Celebration of Black Culture

Let's praise Robert F. Smith -- and heed the problem his donation has laid bare

While considering the incredible generosity of billionaire philanthropist Robert F. Smith, who announced during a commencement speech that he'd be creating a program to pay off the student loans for every student in Morehouse College's class of 2019, you should ...
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Bank Calls Police On Black Mayor in His Own City

Mayor Richard Thomas discussed how staff at JP Morgan & Chase summoned the police on him, his staff member, and a Mount Vernon Police detective as the Mayor sought to deposit a six figure check and get access to the ...

For the First Time, Miss USA, Miss America and Miss Teen USA Are All Black Women

For the first time, America's top beauty pageants -- Miss USA, Miss Teen USA and Miss America -- have crowned black women as their winners at the same time.
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Eric Green Brings Color & Style With Style Made Simple

With a career that’s spanned across the globe - and included partnerships with fashion powerhouses like Armani, Burberry, Cole Haan, Gap, J. Crew, Neiman Marcus, North Face and more - former Charming Charlie Vice President and Executive Creative Director, Eric ...
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Houston Army Vet, Salon Owner Helping Girls become Entrepreneurs with Free Braiding and Success Workshop Saturday

Houston Girls ages 7-17 can get a head start on launching their own business this Saturday, May 11th thanks to US Army Reserve Veteran and Braids for Hope Founder Jessica Ray.
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Director John Singleton in coma following major stroke

Director John Singleton is in a coma after suffering a major stroke more than a week ago, according to court documents filed by the filmmaker's mother in which she seeks conservatorship.

Houston Black Restaurant Week Set to Kick Off On April 14

It's that time of the year again! Houston's Black Restaurant Week will be in full effect for two weeks from April 14 through April 28 this year. This will be the fourth annual culinary fest where Houstonians will celebrate the ...
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Just a 'Little' black girl magic

Marsai Martin might want to work a little harder. At least that's the joke her "Little" co-stars Issa Rae and Regina Hall made to CNN when asked why there haven't been more films like theirs, starring young actors of color.
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HBCU Spotlight: Jarvis Christian College, Southwestern Christian College, and Texas College

As we end Historically Black Colleges and Universities Awareness Month, we conclude by taking a look at our last three HBCUs in Texas.
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Comcast Formally Launches Afro and Cleo, Two New Black-Centric Networks

During a star-studded evening complete with a red-carpet entry at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., Comcast formally announced the addition of two television networks that highlights the company’s commitment to diversity.
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Black Actors Call Out Hollywood For Lack Of Black Hairstylists

Over the past few years, Hollywood has been embroiled in a discussion about diversity.
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Cardi B Sets Records at Rodeo Houston

Over 75,000 paid to see rapper and entertainer Cardi B setting a record for the first time Rodeo Houston performer. Reports claim that Cardi took the lead from Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo favorite Garth Brooks by just three people.
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Oscars Finally Getting It Right

Stand up and give the Oscars a round of applause. Kudos to the Oscars first off for one of if not the shortest show with no hosts. It was time out for all the not so funny, unnecessary bits and ...
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Spike Lee, Regina King, “Black Panther” and More Win at 91st Academy Awards

2019 is arguably the year of #OscarsSoBlack. According to the Los Angeles Times, this year set the record for the most individual Black winners of Academy Awards, with seven victors in six categories.
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Regina King's Oscar win puts her in very cool company

Regina King is now an Oscar winner. The actress was awarded the best supporting actress statue on Sunday for her role in Barry Jenkins' "If Beale Street Could Talk," in which she plays Sharon Rivers, a matriarch whose spirit is ...
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