Spelman and Morehouse colleges to host virtual Christmas carol concert

Every year since 1927, thousands of people from around the world have traveled to the Atlanta University Center to sit in the audience of the Spelman-Morehouse Christmas Carol Concert, a holiday tradition taking place over three nights in both King Chapel and Sisters Chapel. Fans of the holiday concert pour into the sanctuaries each night, […]

Black shows and films that featured the late Natalie Desselle Reid

This week, the Black community paused when the announcement of Natalie Desselle Reid’s passing was made. Many remember Reid for playing Mickey in B.A.P.S or Janie Egins in Eve, but she had many more television and film appearances in her nearly 25 year-long career. In the late 1990s, Reid landed her first role as Tanika […]

Top 5 Black Christmas movies to keep you in the holiday spirit

It’s time to make hot chocolate and sit by the fireside because Christmas time is here. But what is the holiday season without watching classic holiday movies? It’s an annual treat to see Taye Diggs, Morris Chestnut, Terrence Howard, and Harold Perrineau dance to New Edition’s “Can You Stand the Rain” in The Best Man […]

How to tell the difference between AI-created images and real people online

Photography is a widely used art form in the nation and in places beyond. “Self-portraits,” a genre in the medium, and “headshots,” modern-day portraits, have become easier and more accessible to take because of technological advances, such as the installation of high-quality cameras in smartphones, tablet devices, and more. But with these groundbreaking advances bring […]

Viola Davis delivers powerful Ma Rainey monologue ahead of global premier

Viola Davis is starring in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom as Ma Rainey, an African American singer who was known as “Mother of the Blues.” Rainey was one of the first blues artists to record and has been credited as one who helped evolve the genre and bring about popularity. Rainey died in 1936 at the […]

A guide to the most memorable Black sitcom Thanksgiving episodes

Even though this year has been unlike none other, there is still so much to be grateful for. This weekend, take a break from your Christmas movie binge and celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with your favorite Black sitcoms. Black sitcoms are remembered for so many things: the way they made us laugh until we cried […]

Dave Chappelle says to ‘boycott’ him and his former show

This afternoon, Dave Chappelle posted a lengthy clip of a recent stand-up gig of his on IGTV. He titled the post “Unforgiven” and wrote in the caption, “This is why.” In the video, he spoke candidly about his disapproval of “Chappelle’s Show” being licensed to streaming services due to him never being paid after leaving […]

Netflix removes Dave Chappelle show from the platform after he requests it

This afternoon, Dave Chappelle posted a lengthy clip of a recent stand-up gig of his on IGTV. He titled the post “Unforgiven” and wrote in the caption, “This is why.”  In the video, he spoke candidly about his disapproval of “Chappelle’s Show” being licensed to streaming services due to him never being paid after leaving […]

5 notable Black sitcom reunions (videos)

Do you remember running to the television to catch a new episode of your favorite sitcom? Whether you were dreaming to enroll at Hillman College, wanting to become an honorary family member of the Banks of Bel-Air, or fantasizing about kicking it after school at The Den, it is a universal truth that Black sitcoms […]

10 Spelman College alumnae in arts and entertainment

Spelman College’s promise is to prepare its students to change the world. Since its founding in 1881, Spelman has produced phenomenal women who dominate in their chosen career paths. From teachers like Christine King Farris and actresses such as Esther Rolle, to businesswomen like Rosalind Brewer and politicians such as Stacey Abrams, the liberal arts […]

5 countries where Beyoncé could serve as an ambassador

Nominated by the President of the United States, an ambassador is the highest-ranking representative to a nation abroad. Whether it’s sold-out concerts, philanthropic gifts, or family vacations, Texas native Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter, has made a great impact on the world and nations within. Looking at Beyoncé’s life and her contributions to the world around her, […]

3 new Christmas movies with Black leads to stream this holiday season

2020 may have been an unpredictable year so far, but one thing is for sure: Christmas is coming. Along with it are a host of new holiday movies featuring some of our favorite Black stars. Here are three must-see films to add to your holiday watch list: 1. The Christmas Aunt Starring Keshia Knight Pulliam […]

What Stacey Abrams means to Spelman College, Georgia and beyond

There’s a line in the beloved Spelman College hymn that reads, “Beacons of heavenly light, Undaunted by the fight,” and Stacey Abrams embodies every word of that powerful phrase. A Spelman College graduate in the class of 1995, Abrams is living a life dedicated to public service, justice and advocacy — fighting for those who […]

Al Roker diagnosed with prostate cancer

On Friday, Nov. 6, “Today” show co-host and meteorologist Al Roker, age 66, announced his prostate cancer diagnosis on-air. The television personality told his colleagues that the cancer was discovered after a routine check-up in September. On the pre-recorded segment that followed, he shared that during the check-up, his doctor discovered that he had an […]

3 reasons Stacey Abrams will be relevant beyond 2020

With the outcome of the 2020 U.S. presidential election still undecided, politician Stacey Abrams is among the trending topics on Twitter this week, where thousands are recognizing her and her work in Georgia. Abrams ran unsuccessfully against Republican Brian Kemp in 2018 for governor of Georgia, but “unsuccessful” is not a word to describe Abrams’ […]

How Black celebrities encouraged civic engagement in ‘Zoom Where It Happens’

In an effort to encourage Americans to complete the 2020 Census and be civically engaged in the 2020 U.S. Election, Black celebrities joined forces and participated in “Zoom Where It Happens.” “Zoom Where It Happens” featured live table reads of classic sitcoms reimagined and followed up with serious conversations about the importance of completing the […]

5 love languages that Ava DuVernay’s ‘Cherish the Day’ explores

While the coronavirus pandemic was tragically beginning to strike the country, director and film producer Ava DuVernay held true to form, premiering her new series “Cherish the Day” on OWN Network. The first season of the heartfelt anthology captured the story of two star-crossed lovers, Gently and Evan, while navigating through their complex relationship in […]