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Joy Bryant: A Bronx girl making her legacy

Actress Joy Bryant was born and raised in the boogie-down Bronx to a single teenage mother and raised by her grandmother.

Gabrielle Union and celebrity hairstylist Larry Sims talk all things ‘Lift As We Climb’ initiative

After teaming up to found the Flawless by Gabrielle Union hair care line, the award-winning actress and her business partner Larry Sims recently launched “Lift As We Climb,” an initiative to uplift Black businesses and organizations

Nicki Minaj announces she's pregnant with 1st child

Nicki Minaj has a new release coming soon: her first child.

Actress Yara Shahidi gives back

Yara Shahidi is a longtime change agent for social and charitable causes.

SNL star Michael Che to pay rent for 100+ NYCHA apartments

SNL cast member Michael Che is paying it forward as the city suffers through the COVID-19 pandemic

Sheila E., Common, Talib Kweli, and others to come together and celebrate Belafonte’s birthday

On March 1 at 7 p.m. at landmark venue The Apollo Theater, and presented by City Winery, Aloe Blacc, Alice Smith, Talib Kweli, Maxwell, Common, John Forté, Gael Faye, Resistance Revival Chorus and more will come together to celebrate Harry ...

Rihanna to receive special honor at NAACP Image Awards

Rihanna will receive the President’s Award during the 51st NAACP Image Awards this month.

Rapper 50 Cent receives star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Rapper 50 Cent was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Thursday.

Writer/actor/director Chris Swain: a man from the ’hood

Film and television producer Michael Bregman (“Carlito’s Way,” “Carlito’s Way Rise to Power” and “The Bone Collector”)—the son of the prolific film producer Martin Bregman (“Scarface,” “Dog Day Afternoon,” “Serpico”) and actor Luis Guzmán have turned their creative attention and ...

‘Dangerously in Love’ Beyoncé and Jay-Z are Hollywood’s most powerful couple

When Beyoncé married Jay-Z in 2008, the skeptics were as loud as the audience at a sold-out Destiny’s Child concert.

Celebrating trailblazing icon, activist Diahann Carroll

Dianne Reeves’ soul-stirring rendition of Paul McCartney’s “Black Bird,” was a song Carroll’s daughter, Suzanne Kay, said her mother specifically requested be sung at her tribute when she passed.

Frances Turner talks giving up law for acting

“I have cousins on cousins on cousins!” exclaims Frances Turner. Though she only has three siblings, Turner’s mother had 11, resulting in an extended family the size of a small city.

Lizzo leads Grammy nominations with 8

The Grammys are screaming "Cuz I Love You" to Lizzo

Naomie Harris stars in ‘Black and Blue’

I wanted to like “Black and Blue” because the subject matter—about police corruption and racism—is sadly timely.

Q&A with Cynthia Erivo, star of ‘Harriet’

There is no question that British singer-actress Cynthia Erivo is a rare find.

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