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  • Black History Month: If you don't know it, you still need it

    Black History Month: If you don't know it, you still need it
    When my brother and I were growing up in the 1960s, my parents bought the book, “Great Negroes Past and Present.” Perfect for young readers, it was a survey of famous black folks in history. It sat on a shelf in my father’s study, and...
  • Russell Simmons Apologizes for 'Harriet Tubman Sex Tape' YouTube Video

    One day after Russell Simmons launched his All Def Digital channel on YouTube, he issued an apology for a video portraying Harriet Tubman having sex with her master to plot her escape after a firestorm of criticism. All Def Digital has removed the video,...
  • Sheila Braxton, A Little Bit of Heaven CEO

    Sheila Braxton, A Little Bit of Heaven CEO
    The sentiment is simple; making it reality often is not. "If you give people a decent place to live, a good plate of food, treat them decently," Sheila Braxton says, "you won't find any bad people." Braxton is the executive CEO of A Little Bit of...
  • Russell Simmons, AwesomenessTV launch YouTube channel

    Russell Simmons, AwesomenessTV launch YouTube channel
    Update: After Twitter outrage and a Change.org petition was created, Simmons removed the Harriet Tubman parody video from YouTube and issued an apology on Global Grind. The video is still live on some sites. ---------------------------------------------...
  • Russell Simmons, Rashida Jones Honored for Ethnic Understanding

    Russell Simmons staged a simultaneous honorary dinner and housewarming party at his new Hollywood Hills home on Aug. 15, feting members of his Foundation for Ethnic Understanding. Yet while holding court in his living room, Simmons was busy dealing with...
  • TV ratings: 'Big Brother' wins Thursday night for CBS

    TV ratings: 'Big Brother' wins Thursday night for CBS
    With tension rising in the house, "Big Brother" was the most-watched and highest-rated telecast Thursday night, bringing in an average 6.87 million viewers and a rating of 2.3 in the key 18-49 demographic, according to early numbers from Nielsen.  CBS,...
  • Russell Simmons developing Harriet Tubman project after 'Sex Tape' incident

     
    "The last few dayz I have been speaking to some of the direct descendants of Harriet Tubman. (Rita and Geraldine Daniels)," Russell Simmons tweets. "They have not only accepted my apology but we agree that we should begin immediately to develop the...
  • Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke sue to protect 'Blurred Lines'

    Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke sue to protect 'Blurred Lines'
    Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams have made no secret of the fact that their massive summer hit “Blurred Lines” is influenced by the classic Marvin Gaye song “Got to Give it Up.” Now they are suing to protect themselves from...
  • PewDiePie Captures YouTube No. 1 Channel Spot, Topping Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift

    Swedish videogamer Felix Kjellberg, who goes by the YouTube moniker "PewDiePie," now has the most popular channel on the Google video site with 11.941 million subscribers as of Friday. PewDiePie may be virtually unknown among mainstream auds -- but his...
  • Maker Studios Reaches Deal in Principle to Acquire Blip

    Maker Studios, a major YouTube multichannel network, has signed an agreement to acquire online video company Blip but the deal is not officially done yet, according to sources close the deal. Maker Studios declined to comment. Blip reps did not...
  • Review: 'The Good Lord Bird' by James McBride

    Review: 'The Good Lord Bird' by James McBride
    John Brown's body swung from the gallows in 1859 following his unsuccessful raid on the Harpers Ferry armory, a botched attempt to steal guns, arm America's slaves and spark a revolution. -------------------- This piece first ran in Printers Row...
  • Autumn theater sneak peek: 50 shows for the next few months

    Autumn theater sneak peek: 50 shows for the next few months
    As the days grow shorter and the temperatures drop, the theater scene offers its own bountiful fall harvest. From heirlooms to hybrids, homegrown treats to intriguing imports, the list below highlights just a few of the toothsome possibilities on the...