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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…

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Raven-Symoné says her wife Miranda Pearman-Maday makes her feel “confident and empowered in an entirely new way,” as she dishes on the details of their scaled-back wedding. The “Raven’s Home” star recently revealed she and Miranda, 32, had tied the knot in a secret ceremony that was attended by just six guests, and Raven has…

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Rolling out recently sat down with Indian-American, pop and R&B singer, dancer and songwriter Vijeta. This summer, Vijeta will release “K.I.T.Y.” (“Keep It To Yourself”), which is all about choosing yourself and self-love. Name: Vijeta Industry: Music City: Atlanta Genre: Pop and R&B Favorite artists: Jennifer Lopez, Janet Jackson, Spice Girls, Beyoncé and Mya Describe who Vijeta…

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Vijeta is an Indian-American singer from Chicago. Her international sound is alluring and empowering while her music is upbeat and emotional. She definitely has a lot of soul. As a singer, Vijeta exclaimed, “I want to be to my Indian people what Selena was to her fans.” There’s definitely nothing wrong with that type of…

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Oscar Award-winning actor Denzel Washington will soon be visiting Shondaland, but not to make an on-screen appearance. The A-List actor will make his television directorial debut when he mans the director’s chair for an upcoming episode of Shonda Rhimes’ long-running hit medical drama, “Grey’s Anatomy.” Washington is set to direct the ninth episode of the current season that will go into production later…

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With all this talk of graduation and HBCUs, what better time to acknowledge some of the well-known celebrities who not only attended a HBCU but also finished. Film producer William Packer is amongst Hollywood’s elite who obtained their degree at a HBCU. It’s known that Oprah, Samuel L. Jackson and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr…

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The most famous (or infamous, if you hated it) black remake of a classic mainstream (e.g. “white”) movie  has to be Sidney Lumet’s The Wiz starring Diana Ross and Michael Jackson. It was an up-tempo, hood-flavored version of the beloved classic The Wizard of Oz, complete with numbers runners, a factory filled with overworked laborers…

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Debbie Allen, actress-director-choreographer extraordinaire, is using her talents to help shed light on what it’s like to be different. She’s the directorial force behind the stage production, Twist: An American Musical, now running at the Pasadena Playhouse in Pasadena, Ca.  The musical, written by William F. Brown and Tina Tippit, with music by Tena Clark…

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Spelman College announced Friday, March 25, that First Lady Michelle Obama will give the commencement speech to the 2011 graduating class. The ceremony will be held on Sunday, May 15, at 3 pm at the Georgia Convention Center in College Park, Ga. “Having Mrs. Obama as our 2011 commencement speaker is a true honor because…

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