19 Year Old Singer and Actress Halle Bailey Selected To Play Ariel in Disney’s Live Little Mermaid Film

On the heels of it’s Lion King Debut Disney just dropped the huge news that Halle Bailey, singer (Chloe X Halle) and actress (Grown-ish) has been pegged to play Ariel in its Full length Live Feature of  “The Little Mermaid”. Bailey, a protege of Beyonce (Nala in the Lion King Feature) is an up and coming star in her own right and has been making waves with her sister Chloe beside her for quite some time The decision was made today, with the budding actress notified later Wednesday morning. Mermaid is…

Video: DC Police Tase Man Trying To Protect 13 year Old Boys From Potentially Wrongful Arrest

This is a first hand account from an eyewitness that shared the events and video with us. These officers were looking for teenage boys that were alleged to have been shooting fireworks around the metro including in the direction of others. THESE BOYS WERE NOT THE BOYS according to our eyewitness who stated that these 13 year olds had just gotten off their train (U-Street). Much like the New York incident we recently shared These boys were falsely accused and being detained with one laying face down. You can see…

Dear Antron: You are a hero and we are broken too

BWNC –June 13, 2019– Extraordinaire and American Film maker Ava DuVernay forces America to contend with its legal brutality toward men of color with her hit Netflix miniseries “When They See Us.” The special intimately recounts the painful and horrid experiences of the FIVE EXONERATED men involved in the “Central Park Five” Case — Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana, and Korey Wise. If you have been living under a rock, I advise you to get cho’ ass up and get ya’ cousin’s Netflix password and watch it.…

Video: Prison guards turn off body camera & beat a mentally-ill inmate strapped to a Chair

Terrence Debose was violently assaulted by 2 Cuyahoga County Jail Correctional officers in Cleveland Ohio as evidenced by recently released surveillance footage. Debose, a mentally-ill inmate, was punched in the head and face at eight times by prison guards who were supposed to be supervising him. In the video, Corporal Nicholas Evans is standing next to the chair that Debose is strapped in and appears to switch off his body camera before assaulting Debose who looks to be shackled and bound to the chair. Debose was completely unable to defend…

Flewed Out: For Colored Girls Who Twerk in the Light When Gentrifications Shadows Try Hiding Them

Ok So Boom… I got to rant real quick. I constantly pay attention to instances of how whiteness is often rewarded and celebrated and even exalted when existing in black spaces. I recently watched a video posted on shaderoom of a White (or non-black) girl twerking. First, I’ll give her her credit she was good. By good i mean she wasn’t bad- I don’t mean she was the greatest twerker of all times (Flewed Out)… hell or even top 5. Basically she was a B Level twerker or the equivalent…