ESPN commentator Stephen A. Smith, a graduate of Winston-Salem University in North Carolina, is creating a new docuseries that will focus heavily on the history and importance of America’s HCBUs. The show is being produced with director Elaine Oliver, the director and
By Shanelle Genai On Sunday, Rihanna made her long-awaited return to music, taking the stage as the 2023 Super Bowl Halftime Show performer—only this time, she brought a special guest along with her: a second child. Dripped down in an all-red ensemble, including a patent leather
By Emma Bowman Viola Davis has achieved EGOT status, after picking up her first Grammy. The 57-year-old actor won the award for the best audiobook, narration and storytelling recording for her memoir, Finding Me, at the 2023 Grammy Awards premiere ceremony on Sunday, ahead
By Gabino Iglesias These lines appear on the first page of Daniel Black’s Black on Black: On Our Resilience and Brilliance in America: “I write because we hurt. I write because some pain can’t be described. It can only be felt in the
By Candice Williams A little more than three years after “The 1619 Project” published in The New York Times Magazine, presenting a provocative examination of the American slave trade and its legacy, Nikole Hannah-Jones will debut her Pulitzer Prize-winning work on Hulu Thursday with a
By Shenelle Genai While there were many expected recognitions during the 2023 Oscar nominations reveal on Tuesday (looking at you Angela Bassett, Ruth Carter, Rihanna and Brian Tyree Henry), there were also a plethora of stunning upsets—chief among them, the lack of recognition for The Woman King.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever earned 12 NAACP Image Awards nominations on Thursday, while The Woman King and Abbott Elementary will enter next month’s ceremony as other top nominees. The Black Panther sequel — which found blockbuster success — led all film nominees. The Marvel film delved into the concept
By H. Drew Blackburn The life of the greatest voice of her generation, or simply The Voice, is given the biopic treatment in Kasi Lemmons’ “I Wanna Dance with Somebody.” Glimpses of Whitney Houston’s (Naomi Ackie) struggles as an addict, queer woman,
By Methyl Aggarwal and Alex Lo Anita Pointer of the Grammy-winning Pointer Sisters, who rose to fame in the 1970s and ’80s with “I’m So Excited” and other hits, died of cancer Saturday, her publicist announced. She was 74. Pointer was surrounded
Black creators say they ‘have to be perfect’ to get promotional products from brands. They want that to change.
By Daysia Tolentino As influencers who were new to New York City, Antoni Bumba and her former roommate spent time last year trying to strengthen their relationships with brands. The creators, who had already built sizable followings on their platforms, knew that
By Becca Wood One week after announcing the death of Stephen “tWitch” Boss, his wife shared her heartbreak Wednesday in a new Instagram post. “My ONE and ONLY Oh how my heart aches. We miss you so much,” Holker wrote, sharing a photo of