Pharrell addresses the colorism/intra-racism controversy sparked by the album cover for his forthcoming project, ‘G I R L.’
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Bill Siegel’s ‘Trials of Muhammad Ali’ documentary is set to air on PBS’ Independent Lens on April 14th.
“There’s a myth that Black women don’t have power in Hollywood. We’ve found 75 who do,” says Essence Magazine, which will soon host its 7th Annual Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon.
American Ballet Theatre’s sole Black ballerina Misty Copeland, whose memoir is out March 4th, is profiled in Teen Vogue’s March 2014 issue.
Not only does Microsoft have a new CEO, Satya Nadella, the tech giant has tapped veteran Silicon Valley executive John W. Thompson to replace Bill Gates as its chairman this week.
Google kicked off Black History Month on Saturday with a Google Doodle of Harriet Tubman (1820 – March 10, 1913), American abolitionist, spy, Civil War commander, and most notably — conductor of the Underground Railroad.
Lifetime will kick off Black History Month with the premiere of ‘The Gabby Douglas Story’ on February 1st. The film stars Regina King, S. Epatha Merkerson, Imani Hakim, Sydney Mikayla, and the 18-year-old gold medalist herself.
This February the Smithsonian Channel will premiere ‘Breath of Freedom,’ a documentary on African-American WWII soldiers who experienced being equals for the first time in Germany, and returned home determined to change their own country.
The conversation-sparking racial satire ‘Dear White People’ left the 2014 Sundance Film Festival with the Special Jury Prize for Breakthrough Talent this weekend.
Actor Michael K. Williams brings Arsenio to tears as he recalls his emotional breakdown while filming ’12 Years A Slave.’
Kevin Hart and Ice Cube’s buddy-cop comedy ‘Ride Along’ had a great Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend, ending Sunday with a three-day gross of $41.6 million.
Now that ‘Dear White People’ has premiered at 2014 Sundance Film Festival, an official poster has been released by director Justin Simien.
Queen of soul Aretha Franklin and Motown founder Berry Gordy will be honored at the 2014 BET Honors ceremony along with rapper and actor Ice Cube, American Express CEO Ken Chenault, and photographer Carrie Mae Weems.
Google is helping the internet celebrate the life and legacy of Zora Neale Hurston (January 7, 1891 – January 28, 1960) — “the most significant, most prolific Black woman writer of the first half of the 21st century.”
Preceded by over 60 years of racist cartoon depictions of Black people, the 1970s marked an animated revolution that changed the way Black children saw themselves. ‘Funky Turns 40,’ a traveling retrospective exhibit will celebrate this legacy at Harlem’s Schomburg Center starting February 5th.
It looks like Best Man Holiday’s opening weekend success may result in a third installment of the romantic dramedy, as director Malcolm D. Lee and Universal are currently in negotiations.
‘Best Man Holiday’ blasted into the #2 spot for its opening weekend, nearly trumping ‘Thor: The Dark World’ and almost doubling its $17 million budget.
Much buzzed about in the blogs and on the web lately is the focus and interest in what’s increasingly being called “Black Twitter.”
The steady roll out for ‘Fruitvale Station’ proved to be just right as the movie entered this weekend’s box office at #10.
‘Fruitvale Station’ stars Octavia Spencer and Michael B. Jordan cover the latest issue of JET Magazine where they talk about their award-winning new film.