Former Massachusetts Sen. Brian Joyce was charged Friday with taking more than $1 million in bribes — including, according to a 102-page indictment, 704 pounds of free Dunkin’ Donuts coffee. Read MorePages: 1 2
With a little time off on the horizon, someone on the McDonald’s social media team may have made a little mistake. It was one of those little details that can easily get lost in the shuffle while you check traffic to Aunt Patti’s house. For Black Friday, McDonald’s tweeted out “Black Friday **** Need copy and link****.
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Prince’s personal photographer Afshin Shahidi has just released a new book titled Prince: A Private View. Shahidi shares over 250 photos of Prince that spans his work with him over a 10 year period. “Over the course of those 10 years when I worked my way up from a crew member to a cinematographer, Prince gave me those opportunities. And I came through, so that gave him the confidence to say, ‘Huh, I don’t know if you’re a photographer, but let’s see if we can make you a photographer,’ ” Shahidi says in his interview with NPR. Prince: A Private View can be purchased at Amazon, iBooks and most bookstores. To read more about this story read here
By: Jarrod Horton
Saturday Night Live has been on the air for more than 40 seasons and it has never had a Black female comedian to host their show. Let me repeat never. This opened my eyes to the sexism that exists in the entertainment industry against women. The recent onslaught of sexual harassment/assault claims against various men in Hollywood shows that women still have to fight to show their talents and not their breasts. When you see that a lot of White women come forward and speak out against sexism, then you know it is extra hard for Black women. So the fact that Tiffany Haddish was the first to break the barrier for Black female comedians on SNL, needs to be saluted. She actually touched on the topic and shitted on Louis C.K in the process. Shout out to her and the other sisters who are doing their thang in the entertainment industry and in everyday life. Watch Tiffany monologue below.
Last month, Mike Edgette won the internet when he noticed that KFC Twitter page only followed 11 accounts.
To reward his catch KFC went over the top and sent Edgette a giant portrait of himself on Colonel Sanders’ shoulders. In addition to the painting, they gave him 52 KFC gift cards or KFC for a year and a signed note from the Colonel himself.
One of hip-hop’s founding fathers has a new book that he hopes will keep rap’s origins alive.
By: JEFF SLATE
There’s no doubt that Public Enemy’s Chuck D. is one of the founding fathers of modern hip-hop, but the icon has never been one to rest on his laurels. “Right now, at my age and stage, if I can’t teach I shouldn’t even open my mouth to speak,” D. says flatly when asked about how he views his current status as elder statesman of rap. Read MorePages: 1 2 3