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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 »
Denzel Washington, Taraji P. Henson and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson honored at 48th Annual NAACP Image Awards
February 15, 2017
Stars came out dressed to impress as the red carpet was full of the biggest and brightest that Black Hollywood has to offer ... read more »
BET Celebration of Gospel Features Wide Range of Artists
January 13, 2016
Bigger and better is quite possibly an understatement when describing the 2016 BET Celebration of Gospel (COG) red carpet extravaganza held January 9 at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles. This year’s unique merge of gospel and secular music artists was hosted for a second time by actress Taraji P. Henson, who served up tons of sass and class in the role. ... read more »
Empire’s Serayah McNeil On Speaking Your Dreams Into Existence
November 19, 2015
Who is Serayah McNeil? Most people know the 20-year-old for her role as Tiana Brown, an emerging popstar on FOX’s hit series, Empire. Watching her character, we imagine she’s gotten some notes from label executives’ who worked with Rihanna back in the day. She definitely favors RihRih with her pop and Caribbean tracks and a mean dutty whine. ... read more »
Fox sets eyes on TV diversity during summer TCA
August 14, 2015
Diversity was at the forefront last Thursday as Fox hosted its annual Television Critics Association (TCA) Summer Press Tour. Perhaps due in part to the success of last year’s breakthrough hit Empire, the network’s Fall lineup features at least four shows with Black cast members in leading and supporting roles. ... read more »
The ‘Empire’ strikes at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw
July 29, 2015
For a second year running, Baldwin Hills Crenshaw will host the annual Leimert Park Village Book Fair this Saturday, featuring an exclusive panel discussion with writers from Fox’s hit television show “Empire”, along with a classic car display, a vintage typewriter collection and a special screening of “The Color Purple”. ... read more »
BET Awards 2015: A night filled with reunions, tributes and laughs
July 2, 2015
The 2015 BET Awards red carpet and show was hot. I’m not just talking about the actual weather, but the celebrity outfits, interviews and performances. The Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles’ L.A. Live was thriving with some of entertainment’s heaviest hitters. ... read more »
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