‘Hidden Figures’ beats ‘Star Wars’ at the box office. Here’s why that matters.

It was a close race that looked deadlocked Sunday, but Monday morning brought good news for Hidden Figures: The film won the box office this weekend and is officially the no. 1 movie in the country. The story of the under-appreciated black women mathematicians who helped get the United States’ first men into space beat the absolute […]

First African-American Astronaut To Board The International Space Station | The Huffington Post

Astronaut Jeanette Epps made African-American history on Wednesday when NASA announced that she’ll be the first black American astronaut to board the International Space Station. While NASA has sent 14 black astronauts into space over the decades, none have ever stayed aboard the ISS as a crew member. Epps will be the first African American and […]

Omarosa Angers Black Republicans With Invite-Only Meeting – BuzzFeed News

WASHINGTON — Black Republicans are figuring out how to respond to an invite-only meeting taking place Wednesday between senior staff of President-elect Donald Trump’s transition and mostly Democratic-leaning civil rights groups and clergy. The meeting, first reported by ABC News, which began late Wednesday morning, sent black Republicans scrambling for answers well into the night […]

20 Lessons I’ve Learned Since Leaving The Church | The Huffington Post

  This post was originally published on makiahisms.com. I haven’t been to church in over a year now, and I’ve been pondering how I should address what I’ve discovered along the way. If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you probably could’ve never guessed that I would end up here. I never imagined […]

2016 Wypipo Awards

.entry-header Swimmer Ryan Lochte poses for a photo with his gold medal on the Today-show set on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 12, 2016. Harry How/Getty Images We’d like to welcome you to the annual Wypipo Awards. For those of you attending for the first time, these awards are not focused on […]

White Model Mistakenly Featured On Blackhair Magazine Cover

In a humongous publication fail, Blackhair magazine mistakenly featured a white model on its December/January cover. Fam. The model in question, Emily Bador, who’s white, pointed the error out in an Instagram post, in which she apologized for the shoot and said she had no idea the photo—which she believes was taken three or four […]