Celebration of Black Culture

TV One's Award-Winning Series UNSUNG Reflects On The Late Al Jarreau's Legacy

TV One's award-winning documentary series UNSUNG shines a spotlight on revolutionary jazz singer Al Jarreau, this Sunday, April 12 at 10 p.m. ET/9C.
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Jussie Smollett Pleads Not Guilty To Restored Charges

Former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett pleaded not guilty Monday to restored charges that accuse him of staging a racist, homophobic attack against himself last year in Chicago and then falsely reporting to that the phony attack was real. A somber ...

Katherine Johnson, famed NASA mathematician and inspiration for the film 'Hidden Figures,' is dead at 101

For almost her entire life, her seminal work in American space travel went unnoticed. Only recently has Johnson's genius received national recognition.
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T-Boz On TLC's Legacy, Touring with Chilli and Beating the Odds

TLC's Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins' life is one filled with overcoming insurmountable odds and finding blessings in unexpected places. Watkins was diagnosed with sickle cell disease at the age of seven and spend much of her childhood in and out of ...
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Loving Your Enemies

I am forced to preach under something of a handicap this morning. In fact, I had the doctor before coming to church. And he said that it would be best for me to stay in the bed this morning. And ...
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Universal Hip Hop Museum in the Bronx Awarded $3.75 Million Grant by New York State

New York state officials have approved a $3.75 million grant to help build the Universal Hip Hop Museum, according to cnn.com.
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Umoja! Good Black News Wishes You and Yours a Very Happy Kwanzaa

Heri Za Kwanzaa! Kwanzaa, for those who are new to the party or need a refresher, is an African American and pan-African seven day cultural holiday that goes from December 26 to January 1 and celebrates family and community.
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Jamie Foxx Nominated for SAG Award for Just Mercy

“I am humbled to be in the company of the other legends in this category. I am so grateful for this recognition from my peers in the SAG community. Just Mercy is one of the most life-fulfilling films I have ...
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Kedrick Brown Is Golden

Houston actor, Kedrick Brown, lands guest starring role on the NBC's New Amsterdam.
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John Witherspoon, Comedian, and Actor Who Starred in ‘Friday,’ Has Died at 77

Actor and comedian John Witherspoon, whose hilarious takes on father-figure characters made for iconic scenes in a number of movies and television shows including "Friday," died at his home Tuesday, a family spokesperson told CNN.
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Kirk Franklin Boycotts Gospel Awards Show After Comments Were Edited

Gospel music artist Kirk Franklin posted a video on Monday saying he will boycott the Gospel Music Association’s Dove Awards after comments he made were edited out when they were televised.
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History-Making Tyler Perry Studios Has Grand Opening Gala

Actors, directors, musical artists, filmmakers and politicians such as Oprah Winfrey, Beyoncé, Stacey Abrams, Ava DuVernay, Viola Davis, Samuel L. Jackson, Spike Lee, Tiffany Haddish, Whoopi Goldberg, Reginald Hudlin and Halle Berry showed up to support filmmaker and entrepreneur Tyler ...
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Labor Day Classic: Deeper Than a Rivalry

I’m so glad I went to PVU! I’m so glad I went to PVU! Singing glory hallelujah, I went to PVU!! If you’ve ever attended or have otherwise affiliated with a Historically Black College or University (HBCU), then you likely ...
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Obama remembers Toni Morrison as a 'national treasure'

Former President Barack Obama on Tuesday honored the life and legacy of author Toni Morrison, who died Monday night at the age of 88.

Toni Morrison lit the way to guide us out of our troubles

Toni Morrison's death this week at 88 comes at a fraught moment, when the country feels trapped in a hornets' nest of racist rage and violence. America is being summoned, yet again, to atone for its original sin, white supremacy.