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MC Lyte Making Dreams a Reality for African American Scholars
May 23, 2019
“…once I received the MC Lyte #EducateOURMen Scholarship to Dillard, I knew that I was destined to have a fulfilling college experience that was beyond my wildest dreams and I cannot thank MC Lyte, Lynn Richardson and the Hip Hop Sisters Foundation enough for investing in me and being one of my strongest support systems,” said Joshua Williams, a valedictorian at historically Black Dillard University. ... read more »
Nipsey Hussle: A Legacy That Transcends Rap 
April 4, 2019
The murder of Nipsey Hussle is personal. It is personal to me. It is personal to a generation in looking at social media and news interviews, there was a clear message that his death was felt deeply and hurt immensely, and particularly for anyone who came into contact with him, no matter how brief the interaction.    ... read more »
61st Grammy Awards: A Night of Musical Expressions & Controversy
February 14, 2019
The 61st Grammy Awards celebrated music but also highlighted mental health advocacy, the power of womanhood, and following your dreams. ... read more »
Michelle Obama Hits the Grammy Stage with a Group of Pop Icons
February 10, 2019
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Grammy Awards kicked off Sunday with a group of powerful women, including Michelle Obama and Lady Gaga, describing the role of music in their lives — a display that came a year after female voices were somewhat muted at the 2018 ceremony. ... read more »
Erica Peeples & Paris Phillips Star In New BET Comedy ‘Fall Girls’
January 17, 2019
BET Networks started the year by introducing a new original comedy film.   “Fall Girls,” produced by Footage Films, tells the story of two friends figuring how their boss died after a night of partying. Unlike most murder mystery films, “Fall Girls” has a comedic twist staring female leads.   ... read more »
WATCH: Jada Pinkett-Smith’s “Red Table Talk” Tackles “White Privilege” with Ellen Pompeo
December 9, 2018
Jada Pinkett-Smith discusses race, as Ellen Pompeo describes and calls out “white privilege” on the next Red Talk Table. Pompeo is the “grey” in ABC’s hit Grey’s Anatomy. ... read more »
Jada Pinkett-Smith Applauds Golden Globals for Diverse 2018 Nominee List
December 7, 2018
Jada-Pinkett-Smith has been a huge critic and advocate for more diversity in the Hollywood Awards cycles. So when the nominations for this years Golden Globe Awards were released she was one of the first to applaud them for more color. ... read more »
Jada Pinkett Smith and the Moms
October 26, 2018
The MOMS (Denise Albert and Melissa Gerstein) hosted Jada Pinkett Smith and her Mom Adrienne Norris for an event at Wheelhouse in New York City. The MOMS also introduced Jada to The MOMS Marketplace filled with Mom Business owners and Mom entrepreneurs. Nothing was off limits with The Moms and an audience of over 100 Mom influencers. Her number one piece of advice to all Moms “let your kids be who they are.” ... read more »
Ayuko Babu Talks About the L.A. Riots and the Origins of PAFF
March 23, 2017
Ayuko Babu explains how the momentum from the L.A. Riots, and help from Donald Glover and Ja'net Dubois, fueled the birth of the Pan African Film Festival. Host: Brandon I. Brooks ... read more / watch video »
Tinsel Brown? Will The Academy’s Historic Invite of 600 Minority Members Change the Complexion of Hollywood
July 13, 2016
The move follows a pledge it made in January to double the number of women and diverse members on its board by the year 2020. ... read more »
Clorox Bleach couldn’t make the Oscars any Whiter
January 27, 2016
Since the 2016 Oscar nominations have been announced on Jan. 14, the talks of the lack of diversity in the prestigious award show has been on the minds of some of Hollywood’s top actors, directors and media personalities. ... read more »
Stephen “tWitch” Boss talks about “Magic Mike XXL” Interview
July 8, 2015
Since his days as a child growing up in Montgomery, Alabama, Stephen Boss was always on the move, which is how he earned the nickname “tWitch.” After studying dance at Southern Union State Community, he made his Hollywood debut in Season 3 of the reality TV series “So You Think You Can Dance” and was runner-up in the Finals in Season 4. ... read more »
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