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Michael Jordan just spoke at the memorial for Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna Bryant and the NBA legend let his tears flow throughout the heartfelt tribute. WATCH: Vanessa Bryant speaks about Gigi and Kobe Bryant at Celebration of Life:...
Vanessa Bryant took the stage at the memorial for her husband, Kobe Bryant, and daughter, Gigi Bryant. Dressed in a gorgeous black dress, she took several deep breaths before she began to speak. She spoke about her 13-year-old daughter in great...
Beyonce opened the Kobe Bryant Memorial at the Staples Center on Monday with an emotional performance of "XO." "I'm here because I love Kobe and this was one of his favorite songs," she said before asking the crowd to join...
The 51st annual NAACP Image Awards are going down in Pasadena and that means Hollywood's best and brightest are all in attendance. Folks like Lena Waithe, Cynthia Erivo, Michael B. Jordan, and more all brought their best style game to...
Black History Month is in full effect and there are tons of ways to celebrate this weekend. Aside from educating the masses on the impact Black folks have had on this country, another bonus is the powerful content that...
Danai Gurira stays winning. The actress who is best known for her roles in Black Panther and The Walking just inked an overall deal with ABC Studios. Under the two-year agreement, the talented star will write, produce, and develop projects across...
Shemar Moore is mourning the loss of his mother. The actor shared the sad news in a series of tearful videos that show how devastated he is over the loss of the 76-year-old who passed away on February 8. “Marylin Joan...
Lizzo is ready to kick-off festival season by headlining the first-ever Virgin Fest in Los Angeles. The two-day event from Jason Felts and Sir Richard Branson announced the star-studded lineup on Thursday and it looks like there will tons...
Based on the 2017 bestseller by Celeste Ng, Little Fires Everywhere follows the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and an enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives. The story explores the weight of secrets, the nature of...
Reginald Hudlin is gearing up for the release of his latest film Emperor and theGrio has the first look at the powerful project. Produced by the Oscar-nominated filmmaker behind The Black Godfather and Django Unchained, the film is inspired by the...
Whether you're single and ready to mingle or boo'ed up this Valentine's Day, you may want to plan on checking out The Photograph. The flick that stars Issa Rae and LaKeith Stanfield examined black love in a way we haven't...
Janelle Monae took subtle shade to new heights when she opened the 92nd annual Academy Awards by acknowledging #OscarsSoWhite when she took the stage. The multi-talented star kicked off her performance with a rendition of "Won't You Be My Neighbor"...
Cynthia Erivo may not have won the Academy Award for Best Actress but that didn't stop the Harriett star from owning the Oscars stage on Sunday night. Her rendition of "Stand Up" was easily the night's most powerful performance and...
The 92nd annual Academy Awards took place on Sunday in Los Angeles and while there wasn't a long list of Black nominees this year, a few of our faves (Obamas) proved victorious at the Oscars. Obamas’ first Netflix project ‘American...
The 92nd annual Academy Awards went down on Sunday night and although there wasn’t much melanin on the Oscars nominees list, there were tons of beautiful Black stars slaying on the red carpet.  BLOSCARS: Our list of Black folks and...
Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios will present its 4th annual Oscar Gala in support of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and this year, the extravagant event will feature performances by Maroon 5.  The annual event that invites Hollywood’s elite to enjoy cocktails,...
Hollywood is more diverse than ever before but this year’s Academy Award nominees certainly don't reflect the changing landscape. The fact that Cynthia Erivo is the only Black person nominated in a major category for her role in Harriet when...
Oscars week means there are tons of fabulous events happening in Los Angeles leading up to the big night and the Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon is always one for the books. This year, the beautiful Black women of...
WNBA legend Lisa Leslie sat down for an interview with Gayle King on CBS This Morning to discuss the late NBA star, Kobe Bryant. During the interview, Leslie suggested the media "should be more respectful" of Bryant, who tragically died...
HBO Max has nabbed the domestic distribution rights for On The Record, the documentary that chronicles several women who have accused Russell Simmons of sexual assault. According to Deadline, the shocking film will only air on the streaming service HBO Max,...