A little tardy to the party, but we’re back and ready to celebrate with Oscar Isaac and Taraji P. Henson on their Golden Globe wins!
The Oregon militia Federal Building protest continues and The Root has a roundup of articles exploring what would happen if the armed militia wasn’t white. A Native Tribal Council has a few things to say about the militia.
Maine Governor Paul LePage uses some not so subtle racist language to describe the cause of the heroin epidemic. Surprise, he blames black people.
57 people were granted a total of $5.5 million in reparations 40 years after being tortured by Chicago police.
Last week, black women writers paid tribute to Zora Neale Hurston on what would’ve been her 125th Birthday.
Affirmative Action continues to be an issues in campuses across the country. University of Michigan describes their approach to attracting a diverse student body in the New York Times.
Philadelphia is back to being a sanctuary city.
Presidential Race 2016
Donald Trump’s campaign is using images of the Morocco border to spread alarmist xenophobic propaganda.
A Muslim silent protestor was forcibly removed from a Trump rally. Rose Hamid speaks about her experiences with CNN.
Bernie Sanders is gaining traction following a sit down with Killer Mike.
Golden Globes 2016
Let’s just take one more look at the glory that is Taraji P. Henson.
"Please wrap? I waited 20 years for this, you gonna wait." – TARAJI https://t.co/yN6LZZowDL
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) January 11, 2016
Denzel Washington was honored and reminded us why he is one of the most famous actors in the world.
MTV Australia tried to make a joke about America Ferrera and Eva Longoria’s bit at the Globes, and it did not go well.
Jennifer Lawrence was rude to a foreign reporter backstage after her win and it reminded many non-Native English speakers about their frustrations with communication.
Pop Culture & Celebrity News
Ken Griffey Jr. is being inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Hey, guess what language they speak in Pakistan? If you ask DC comics, it’s Pakistanian.
The Aerogram looks at the politics of naming in Aziz Ansari’s Master of None. #AllAsiansAreNotTheSame
NPR has a conversation about the movies Mexican-American millenials grew up on.
Dwayne Johnson is producing a documentary for HBO on youth prisons called Rock and a Hard Place.
Speaking of things I want: Sci-fi movie with Tessa Thompson and Gina Rodriguez from Ex-Machina director Alex Garland.
More things I want: an alien abduction comedy with Wyatt Cenac called People of Earth.
Also the sizzle reel from Netflix’s The Get Down looks and sounds great.
Horror fans: Tales from the Crypt is coming back. Bad News: M. Night Shamalayan is producing.
Yara Shahidi, Teyonah Parris, and #BlackLivesMatters activist Johnetta Elzie are on the cover of Essence this month.
— Essence Magazine (@essencemag) January 6, 2016
Viola Davis, Taraji P. Henson, and Priyanka Chopra are just some of the actresses featured in Elle Magazine’s February issue.
— Magazine Covers (@_MagazineCovers) January 6, 2016
Jaden Smith is the face of Louis Vuitton’s Womenswear campaign.
Kerry Washington is Hasty Pudding’s Woman of the Year.
Here’s a sneak peek of Disney’s Moana. Get hyped!
Feministing calls out Tyga and other men who prey on young women, and the conversations about them in the media.
Boyz II Men are joining Grease Live as Teen Angels.
Andre 3000 is ready to make new music!
Brandy already made some new music!
Concerned about the halftime show since Coldplay is the main performer? Don’t worry, Bruno Mars and Beyoncé will be there to make it actually entertaining.
Here’s Beyoncé’s surprise visit to Lip Sync Battle to perform with Channing Tatum.
We lost Natalie Cole at the start of the year, who was simply one of the greats, so we end it on her.