Octavia Spencer to be honored at the Outfest LA LGBTQ Film Festival

Hidden Figures star Octavia Spencer will be honored with the James Schamus Ally Award at the 2021 Outfest LA LGBTQ Film Festival. The award will be presented to the burgeoning Hollywood producer at L.A.’s Orpheum Theatre on Aug. 22, as part of the festival’s Closing Night Gala. The Ally Award was created “to honor the […]

Carmelo Anthony to sip wine and discuss various topics on new podcast

NBA All-Star Carmelo Anthony announced the launch of his production company Creative 7 in April and now the company has partnered with Cadence13 to launch the “What’s In Your Glass?” podcast. The NBA baller first launched the show as a YouTube series where he talks to guests from the worlds of sports, wine, business, entertainment, […]

Andra Day admits history-making Oscar nomination ‘a little overwhelming’

Andra Day admits being nominated for an Oscar is “a little overwhelming.” The 36-year-old singer and actress is up for the Best Actress gong at the Academy Awards this year for her role in “The United States vs. Billie Holiday,” and has said she can’t quite believe she’s been nominated for the honor alongside the […]

Oprah Winfrey spearheads health campaign for Black women (video)

Oprah Winfrey’s latest mission is to ensure that Black women are taking better care of their health. The television mogul and her Oprah Winfrey Network has launched its first-ever initiative focused on providing tools and resources to empower Black women to own their health in 2021 and beyond. Winfrey and her team have unveiled their OWN […]

Cynthia Erivo has a lot to say about Aretha Franklin and changing stereotypes

British actress Cynthia Erivo is redefining the term “multifaceted” performer. Having become a member of an exclusive club of Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award winners, Erivo has also earned two Academy Award nominations along the way. It’s clear Erivo is the limitless anomaly, and as critics gauge the possibility of her reaching EGOT status by […]

Chadwick Boseman, Andra Day and Daniel Kaluuya win Golden Globe awards

Despite the recent controversy over the fact that the Golden Globes’ voting body has no Black members, African American actors nevertheless won big when the awards ceremony were given out Sunday night, Feb. 28, 2021. The Los Angeles Times published a damning report stating that no Black person is among the Golden Globe’s 87-member Hollywood […]

Andra Day admits she is still recovering from her portrayal of Billie Holiday

Andra Day captured the essence of the legendary Billie Holiday in the recent Hulu release of “The United States v. Billie Holiday.” However, the famous performer revealed that she is still recovering from her role in the groundbreaking film. During an exclusive interview with Just Jared on Saturday, Feb. 27, the 36-year-old discussed the challenges […]

Andra Day reveals her painful road to embodying the iconic Billie Holiday

As Andra Day relaxes in San Diego, California, she muses over how hard she fought not to be Billie Holiday. Suffering from extreme imposter syndrome, she did everything she could to not land the role. But God and the universe had another idea for her. Instead of running away, she completely immersed herself not only […]

Andra Day stirs the soul with ‘Tigress & Tweed’ on ‘Billie Holiday’ soundtrack

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foA7JyqlF14[/embedyt] Grammy Award-nominated singer, songwriter, activist and actress Andra Day evokes emotion with “Tigress & Tweed,” a soul-stirring original song she wrote with Raphael Saadiq. The timely track is featured in the upcoming biopic, The United States vs. Billie Holiday, which stars Day in the lead role. Click play above to listen to the […]

Hulu releases official trailer for ‘The United States vs. Billie Holiday’

Lee Daniels is back with his new visionary film “The United States vs. Billie Holiday.” The film, starring Andra Day, tells the story of Holiday’s battle with the federal government, which sought to stop her from singing her controversial and heart-wrenching ballad, “Strange Fruit.” The film will be released on Feb. 26, 2021, on Hulu. […]

Mary J. Blige set to perform at the Oscars

Mary J. Blige is scheduled to perform at the Oscars ceremony. The 47-year-old singer-songwriter is to perform “Mighty River” from the Dee Rees-directed drama movie “Mudbound,” which she also stars in. The track has been nominated in the Best Original Song category at the annual awards bash, which is being staged at the Dolby Theatre in […]

Kesha draws tears with emotional 2018 Grammy Awards performance

Kesha stole the show with her emotional performance of “Praying} at this year’s Grammy Awards. The 30-year-old singer was joined on stage at New York’s Madison Square Garden on Sunday January, 28, 2018 by Andra Day, Camilla Cabello, Cyndi Lauper, Bebe Rexha, Julia Michaels and the Resistance Revival Chorus for a performance of her hit […]

Kerry Washington looks adorable in Oscar de la Renta on ‘Cars 3’ red carpet

In celebration of CARS 3, cast members and filmmakers including Kerry Washington, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Jenifer Lewis attended the red carpet world premiere on Saturday, June 10 at Anaheim Convention Center. Singer Andra Day, actress Marsai Martin, retired NBA player Reggie Miller also supported the release by walking down the carpet. Washington looked adorbs wearing […]

Jill Scott, Common and more ignite stage at Jazz in the Gardens

Jill Scott, LL Cool J, Andra Day, Common and more hit the main stage at Hard Rock Stadium From the moment you enter the Jazz in the Gardens gates at Hard Rock Stadium in the final days of the winter season, clear blue skies, a cool breeze, and the energy of excited festivalgoers ready to […]

Tika Sumpter and other Black women we love

Shhh. Just for a moment, close your eyes and listen. You hear it? That, my friend, is the tide officially changing. For so long, Black women in this country have suffered through being unnoticed, undervalued and unappreciated. But a funny thing happened on the way to this unfortunate trend becoming an unbreakable tenet of American […]

Rihanna, Monica, and more hit the ‘Black Girls Rock!’ red carpet

The house was packed with some of the most powerful Black women in entertainment at BET’s “Black Girls Rock!” event this year. The ladies also ripped the red carpet in style before the big show. Rihanna, who was an honoree of the evening, wore a fur coat with a casual button-up and white shorts underneath. Her look-alike, […]

Andra Day creates a photo masterpiece for ‘rolling out’

Leave to Grammy Award-nominated songbird Andra Day to absolutely blow our minds on the set of her recent cover shoot for rolling out. Not only did she graciously hold court, as she opened herself up during her interview with journalist/author A.R. Shaw, but the San Diego native also knows how to take one hell of a picture. Here is an exclusive look at the effortlessly stylish Andra Day.

Andra Day, Jazmine Sullivan headline Essence’s Black Women in Music

Grammy Awards weekend kicked off with Essence magazine’s seventh annual Black Women in Music event. Held at the Avalon in Hollywood, the event celebrated the Black women who have made extraordinary strides in music. From the onset, it was obvious that it was the beginning of a big weekend in L.A. as dozens of celebrities […]