Mike Wiley’s play about a murder in Oxford not only exposed audiences to a little known piece of American history, but it revealed a local connection to the Oxford tragedy. Charlotte attorney James Ferguson was a special assistant to the Oxford prosecutor in the 1970 case. “Blood Done Signed My Name” examines how the murder […]

VIA: The queen of the tennis court will soon be the queen of the salon too.  She recently wrote on Global Grind that she recently enrolled in a Palm Springs school to become a nail technician. According to the post, Serena loves to her manis and pedis and thought becoming a nail tech was […]

VIA Style editor, and homie, Lashawnda Becoats is covering Fashion Week in New York. For nearly a week, she’s braved snow and bitter temperatures to show us the latest fashions from black designers as well as other designers we love. Becoats reported that designer Tracy Reese showed her fall collection at the big […]

VIA CHARLOTTEOBSERVER.COM Carolina Panthers linebacker Jon Beason is suing the man who said the NFL player punched him outside a North Carolina strip club. In a lawsuit filed Tuesday, Beason claims he has been injured in his good name. The suit doesn’t specify a monetary amount.

The young black walking to the store when he supposedly insulted a white woman. The store owner and his son, allegedly chased him down, beat him up and shot and him dead. No, this wasn’t Emmett Till. And this tragedy didn’t happen in the 1950s. The victim was Henry Marrow, and the year was 1970. […]

VIA: HELLO BEAUTIFUL Rumor has it Fantasia skipped two days of performing in “The Color Purple” to spend time with her boo Antwaun Cook. She supposedly called out sick when her man came to town. If that’s true, it’s wrong on so many levels.

VIA:, While most celebs were making the rounds at New York Fashion Week or the 2010 All-Star Game, Rihanna was in Australia promoting her newest project, “Rated R.”  But she took a moment from her busy schedule for an impromptu photo shoot.  In the photos Rihanna is sporting stripes, studs and sky high […]

VIA:,, Twenty-five years ago Michael Jackson was joined by some of music’s biggest names in an effort to show the USA’s support for Africa.  People like Bruce Springsteen, Tina Turner, Stevie Wonder, Cindy Lauper, Ray Charles, Harry Bellafonte, his siblings Randy Jackson & Latoya Jackson, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Diana Ross, and Willie Nelson joined […]

If you don’t know Teedra Moses then you have been sleeping on of the hottest underground soul artists of the new decade.  Moses, mother of twin boys by Cali rapper Ras Kass, hit mainstream with her debut “Complex Simplicity” in 2004. And well, that’s all the mainstream we’ve gotten from Miss T, but she has […]

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Via: Check out some of the winners from the 2010 Grammy Awards: With the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards a quickly fading memory (if it weren’t for our live blog coverage, I would’ve already forgotten what happened last night), here’s a list of the folks who probably won’t be forgetting it any time soon: the […]