If You Didn’t Watch These MLK Movies As A Kid, Your Childhood Was Lost

In 1999, two movies came out that would change the game in-class movie watching forever.

On MLK day (or any other Black history day), you better believe Our Friend, Martin is getting played in somebody’s classroom.

The movie follows an academically struggling kid who goes back in time to relive events in Martin Luther King Jr.‘s life. He learns more about MLK’s philosophy and the civil rights movement, thus being transformed in the process.

Exciting right?!

For those who’ve watched this movie a hundred times, maybe not.

But with a bumping soundtrack, and a voiceover cast including Angela Bassett, Whoopi Goldberg, and Samuel L. Jackson, this was a breath fresh air in a work-filled week.

Swipe through to find out what other movie wore out the VHS player on MLK day!

10 Black Film & TV Heroes That Rock

Black heroes come in all forms. Over the last year, the African American community has been inspired by both fictional and non-fictional heroes. Whether on the big screen or behind the scenes, Black Excellence was thriving. Let’s take a look back and recognize some film and television’s most recent heroes. Also be sure to catch some these heroes and more in action and learn about the men and women behind-the-scenes making our heroes super. Just say, “Black History Month” into your Xfinity X1 Voice Remote on Black Film & TV with XFINITY On Demand, where Black History is always on.

Donald Glover

2017 was a great year for Donald Glover. He gave us “Atlanta,” which was amazing, and earned him two Golden Globes, two Primetime Emmy Awards and an NACCP Award just to name a few.  Donald Glover was definitely every young creative genius’ hero last year.

Happy Founder’s Day: 10 Celebs You Didn’t Know Were AKA’s

Today the ladies the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority are celebrating their founder’s day. Founded on the campus Howard University in 1908, the sorority now boasts hundreds thousands women who have gone on to enjoy many different career paths. A few our favorite celebrities are AKAs.  Here’s a list 10 celebrity you didn’t know repped the pink and green.

 

Phylicia Rashad

Shmood: A Day Off With Your Squad Can Get The Party Started

If you’re one those lucky people enjoying MLK’s birthday f, you know nothing’s better than getting some chill time with your squad.

It’s times like these when the creativity levels can reach a hundred. Lite feet dancers Lucky Banks and QueenHype LeGend definitely understand the shmood with their hype video below!

 

LOL: When You And Water Don’t Go Well Together

Everyone can’t be a swimming dolphin when it comes to the H20.

The right amount water quenches thirst, but too much could send you running for the kiddie pool.

One kid was not about that water life and now his video has made its way across the Internet. Comedian Dulo Folarin Harris decided to add audio to the clip and the results were hilarious . Check it out below!

Here’s How A Viral Tiffany Haddish Clip Landed Her A New Gig

You better believe when the cameras are on, Tiffany Haddish is making every joke count. One clip was so funny, it’s now landed her a deal with Groupon.

Back in July 2017, Tiffany appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and detailed a hilarious outing with Will and Jada Pinkett Smith. They took a Louisiana swamp tour using a Groupon, and Tiffany’s funny retelling the situation caused the video to go viral.

Eventually, the clip reached the folks over at Groupon and they loved it so much, they fered Tiffany to be their ficial spokesperson. Her answer? Check out the video below.

In addition to being the face Groupon, the company also hooked Tiffany up with an employee app and put some extra cash in her account. According to People, a Super Bowl ad starring Tiffany is also scheduled during the fourth quarter the game.

Swipe through to check out more funny Groupon clips with Tiffany, as well as the Jimmy Kimmel Live! interview that started it all!

Let Freedom Ring: 12 Rare Photos Of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Happy Birthday to Mr. Black Excellence himself, Martin Luther King Jr.

On this day, we celebrate the life a true king who fearlessly fought for what he believed in and lead a whole race people to believe in themselves.

 

In honor MLK’s 89th birthday, check out these rare, classic photos the late king.

Whitney Houston Would Not Approve This Cover Of “I Will Always Love You”

Everyone loves a good Whitney Houston cover however, it’s a bad Whitney Houston cover that we can’t stand. Not everyone has a voice like Whitney and some classics should be left alone.

One Whitney’s most covered and hardest songs to sing is her hit single “I Will Always Love You” from her movie The Bodyguard. While it takes quite the skilled pressional to pull this song, it doesn’t stop many from trying.

Check out this cover that is really really bad.

 

#WakandaGate Americans Wants Trump To Answer The Crisis In Wakanda

A screenwriter has come up with a great idea. She wants a real journalist to ask President Donald Trump a question about the crisis happening in Wakanda. You know the fictional home Marvel’s Black Panther. She wants to see this happen so bad that she’s fered up $300 to any journalist who asked. In a series tweets Sara Benincasa wrote:

People have already started to let the President know about the crisis immigrant from Wakanda heading to American in droves.

Head over to Sara’s twitter feed to see more the tweets. It’s a rather hilarious read.

Black Panther hits theaters everywhere 2/16/18