Roland Martin and NewsOne Now were on hand to capture the sights and sounds of this year's Essence Festival.

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that living legend Shirley Caesar will be honored with the 2,583rd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. PDT. The star in the category of Recording will be dedicated at 6126 Hollywood Boulevard in front of The Fonda Theatre. […]

Pastor Shirley Caesar chats with Erica Campbell and GRIFF about her new album, “Fill This House.” She says she’s “fighting the good fight of faith and winning,” and talks about being in the game for over 50 years of music and 40 albums. She talks about all of the guest appearances on the album, including Hezekiah Walker […]

Ice Cube is preparing to get back in front of the camera after producing a box office hit, Straight Outta Compton. The N.W.A. founder has signed on to join the cast of Humbug, an adaptation of A Christmas Carol. Ice Cube will star as Scrooge in the film, according to Deadline. And, Tim Story has […]

Indianapolis native Vivica A. Fox has signed on to star in the hit Fox show, Empire, according to Entertainment Weekly. Vivica will play Cookie’s (Taraji P. Henson) older sister along with Tasha Smith who is also one of Cookie’s sisters. The shows executive producer, Ilene Chaiken told EW, “Cookie’s other family members are troublesome, to […]

Misty Copeland continues to break down barriers in the dance world. The 32-year-old is set to perform a pas de deux with fellow ABT dancer, Gabe Stone Shayer from Sleeping Beauty. The pair will give the audience a glimpse of the ballet at the Michigan Opera Theater’s annual Opera Ball Gala fundraiser this October. Copeland […]

Dwayne Johnson has signed on to star in another Disney movie. The film titled Jungle Cruise is based on a popular Disneyland ride. The fabulous writing duo John Requa and Glenn Ficarra were behind Will Smith’s heist movie Focus and have been tapped to write the script. A release date hasn’t been set as of […]

  Tyler Perry is branching out of his normal acting roles and will soon star in the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle movie. Perry will play the mad scientist Baxter Stockman. The character is known for joining forces with Shredder and creating mutant hunting robots. The movie is set to be released on June 3, […]

  Empire star Taraji P. Henson is working on a memoir about her life. The book will reportedly give insight into her childhood in an impoverished area of Washington, D.C. Taraji will also talk about her struggles as a single mom along with details about her amazing television and movie career. According to the Associated […]

  FOX’s new hit drama “Empire” is making an impact on the world in many ways. One of the main characters, Trai Byers, who plays Andre Lyon, the son to Lucious Lyon, shared why he believes he was cast for the show. “I know a part of my journey now, the reason I’m an actor […]

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From A Galaxy Far Far Away (Like The Tie into The Movie There)  Some One Found Some Rare Bloopers From The Mega Hit Star Wars NOTE: There is NO SOUND in The Fist Few Minutes Of These Clips So Just Hang In There! This Is So Cool! A Must See For Any Star Wars Fan!

Today’s industry insider report involves one of our own as national gospel recording artist and Cincinnati native Darwin Hobbs has reportedly been hospitalized at an undisclosed location. As you might recall, gospel music fans of Darwin Hobbs and saints abroad recently witnessed yet another testimony worth rejoicing about back on April 23rd with the news […]