Celebration of Black Culture

5 Books By Black Authors You Should Add To Your Reading List

If you are actively searching for good reads, the increase of black authors may have become more obvious depending on the source of your findings—it’s a wonderful thing.

Fans rally around Aretha Franklin

Many fans are giving Aretha Franklin her flowers now. In the wake of news that the legendary singer is gravely ill, social media has been flooded with tributes.
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Spike Lee Says He Hopes His New Film, 'BlacKkKlansman,' Makes Donald Trump a One-term President

Spike Lee hopes his new movie, "BlacKkKlansman," inspires Americans not to vote President Donald Trump into office for a second term.
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The Wakanda Effect? Black Women Are Dominating Magazine Covers This Month

Beyoncé said it herself, in her own words, while reflecting on her historic Vogue cover and spread.
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Salute to Houston's Own Slim Thug

Slim Thug has been running things like a “Boss” for the past twenty years. Coming on the scene in 1998 to catch the ear and eye of DJ Michael “5000” Watts and joining the “Swisha House” family, Slim’s legacy was ...
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OWN Announces Fourth Season Renewal of Ava Duvernay Acclaimed Drama 'Queen Sugar'

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced today it has renewed for a fourth season Ava DuVernay’s critically acclaimed original drama series “Queen Sugar,” from Warner Horizon Scripted Television, ahead of the extended 90-minute season three finale airing Wednesday, August 22 (10-11:30 ...
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Drake Becomes First Artist to Cross 50 Billion Streams

DRAKE has just made history becoming the first artist to surpass 50 billion streams across all global streaming platforms. His latest full-length album, Scorpion, has successfully pushed the artist into rarefied air. On top of the streaming record, Scorpion is ...
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Restaurant Manager Fired After Telling Black Woman to “Get Out”

Xzaveria Vaqua, a 37-year old Black woman from Kansas City, became one of the most recent victims of discrimination and racism when the manager of Tomfooleries Restaurant & Bar told her to “get out” of the restaurant. She posted the ...
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New 18-Inch African Americans Dolls Build Confidence, Self-Awareness and… Entrepreneurs!

BrainsandBeautyDolls.com is a new Black-owned company creating dolls to empower little girls all over the world. The company prides itself on designing unique dolls that will make a difference in children’s lives. Their mission is giving a gift that will ...
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Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Re-Elects Deborah Catchings-Smith to Second Term as International President

Based on her campaign platform to remain focused with 20/20 vision, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.’s grand chapter of delegates re-elected Deborah Catchings-Smith to a second two-year term as international president during the organization’s national convention (boule) in Dallas earlier ...
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Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Aids Dallas HBCU During International Convention

With less than four years to go until its centennial celebration, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority is focused on accelerating and expanding its community service impact across the country. During its 57th biennial convention in Dallas, which was held from July ...
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LeBron James Opens I Promise School in Hometown of Akron for At-Risk Kids

As he drove to the school he was helping open in his hometown, LeBron James’ emotions brought him back to when he was the same age as the kids who were starting school there Monday.
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Beyoncé Hires Tyler Mitchell, 23, to Shoot Her September 2018 Vogue Cover, 1st Black Photographer in Magazine’s 126-Year History

According to huffingtonpost.com, musical icon Beyoncé received unprecedented control over the cover of the upcoming September issue of Vogue magazine, and in turn hired Tyler Mitchell, 23, to be her photographer. Mitchell will become the first black photographer to shoot ...
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University of Pennsylvania Professor Ebony Elizabeth Thomas Offers List of Children’s Books That Accurately Depict Slavery

Children in the U.S. are often introduced to America’s troubled and cruel history through movies, television programs, and children’s books. Historical fiction is frequently the means by which children learn about atrocities such as the enslavement of African Americans, racial ...
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Jordan Thomas Wins Harvard Debate Competition as He and 24 Other Students from Atlanta Make History

A group of 25 black students from Atlanta, competing against hundreds of young scholars from around the world, made history over the weekend with winning performances in a Harvard debate tournament.
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