Celebration of Black Culture

Johnson ‘Sets It Off’ Onstage with Houston Audiences

‘Set It Off Live on stage,’ Je’Caryous Johnson’s most recent anticipated play made its way to Houston and debuted to sold-out audiences. It was a smash hit. “Set It Off Live On Stage’ is based on the original screenplay of ...
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Expand Your Palette During HBRW 2018

A party is not a party without it. It can be the focus of any lively conversation. Rich, bland, sweet, salty, or spicy there is no end on how to describe it. Food is a common denominator for all people. ...
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Denzel Washington Paid for ‘Black Panther’ star Chadwick Boseman to Study at Oxford

Chadwick Boseman, the 41-year-old star of Black Panther, may have Oscar-winner and 2018 nominee Denzel Washington to thank for some of his success. While studying at Howard University in the late ’90s, Boseman and some of his peers applied to ...
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Common, Danny Glover, Andrew Young, Dr. Bernice King, Martin Luther King III, Civil Rights, Labor and Faith Leaders to Launch "I AM 2018" Movement in Memphis

As the nation grapples with deep racial and economic injustices and inequality in communities from coast to coast, the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) and Church of God in Christ (COGIC) are launching a national effort ...
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Jacqueline Woodson Wins $608,000 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, World’s Largest Children’s Literature Prize

According to latimes.com, acclaimed author Jacqueline Woodson, who won a National Book Award for “Brown Girl Dreaming,” just won the 2018 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award on Tuesday. The award comes with a prize of $608,000, which is funded by the ...
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Actor Columbus Short Released From Prison After Serving 34 Days For Beating Wife

Columbus Short, a former Scandal actor, has been released from jail after serving only 34 days of his one-year sentence for beating his wife. The LA County Sheriff’s Department didn’t give a reason for the early release.
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Ava DuVernay to Direct DC's Superhero Epic 'New Gods'

Ava DuVernay is stepping into the superhero universe. The filmmaker has come on board to direct “New Gods” at Warner Bros. as part of the studio’s DC Extended Universe. “New Gods,” based on the DC Comics series of the same ...
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Craig Mack, "Flava in Ya Ear" rapper, dies at 46

Craig Mack, one of the artists who laid the foundation for Bad Boy Records, has died, the label's former director of marketing Michelle Joyce confirmed to CNN.
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'Flava in Ya Ear' hip-hop star Craig Mack, dies at 46

Former New York rapper Craig Mack, best known for his 90s smash hit single “Flava In Ya Ear,” died at age 46, on March 13, 2018. Mack died of heart failure at a hospital near his Walterboro, S.C. home, according ...
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O.J. Simpson described 'blood and stuff' in hypothetical murder scenario

So, was it a confession? Or was he speaking hypothetically? The questions remain, even after what Fox billed as O.J. Simpson's "shocking hypothetical account" of the 1994 murders of ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend, Ron Goldman.
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Stevie J Reacts to Reports He's Going to Jail for Million in Back Child Support

Stevie J may be spending time behind bars. A court has ruled that the music producer and Love & Hip Hop Atlanta star will report to authorities in April, for failure to pay child support. According to Bossip,
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Jordan Peele Becomes 1st African-American to Win Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay

At last night’s 90th Annual Academy Awards ceremony, “Get Out” writer/director/actor Jordan Peele won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay, the first African American to ever earn this honor. On Saturday evening, Peele also won Independent Spirit Awards for Best ...
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Anok Yai Becomes 1st Black Model since Naomi Campbell to Open the Prada Show at Milan Fashion Week

Last week, model Anok Yai made history at Prada‘s Fall 2018 show during Milan Fashion Week. The 19-year-old became the second black model to ever open a Prada show. The first was Naomi Campbell back in 1997. Yes, it’s been ...
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‘Black Panther’ Tops Box Office for 3rd Week, Now 10th Highest Domestic Grosser of All-Time with $501.1 Million

Disney-Marvel’s “Black Panther” is continuing its super-heroic run, grossing a stunning $501.1 million in North America in only 17 days and becoming the 10th highest grosser of all time.
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Meet The First Black Woman to Own a NASCAR Team

Diversity in sports racing is lacking, as only a few people of color are part of racing organizations such as the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR).
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