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A Nollywood filmmaker came up with a creative idea to explain the coronavirus to children in his native Nigeria. READ MORE: Travel entrepreneur chooses African over American in pandemic  CNN reports that director Niyi Akinmolayan wanted to find a way to...
Barack Obama and Eric Holder may not be in the same administration anymore, but they are still on the same page. The former president and attorney general were both on a conference call hosted by My Brother's Keeper, the...
Will Smith and the cast of the Fresh Prince of Bel Air reunited in a poignant Snapchat recently to reminisce about their time on the popular 90s sitcom. READ MORE: Will Smith and Tyra Banks recreate classic 'Fresh Prince' scene James Avery, who...
Though he's been gone now for four years, the Prince tributes keep coming. He was paid homage to by the Grammys on Let's Go Crazy: The Grammy Tribute to Prince on the fourth-anniversary date of his passing with performances by...
Los Angeles native The Game is mourning two of the city's lost sons in a new animated video. Born Jayceon Taylor, The Game openly mourned Nipsey Hussle with multiple posts on his Instagram when the rapper was gunned down last...
A sad story from Michigan, which has been hard hit by the coronavirus. Hospital worker Deborah Gatewood will never get to celebrate her hard-earned retirement. The phlebotomist, a health professional who draws blood, was just two years from retiring from...
American's meat-processing workers are scared. Too many of them have fallen ill and died from the COVID-19 virus as their companies reportedly put profits over people. READ MORE: Has the coronavirus put our meat supply at risk? Now that President Donald Trump...
While Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has reopened businesses including gyms, barbershops,  hair, and nail salons, among others, people in the state continue to die from the COVID-19 virus. READ MORE: Georgia leaders say reopening state is attack on Black people  According...
Carnivores may be out of luck pretty soon according to one of the nation's largest meat suppliers. Tyson Foods took out a full-page ad in three newspapers including The New York Times over the weekend to say that the food...
Michelle Obama, otherwise known as our Forever FLOTUS, announced today that her 2018 "Becoming" book has morphed into a Netflix documentary. The documentary appears to be focused on the previously lesser-known community events that surrounded her book tour. Although she...
Tulane men’s basketball star Teshaun Hightower was arrested Saturday in Georgia on a murder charge and other counts. It wasn't supposed to be this way. While the world mourned sports after the major leagues shut down due to the coronavirus,...
If you've been following D-Nice's Club Quarantine on Instagram, you've likely been amazed by the vast catalog of music he carries around in his head. Spinning live from his Los Angeles apartment (with enviable views) he's played across the...
There has been a lot of talk about the inequities faced by African Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic. But one group of African Americans has been somewhat overlooked. The population of Black women in jail is at risk for...
The first virtual NFL draft got started Thursday night for the first of three round of selections. While future superstars often do go in the first round, they sometimes show up in later rounds as well. Antonio Brown, the now...
Even Trevor Noah is a fanboy when it comes to Teddy Riley and Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds. The quarantined Daily Show host, who is now hosting his Daily Social Distancing Show from his Manhattan apartment, talked to the superstar producers after...
Just a day after Dallas Cowboys fans celebrated the signing of talented Oklahoma wideout CeeDee Lamb in the league's first virtual NFL draft, the team and its fans are in mourning. READ MORE: NFL Star Malcolm Jenkins warns Black community not...
Like everyone else, talk show host Tamron Hall has been doing her daily talk show virtually, with guests checking in via Skype. But she may have wished she could have comforted one of her latest guests with a hug. READ MORE: Are...
The Whitney Houston biopic we've been waiting for is on the way. According to Deadline, The Houston estate announced today that a movie has been greenlit for production with The Photograph director Stella Maghie in negotiations to lead the film. READ MORE: H.E.R.,...
Halle Berry revealed that Pierce Brosnan saved her life while filming 2002's Die Another Day.  The actress made the remark while appearing on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon Tuesday. It has been taping from the TV host's home where...
A talented California softball player has become a tragic victim of the coronavirus epidemic but she didn't die of the virus. Jo'Vianni "Jo" Smith, 15, instead succumbed to the fear, stress, and uncertainty that the virus has wrought. Her mother...