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Library Housing Largest Historic Collection of Black Literature Neglected by City of Chicago While...

In Washington D.C., a humble three-story Victorian resting on the corner of 9th Street and Marietta Place, once the home of history-making author and historian Carter G. Woodson, is being turned into a museum....

Octavia Spencer and Taraji P. Henson to Co-Star in Film About Genius Black...

An Academy Award winner and a Golden Globe recipient are about to send a man to space. It's been confirmed that Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer will join Golden Globe-winning actress Taraji P. Henson in the...

Oscar Voter Says Diversity Push is ‘Insulting’ to Blacks as He Rails Against Change...

Just two weeks after #OscarsSoWhite the sequel, Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced new changes to the Academy membership that would alter the voting status of its members, effective immediately. The answer to the...

Chance The Rapper Raises More Than $100,000 to Buy Self-Heating Winter Coats for Chicago’s...

As the Windy City trudges through the winter, Chicago's homeless will be better able to withstand the cold this year. Chicago MC and activist Chance The Rapper has raised $113,601 to provide special coats...

Interview: Director Ryan Coogler Talks ‘Creed 2’, Creating Opportunity for Diversity in Film, and...

In a market saturated with competition from blockbuster franchises, family-friendly animated favorites, superhero movies, best-selling book adaptations, biopics, and a flurry of dramatic Oscar bait, no film in 2015 has packed the punch of...
American Idol star Ruben Studdard on The Biggest Loser

Ruben Studdard Gets A Master’s Degree from Alabama A&M University, Joins Lloyd As Latest...

After graduating in 2000 with a bachelor's degree in vocal studies, winning American Idol, releasing a platinum-selling debut album and four successful studio follow-ups, Ruben Studdard has returned to the place where it all...

Patti LaBelle Shuts Down Critics by Having #PattiPie Guy Over for an Epic Holiday...

While the Internet was busy trying to make Patti LaBelle look like an ungrateful spotlight hog, she was busy planning the ultimate thank-you gift for James Wright on Thanksgiving. The soul singer-turned-cooking maven hosted the...

Opinion: Sorry Taye Diggs, Race Matters and Biracial Children Can’t Afford to Pretend It Doesn’t

Known for being the center of controversy on topics involving self-hate and colorism, actor Taye Diggs has found himself in the thick of it yet again. This time over comments about his mixed race...

P. Diddy: Black Community in ‘State of Emergency’— Demands Billions of Dollars from Obama...

Sean "Diddy" Combs is all about the politics these days. As the media continues its inundation of coverage on the Democratic and Republican presidential hopefuls vying for their party's 2016 nomination, the hip-hop mogul is...

#AssaultatSpringValleyHigh Highlights the Trauma Black Children Face On an Ongoing Basis Under White Supremacy

“I was crying, like literally screaming, crying like a baby,” said Niya Kenny, the 18-year-old student who was arrested by Deputy Ben Fields after objecting to his assault of her 16-year-old classmate on Monday,...

‘The Cosby Show’ Legacy Deserves Better: Cliff Huxtable Is Not Bill Cosby, Why Are...

In the face of sexual assault accusations from over 50 women, some dating back 50 years, it's fairly difficult to make a defense for Bill Cosby. It goes without saying that his reputation as...

Stephon Marbury Unfazed by Backlash After ‘Jordan Has Been Robbing the Hood’ Comment, Relaunches...

It's been years since Stephon Marbury faced Michael Jordan on the basketball court, but the former NBA star is ready to take on the basketball legend again--this time off the court. Marbury is relaunching his...

Jennifer Hudson Joins Fight for School Equality for Black and Hispanic Students

Jennifer Hudson is raising her voice in a fight for school equality in New York. The Oscar winner is set to perform at the Stand for School Equality rally in Cadman Plaza on October...

Rihanna’s Finance Firm Accused of Racist and Sexist Comments About the Singer in Lawsuit

The New York financial management firm that represents Rihanna is facing a hefty lawsuit for racist and sexists remarks. Robert Solomon, a former marketing head for Flynn Family Office, claims that the company fired...

Miss America Organization Apologizes to Vanessa Williams After 32 Years

After 32 years, the Miss America pageant has apologized to Vanessa Williams. Williams was serving as head judge for the Miss America 2016 pageant when the unexpected apology came. The 52-year-old star made history...

Nigerian Doctor Who Found Disease in Football Players Gets Movie Starring Will Smith, NFL...

Will Smith’s upcoming film is stirring up some controversy, and it hasn’t even hit theaters yet. The movie is called Concussion, and it’s reportedly causing the NFL a bit of a headache. The Sony biopic tells...

Nelly Sends Two Kids to College Every Year for the Last 10 Years: ‘Only...

In the wake of the Mike Brown shooting and Ferguson protests last year, many in the Black community called for Black celebrities to speak out against the injustices shown to their own people. Some...

Meagan Good and Morris Chestnut to Continue Black-led TV Shows on Fox This Fall...

Fox's line-up is getting a little more colorful for the fall 2015 season. The network is premiering two new shows led by Black actors in September— Minority Report and a medical drama called Rosewood. Set...

‘Every Single Word’ Videos Show Us What Popular Movies Look Like Without White People in — It...

Did you know that there's only one speaking role for a Black person in Disney's Maleficent, and the actor only speaks for a total of 11 seconds? Did you realize that there is only...

Dark Comedy ‘Driving While Black’ Takes on Police Terrorism in America

“Funny” isn’t the first word people associate with racial profiling, yet writer and actor Dominique Purdy and British director Paul Sapiano have humorously captured the absurdity of it and turned it into a dark...

Tyrese Gibson Pens Open Letter Challenging Ryan Seacrest to Play R&B Music by Black...

After working three-and-a-half years on his album, and navigating through personal struggles (a lengthy custody battle and the death of close friend Paul Walker), Tyrese Gibson can breathe a sigh of relief. Black Rose, a straight...

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