Celebration of Black Culture

D.L. Hughley Shoots Straight on Police, Mark Fuhrman and Racial Profiling

Hailed as one of the most prolific standup comedians of the past three decades, D.L. Hughley has never been afraid to dig into ethnic stereotypes, economic disparity, relationships, politics… nothing’s off limits. His words are explicit and paint an accurate ...
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'Whitney' brings heavy hand to Whitney Houston's troubled life

"Whitney," the second feature-length Whitney Houston documentary in 10 months, has the advantage of being produced with cooperation from Houston's estate, providing greater access to those closest to her, including multiple relatives. The overall message, though, is much the same ...
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For fans of John Coltrane his lost album is exciting. For the church that worships him, it's a religious event

Eight months before John Coltrane died, he performed a concert at Temple University. During the concert, the legendary jazz musician put down his horn and banged his fists against his chest. He screeched and he squawked. He yodeled and he ...
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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated Donates $20,000 to HBCUs

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated is historically known for its support of higher education through the awarding of scholarships and charitable donations to educational entities. Prairie View A&M University and Texas Southern University were recent beneficiaries of that generosity when ...
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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Welcomes Nearly 20,000 Members to Houston July 6-12 for Biennial Conference

Nearly 20,000 members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.® (AKA) – from all over the world – will converge on Houston from July 6-12 for its biennial conference. Led by International President Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson, L.H.D., attendees will engage in ...
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Appreciating African American Music Stirs One’s Soul

Music is a great storyteller. Through written words, a story is told, of course. But, the story set to music also comes alive in all of us with the emotions the music evokes. Hearing a particular song can cause one ...
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Issa Rae goes bold at CFDA fashion awards

The Council of Fashion Designers of America awards ceremony -- known as "the Oscars of the fashion industry" -- attracted some star power Monday night.
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You're not prepared for Viola Davis's fierceness in 'Widows'

Viola Davis is ready to teach us how to get away with heisting. In the movie "Widows," Davis plays a woman who decides to find her inner criminal after her husband is killed while trying to pull off a heist. ...
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The Temptations’ Otis Williams Talks Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson & Berry Gordy

Since signing with Berry Gordy’s Motown Records in 1961, the legendary Temptations have gone through many incarnations in their more than fifty years making music. From fledgling singers riding the early wave of Motown’s signature hybrid Rock n’ Roll/R&B sound, ...
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Dope Moms With Natural Hair Love The Doux, Mother's Day Gifts Under $100.00

The Doux is a line of hair care (created by a mother of 5) getting attention for bold packaging, clever product names inspired by 90's hip hop and being a go-to option for natural curls, wavy, loose, or super tight. ...
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Houston Based Celebrity Hairstylist, Charmeka Augustine-Young, is Available for Spring/Summer Beauty Segments & to Discuss Houston's Influence in the Luxury Virgin Hair Industry

With the right hairstyle, a woman’s energy will radiate and beam through out every part of her body while having her believing the most magical things about herself. H-Town’s own Charmeka Augustine-Young, is bringing magic to the multi-billion dollar hair ...
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Johnson ‘Sets It Off’ Onstage with Houston Audiences

‘Set It Off Live on stage,’ Je’Caryous Johnson’s most recent anticipated play made its way to Houston and debuted to sold-out audiences. It was a smash hit. “Set It Off Live On Stage’ is based on the original screenplay of ...
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Expand Your Palette During HBRW 2018

A party is not a party without it. It can be the focus of any lively conversation. Rich, bland, sweet, salty, or spicy there is no end on how to describe it. Food is a common denominator for all people. ...
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Denzel Washington Paid for ‘Black Panther’ star Chadwick Boseman to Study at Oxford

Chadwick Boseman, the 41-year-old star of Black Panther, may have Oscar-winner and 2018 nominee Denzel Washington to thank for some of his success. While studying at Howard University in the late ’90s, Boseman and some of his peers applied to ...
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Common, Danny Glover, Andrew Young, Dr. Bernice King, Martin Luther King III, Civil Rights, Labor and Faith Leaders to Launch "I AM 2018" Movement in Memphis

As the nation grapples with deep racial and economic injustices and inequality in communities from coast to coast, the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) and Church of God in Christ (COGIC) are launching a national effort ...
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