Category: Entertainment

NEWS ROUNDUP: Black Judge Removes ‘Despicable’ Mississippi Flag; Florida Teens Mock Drowning Man…AND MORE

Carlos Moore set off a firestorm on his first day as a municipal judge in Clarksdale, Mississippi—the first African-American to sit at that bench. His first order of business was ordering the removal of the state flag because the Confederate emblem is embedded in it. Moore said the symbol in the “despicable flag” represents a long history of White supremacy and injustice. Displaying the flag is unacceptable, especially since scores of Black residents will seek justice in his courtroom. The judge is no stranger to controversy over the stars and bars. He’s fighting an ongoing legal battle to remove the Confederate symbol permanently from Mississippi’s flag. Read more.

White Nationalist Pleads Guilty To Harassing Black Woman Protester At Trump Rally

The leader of a White nationalist group pleaded guilty Wednesday to disorderly conduct after being accused of harassing a Black female protester during a rally for Donald Trump in Louisville, Kentucky, the Courier-Journal reports.

Matthew Heimbach, who is chairman of the pro-White Traditionalist Worker Party, previously said he had “no regrets” about his actions at the March rally.

‘The Voice of Romance’…Iconic Singer Johnny Mathis performs at Heinz Hall July 22

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Iconic Singer Johnny Mathis performs at Heinz Hall July 22

Music has always had a special place in balladeer Johnny Mathis’ heart, and he’s spent the last 61 years blessing his fans with songs that have stood the test of time.

Jamila Woods Captures Hearts at The Pike Room

“We love your braids,” someone shouted to Jamila Woods on stage while she patiently awaited her bandmates to warm up their instruments. Her back turned to the audience, but after hearing the compliment, she gleefully flipped a few braids behind her shoulders as she turned and flashed her soulful smile to thank her fan. The audience embraced her ‘homegirl’ familiarity with laughter as they anticipated her walk towards the microphone.

Supermodel Iman Returns To Modeling With New Gloria Vanderbilt Ads

Supermodel Iman is quite selective about the modeling jobs she takes. While she’s focusing on her activism and entrepreneurship, occasionally, she will decide to get back in front of the camera.

All Pittsburgh Black women need a ‘Girls Trip’ (Merecedes’ Movie Review July 19)

Merecedes on… Movies

If you combine “The Hangover” (2009) and “Bridesmaids” (2011), it still won’t compare to the excitement and quality of Malcolm D. Lee’s “Girls Trip.”

Cover To Cover …‘Sin of a Woman’ (Terri’s Book Review July 19)

Nothing’s set in stone.

Few things are. Lucky for you, there’s usually a chance to change your mind or have a do-over. You can often get another go at something because few things are that firmly decided. As in the new book “Sin of a Woman” by Kimberla Lawson Roby, you can sometimes have a second chance.

Artist Collective to Atlanta Radio Stations: Stop Playing R. Kelly

The Creative Currents Artist Collaborative in Atlanta recently started a petition to protest R. Kelly’s airtime on Atlanta radio stations. “It’s time we take a collective stand against R. Kelly’s serial sexual, mental and physical abuse of young African American women,” the petition stated. “His flagrant disregard for our sisters has been ignored for far too long. Enough is enough. If the law won’t stop it, it’s time that we take a stand. We have failed our sisters and our community by allowing this monster to continue to prosper, continue to tour, continue to be played at our family reunions and weddings, and continue to get airtime on Atlanta radio.”

Artist Collective to Atlanta Radio Stations: Stop Playing R. Kelly

The Creative Currents Artist Collaborative in Atlanta recently started a petition to protest R. Kelly’s airtime on Atlanta radio stations. “It’s time we take a collective stand against R. Kelly’s serial sexual, mental and physical abuse of young African American women,” the petition stated. “His flagrant disregard for our sisters has been ignored for far too long. Enough is enough. If the law won’t stop it, it’s time that we take a stand. We have failed our sisters and our community by allowing this monster to continue to prosper, continue to tour, continue to be played at our family reunions and weddings, and continue to get airtime on Atlanta radio.”

Chicago Defender Host An Evening of “Excellence en Blanc”: A Dining and Networking Experience

You’re invited to Excellence en Blanc, an All-White Pop Up Dining & Networking Experience!

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Chicago Defender
4445 S. King Dr., Chicago, Illinois 60653

6 p.m.
Load in and set up

6:45 p.m.
Judging competition

7:15 p.m.
Dinner

Halle Berry downs a half pint of whiskey at Comic-Con panel

Halle Berry drinks on stage as Pedro Pascal looks on at the 20th Century Fox panel on day 1 of Comic-Con International on Thursday, July 20, 2017, in San Diego. Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Taron Egerton is no match for Channing Tatum in a fight and Halle Berry can hold her liquor.

HAUTE OR NAUGHT: Is Tracee Ellis Ross Boho Chic In Vintage YSL?

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Tracee Ellis Ross attended a Vestiaire Vintage dinner at Chateau Marmont. The Black-ish actress was there to support her stylist, Karla Welch, who hosted the dinner.

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Tracee chose a vintage Yves Saint Laurent dress that’s feeling very Freida Khalo-ish.

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