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John Douglas Thompson

John Douglas Thompson Opens Up About ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’ and ‘Julius Caesar’

John Douglas Thompson, who has been lauded as “one of the most compelling classical stage…

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Time 100

The 20 Black Honorees Featured on Time’s ‘100 Most Influential People’ List

These influencers have reshaped the way we see the world

The 2017 “Time 100” list of the world’s most influential people includes a colorful array…

By Selena Hill

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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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Suge

Suge Knight’s Son Responds to the Reported Revelation of Tupac’s Murderers

“…these are the same ones that want to keep my father locked up.”

“My father was the big protective brother of Pac. If he knew anybody was after…

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Suge Knight

After 21 Years, Suge Knight Finally Reveals the Two People Who Killed Tupac Shakur

He has also admitted who the real target was

But after 21 years of arguable statements, conspiracies, documentaries, debates and finger-pointing, Knight has now…

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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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Fabolous

Fabolous Talks Hip-Hop, Business, and Why He’s Taking Over Your Grocery Store

Fabolous' latest venture has placed him in an aisle where he's never gone before -- and that's the snack aisle at your local supermarket

Fabolous’ latest venture has placed him in an aisle where he’s never gone before –…

By Selena Hill

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Jordan Peel

Jordan Peele Announced as CinemaCon Director of the Year

The accolades keep coming for Peele, the writer and director behind 'Get Out'

In addition to making history with his breakout smash “Get Out,” writer and director Jordan…

By Selena Hill

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Happy

Get Happy With These 15 Feel Good Hits

The ultimate playlist of happy music to stay in high spirits and power through the day

Whether you’re stuck at work or overwhelmed by the cares of life, this lists of…

By Selena Hill

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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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Get Out

Jordan Peele’s ‘Get Out’ Proves the Need for Diversity in Hollywood

Diversity is profitable, but when will Hollywood get the picture?

Jordan Peele’s breakout film “Get Out” is just one example of a movie with a…

By Selena Hill

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Shots Fired

‘Shots Fired’: The 10-Hour Event Series America Needs Right Now

Fox's show 'Shots Fired' exposes the reality of the repercussions of the recent untimely and unjustified murders of innocent black men, women, and children across the nation

“Shots Fired” is what America needs and has been waiting for since the untimely and…

By Patrice Tartt

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Dana Hill

This ‘Queen Boss’ Reigns in the Beauty Box Biz

Award-winning beauty expert and 'Queen Boss' contestant Dana Hill discusses her company COCOTIQUE, a deluxe beauty box subscription company for women of color

Dana Hill is an award-winning expert in the beauty industry. She is the founder of…

By Gwendolyn Quinn

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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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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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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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Jay Z

Jay Z Launches Venture Capital Fund to Invest in Startups

Hip hop mogul joins list of celebrity angel investors starting VC funds

Jay Z is launching a new venture capital fund according to a new report from…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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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…

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“The only woman in the room” & how to change that by 2186

With passionate voices working every day to redefine the standard for gender equality, I believe…

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Ask Sheree: How to Manage an Overload of Work

It is very common for a busy professional to feel overwhelmed with their job commitments…

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