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“My heart is so full.” That’s the mantra Danielle Brooks repeated as she received a career-defining call from Oprah Winfrey. On Feb. 3, it was announced that the actor would be portraying Sofia in the forthcoming “The Color Purple” movie musical produced by Winfrey, whose prior portrayal of Sofia in Steven Spielberg’s 1985 adaptation earned her an an Oscar […]

1. African Burial Ground National Monument (New York) The discovery of an African burial ground in lower Manhattan was a surprise to the workers who unearthed it in 1991 as they prepared to construct a federal office building. More shocking still was its scope: Hundreds of remains were found dating from the 1690s through 1794. […]

Cheslie Kryst, the 2019 winner of the Miss USA pageant and a correspondent for the entertainment news program ‘Extra,’ has died at age 30. Police said Kryst jumped from a Manhattan apartment building and was pronounced dead at the scene Sunday morning. Her family confirmed her death in a statement. “In devastation and great sorrow, […]

Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter and philanthropist Ciara is teaming up with Meta, formerly Facebook, to help Black-owned businesses “level-up.” Their partnership comes after the company said “Meta’s Global State of Small Business Report has revealed that Black-owned small businesses have faced higher closure rates and more lost sales than their peers.” We teamed up with @Ciara […]

Actress Awkwafina is facing backlash on social media after being nominated for an NAACP Image Award. This comes after the breakout star of “Crazy Rich Asians” also faced harsh criticism last year for misappropriating African-American Ebonics and using a “blaccent.” The ceremony celebrates people of color across film, television + streaming, music, literature, and podcasts. Awkwafina nabbed a nomination […]

Many hearts are heavy today, as the world remembers Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven others who died two years ago in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California. January 26 marks the anniversary of that tragic crash, which left no survivors. The additional victims were identified as: Gianna’s teammate Alyssa Altobelli, along with her […]

Regina King’s only son Ian Alexander Jr. died by suicide just days after his 26th birthday. King told People: “Our family is devastated at the deepest level by the loss of Ian. He is such a bright light who cared so deeply about the happiness of others. Our family asks for respectful consideration during this private […]

Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet have confirmed that they are indeed “parting ways in marriage” alluding this decision to the “changes of theses transformational times” as mentioned in Lisa Bonet’s recent Instagram story. Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet part ways after 16 years pic.twitter.com/ZdWMqTPvKx — philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) January 13, 2022 The celeb couple announced the […]

Trey Songz and his team have broken their silence and are denying rape allegations made against the R&B singer late last year. Former pro-basketball player Dylan Gonzalez posted a tweet in December of 2021 accusing Songz of rape. On Tuesday, she followed up with an official statement, saying the alleged incident took place at a […]