These '100 Black Men' Are Changing Their Community For The Better100 Black Men of New Jersey is a group of black male volunteers dedicated to "improving the quality of life" of black members of their local community through a variety of services.
The organization is a chapter of 100 Black Men of America, a national organization with 120 chapters and more than 10,000 members. The group is dedicated to promoting mentorship, education, health and economic opportunities within the black community.
This September, the N.J. group will team up with the New Jersey Chapter of Links, a non-profit committed to improving the health of black communities, to sponsor a community Walk-a-Thon in conjunction with the state's recognition of September as Minority and Multicultural Health Month.
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James Bond author Anthony Horowitz recently spoke with The Daily Mail to promote his latest novel for the series, “Trigger Mortis.” As part of the discussion, Horowitz shared his thoughts about whether Idris Elba would make a good Bond -- a topic of much discussion of late.“Idris Elba is a terrific actor, but I can think of other black actors who would do it better,” he told the paper, before naming British actor Adrian Lester as his selection. “For me, Idris Elba is a bit too rough to play the part. It’s not a color issue. I think he is probably a bit too ‘street’ for Bond. Is it a question of being suave? Yeah.”
The author's comments didn't sit too well with the public. Many fans shared their disagreement with Horowitz on social media, leaving some to deem his commentary as racist. On Tuesday, Horowitz issued the following apology via his Twitter account:
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Fox News has been branding the Black Lives Matter movement as a "hate group" and a "murder movement" -- and TV One's Roland Martin isn't having it.
The host lashed out at Bill O'Reilly, who on Monday called the Black Lives Matter movement a hate group and promised to put them "out of business."
"I don’t recall you, Bill O’Reilly, ever saying that you’re going to take out police brutality … but all of a sudden you want to take out the Black Lives Matter movement because you don’t like the fact that they’re out there protesting,” Martin said Wednesday on TV One.
He went on to say he'd be happy to debate O'Reilly or Fox News host Megyn Kelly on their respective shows, and concluded that O'Reilly should "shut the hell up!"
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Patti LaBelle’s guest appearance on the season one finale of “Empire” wasn't a one-time hit. Fans will be happy to know that the music icon is returning to the show and will be featured in its upcoming season!During a recent interview with The Huffington Post, LaBelle recalled a conversation she had with co-creator, Lee Daniels, who wants the legendary singer to try something “daring” on camera for her season two appearance.
“We talked about it about three months ago. He said ‘LaLa,’ -- he calls me ‘LaLa’ -- ‘would you take your wig off?’ I said, ‘Hell no,’" LaBelle explained, laughing. “So he’s trying to do something daring with me, but I ain’t going out like that. I love you Lee, but no, no. Viola Davis did it well on ‘How To Get Away With Murder,’ but not Ms. Patti. I can’t do it.”
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