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Ashon Crawley:To Be Held by Moonlight

There was no church scene. There were no tambourines or drums, no preachers loudly proclaiming Leviticus 20:13, Romans 1, and 1 Corinthians 6:9. There were no flamboyant choir directors, teenagers named Arthur or bluesmen named Jimmy; no John or Gabriel ...

‘Whose Streets?’ Filmmakers Discuss Activism, Emotional Toll of Working in Ferguson

The team behind the Ferguson Uprising documentary talked to Remezcla about what made the film difficult to create.

The 2017 Black Writers On Tour Conference & Southern CA Black Business Expo to Take Place Under One Roof

Dr. Rosie Milligan brings the largest black cultural event for Southern California – the Black Writers On Tour Conference & Southern California Black Business Expo under one roof in Carson, California, a Los Angeles neighboring city.

Octavia Spencer on Hollywood Diversity: ‘The Tide Has Changed, But We Still Have a Ways to Go’

In a new Deadline interview, the actress discusses her "Hidden Figures" performance and actors of color's increased representation in this year's Oscar nominee pool.

New Maya Angelou Documentary to Air This Month on PBS

Distinctly referred to as "a redwood tree, with deep roots in American culture," Dr. Maya Angelou (April 4, 1928-May 28, 2014) led a prolific life. As a singer, dancer, activist, poet and writer, she inspired generations with lyrical modern African-American ...

A Tribe Called Quest, Chance the Rapper, Beyoncé, Bruno Mars and the Time Resuscitated the Grammys

Whether they were showing us how magical black women can be, making political statements, paying homage to a G.O.A.T, or taking your ass to church, the black artists who performed at Sunday night’s Grammys gave the world something to talk ...

Laurence Fishburne and Larenz Tate Resurrect Black History in the Star- Studded Audio Series ‘Bronzeville’

The scripted audio series, which features Fishburne and Tate alongside Tika Sumpter and Tracee Ellis Ross, centers on the 1940s underground economy in Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood.

Oprah Winfrey On Greenleaf and the Art of Storytelling

Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network made its debut, and over the last six years, the network has been able to debut series such as Queen Sugar and Greenleaf that uniquely capture the lives and stories that may not be told elsewhere.

Black History Month Highlights: Did You Know?

IVN continues to highlight some phenomenal African-Americans in our Black History Month tribute.

The World Mourns The Passing of Musical Titan, Mr. Al Jarreau

Renowned for his unique vocal style and musical expressiveness, Al Jarreau died Sunday, Feb. 12, at the age of 76, just a week after being admitted to the hospital for exhaustion. The seven-time Grammy Award winner was the second vocalist ...

BET’s ‘Madiba’ Brings Nelson Mandela’s Anti-Apartheid Struggle to the Small Screen

The biopic miniseries premiered Wednesday February 1st and stars Laurence Fishburne as the African National Congress leader.

In A Q&A With The Root’s Jason Johnson, Smith Talks About His Move From ESPN2 to ESPN Without Skip Bayless

Whether you love him, hate him, quote him or only know the SNL Jay Pharoah impressions of him, everyone has a #hottake about Stephen A. Smith.

The First Ones: 17 African Americans Who Broke Barriers

Inland Valley News celebrates black history month by recognizing these African-Americans for breaking barriers.

San Bernardino County Association of Employees Honor African American Artist for this Year’s Black History Month Celebration

n honor of Black History Month, the San Bernardino County Association of Employees (SBCAAAE), will host a celebration focused on the theme, Embracing Our Uniqueness to Promote Our Purpose.”

Hallmark Mahogany Introduces Exclusive New Jill Scott Collection

Hallmark's Mahogany brand today announced the Jill Scott Collection, a new offering of greeting cards featuring design, editorial and sound inspired by and created with Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Jill Scott.