Celebration of Black Culture

Bushwick Bill Dead at 52 Due to Pancreatic Cancer

One incident can change the course of life. Before Bushwick Bill got shot in the eye, he didn’t think he had much to live for. He told us so in the lyrics of his 1992 hit “Ever So Clear.” Claiming ...

Robin Givens Bares Her Soul and Finds Her Purpose

Actress Robin Givens has played many roles in her life; retiring wallflower not being among them. She burst onto the scene as the beautiful and brainy Darlene on Head of the Class, a sitcom that aired on ABC from 1986 ...
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Spike Lee’s ‘Do The Right Thing’ Returns to Theaters to Celebrate 30th Anniversary on June 28

According to deadline.com, Universal Pictures plans to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Spike Lee’s groundbreaking and still-topical film Do the Right Thing with a re-mastered 4K restoration that will hit theaters June 28.
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'When They See Us' Makes a Powerful Case To Be Seen

The miscarriage of justice that surrounded the Central Park Five should by now be well known, but the details of the case, as reenacted, provide the inherent power of "When They See Us," a Netflix miniseries that's strongest at the ...
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Ava DuVernay's 'When They See Us' won't let you look away

Less than a decade ago, Ava DuVernay was just emerging as a creative force of a filmmaker and a passionate advocate of inclusive projects in Hollywood.

Let's praise Robert F. Smith -- and heed the problem his donation has laid bare

While considering the incredible generosity of billionaire philanthropist Robert F. Smith, who announced during a commencement speech that he'd be creating a program to pay off the student loans for every student in Morehouse College's class of 2019, you should ...
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Bank Calls Police On Black Mayor in His Own City

Mayor Richard Thomas discussed how staff at JP Morgan & Chase summoned the police on him, his staff member, and a Mount Vernon Police detective as the Mayor sought to deposit a six figure check and get access to the ...

For the First Time, Miss USA, Miss America and Miss Teen USA Are All Black Women

For the first time, America's top beauty pageants -- Miss USA, Miss Teen USA and Miss America -- have crowned black women as their winners at the same time.
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Eric Green Brings Color & Style With Style Made Simple

With a career that’s spanned across the globe - and included partnerships with fashion powerhouses like Armani, Burberry, Cole Haan, Gap, J. Crew, Neiman Marcus, North Face and more - former Charming Charlie Vice President and Executive Creative Director, Eric ...
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Houston Army Vet, Salon Owner Helping Girls become Entrepreneurs with Free Braiding and Success Workshop Saturday

Houston Girls ages 7-17 can get a head start on launching their own business this Saturday, May 11th thanks to US Army Reserve Veteran and Braids for Hope Founder Jessica Ray.
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Director John Singleton in coma following major stroke

Director John Singleton is in a coma after suffering a major stroke more than a week ago, according to court documents filed by the filmmaker's mother in which she seeks conservatorship.

Houston Black Restaurant Week Set to Kick Off On April 14

It's that time of the year again! Houston's Black Restaurant Week will be in full effect for two weeks from April 14 through April 28 this year. This will be the fourth annual culinary fest where Houstonians will celebrate the ...
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Just a 'Little' black girl magic

Marsai Martin might want to work a little harder. At least that's the joke her "Little" co-stars Issa Rae and Regina Hall made to CNN when asked why there haven't been more films like theirs, starring young actors of color.
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HBCU Spotlight: Jarvis Christian College, Southwestern Christian College, and Texas College

As we end Historically Black Colleges and Universities Awareness Month, we conclude by taking a look at our last three HBCUs in Texas.
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Comcast Formally Launches Afro and Cleo, Two New Black-Centric Networks

During a star-studded evening complete with a red-carpet entry at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., Comcast formally announced the addition of two television networks that highlights the company’s commitment to diversity.
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