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Pulitzer Prize Winners

From Brooklyn to Broadway: Playwright Lynn Nottage Makes History as Two-Time Pulitzer Prize Winner

Lynn Nottage joins an elite and exclusive group of multiple Pulitzer-winning American playwrights and debuts ‘Sweat’ on the Great White Way

Lynn Nottage shares her elation with the Broadway debut of Sweat and her upcoming projects…

By Gwendolyn Quinn

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Melissa Christine Goodrum

How This Black Woman Poet Juggles Life and Art

Melissa Christine Goodrum is part of the new generation of black women telling their stories and sharing their perspective through their poetry

Melissa Christine Goodrum is one such poet. The Brooklyn-based writer, who has an MFA in…

By Samara Lynn

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Daphne Valerius

Award-Winning Filmmaker Daphne Valerius Digs Deep Into Culture, Beauty, and Identity in ‘The Souls of Black Girls’

Daphne Valerius’ shares, for the first time publicly, her personal and courageous journey of facial paralysis, insecurities as a young black girl, acceptance, and healing

In her 2007 Award-winning news documentary The Souls of Black Girls, filmmaker Daphne Valerius took…

By Rochelle Soetan

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Gianni Lee

Artist Gianni Lee Speaks on the Business of Creating Art

The dynamic creator and thought-provoking visual artist gives insight into his business acumen

Gianni Lee, an international DJ, fashion designer, and painter of fine art opens up about…

By Selena Hill

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Tupac

Celebrate Tupac’s Induction Into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame With Your Own Piece of Pac Memorabilia

"You are appreciated...Don't ya know we love ya?" (Tupac Shakur, "Dear Mama")

On April 7, 2017, Tupac Shakur became the first solo Rap/Hip-Hop artist to be inducted…

By Nathaniel J.

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Tracy “Twinkie” Byrd

From Brooklyn to Hollywood: Tracy “Twinkie” Byrd Makes Directorial Debut in ‘The Counter 1960’

Premiere Casting Director Pursues Her Passion

Tracy “Twinkie” Byrd, Hollywood’s premiere casting director, opens up about making her directorial debut with…

By Gwendolyn Quinn

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Prentice Penny

‘Insecure’ Showrunner Prentice Penny Opens Up About his New truTV Series

After working behind the scenes on 'Insecure,' 'Girlfriends,' and 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine,' Prentice Penny will step onto the small screen

Writer and producer Prentice Penny stars in the new lifestyle series Upscale with Prentice Penny,…

By Gwendolyn Quinn

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2017 Stellar Award Nominee Latice Crawford Shares Her #techieTips

The BET 'Sunday Best' alumna has been nominated Contemporary Female Vocalist of the Year for the 2017 Stellar Awards

This weekend, thousands will journey to Las Vegas with their favorite tech swag, ready to…

By Nathaniel J.

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novel

YA Novel About Police Brutality is Getting Plenty Praise

'The Hate U Give' looks at police violence through the eyes of a teenager

Angie Thomas’ debut Young Adult novel, “The Hate U Give,” reached the number one spot…

By Lisa Fraser

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Toyota

Toyota USA: Giving Back to the Community

Automaker supports multicultural communities through charitable donations and a strong sense of community

Giving back is part of Toyota’s commitment to diversity. For Black History Month, Toyota Motor…

By Brian Armstead

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Lynn Whitfield

Lynn Whitfield Opens Up About Starring on Oprah Winfrey’s ‘Greenleaf’

Actress shares about her love for the arts and the real-world women who comprise her character on the critically-acclaimed original drama series

Lynn Whitfield is one of a few African American actresses who has successfully achieved longevity…

By Gwendolyn Quinn

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little ballers

‘Little Ballers Indiana’ Docuseries From WNBA Star Skylar Diggins to Premiere on Nickelodeon’s Nicktoons Channel

The triumphant story of six young, dynamic, and diverse female basketball players

Dallas Wings WNBA All Star Skylar Diggins is behind a three-part docu-series from, premiering Friday,…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Kindness

Buckets of Kindness: Remembering Natalie Cole

How a chance encounter with a childhood idol taught Lisa Ascolese the value of sincere kindness and generosity, even in traditionally cutthroat corporate climates

Lisa Ascolese’s chance encounter with musical legend Natalie Cole exemplifies the value of kindness, even…

By Lisa Ascolese

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Moonlight

Moonlight Co-Creator Opens Up About His Academy Award Winning Film

Tarell Alvin McCraney’s Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Film of 2017 is a semi-autobiographical inspired story

Moonlight, a drama about the coming of age of a young, black, gay man, was…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Robin Givens

Robin Givens and Ashleigh Murray Open Up About Starring on ‘Riverdale’

Actresses Robin Givens and Ashleigh Murray talked about their roles in a modern-age rendition of…

By Aniesia Williams

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Daniel Beaty

Actor, Writer Daniel Beaty Brings ‘Chapter and Verse’ to the Screen

Actor, writer, film producer, and activist Daniel Beaty is living a dream

Inspired by his own family, award-winning actor Daniel Beaty co-wrote and is starring in a…

By Gwendolyn Quinn

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Lauryn

Black History Month: 10 Powerful Lyrical Quotes by Lauryn Hill

Rapper, singer, writer and actress Lauryn Hill made music history on this day, 18 years ago

Many of the lyrics from Lauryn Hill’s career continue to inspire and speak to today’s…

By Selena Hill

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slave

Black History Month: The Slave Who Escaped From George Washington

Ona Judge escaped slavery in the executive mansion only to live the rest of her life in poverty as a fugitive

Learn about Oney “Ona” Judge, the African American slave who ran away from George Washington’s…

By Selena Hill

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ABFF Honors

ABFF Honors: Issa Rae Hacks Hollywood

Long gone are the days of being discovered or looking for an agent to book you gigs

The who’s who of Hollywood will be in full effect on Wednesday, February, 22nd at…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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ABFF

ABFF Honors Denzel Washington, Queen Latifah, Issa Rae, and Black Talent in Hollywood

Don't miss this celebration of black excellence in Hollywood TONIGHT, Feb. 22, at 8 p.m. ET/PT, on BET

The extraordinary achievements of African Americans in cinema will be celebrated tonight at the 2017…

By Selena Hill

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After 143 Million Left Vulnerable by Equifax Hack, Here’s What You Can Do

The Equifax hack could be the largest data theft involving Social Security numbers, which is…

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How She Became a Full Stack JavaScript Developer In 5 Intensive Months

My biggest lesson learned was overcoming limitations I had put on myself regarding what I…

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