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A documentary that accuses Michael Jackson of sexually abusing a pair of young boys is set to premiere at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. Leaving Neverland, the two-part, 233-minutes documentary named after Jackson’s famed California ranch, is slotted in the festival’s Special Events category. “At the height of his stardom, Michael Jackson began long-running relationships…

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A tip of the cap is in order to the members of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity as the long-standing fraternal organization celebrates its annual Founders Day. Established over a century ago on Jan. 9, 1914, at Howard University, the founding brothers made it a point to organize a Greek letter fraternity that would truly exemplify…

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  The subplots coming out of the “Surviving R. Kelly” documentary are becoming just as intriguing as the source material. The latest plot twist comes in the form of Dame Dash continuing his campaign to completely distance himself from R. Kelly and his past collaborative relationship with former Roc-A-Fella Records business partner Jay-Z. In a recent sit-down with Nick…

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The family and friends of Chicago rapper CupcakKe are rallying around her after she publicly contemplated suicide. The 21-year-old performer sounded alarm bells with her massive following when she tweeted on Monday evening, “im about to commit suicide (sic)” im about to commit suicide — Marilyn MonHOE (@CupcakKe_rapper) January 8, 2019 After several calls to emergency services,…

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While the eyes of the world continue to be fixated on the fallout surrounding the “Surviving R. Kelly” documentary, executive producer dream hampton has already signed on for a compelling new project with HBO. The film, “It’s a Hard Truth Ain’t It,” which was announced via her Twitter account, is a documentary filmed and produced through the eyes…

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The Film: Tyrel The Power Players: Jason Mitchell, Michael Cera, Caleb Landry Jones, Christopher Abbott The Director: Sebastián Silva The Studio: Magnolia Pictures The Low Down: All it takes is a quick logline read of director Sebastián Silva’s latest buzzy social satire, Tyrel, to understand that race relations in America have undoubtedly been keeping the…

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We salute: Clara Henderson Cobb MSN, RN, FNP Why we salute her: Nursing and health care at the regional and national levels would not be the same without the consistently outstanding contributions of Rear Admiral Clara Henderson Cobb to those respective fields. Though she’s now retired, the impact of Cobb’s executive-level leadership in policy development,…

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Honoree: Michele S. Jones Why We Salute Her: Michele S. Jones is a military tour de force, impressively shattering the glass ceiling to hold the highest noncommissioned officer position of any woman in the Army during her military tenure. During her illustrious career, Jones would also serve as the 9th Command Sergeant Major of the…

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There’s really no proper way to aptly describe the effervescent personality of Gary With Da Tea. Born Gary Hayes, the longtime radio host possesses a unique disposition that defies any typical adjective. Gary is just, well, Gary. The beauty in his distinctive brand of entertainment has served him well over the years as he’s developed…

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Donald Glover and Rihanna could both be spies. I’m thoroughly convinced of it after spending time piecing together the bread crumbs. Follow me, if you will… Over the summer, there was a fair amount of scuttlebutt suggesting that Glover and Rihanna were secretly working on a movie together in Cuba. While both artists and their camps…

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