretha Franklin: A Divine Gift for us and through us to all humanity
This show is big and there’s hardly a place in Atlantic City along the beach that won’t give you a great view of the planes screaming overhead. The beaches and boardwalk are likely to be jam-packed with people.
How much does the Atlantic City Airshow cost?
Here’s the best part – it’s free. Even beach access in Atlantic City is free, so if you find a spot among the crowds, there’s no charge.
Source: Huge air show blasts into Atlantic City this week. Here’s what you need to know | NJ.com
It is the opinion of this court that, for reasons of clarity and by every metric of common sense, the big joker should be the bigger joker. We do, however, acknowledge the precedent of house rules.
By a 5-4 margin, the court rules in favor of the plaintiff.
However, we also rule that J-Mac’s slur that referred to his opponents as “cheating motherfuckers” no longer applies, as this was a legitimate dispute. As such, he must compensate Man Man with the fifth of Crown Royal that spilled when J-Mac knocked over the spades table.
Source: Which One Is the Big Joker? A Black Supreme Court Ruling
In a damning piece for Black Ballad, its editor, Tobi Oredein, described how this series of Strictly had once again seen flawed and damaging stereotypes foisted on a black reality TV contestant. “The ‘problem’ the public has with Alexandra Burke exposes the hypocrisy and racism that still has tight grip around the neck of the British nation,” she said.
Oredein said the treatment of Burke was indicative of how some members of the British public remained uncomfortable with a black woman outperforming the white contestants. “Alexandra is a self-assured black woman who is infiltrating a world of entertainment that is seen as an extremely white space,” she added.
“To the British public, how can this black woman be better than her white counterparts, show emotion and be beautiful?”
Source: Alexandra Burke and the trouble with reality TV and race |The Guardian
There is a thriving counter-current of transnational African literary life that confounds rather than caters to an international taste for “digestible” fiction.
African literature is the object of immense international interest across both academic and popular registers. Far from the field’s earlier, post-colonial association with marginality, a handful of star “Afropolitan” names are at the forefront of global trade publishing.
Books like Chimamanda Adichie’s “Americanah” and “Half of a Yellow Sun”, Teju Cole’s “Open City”, Taiye Selasi’s “Ghana Must Go” and Yaa Gyasi’s “Homegoing” have confounded neat divisions between Western and African literary traditions. The Cameroonian novelist Imbolo Mbue captured a million-dollar contract for her first book, “Behold the Dreamers”. That’s even before it joined the Oprah’s Book Club pantheon this year.
Source: New African literature is disrupting what Western presses prize
Han, 16, has a Nigerian father in a society where racial discrimination is widespread and people of mixed race are commonly referred to as “mongrels”.
“A dark-skinned fashion model like Han was unheard of in South Korea, so recruiting him was a big gamble,” said agent Youn Bum.
Now Han is posing for top glossy magazines as the country’s first black fashion model.
South Korea has for years sought to foster the image of a modern, sophisticated and tech-savvy nation whose pop culture has made waves across Asia.
But behind the facade of an economic and cultural powerhouse lies a deeply rooted racism – even as its immigrant population creeps up, doubling over the last decade but still only four per cent of the population.
Source: South Korea’s first black model faces racism in a nation where white people are ‘welcomed with open arms’
Floyd “Money” Mayweather wants to make it clear that he isn’t ducking paying his taxes. In fact, the undefeated fighter, who is set to take on the Great White Hope in August, claims that he paid the IRS $26 million in 2015.
Source: Floyd Mayweather Jr.: I’ve Paid the IRS $26,000,000
A young Jimi Hendrix on the Chitlin Circuit
The “Chitlin Circuit” is the collective name given to performance venues throughout the eastern, southern, and upper midwest areas of the United States that were safe and acceptable for African American musicians, comedians, and other entertainers to perform in during the era of racial segregation in the United States …
Source: An electrifying Jimi Hendrix plays guitar and Ike and Tina Turner give a spellbinding show in these fascinating photos of the swinging Chitlin Circuit in segregated America
Bosley Family Mock Wedding – around 1985?
Back in the day the family hub was Lewisville Rd in Lawerenceville, NJ. On this short road lived our greatparents, grandparents, and all their brothers and sisters. This means our parents grew up together on this street. When we came along we went to our grandparents’ homes and met up with all our cousins. At the time Lewisville Rd was way back in the country, surrounded by farms (Kling) and the Lawrenceville School. Mostly the whole street was family and those who weren’t blood related were related anyway. It was a great place to grow up and we had great times well into our adult years.
This wedding just happened. Somebody put out the call there was going to be a wedding and everybody prepared for it. What a day, what a very special day. Our Aunt Barbara was the bride and Mr. Paul Marrow was the groom. My dad was the father of the bride.
A little history of Lewisville, NJ