Celebration of Black Culture

Spike Lee earns first Oscar nomination for directing

More than 30 years after the release of his first feature film, legendary director Spike Lee has earned his first Oscar nomination for best director and his first nomination for best picture.
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Black-ish Star Marsai Martin Set to Become Youngest Executive Producer in Hollywood History

When the comedy Little hits theaters this spring, aside from featuring some of the industry’s biggest stars, the film will also make history. For at least a few months, 14-year-old Marsai Martin will hold the title as the youngest executive ...
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Executive Producer Dream Hampton Talks “Surviving R. Kelly”

For Dream Hampton, who served as executive producer of the much-talked about “Surviving R. Kelly” documentary, the explosive revelations in the film were just the tip of the iceberg.
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The Legendary Lauren Anderson in the Nutty Nutcracker

The Legendary, first African-American Principal dancer for the Houston Ballet, Lauren Anderson, will appear in the Texas Ballet Theater (TBT) Ben Stevenson's The Nutty Nutcracker at 8 PM December 14, 2018 at the Bass Performance Hall (525 Commerce St. Fort ...
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Texas Teen Makes History as First African American Miss Texas Teen USA

Kennedy Edwards made history over the weekend when she was crowned as the first ever African-American Miss Texas Teen USA in the pageant’s 35-year history.
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Arthur Mitchell, Co-founder of Dance Theatre of Harlem, Dies at 84

Arthur Mitchell, the trailblazing African-American dancer who called himself "the grandfather of diversity," has died, according to the Dance Theatre of Harlem's Facebook page.
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LaTavia Roberson: The Naked Truth

LaTavia Roberson is back like she never left and taking full control of her life while going full throttle! Known for selling over 25 million records with the international known girl group, Destiny’s Child, this two-time Grammy award singer/songwriter brings ...
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Miss America 2019 is Nia Franklin

The new Miss America is Nia Franklin. Representing New York, Franklin was crowned the 92nd Miss America at Sunday's event in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
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Legacy Lapels Brings the Power of the Suit

“It’s not about the suit. It’s about the man in the suit.” ~ Ramon Smothers
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Actress Regina King Shines in Seven Seconds on Netflix

With an acting career spanning four decades and multiple awards and nominations, Regina King has effortlessly embodied countless memorable characters across the big and small screens.
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Featured Artist of The Month: Rising Jazz Aficionado, Houston's Own, Eddie Moore, Creates a Resurgence of Modern-Day Jazz

Jazz Pianist and leader of Outer Circle band is an embodiment of eclectic vibes immersed from his grassroots, right here in Houston – Eddie Moore exudes talent.
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The stories behind 5 of Aretha Franklin's biggest songs

With her powerhouse voice, Aretha Franklin could make any song an event. The late singer drew from a range of inspirations -- her life, her loves, her faith -- to bring passion to every verse. When she sang it, you ...
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“Black-ish” and “Grown-ish” Producer Kenya Barris Signs $100 Million Netflix Deal

Kenya Barris has become the newest big-ticket addition to Netflix’s lineup of television producers.
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Taraji P. Henson Launches the Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation to Provide Support Around Mental Health Issues in African-American Community

Academy Award and Emmy Award-nominated actress Taraji P. Henson launched The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation (BLHF) in honor of her late father in order to help eradicate the stigma around mental health issues in the African-American community and provide support ...
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How Aretha Franklin energized two social movements with one hit song

Nobody would call Aretha Franklin a central figure of the civil rights movement. And she was not an overt feminist.
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