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Celebrity photographer Matthew Jordan Smith recently launched a new campaign around his book Future American President, a visual journey of the American dream seen through the eyes of our nation’s children. The original book released earlier this year features photos taken by Jordan Smith of children from every state. Jordan Smith is set to publish another run…

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Actresses Gabrielle Union, Angela Bassett and Uzo Aduba were stunning on the red carpet at the 46th NAACP Image Awards presented by TV One at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Feb. 6, 2015 in Pasadena, California. Aside from Union and Bassett’s svelte physique and Aduba’s toned guns, the key was their jewelry choices. Find out who they wore. Looking beautiful…

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“Whitney” an Angela Bassett-directed film presented by Lifetime, has officially received a premiere date. The made-for-TV flick, starring former “Americas Next Top Model” contestant Yaya DaCosta as Whitney Houston, will premiere in January. Viewers can anticipate a good dose of drama as “Whitney” examines the tumultuous relationship between the late diva and her former husband,…

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Angela Bassett defends her Whitney Houston biopic against criticism from Houston’s family During a recent interview with HuffPost Live, Angela Bassett, director of the Lifetime movie, starring former “America’s Next Top Model” contestant, Yaya DaCosta, as the late Whitney Houston, responded to Cissy Houston, Whitney’s mother, who recently expressed displeasure with the project, criticizing the team behind…

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America’s Next Top Model, Yaya DaCosta is channeling her inner Whitney Houston in the above photo that was recently released by Entertainment Weekly. DaCosta is playing Houston in Lifetime’s controversial ‘Whitney Houston’ biopic. The film just began shooting, but DaCosta has already recreated Whitney’s iconic 1987 Whitney album cover. She told Entertainment Weekly, “I just…

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Bobbi Kristina has not been shy at all about letting the world know that she hates the idea of Lifetime doing a biopic on her late mother, Whitney Houston, especially since the film’s director, Angela Bassett, cast Yaya Alafia instead of Bobbi Kristina to play the late singer. Now, Bobbi Kristina’s issues with Bassett have…

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Two years following the death of iconic singer Whitney Houston, Lifetime has decided to dive in with her biopic. Directed by Golden Globe Award-winning actress Angela Bassett, the made for TV film is scheduled for release in 2015. According to Lifetime, the film will center around Houston’s turbulent relationship with her singer-songwriter ex-husband Bobby Brown…

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In honor of the Kentucky Derby this weekend, we have compiled a few fashion photos of the best dressed celebs from 2013. A chic dress, adorable accessories, and stunning pumps paired with a fashionable hat is exactly what the Kentucky Derby is known for. Check out the photos in the gallery. –Joi Pearson @joiapearson  

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While urban Americans were pleased that 12 Years a Slave took home three Oscar awards, most particularly breakout star Lupita Nyong’o for Best Supporting Actress, many took note of the conspicuous dearth of other black actors who were heralded for delivering riveting performances. There were pockets of protests where several other critically acclaimed black films,…

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Happy 47th birthday Chante Moore! Moore, an R&B singer of hits whose hits include “Old School Lovin,” “Alright” and “I’m What You Need,” grew up in a gospel-singing family and learned to sing in church. By high school, she decided she wanted to make a career out of singing. She dedicated her 1999 single “Chanté’s…

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