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President Barack Obama Returns to Harvard Roots

President Barack Obama returned to his Harvard Law Review roots (he was the first black president of hundred-plus year old journal in his last year at the school) as he penned a 55-page-article on criminal justice reform, how his administration has moved the needle, and how far we have to go. Entitled “The President’s …Read More

Historic Golden Globe Award Winner

On Sunday’s 74th Golden Globe Awards, the most shocking-but-deserved win of the night was Barry Jenkins’ “Moonlight” taking the honor of Best Motion Picture, Drama over “Hacksaw Ridge”, “Hell or High Water”, “Lion” and “Manchester by the Sea.” Viola Davis won Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for her powerhouse performance in the …Read More

Mariah Carey Speaks out on New Year’s Eve Debacle

Mariah Carey said she was “mortified” by her disastrous performance on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve. Carey’s appearance was marred by technical difficulties as the singer notably went along with her planned choreography but made little effort to sing during her six-minute set. Instead, she often spoke directly to the crowd about the ongoing …Read More

Seven African Americans Win Rhodes Scholarships

Pictured are (from L. to R.) Cameron D. Clarke, Aryn A. Frazier, Christian E. Nattiel, Olivia A. Klevorn, Aaron C. Robertson, Ahmed M. Ahmed, and Caylin L. Moore. Recently, the Rhodes Trust announced the 32 American winners of Rhodes Scholarships for graduate study at Oxford University in England. Being named a Rhodes Scholar is …Read More

Historic Black Beauty Supply Training Center

Beauty Supply Institute, a training and consulting organization founded in 2007 by former business & economics professor and 3-time store owner Devin Robinson, began with offices and rented training rooms. Beauty Supply Institute has opened 87 beauty supply stores across America, Canada and the Caribbean. However, in November 2016, the organization expanded into hands-on …Read More

Black Male Celebrities Support Children’s Book

When Denzel Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, Vin Diesel, Blair Underwood and more top name celebrities show up and participate in a launch video for one cause, you know it must be a big important deal. But when the White House calls you to invite you to a literary gathering for the White House Initiative …Read More

Jamie Foxx to play Marvin Gaye

Jamie Foxx will chronicle Marvin Gaye’s triumphant, tragic life story in a planned limited series about the soul icon. The actor is executive producing the project alongside Passe Jones Entertainment’s Suzanne de Passe and Madison Jones, who will shop the series to various linear and digital outlets, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “I’ve been …Read More