Tag: black

BUSINESS

Netflix Set To Invest In Black-Owned Banks

Netflix has announced that it will be investing in Black-owned banks to help close the wealth gap between Black and White America. The media-services provider and production company headquartered in Los Gatos, California, plans to deposit two percent of its cash, or an estimated $100 million, into Black-owned financial institutions and community development organizations. The company argued that these institutions […]

Culture

Julia Roberts Playing Black Abolitionist Harriet Tubman?

The producer of a new biopic of the celebrated U.S. abolitionist Harriet Tubman has said that actress Julia Roberts was originally tipped to star in the movie. Tubman’s family said the movie would’ve been blacklisted in the black community because it would’ve been a slap in the face, and utterly disrespectful if Roberts, who is white, were cast to play […]

NEWS

Poll Calls For A Black Bond

According to Hollywood Reporter poll, most Americans are in favor of a black 007 and Idris Elba as the chosen James Bond. The poll reportedly surveyed 2,201 adults between November 8–11. The findings show that 52 percent of people support the casting of a black Bond. Some 63 percent supported the idea of Elba taking over the role as Daniel […]

NEWS

Trump White House Wrong On Black Job Count

“This president since he took office, in the year and a half that he’s been here has created 700,000 new jobs for African-Americans,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters recently. “That’s 700,000 African-Americans that are working now that weren’t working when this president took place. When President Obama left, after eight years in office, he had only created […]

LIFESTYLE

Kendall Jenner Silence On Pepsi’s Failed Ad Rubs Netizens The Wrong Way

Pepsi has pulled a controversial commercial that has been criticized for trivializing protests and unrest in the United States. Pepsi, after initially defending the ad, later admitted in a statement that “we missed the mark,” and subsequently took the commercial off air. “Pepsi was trying to project a global message of unity, peace, and understanding,” the company said in a […]

LIFESTYLE

10 Jamaican Songs On Record In The Black Freedom Struggle

Over the years, artists have brought to the fore the plight, struggles, heartaches, pains, and dreams of people considered to be downtrodden, exploited, and given a raw deal in life. Jamaican reggae artists have established themselves as a voice of the voiceless and often use their lyrics to highlight the socio-economic and political barriers that exist as well as the […]