Black Republican Candidate’s Face on Campaign Sign Is Painted White
Campaign signs are often vulnerable to being stolen or tampered with, especially in this political environment, but in what might be a first, a black Florida Republican congressional candidate had one of her signs destroyed by whiteface, the National Review Online reports. Glo Smith, who is hoping to become the Republican candidate for Florida’s 5th Congressional District election in November, tweeted a picture of the sign yesterday, quipping, “This is sad, but I’m all for diversity.” The district is currently represented by Democratic Rep. Corrine Brown. Read more.
Beyoncé Named As The World’s Most Powerful Celebrity
Well, Beyoncé just topped another list over at Forbes. Earlier today, the business publication released their 100 Most Powerful Celebrities list for 2013-2014 and Blue Ivy’s mama was number one. Read more.
Michelle Obama Stuns On The Cover Of ESSENCE
Our First Lady is looking absolutely gorgeous on the cover of ESSENCE. Inside of the magazine’s August 2014 issue, Lady O dishes on the importance of education and how she’s preparing her daughters, Sasha and Malia, to be successful out in the real world. Read more.
John Oliver Delivers Eye-Opening Segment On American & British Influence In Uganda’s Anti-Gay Laws
Sunday saw nationwide gay pride parades bring to a close a month of celebrations recognizing the impact LGBT individuals have had on society. In honor of the occasion, John Oliver dedicated a lengthy segment to looking at the progress that has been made for equality at home, and the not progress that has taken place elsewhere, particularly in Uganda, thanks in no small part to American and British influence. Read more.
North West Verbally Attacked By Racist Woman On Plane
After what turned out to be “the trip from hell” to Vienna, Austria, the Kardashians didn’t have an easier time on their first class flight home to Los Angeles, Kim revealed during the latest episode of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” on June 29. After being accosted by a man in full blackface mimicking Kanye West at the Vienna Ball, Kim revealed that on their flight home a woman started screaming at her daughter North. “This lady stood up in the cabin in first class and yelled at the top of her lungs, ‘She’s with a black guy, and that baby is black! And you need to shut that black baby up!'” Kris told Khloe. Read more.