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Morris Chestnut is one proud papa.  The 'Rosewood' actor posted a photo to Facebook of his daughter Paige heading off to prom with the caption, "Daddy-Daughter Time. #PrideandJoy #SeniorProm#GrowingTooFast." --Morris Chestnut talks new TV role in 'Rosewood,' says there's no...
Legendary record producer Andre Harrell knows good music when he hears it. After putting his own rap career on hold, he signed Heavy D in 1986 and created Uptown Records, the label that made us bop, sway and do the running man...
Kelly Rowland has a new girl group for a new era. The Grammy-award winning singer embarked on a journey to discover the next great girl group since Destiny's Child with her new BET docu-series called "Chasing Destiny." Her search has paid off. Fans...
Damilare Sonoiki, 24, writer for the hit ABC TV show Black-ish, is branching out with his own comedy series about being black in America. African Booty Scratcher follows a Nigerian family who tries to find their place in the U.S. while...
In a country where a growing share of public schools have minority children, fewer teachers look like them than ever before. For black men, the numbers are more startling: less than 2 percent of teachers in the U.S. are black...
Jennifer Hudson will headline “Hairspray Live!” this winter along with Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein who starred in the original Broadway show...
Beyoncé has blessed us with a brilliant ode to black womanhood and a blueprint for finding power through pain with the release of "Lemonade."
Like most fans, I knew that there would come a day when Prince Rogers Nelson would die — but I never imagined that it would come so soon. When I heard that the legendary artist was dead at 57, I...
Last month, the president hosted a surprise meeting with former federal inmates who had been invited to the White House...
This Saturday, HBO premieres Confirmation a movie about Anita Hill’s controversial 1991 sexual harassment testimony against Clarence Thomas...
As the race for president heats up, Democrats are battling harder than ever to make distinctions between candidates Senator Bernie Sanders and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton clear. Support from black voters has been especially crucial for Democrats in recent elections, and...
Professor and author Dr. Michael Eric Dyson says in his new book The Black President: Barack Obama and the Politics of Race that Obama will go down as one of the greatest presidents of all time-- but one who avoided engaging the topic of race to the detriment of black people...
This coming April 23rd will mark the first anniversary of the U.S. Senate's 56-43 vote to confirm Loretta Lynch as Attorney General...
Last week, a quote from Richard Nixon’s former Chief Domestic Advisor John Ehrlichman surfaced, confirming a disgusting truth that’s been well-known by black folks for several decades: the war on drugs had nothing to do eradicating a drug epidemic. Instead,...
Forget a cute note or a flower left in your locker. These days, kids across the country are asking each other out to prom with elaborate presentations and gifts. Instead of proposals, "PROMposals" are an official way to make...
The school-to-prison pipeline has moved our youth from the American Dream to an American nightmare. Children, who should be given second chances and opportunities to learn, are being pushed out of the classroom with high rates of suspensions and...
Fresh off a win in Nevada, Hillary Clinton is gearing up for the South Carolina Democratic Primary February 27....
Growing up, the monotony and one-dimensionality of Black History Month was utterly frustrating. Being one of few African Americans in a predominantly white school, the educational curriculum for the month of February centered on only two narratives: Black people were slaves and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr had a dream...