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Grammy-Award Winning Artist Lecrae Partners with Experian to talk About the basics of Financial Health

     Premiering Fall 2021, the six-part series guides audiences through the ins and outs of financial health. Through short sketches and the help of some special guests, Lecrae breaks down the basics of financial health, which is understanding your finances and having the ability to balance your financial needs of today, with those of tomorrow. […]

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IN MEMORIAM: Michael K. Williams, Star of ‘The Wire’ and ‘Lovecraft Country,’ Dead at 54

    Williams received three Primetime Emmy awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his work in Bessie (2015), The Night Of (2016) and When They See Us (2019). The thespian also won a Screen Actors Guild award for Outstanding Ensemble in Television for his role as Chalky White on Boardwalk Empire and most recently won the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Montrose Freeman in Lovecraft Country. […]

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Will Smith gets Oscar buzz with upcoming King Richard” film

     The film opens nationwide in November. Not only is Smith being talked about for a shoe-in for Oscar buzz, there is another celebrity that could earn Oscar buzz as well, its Beyonce. It has been reported that Queen Bee wrote the original song for the film. She co-wrote the song “Be Alive” with DIXSON. Although it’s pretty early to talk about Oscar buzz, let’s just hope our people show up for this biopic. “Our” people did not really show up for the “Respect” biopic. […]

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Josephine Baker Is Still Breaking Barriers Becoming First Black Woman To Enter The Panthéon

      Josephine Baker became an iconic symbol during the Jazz Age and the Roaring Twenties for her groundbreaking acting career. The legendary dancer and civil rights activist was the first Black woman to star in a major studio production in the 1927 silent film “Siren of the Tropics.” She portrayed a West Indian girl named Papitou who falls in love with a French man. […]

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Rihanna Becomes Billionaire

      When it comes to the African American Community, we’ve been trailblazers for quite some time regarding entertainment and entrepreneurship. We’ve had several examples of Black star power with people like Berry Gordy, supermodel Tyra Banks, P. Diddy, and Tyler Perry. Recently, that Black star power continued to shine as Rihanna became a billionaire. Yes, that’s right. The little girl from Barbados who busted on the scene singing “Pon De Replay” is now a billionaire. […]

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Respect

How Franklin became the Queen of Soul and loved by millions is the subject of this fairly detailed and very entertaining biofilm that charts her rise from childhood to 1972 and her making of the classic, live-recorded album, Amazing Grace. This project stars Jennifer Hudson, the singer who was handpicked by Franklin to play her. Like a Queen anointing a princess, Franklin deemed: “I’ve made my decision, and it is you, young lady, who I want to play me.” That endorsement makes this Respect the quintessential Franklin biodrama and any others, not so much. […]