Black History Month

ESPN commentator Stephen A. Smith has landed himself in hot water again for his views on race.

When legendary University of North Carolina coach Dean Smith wanted his basketball team to get better back in the early 1960’s, he decided to open up his recruiting to start taking a look at black players at the persuasion of his church pastor . However, finding a black player that could fit the successful “Tar […]

We have much to remember and be thankful for during Black History Month, but there’s also much to mourn. Today would’ve been Trayvon Martin‘s 20th birthday. The 17-year-old Fla. teen was gunned down by neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman in 2012. The senseless deaths of unarmed Black men haven’t stopped: Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and Tamir Rice were all killed in 2014 […]

” ] In honor of Black History Month, The Urban Daily will be bringing you a series entitled, ‘Black History Retold‘. This new initiative will feature various celebrities detailing black history firsts, ranging from sports to politics and all things in between. The guests will read an excerpt from historically impactful documentation and explain what […]

Rev. Jesse Jackson has lived an extraordinary life. Through his civil service, he’s met some of the world’s biggest leaders including Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela. Rev. Jackson stopped by TUD’s studio and shared some fond memories of two of the biggest civil rights leaders the world will ever know. The best part about […]

In case you didn’t know, David Otunga is more than just Jennifer Hudson‘s fiancee and father of her son. He is a Harvard educated lawyer with a passion for bodybuilding and acting. As a young boy, he found that all of his passions intersected within the world of professional wrestling. Sitting in front of the […]

Big Boi and Andre 3000 have mashed as Outkast since ’94. But the Atlanta kings of the Cadillac have the perfect resume to ride into the future. And the stats to match. 10 Million The number of albums you need to sell in order to go Diamond. Which Outkast did with Speakerboxxx/TheLoveBelow. 1995 The year […]

Hollywood is full of people looking to hop in front of the camera. But if more people knew the numbers on Shonda Rhimes, the writer/producer behind ratings juggernauts like Private Practice, Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal, they might be looking for room behind the scenes… Check the Rhimes y’all. 1991 – The year Rhimes received her bachelors degree from Dartmouth […]

Known for her curvaceous curves and heavy accent, Joseline Hernandez often talks about her days as a stripper before getting into music but stripping may have been another form of working out for the seductive reality television star. Hernandez was once a personal trainer before making it big on prime time television. Yes you read […]

Whether it’s age or accolades, numbers just don’t seem to matter to Pharrell Williams. But just in case you’re interested, here’s a handful for you. 4 Number of Grammys Pharrell took home at the 2014 awards; Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, Record Of The Year & Producer Of The Year. 19,000 The amount […]

He may have a couple of names, a gang of jewelry, and several different hustles, but at the end of day, there is only one 2 Chainz. Here’s a few reasons why. 2 The number of Playaz in the Circle of his first group, Playaz Circle. 100,000 The amount of money Chainz paid to be released […]

There’s no telling how many wigs, wild outfits or wicked rhymes Nicki Minaj may have at any given moment. But thankfully, there are some numbers we can count on. Here’s a few. 7 The number of songs Nicki had on the Billboard charts at one time. She was the first artist to do so. 1 The […]