The CIA and the government spying on homes has been a part of the rumor mill for years. With so many “smart gadgets” available, that scary idea may actually become reality. Even “dumb gadgets,” such as refrigerators, ovens, and lighting systems are now linked to the Internet. So how is the future looking? It’s possible […]

We all know recycling is a wonderful invention, but now recycling has a new meaning! An architect in New Mexico transformed a variety of trash, including car tires, glass bottles, and other unwanted garbage, into innovative furniture and buildings. Check it out! Scientists now claim that a weird fish-like creature called “Pikaia Gracilens” is our […]

It seems like everything is tied to cancer. Now, milk is apparently cancerous too. A new study from Harvard University says that pasteurized milk is linked to causing hormone-dependent cancers. Farms force their cows to eat genetically modified corn and other foods which makes them sick, and in turn, makes us sick! Are you going […]

Racial bullying happens every day. Despite being of Hispanic decent, a Connecticut student gets a stabbed in the back in addition to being called names like “Whitey” and “stupid White cracker.” Check out the story and join in the discussion! Who knew televisions could kill? A few incidents have happened around Chicago lately that centers […]

A pentagon lawyer says U.S. citizens accused of having ties to terrorist groups can be assassinated! What’s worse, U.S. courts don’t have the right to review these cases, because they are not allowed to judge decisions made by the Executive Branch. I’m not feeling so safe … are you? How many times have you bypassed […]

Black History Month doesn’t begin until February but our own Black Planet members and staff didn’t let that stop them from taking on a tremendous task to revitalize a very important landmark in the New York community. A historic Harlem tennis court affectionately referred to as “The Jungle” received a much-needed makeover. Over the weekend, […]

You may have happened to miss a story or two while perusing the sites last week, so, I’ve done you a favor and gathered some of the articles I think you may have interest in. No, no, no tip is needed, it’s part of my job! Enjoy and leave comments!! The First Family Attends A […]

It’s that time again!!!  Enjoy some of these posts you may have overlooked while enjoying the great content on the site!! Barbie Recall: The 10 Most Absurd Lyrics From Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday Four Web Sites To Buy Hard-To-Find Black Movies Lavell Crawford on Eating Tsunamis [Daily Laugh] C’mon SON 20: Raz-B, George Bush, Mc […]

BlackPlanet member, MELANIN7, is from the Bronx (Home of the New York Yankess and Birthplace of Hip Hop) in New York City. He is the author of Overstanding the Stresses of Time, which is being sold in Black book stores and online. You can check out his profile here to learn more about him. In […]