Yearly Archives: 2013


Air Jordan 12 “Gamma”

If you thought the “Gamma” craze was over, think again. Just days after the Air Jordan 11s that shook up the world (and was the reason for a few fades) released, sneaker fiends have an opportunity to cop a pair of Air Jordan 12s in a similar colorway.       These kicks take hints from the Air Jordan 12 […]


Macy’s Keeps Black Santa Claus Away From Public View

Macy’s hasn’t won the public relations battle with people of color this year after a series of racial profiling scandals. Now, the retail giant’s flagship store in New York has another negative mark on its racial harmony record after it was discovered they keep a Black Santa Claus essentially hidden away from the public. ANIMAL […]


R. Kelly’s “Stomach Churning” Alleged Sexual Relationships With Underaged Black Girls Detailed

R. Kelly has a new album in stores called Black Panties, and it seems like good music has granted the R&B singer a pass for his past transgressions. Sure the Internet went in on the Pied Piper thanks to an ill-conceived #AskRKelly hashtag, but the details of the multiple settled lawsuits that accused him of […]


Talib Kweli Speaks On Gravitas & An Inspirational Year

Talib Kweli pulled a DMX on us this year (without the legendary strides of struggle, of course). His sixth solo studio album in Gravitas will actually be his second release of the year as Prisoner of Conscious dropped in May.   Hip-Hop has a way of coming full circle and then doing a zig-zag turn to the middle. Kweli vividly recalls bringing […]


R. Kelly Responds To ‘Village Voice’ Story About Past Sexual Assault Allegations

Today, the Village Voice published a shocking article about R. Kelly‘s history of alleged sexual abuse. The story, titled “Read the ‘Stomach-Churning’ Sexual Assault Accusations Against R. Kelly in Full,” centered around an interview with Chicago Sun-Times reporter Jim DeRogatis, the journalist who broke the R. Kelly assault story nearly 15 years ago. Along with detailing many […]


Chris Brown’s Probation Revoked By Judge

Chris Brown is this close to going back to jail.   According to reports, a Los Angeles judge revoked the singer’s probation today, a result of his October arrest in Washington D.C. Since Brown is already in a court-ordered rehab program for anger-management problem and drug-abuse issues, he dodged jail for the time being.   But, the 24-year-old […]