Celebration of Black Culture

Powerful Look At Black Colleges And Universities Coming Next Month

The rich history of America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) began before the end of slavery, flourished in the 20th century and profoundly influenced the course of the nation for more than 150 years — yet remains largely unknown.
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Actor Cress Williams: The Importance of Playing a Black Superhero

Actor Cress Williams’ 20-plus year career acting in Hollywood has had its share of highlights, including regular and recurring roles on a number of television series such as Beverly Hills 90210, Veronica Mars, ER, Grey’s Anatomy, Prison Break, Friday Night ...
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GoFundMe: Frederick Joseph Launches the #BlackPantherChallenge to Take Kids to See Black Panther in Theaters

New York resident Frederick Joseph launched a GoFundMe to take Harlem children to see Black Panther in theaters next month. In just a few days, he raised over $30,000. Today, he announced the #BlackPantherChallenge to ask others to start a ...
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Frederick T. Joseph Launches GoFundMe to Help Boys & Girls Club of Harlem See “Black Panther”; Raises Over $26,000 in Four Days

A GoFundMe campaign launched to helping Harlem kids see Black Panther next month has already raised more than its $10,000 goal.
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Got Soulfood? Come On Down To House District 146!

This week Representative Shawn Thierry officially launched her "Business of the Week" program for District 146! Rep. Thierry believes that small businesses are the economic engines of our communities. If you own a small business in House District 146, or ...
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Anita Baker: Songstress Officially Retiring, Announces 2018 Farewell Tour

Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Anita Baker has announced her plans to retire from her iconic career after 30 years in the game.
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FASHION: Entrepreneur Ayanna Smith Creates #AskMe Tees to Encourage Thoughtful Conversation

#AskMe Tees are the brainchild of Washington D.C. entrepreneur Ayanna Smith. Ayanna has created a timely remix of the slogan tee – and we love it! These T-shirts encourage people, friends and strangers alike, to talk to each other by ...
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Grammy Award Winner Mary J. Blige to Receive Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Mary J. Blige will be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the recording category. The ceremony will take place on Jan. 11 at 6201 Hollywood Blvd. in front of Eastown. Sean “Diddy” Combs will join ...
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Oprah Winfrey Receives Cecil B. DeMille Award at 75th Golden Globes, Gives Speech of a Lifetime (WATCH)

Other stuff happened at the 75th Annual Golden Globes tonight, sure, and we are definitely proud of Sterling K. Brown for that Best Actor TV Drama win for “This is Us.”
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Cudjo Lewis, Last Survivor of Transatlantic Slave Trade, Has His Story Told in ‘Barracoon’ a Posthumous Book by Zora Neale Hurston to be Published in May 2018

According to Newsone.com, the published work of literary giant Zora Neale Hurston (Of Mules and Men, Their Eyes Were Watching God) will expand in 2018 with the posthumous release of a new non-fiction book in May, Melville House reported.
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Seven Interesting Facts About Kwanzaa

Beginning December 26 and lasting for seven days, Kwanzaa is a celebration of community, family and culture, established as a means to help African Americans reconnect with their African roots and heritage. Here are some interesting facts you may not ...
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BET Making Numerous Changes to Stay No.1

According to the Hollywood Reporter, BET is making a lot of changes to stay at the top. There latest was the removal of Debra Lee as BET President. She will remain in her role as chairman and CEO while Scott ...
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Give Her Gifts That Leave Her Melanin Popping

Here are some of this year’s most sought after beauty products that are made by black-owned companies.
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Tavis Smiley Responds to Allegations: “PBS Made a Big Mistake”

Award-winning talk show host Tavis Smiley is defending himself against recent sexual misconduct allegations after PBS has indefinitely suspended the distribution of his show.
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Gospel Superstar Yolanda Adams Praises TSU Students for Finishing Education In Commencement Address

Texas Southern University held its 2017 Winter Commencement ceremony on December 16, conferring degrees to the University’s August and December 2017 graduates. Family and friends of the graduating class filled the University’s H&PE Arena to watch their loved ones receive ...
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