Carmelo Anthony Will Address Social Injustice At Summer Olympics
Last Friday, Carmelo Anthony responded to the news about the Alton Sterling and Philando Castile shootings by posting a strongly worded message on his web site and Instagram. He talked at length about why he believes more athletes need to "step up" and address important social issues rather than shying away from doing it because of their endorsement deals. (Complex News)
While it's a beautiful thing to celebrate suffragette Susan B. Anthony, we'd be remiss if we didn't call out her explicit exclusion of black people. "I will cut off this right arm of mine before I will ever work or demand the ballot for the Negro and not the woman." -Susan B. Anthony
Michael Jordan Isn't Down With LeBron for 'Space Jam 2'
If there ever actually is a Space Jam 2, it will likely star LeBron James. At least if production on the feature starts at some point before he turns 50. But, if the star of the original had his way, the player kidnapped and threatened with becoming an amusement park attraction would not be the current No.(Complex News)
WeTV's 'Money.Power.Respect.' puts the spotlight on black female entertainment attorneys, their day to day interactions with their peers and the music industry. Co-stars, Ed Woods and Wendy Credle, share their opinion on what sets this show apart from other reality TV shows and why it's important to watch.
U.S. Olympic Athlete Greeted with 'Zika' Chants & Boos in Rio
Even though the opening ceremonies for the 2016 Olympics won't go down until Friday, a few events have already started, because fitting everything into the two-and-a-half week duration of the games would be logistically impossible/f***ing bonkers. And because of the weird format, nobody would blame you if you were unaware that the U.S. (Complex News)
The Root’s Young, Fabulous and Female Event in Atlanta!
The Root hosted two of our favorite events the same night in Atlanta, Young, Fabulous & Female & manCODE. Both events discussed the theme of 'Shifting your focus'.
Here's a video recap of The YFF panel which included Saptosa Foster, managing partner of the 135th Street Agency; filmmaker-screenwriter-producer Rasheena Nash; Denise Hendricks, producer at HLN; Roxanne Smithers
Lawyer and co founder of Smithers Thornton & Ume-Nwagbo, LLC & Lydia Francis-Jenkins
Sr. Manager of Procurement at The H...
Police Union Insults BLM, Posts Photo of Dogs "Black Labs Matter"
The San Francisco Police Officer's Association is under fire after publishing a photo of two dogs in its newspaper criticizing the Black Lives Matter phrase and movement reported SFGate. The photo shows a black Labrador Retriever with a sign around its neck reading "Black Labs Matter" and a yellow Labrador Retriever with a sign reading "All Labs Matter," a reference to "All Lives Matter," a counter response to "Black Lives Matter." (Complex News)
Very Smart Brothas' Damon Young Explains Darth Becky, Being the Blackest Thing on the Internet & More
Damon Young is the Editor-in-Chief of Very Smart Brothas, a very popular commentary site that provides comedy,thought and raw truths. We had Damon come in and explain Darth Becky, his hatred of the Kappas and why the VSB site is the blackest thing that ever happened to the internet.
Hilary Clinton Allegedly Facing Lawsuit for Benghazi Deaths
The parents of two of the U.S. citizens who were killed in the Benghazi attack in 2012 are suing Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who was Secretary of State at the time of the fatal attack in Libya. (Complex News)
The Democratic National Committee today announced the first ad in a seven figure national paid media campaign for the fall that will mobilize key constituencies of the Democratic Party to turn out in November’s election. The first ad, ‘Obstruction’ features President Obama and will air on African American radio stations nationally.
James Harden filled up the stat sheet in his Drew League game on Sunday, dropping 42 points, grabbing six boards, dishing out four assists, swiping three steals, and dealing with one fed up courtside fan. (Complex News)
To hear the pundits tell it, the reason Democrats took a big hit in Tuesday night’s midterm elections was the sinking popularity of President Barack Obama. And certainly, he’s not riding quite as high in the polls as he was a few years ago.
But whatever the political challenges that Obama and Democrats faced in 2014, the story looks different when you look at the record, rather than the outcome of one election.
Party politics might be souring the president’s narrative right now, but t...