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The most surprising aspect of the verdict in the killing of Sean Bell, the unarmed Queens man gunned down when police officers fired 50 bullets at his car on his wedding day, was that the verdict hinged on credibility. I worked as an an investigator for New York City’s Civilian Complaint Review Board for two Read More

(Last week he fucked around and got a triple-double.) Also, as other people who play ball may have peeped, he isn’t completely relying on the OldHead Game (which mainly consists of hitting cutters and draining long jumpers). He actually moves pretty well for a smoker in his 40’s.

Award-winning novelist Colson Whitehead wrote a tongue-in-cheek op-ed piece for The New York Times today. In it he laments the woes of The Guy Who Got Where He Is Only Because He’s Black. Taking jabs at Obama critics who’ve labeled the candidate elitist, Geraldine Ferraro who doubly insisted that Obama has only managed a contending Read More

Since we seem to have become the inadvertent authorities on Wesley Snipes and his views of black women, we thought we’d deliver the very latest shocking news to come down the pike. U.S. District Judge William Hodges of Ocala, FL just sentenced Snipes to the maximum penalty for federal tax evasion. You read right. Your Read More

50 Cent called Alicia Keys dumb. And he said he doesn’t like her music anymore because last week she was quoted as saying that “‘Gangsta rap’ was a ploy to convince black people to kill each other. ‘Gangsta rap’ didn’t exist.” “It’s just not really a bright comment …” 50 said. Now, he swears he’ll Read More

Tyler Perry’s Tyler Perry Film Franchise Steamroller is chugging right along with the announcement that his latest adaptation slated for production will be Tyler Perry’s Madea Goes to Jail. This will, of course, follow The Family That Preys and A Jazz Man’s Blues, the two films he’s probably halfway finished shooting (despite his IMDB page Read More

Have you looked at Halle Berry’s filmography lately? Yeah, neither had we. But we decided to check it out in light of today’s Variety announcement that Berry has signed to star in Frankie and Alice, which they describe as a “psychological drama” about a woman with multiple personality disorder—and one of those personalities just happens Read More

Amanda Marcotte. BrownFemiPower is a well-respected, much-read blogger who took up the mantle of immigration as a feminist issue on the innanets. Amanda Marcotte, another well-respected, much-read feminist blogger (who is no stranger to controversy) wrote an article for Alternet that some some people say borrowed liberally from an uncredited BFP (of whom Marcotte was Read More

A, um, contentious hearing last week by the Detroit City Council on the Kilpatrick fiasco. Yesterday, Kwame Kilpatrick went to the Detroit City Council to present his proposed city budget. But when he showed up, they refused to let him into their chambers. (Or in Kwame’s more familiar texting parlance, GTFOHWTBS.) Like a certain junior Read More

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