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‘Empire’ Cast Member Alleges Homophobic Attack in Chicago
February 1, 2019
A cast member on the hit television show "Empire'' alleged he was physically attacked by men in Chicago who shouted racial and homophobic slurs, police said Tuesday. ... read more »
Taraji P. Henson Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame 
January 31, 2019
A star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame honoring Oscar and Emmy-nominated actress, Taraji P. Henson, was unveiled today in connection with the Feb. 8 release of her latest film, ``What Men Want.''  ... read more »
Taraji P. Henson and Erykah Badu Say Comments on R. Kelly Misrepresented
January 28, 2019
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Taraji P. Henson and Erykah Badu want to clear the air. The pair, who star together in the upcoming comedy “What Men Want,” say their comments regarding R. ... read more »
27th Annual Pan-African Film and Arts Festival To Screen Aretha Franklin’s Amazing Grace Concert
January 17, 2019
The Pan African Film & Arts Festival announced that it will celebrate its 27th Annual Opening Night with a screening of Aretha Franklin’s cherished Amazing Grace concert documentary at the Directors Guild of America. The festival, which presents an impressive slate of over 170 new Black films from the US and around the world and exhibits more than 100 fine artists and unique craftspeople, starts on Thursday, February 7 through Monday, February 18 at the Cinemark Rave 15 Theatres (3650 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd) and the adjacent Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza    in Los Angeles, California. Aretha Franklin’s spine-tingling and uplifting Amazing Grace, produced by Alan Elliott, was originally directed by Sydney Pollack in 1972 at New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles, California. The film, a rare gem in the crown of the late musical genius, has not been seen before now due to technical and rights issues.  ... read more »
Katherine Johnson, at age 100, is telling her life story
December 27, 2018
Retired NASA mathematician Katharine Johnson, who turned 100 last summer, has waited long enough to tell her own story. ... read more »
Brad Pye’s National Sports Beat (3/13-3/19/18)
December 14, 2018
Notes, quotes and things picked up on the run from coast-to-coast and all the stops in between and beyond. ... read more / view gallery »
Taraji P. Henson Launches Foundation for Mental Health Awareness
September 27, 2018
Oscar-nominated actor Taraji P. Henson launched the Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation in honor of her late father, on Sept. 23 at a private estate in Beverly Hills to raise awareness for mental health in the Black community.  Henson kicked off the foundation’s launch with the inaugural Boutique of Hope fundraiser, as she opened her closet of designer handbags, shoes and clothes, for a good cause.   ... read more / watch video »
“Hidden Figures” Katherine Johnson Turns 100
August 30, 2018
Katherine Johnson, who hand-crunched the numbers for America’s first manned space flight – a feat that finally got its Big Screen acknowledgement just two years ago, turned 100 on Sunday, August 26, 2018. ... read more »
Photo of the Day: Real Life ‘Hidden Figure’ Katherine Johnson Turns 100, Honored with Statue
August 28, 2018
NSTITUTE, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia State University has honored NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson with a bronze statue and scholarship dedication on the eve of her 100th birthday. ... read more »
Taraji P. Henson Launches The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation To Eradicate Stigma Around Mental Health Issues In The African-American Community
August 16, 2018
Taraji’s Boutique of Hope fundraising launch event to take place in Beverly Hills on Saturday, September 22 ... read more »
Reel Talk (Movie and Television Briefs)
March 15, 2018
Fans will get to see the multi-award winner Taraji P. Henson in the action-packed gritty crime thriller “Proud Mary.” Henson is a force of nature, playing a hit woman working for an organized crime family in Boston. ... read more »
Taraji P. Henson & Jussie Smollett Discuss Heroes in the Struggle
October 14, 2017
Watch as reporter Brittany K. Jackson interviews Empire Stars Taraji P. Henson and Jussie Smollett about HIV/AIDS advocacy and what it means to be considered a "Hero in the Struggle" ... read more / watch video »
Heroes in the Struggle: Taraji P. Henson, Gina Brown, Laverne Cox, Alfre Woodard and more Honored in Fight Against HIV/AIDS
September 28, 2017
Gina Brown was pregnant with her daughter when she received the news that she was HIV positive on April Fool’s Day in 1994. ... read more »
“Empire” Executive Producer/Director Sanaa Hamri at the 48th Annual NAACP Image Awards
February 20, 2017
Sanaa Hamri, the director and executive producer of FOX hit "Empire" talks about her journey through the film industry and the importance of diversity. Host: Brandon I. Brooks ... read more / watch video »
Actor Saniyya Sidney: “I’m having the time of my life”
February 15, 2017
Saniyya Sidney talks about her unique experience of playing in both "Fences" and "Hidden Figures." Host: Brittany K. Jackson ... read more / watch video »
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