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Once-gay McClurkin denounces Supreme Court ruling

Once-gay McClurkin denounces Supreme Court ruling

EURWEB.COM It should come as no surprise that Donnie McClurkin is not to thrilled with the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS). The gospel singer and minister took to Facebook shortly after the high court’s landmark decision on June 26, legalizing same-sex marriage across the united States. McClurkin, who claims to have been converted […]

Book aims to debunk myth of absent Black fathers

Book aims to debunk myth of absent Black fathers

BY TRE-VELL ANDERSON LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS Jorja Leap is no ordinary professor. She’s got what many would call “street cred.” Sitting in her office at UCLA, where she teaches at the Luskin School of Public Affairs, she points to two photos hanging above her desk. The first is of her with Father Greg Boyle, founder […]

‘Ferguson Report’ a reminder that the struggle continues

‘Ferguson Report’ a reminder that the struggle continues

BY DAVID L. ULIN LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS The timing couldn’t be more appropriate: Barely five days after Dylann Storm Roof allegedly killed nine people at Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, the Justice Department’s “The Ferguson Report” (New Press; 174 pages, $20 paper), first made public in March, came out in book form. What do […]

‘Mislaid’ takes on race and sexuality

‘Mislaid’ takes on race and sexuality

BY DR. GLENN ALTSCHULER SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER As “Mislaid,’’ Nell Zink’s second novel, begins, Margaret Vaillaincourt, a first-year student at Stillwater College in rural Virginia, and a lesbian with lofty literary ambitions, marries Lee Fleming, a gay professor and poet, after an unplanned pregnancy. They have two children, Rhys Byrd and Mireille. After […]

Hart, LL Cool J and Morgan to get Hollywood stars

Hart, LL Cool J and Morgan to get Hollywood stars

EURWEB.COM Kevin Hart’s star continues to rise – and will soon become set in stone. The comedian joins Tracy Morgan and LL Cool J among the next round of inductees that will receive stars next year on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Class of 2016 includes Bradley Cooper, Quentin Tarantino, Michael Keaton Steve Carell […]

Tyler joining CBS’ ‘Criminal Minds’

Tyler joining CBS’ ‘Criminal Minds’

EURWEB.COM Aisha Tyler is moving from CBS Daytime to CBS Prime Time. The co-host of “The Talk” joins the cast of “Criminal Minds” for its upcoming season 11 in a recurring role, TVGuide.com has confirmed. Tyler will play Dr. Tara Lewis, a forensic psychologist who impresses Hotch (Thomas Gibson) during an investigation. She will fill […]

‘No Sleeep’ for Janet

‘No Sleeep’ for Janet

EURWEB.COM After announcing an upcoming album and tour earlier this year, Janet Jackson has just whet our appetites with a new song. “No Sleeep” – yes, with three “e’s” – is her latest single, and her first new song in seven years. The last studio album the six-time Grammy winner released was 2008’s “Discipline,” followed by her […]

‘Empire’ to bring on gay female rap artist

‘Empire’ to bring on gay female rap artist

BLACKAMERICAWEB.COM “Empire’’ creator Lee Daniels is on the hunt for a young actress to play the recurring role of gay rapper Betty Barz, a “moody, outspoken” teenager who will be introduced in the Sept. 23 Season 2 premiere of the hit show on Fox. The episode is titled “The Devils Are Here.’’ Betty, who’s also […]

Chappelle said he won’t joke about Dolezal in near future

Chappelle said he won’t joke about Dolezal in near future

EURWEB.COM Comedian Dave Chappelle weighed in on the Rachel Dolezal controversy during a commencement speech on June 14 to Duke Ellington School of the Arts grads at George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium in D.C. Regarding the former Spokane NAACP chapter president who presented herself as a Black woman, despite both her parents being White, Chappelle couldn’t resist: […]

CNN anchor apologizes for ‘courageous and brave’ comment

CNN anchor apologizes for ‘courageous and brave’ comment

CNN anchor Fredricka Whitfield has apologized on her June 14 show for calling the gunman who fired upon the Dallas police headquarters “courageous and brave.’’ “Yesterday during a segment on the Dallas police department attack, I used the words ‘courageous and brave,’ when discussing the gunman,” Whitfield said. I misspoke and in no way believe […]