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Octavia Spencer, LeBron James Team on Limited TV Series About Madam CJ Walker

NBA superstar LeBron James is continuing to make moves off the court. James’ production company, SpringHill Entertainment, is adding the first scripted drama to its growing slate. The project also boasts Oscar-winning talent: Octavia Spencer.

National Association of Black Journalists Celebrates Excellence in Journalism

The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) bestowed more than 100 awards at its 42nd Annual Convention and Career Fair from Aug. 9-13 in New Orleans, Louisiana. NABJ inducted four veteran journalists into its 2017 Hall of Fame on Friday ...

'Bachelor in Paradise' Plays Coy with Controversy

First, the obvious: The tantalizing whiff of controversy drew media to a season premiere of "Bachelor in Paradise" that many outlets (including this one) would have otherwise ignored. Nobody expected a "60 Minutes"-type expose, but once ABC and Warner Bros. ...

Tearful Jimmy Fallon Gets Serious About Racism

Jimmy Fallon wasn't playing it for laughs with his monologue Monday night. Instead Fallon, at times appearing to fight back tears, spoke from the heart about Saturday's deadly events in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Prince Honored With His Own Pantone Purple Shade

The Purple One now has a new shade to call his own. The estate of Prince and the Pantone Color Institute on Monday unveiled a new purple color in honor of the late superstar singer who died last year at ...

Oprah Launches New Line of "Heat and Eat" Soups and Sides -- Coming to a Grocery Store Near You!

Oprah Winfrey is a self-made billionaire known for her accomplishments on TV and film, but now she has her very own line of refrigerated soups and side dishes called O, That's Good. She reportedly signed a multi-million dollar deal with ...

“Hidden Figures” Inspires State Department Education Exchange Program for Women in STEM

After Fox 2000‘s space race drama “Hidden Figures” was released last year, an unprecedented amount of United States embassies were reportedly calling the State Department requesting the film. Eventually the movie was screened to nearly 80 locations overseas and because ...

Bruno Mars Donates $1M from Michigan Concert Proceeds to Flint Water Crisis

Bruno Mars is donating $1 million from his Michigan concert to aid those affected by the Flint water crisis. Mars told the audience Saturday at his show in Auburn Hills that he and tour promoter Live Nation are redirecting funds ...

Advocates: Taylor Swift's Trial Sends a Powerful Message to Young Fans

Taylor Swift has shared her side of the story in court against a former DJ who she alleges groped her. And while the case continues, experts hope the impact of seeing a celebrity as prominent as Swift speak up about ...

Sofia Vergara Launched a Subscription Underwear Company to Raise Money for Female Entrepreneurs

Sofia Vergara has started her own underwear company that will fund women-led businesses all over the world. According to The Hollywood Reporter, EBY (a.k.a. Empowered by You), a subscription-based service that will deliver new undies to your door every one, ...

Jay-Z’s “Moonlight” Video Is A ‘Black Friends’ Episode With A Twist

Jay-Z has released the latest video from his 4:44 album. Centered around the “Moonlight” / “La La Land” snafu at this year’s Academy Awards, “Moonlight” from Hov is a call to wonder why people are still signing with labels and ...

Pastor and Grammy-Winning Gospel Artist Smokie Norful to Release First Book

When the pressure of life seems to boil over—and it does for everyone—Pastor and Grammy-winning musician Smokie Norful has one piece of advice: take the lid off. This concept was inspired by watching his grandmother make her signature dish of ...

Vivica Fox Returns to the Stage in Je'Caryous' Two Can Play That Game the Play

The original movie was met with rave reviews, instantly becoming a fan favorite and ultimately a cult classic. Over the years, the media has lauded it a “turning point in movie history” and a “game changer.” It is the movie ...

LisaRaye McCoy Brings Her Vision Board Workshop To Houston!

Join LisaRaye McCoy for a full day of inspiration, empowerment and motivation at the Life Rocks Vision Board Workshop on Sunday, August 13, 2017. Actress, LisaRaye McCoy is an entertainer, astute business woman, and philanthropist. Voted one of the “Top ...

'Bachelorette' Finale: Rachel Lindsay Picked...

Rachel Lindsay's season of "The Bachelorette" may have been a first for the franchise, but it ended much like the others.

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