Celebration of Black Culture

Shea Moisture Criticized for New Video Campaign

Shea Moisture released a new ad as part of their #BreakTheWalls campaign on their Facebook page Monday that sparked controversy on Twitter. The video features an African American woman, and in an attempt to expand their current demographic, also features ...
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14-Year-Old Cello Prodigy Ifetayo Ali-Landing Wins Coveted National Music Competition

While most teens are consumed with navigating puberty, Ifetayo Ali-Landing is busy being a cello master. A student at the Hyde Park Suzuki Institute in Chicago, IL, Ali-Landing recently took home the coveted 1st place prize in the 2017 Annual ...
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Jay Z to Host and Produce New Docuseries on Race in America with National Geographic

Jay Z is tackling race in the Trump era. The rap mogul is currently working on his third docuseries, “Race With Jay Z,” with National Geographic. The project, produced by Hov and The Weinstein Company, will explore systematic injustices such ...
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Happy 100th, Ella! American Musical Legend Ella Fitzgerald Born on this Day in 1917

Ella Fitzgerald, who would have turned 100 today, was one of the most beloved and versatile singers of the 20th century. In a career that spanned six decades, Fitzgerald recorded hundreds of songs, including definitive versions of many standards. Along ...
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Teen Wears Black Lives Matter Inspired Dress to Prom

A Florida teenager wore a dress featuring pictures of Trayvon Martin, Sandra Bland, Michael Brown, and others to her high school prom.
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HBRW: Serving Up Black Businesses as the Main Dish

What to eat is a question that is becoming just as hard to answer as to where to eat. With the wide variety of offerings tempting our palates and the number of restaurants scattered throughout the city that question is ...
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Woman Who Lived In Former Slave Cabin Visits Smithsonian

It’s been years since Isabell Meggett Lucas has been inside the tiny house she was born in, a former slave cabin where her ancestors sought refuge from the hot South Carolina sun.
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Don Cheadle Tackling Story of Jeremiah G. Hamilton, Wall Street’s 1st Black Millionaire

Don Cheadle has acquired the film and TV rights to “Prince of Darkness: The Untold Story of Jeremiah G. Hamilton, Wall Street’s First Black Millionaire” by Shane White, with plans to adapt the 2015 book as a starring vehicle. Steven ...
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John Legend Surprises London Commuters With Mini-concert

Commuters at London's St. Pancras Station were more than just "Ordinary People" Wednesday morning.
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Online Store Sees Surge of African Pride in the Age of Trump

Roberta Holmes, entrepreneur and founder of TheMotherland.online, was a bit surprised about the surge she saw in website traffic after the election of Donald Trump. Her online store just opened in October.
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Deputies Cuff Rapper Wyclef Jean After Mistaking Him for a Robbery Suspect

Sheriff's deputies in Los Angeles handcuffed rapper Wyclef Jean after mistaking him for a robbery suspect.
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Innovative Company Releases New Line of Afro-Futuristic Hair Styling Products

Carbon-AR is a Black-owned product and media creator in Oakland, California that creates Afro-Futuristic Styling Combs. They are quickly expanding into becoming a producer of culturally relevant high quality products in the Black hair industry.
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Jurnee Smollett-Bell: The Wounds of Slavery Have Not Healed

Despite being a fierce opponent of President Donald Trump, Jurnee Smollett-Bell remains hopeful during his presidency because the "spirit of revolution" brings change.
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Study: We Think Black Men Are Bigger Than White Men (even when they're not)

When we look at black men, what is and what we see are often different things. Namely, we may see black men as bigger, stronger, and scarier than white men, even if they are the same size.
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Young Rising Star Shahadi Wright Joseph Chats With Houston Style

Shahadi Wright Joseph an 11-year-old Broadway singer, dancer and actress is the next child star to watch!
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