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Like a proud poppa, Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson has been hyping up Season 3 of his hit show “POWER” at every turn. From suited-up magazine covers to booming billboards, "POWER" is everywhere. “It is the best show on TV, trust me,” 50 boasts on...
Reality star EJ Johnson has been turning heads with his signature style and unstoppable confidence.  As the son of famous NBA baller Magic Johnson, EJ (Earvin Johnson III) has carved out his own niche in fashion and television.  After...
Although God did not deem it appropriate to imbue me with superhuman strength, super speed or the ability to fly, I still possess abilities beyond that of normal men. Supermen shouldn't go around telling people how many buildings they’ve...
Since its 2013 premiere, Netflix original series "Orange is the New Black" has walked a line between drama and comedy, effortlessly weaving quick-witted and crass humor into meaningful messages about America’s flawed prison system. On Friday, June 17th, the...
‘Orange Is The New Black’ Season 4 promises to be one of the grittiest and darkest seasons yet. The show’s writers address the Black Lives Matter movement and racial tensions within Litchfield Prison, reflecting real headlines seen across the country...
Michelle Obama’s time as First Lady of the United States may be coming to a close, but she isn’t finished yet. At the inaugural United State of Women Summit in Washington, D.C., the First Lady convened more than 5,000 women...
Miki Howard lived the life of R&B royalty in the late 80's and early 90's as a chart-topping soul singer, with hits like "Come Share My Love" and "Ain't Nobody Like You." But while the songstress rode the highs of...
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...