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Raven Wilkinson, ballet pioneer and mentor to Misty Copeland, passes at 83

Raven Wilkinson, the first African-American woman to be admitted to a major American ballet company, the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, died Dec. 19, at her home in Manhattan.

‘Steppin’ Out With Ben Vereen’—A sensational evening!

Vereen definitely had the audience in the palm of his hand, and it was a wonderful place to be.

Zoë Kravitz to star in ‘High Fidelity’ TV series

Zoë Kravitz, daughter of rock musician Lenny Kravitz and actress Lisa Bonet, is slated to star in a “High Fidelity” television reboot of the 2000 film.

Michael B. Jordan named first man as the face of Coach

It has been reported that “Black Panther” star Michael B. Jordan has been named the first man to become the face of the American fashion brand Coach.

Rihanna named ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of Barbados

Barbados Government Information Office has announced that Barbados native, pop star, actress and entrepreneur, Rihanna, has been named ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of Barbados.

Arthur Mitchell: The man and his legacy

Arthur Mitchell, the internationally recognized dancer, artistic director, choreographer, educator and visionary, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, after a long illness. He was 84 years old.

Michael B. Jordan to be new face of Coach

Coach has announced that actor/producer Michael B. Jordan has been chosen as the first global face of the Coach menswear business.

Aretha Franklin’s longtime musical director shares memories

I recently had the opportunity to catch up with H.B. Barnum, who had been Franklin’s musical director for more than 30 years, and he was glad to speak about this great lady.

Taraji P. Henson foundation to address mental health stigma

Taraji P. Henson, has taken strides to confront the stigma of mental health in the Black community.

Arthur Mitchell, legendary ballet trailblazer, dies at 84

Arthur Mitchell, the legendary force of nature who changed the face of American dance, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, in Manhattan. He was 84.

Cardi B escorted out of fashion party after lunging at Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj and Cardi B were involved in an altercation Friday night that got physical at a New York Fashion Week party and left Cardi B with a mark on her head.

Delilah Jackson, a treasury and repository of entertainment

Leafing through a book on the great vocalist Billie Holiday, I stumbled on a photo attributed to Delilah Jackson. That photo was just one of thousands from her immense collection, which included a trove of entertainment memorabilia piled and scattered ...

Yasiin Bey to open hip-hop inspired Bronx-based art gallery

Yasiin Bey, formerly known as rapper Mos Def, has moved on to another endeavor after releasing a steady stream of albums and acting in several films in the 1990s and 2000s. Now, Bey is taking on the art world by ...

Rapper T.I. invests $3 million into revitalizing neighborhood where he grew up

Rapper T.I. is making moves in hopes of bringing back the Center Hill section of Atlanta, the neighborhood where he grew up, to what it was like before

Cardi B gives birth to daughter Kulture Kiari Cephus

Cardi B has given birth to her daughter with Offset, the rapper announced Wednesday in an Instagram post.

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