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LaRoyce Hawkins is humble. The 28-year-old actor is firm in describing himself as “just a kid from Harvey”; however, the millions of viewers who tune in to see him play a cop on “Chicago P.D.” see him a bit differently. Growing up in Harvey, a suburb south of Chicago, wasn’t easy for Hawkins. Like similar…

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The Shrine of the Black Madonna has been a staple of African American history and culture in Atlanta ever since its inception in 1975. While it serves the community as the ninth congregation of the Pan African Orthodox Christian Church, the site also hosts lectures and has a book store full of fiction and non-fiction…

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Unless you’re on a super fancy flight, airplane food generally consists of a mediocre snack or small meal to hold you over until you land at your destination. After spending the day packing and preparing for your trip, you may find yourself ready to eat whatever the flight attendants have to offer. But there are…

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Tracia Jones is on her way to becoming entertainment’s new “it” girl. The 22-year-old Alabama native stumbled into the industry by mistake two years ago, but now that she’s in, she’s taking her profession seriously. Jones has already modeled for Mercedes-Benz and fashion week runway shows in New York, Atlanta, and Los Angeles. She’s recently…

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There’ve been rumors circulating for years that Janet Jackson has a secret child. Some say that the child was given to her older sister, Rebbie. It was all just speculation, until now. As Jackson recently announced, she is having a baby with her husband, Wissam Al Mana. Many reports are stating that this will be…

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Getting tatted up has become increasingly popular in recent years. According to a Harris poll from 2012, one in five adults have at least one tattoo. A Pew Research Center study done even earlier found that the number was actually around 40 percent among 18 to 29-year-olds. Due to the high demand for tattoos, more…

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ABC has announced their new head of talent and casting, and it’s a Black woman named Ayo Davis. The woman who previously held the head casting position, Keli Lee, relocated to London in November to serve as a managing director of international content and talent for ABC Entertainment Group, according to Deadline. Ever since then,…

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Running a church can be a lucrative business these days. While a church leader’s preaching salary may not be in the millions, many Christian pastors sell DVDs, books, and find other ways of build a major fortune. The fact that many of the richest pastors head megachurches and therefore have large followings ensures that their…

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