according to the After A Rousing Performance of her Billboard #1  Smash Single “YOU’RE BIGGER” At the Triumph Awards,  JEKALYN CARR Returns to Number 1   ATLANTA, GA (Tuesday, October 11, 2016) – After a rousing performance of her Billboard #1 smash single “You’re Bigger” last week at the Triumph Awards in Atlanta, as […]

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If you are a die-hard fan of Spike Lee Joints (and really, who isn’t) then this round of news is about to make your whole day. It was exactly 30 years ago that Spike Lee made his directorial, feature film debut with the beautiful, black-and-white love story She’s Gotta Have It. The film centered on […]


Obama called Kaep's protest "legitimate," while Ali's ex-wife said he should "get off his high horse" and apologize.

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The West Coast rapper – best known for his debut album Doggystyle and for smoking weed in public – urged viewers not to support projects in which Black people are mistreated, courtesy of a profanity-laced Instagram video.


After news spread that Prince passed away, many celebrities paid homage to the legendary singer through special tributes. On Broadway, Jennifer Hudson and the cast of The Color Purple paid their respects through song by performing a rendition of Prince’s hit “Purple Rain.”

Spike Lee threw an impromptu street party to pay tribute to the life of Prince.  An estimated 1,000 fans showed up to dance, sing, and pay their respects to the purple one.  Fans were told to show up wearing purple clothing to “dance, sing, and shout to his music.” Prince passed away Thursday, and the cause of […]


This is the perfect interview to get started with if you're not familiar with the junior U.S. senator of Vermont.

there’s a moment about one-third of the way through Spike Lee’s new documentary Michael Jackson’s Journey From Motown to Off the Wall in which the Jackson estate’s archivist pulls out a yellowed, frayed letter and reads aloud. Written after Michael and his brothers, collectively known as the Jackson 5, had left Motown and were recording […]

The lack of diversity at this year’s Academy Awards has drawn lot of attention.  This morning Will Smith sat down with Robin Roberts of Good Morning America to speak about diversity in Hollywood. Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, recently posted a viral video to Facebook stating why she would be boycotting the Oscars this year.  Smith says […]


Jasmyne Cannick joined Roland Martin Wednesday on NewsOne Now to discuss her blog post calling for liberal Hollywood to boycott the Academy Awards and said, "I think at the end of the day, it's an easy out to call on Blacks to boycott the Oscars -- if every single one of us tuned out and didn't watch the Oscars, it really wouldn't hurt their bottom line."

In the late 1960s, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences faced an identity crisis as the taste of its members, many of them…