Calvin Butts III, Influential Pastor of Harlem’s Historic Abyssinian Baptist Church, Criticized by Some Church Members for Endorsing Michael Bloomberg

The Rev. Calvin Butts III, the influential pastor of the historic Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, is drawing strong criticism from some members of his church for throwing his support behind billionaire Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg, who is currently under fire for his controversial support of stop-and-frisk policies that targeted mainly black and Hispanic residents.... Continue Reading →

WATCH: Jennifer Hudson Delivers Powerful Tribute to Kobe Bryant, Daughter Gianna at NBA All-Star Game Jennifer Hudson delivered an emotional tribute to late Lakers legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna “Gigi” Bryant, three weeks after they were killed in a helicopter accident. Taking center court at Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game, the Oscar-winning singer belted out a stunning rendition of Donny Hathaway’s classic “For All We Know (We May Meet Again)”... Continue Reading →

The Arrest and Subsequent Resignation of the President of a Major Historically Black College and University Has Rallied Jackson State University’s Defenders, but Also Has Sparked Criticism of the School

William Bynum was former VP at Morehouse in Atlanta The arrest and subsequent resignation of the president of a major Historically Black College and University (HBCU) has rallied Jackson State University’s defenders, but also has sparked criticism of the school. William Bynum, 57, was arrested over the weekend along with several other people, according to... Continue Reading →

GRAMMY® and NAACP Image® Award Winners David and Tamela Mann Release Romantic New Music Video, “Ups & Downs,” on Valentine’s Day; Plus, Tamela’s RIAA Gold-selling “Best Days” Receives Billboard’s Gospel Album of the Decade Honor

TAMELA’S BEST DAYS HONORED WITH BILLBOARD'S GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE DECADE  OUR SECRETS TO LOVE, MARRIAGE, AND FAMILY NEW 10-DAY YOUVERSION PLAN NOW AVAILABLE DALLAS, TX (February 14, 2020) — Grammy® Award and NAACP Image® Award Winners David and Tamela Mann are back on screen. In addition to starring in the BET Networks and Tyler Perry Studios new sitcom set to premiere on... Continue Reading →

The Incredible True Story Behind “For Life,” 50 Cent’s New Show About a Falsely Accused Inmate Turned Licensed Attorney

The show is loosely based on the life of Isaac Wright Jr., a former inmate who got his wrongful conviction overturned and became a licensed attorney 50 Cent may have said goodbye to Power, but he’s just getting started with an important new show. The rapper is the executive producer of For Life, a new legal drama created by... Continue Reading →

Mo’Nique Discusses her Showtime Special, Netflix Lawsuit, Terms of Reconciliation with Oprah and Tyler Perry in Interview with Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Oscar-winning actress and comedienne Mo’Nique made headlines last year for suing Netflix, citing gender and racial discrimination. She felt she was offered a low-ball offer for a Netflix special compared to comics such as Jerry Seinfeld, Amy Schumer and Dave Chappelle. Instead, she found a new home for her latest comedy special on Showtime which debuted Friday, February 7... Continue Reading →

Texas A&M University-Texarkana Hosts 4th Annual African American Read-In

The Texas A&M University-Texarkana Department of Literature, Composition, Media, and Communication will host the 4th Annual African American Read-In on Tuesday, February 11th, 2020 from 12:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. in the University Center lobby. Students, faculty, staff, and community members are invited to attend the event in recognition of Black History Month.  The National African American Read-In, established in 1990 by the Black Caucus of the National Council... Continue Reading →

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