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In honor of February being Black History Month, one mom went above and beyond to teach her 5-year-old daughter about the importance of black women throughout history in very a unique way.  Cristi Smith-Jones dressed up her daughter Lola, each day this month, to recreate photos of iconic black women. Smith-Jones posted the photos to her […]

The 89th Annual Academy Awards was probably the most talked about event of the year so far (besides Remy Ma vs. Nicki Minaj). The American people gathered around their televisions, phones and computers to escape some of the intense drama happening in our nation. People watched the Oscars this year, following last year’s #OscarsSoWhite controversy, […]

The 89th Annual Academy Award nominees were announced this morning (Jan. 24), and actress Viola Davis made history.  Davis, who stars in Fences, became the first black actress to earn three Oscar nominations. Davis scored her previous Oscar nominations back in 2009 for her performance in Doubt, and in 2012 for The Help.  This year, Davis’ third […]

Michael Jordan is trying to make up for the years people said he's done nothing for the African-American community.

Nearly forty years after Roots debuted on national television, the History Channel has brought the iconic story back to the forefront of our nation’s consciousness. History’s re-imagining of one of the highest-rated TV shows of all time “will allow new audiences to experience this epic family saga with a new vision that is both inspiring […]

candidate running for the Texas State Board of Education -- who, if elected, will determine what goes into children's textbooks -- is facing backlash over comments made on social media about President Obama and the Civil War.

Paramount and Netflix dropped out of an overnight bidding war that ended with the historically large offer from Fox Searchlight.

The RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) announced Wednesday, December 16th, that Michael Jackson’s Thriller has become the first ever album to go multi-platinum 30 times in the United States. Jackson is the highest selling artist of all time with over 1 billion total sales worldwide.  Thriller was released on November 30, 1982, and it spent […]

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Roni Dean-Burren received a picture text message from her ninth-grade son about an inaccurate caption in his textbook. Dean-Burren posted the above text message to her Facebook page and it quickly went viral.  She commented, “The Atlantic slave trade brought millions of workers…notice the nuanced language there. Workers implies wages…yes?”  Others quickly commented on the […]

Black actors and actresses have reason to celebrate big tonight. History was made at the Emmys and in more than one way. First up:Viola Davis‘…

Vanessa Williams made history when she became the first black woman to be crowned Miss America in 1984. But, her victory was soon flanked by scandal after nude photos of her were released. The public backlash forced Williams to resign. Williams didn’t let that incident define her, she went on to become an international acclaimed […]

A 25-year-old Black woman is making history by becoming the youngest judge in the history of Easley, South Carolina. According to ForHarriet.com, Jasmine Twitty —…