[video] I’m black and I’m a member of the 1%

“If you are a person of color you can have as much money as you want, you are still are who you are” – Sheila Johnson (co-founder of B.E.T)

In the U.S. today, the average African-American household owns just 6 cents for every $1 of wealth held by the typical white household, and blacks make up just 1.7% of the top 1% of wealthy Americans. But there are black members of the 1% who are working to change that. Tanzina Vega investigates the historical and contemporary racial barriers to wealth creation in the U.S.

Nate Parker scores $17.5 million for Nat Turner Slave Rebellion movie at Sundance

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Somebody get Stacy Dash on the phone.

via Hollywood Reporter

Birth came to Sundance with big expectations, with many major buyers seeing it as an Oscar contender, especially given the controversy surrounding the past two years of #OscarsSoWhite hashtags. Parker, 36, quit acting for two years to realize the passion project that he wrote, produced, directed and toplined. He put in $100,000 of his own money to fly around the country to talk to anyone who might want to finance it. A dozen investor groups — which included former NBA player Michael Finley and San Antonio Spurs star Tony Parker — cobbled together the film’s $10 million budget.

Just as the world-premiere Sundance Film Festival screening of The Birth of a Nation was about to end on Monday, filmmaker and star Nate Parker snuck out of the Eccles Center theater and into a side room.

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[video] Rain 910 B.E.T Battle Rap Cypher

Hands down this guy went in. If you wanna see the whole battle GO HERE..

Underground veteran Rain 910 decides to rage against the system during his time on the mic, spitting “Cop drew his pistol with my hands up high” tell em’ I ain’t scared of nothing, this a perfect day to die.” He also expresses his pain of seeing African-Americans gunned down with the solemn bar, “Now picture us hand-in-hand / I shed tears when I see pictures of Sandra Bland.”

 

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[video] Maryland Woman DIES after ILLEGAL Butt Shots in QUEENS

So while the world celebrates Caitlynn Jenner’s transgender surgery, we are totally ignoring women risking their lives to enhance their butts with illegal procedures.

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This world is filled with self hate some are celebrated for it and others are ignored for it. Sadly this young lady Kelly Mayhew fell victim to societal pressures that says if you don’t have a fake big butt a la Kim Kardashian or Nicki Minaj that you are worthless. What makes her any different than Caitlynn? Wasn’t she on the same quest to be her ‘true self’?

via Daily News

A Maryland woman who adored bootylicious Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj died after receiving butt injections in a Queens basement by a quack doctor who fled the scene, police said Tuesday.

Kelly Mayhew, 34, succumbed to the botched procedure after driving with her mother to Far Rockaway from Maryland on Saturday.

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