Debbie Allen to be honored by the Primetime Emmy Awards

Debbie Allen continues to receive her flowers and will be honored with the Television Academy’s 2021 Governors Award at the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony on Sept. 19. The celebrated actress, dancer, producer, writer and director is being honored “in recognition of her numerous contributions to the television medium through multiple creative forms and her […]

Phylicia Rashad returning to Broadway

With COVID-19 restrictions fading away, Phylicia Rashad is returning to Broadway in December and will star in Manhattan Theatre Club’s Skeleton Crew. Written by Dominique Morisseau and directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Skeleton Crew will begin previews on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021, with an opening night on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022, according to Deadline. According to […]

Amber Pickens makes choreography directing debut in film ‘Passing’ at Sundance

Rolling out publisher and CEO Munson Steed recently sat down with actress, dancer and singer Amber Pickens during a segment of “Star Studio.” The 2015 graduate of The Juilliard School who grew up in Dallas, Texas, made her choreography directing debut in the film Passing, which premiered Saturday, Jan. 30, at the 2021 Sundance Film […]

Cardi B settles lawsuit

Cardi B’s drawn out $30 million court battle with her former manager has come to an end after nearly three years of legal wrangling. Cardi’s former manager, Klenord “Shaft” Raphael, sued the rapper three years ago for $10 million claiming he co-wrote her hit single “Bodak Yellow” and had an “integral” role in initially getting […]

Cardi B giving away sex toys to fans on her ‘naughty list’

Cardi B’s “WAP” is the gift that keeps on giving and has landed the hip-hop vixen a partnership with Bellesa Boutique, a destination for all things female sexuality. Cardi and the risqué boutique joined forces to launch Cardi’s Naughty List this holiday season. Those who sign up to be on the list will be given […]

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 […]

Raven-Symoné feeling ‘confident and empowered’ as a married woman

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 […]

Debbie Allen, Debra Lee honored at BE’s 2020 Women of Power Legacy Awards

Award-winning actor, producer, director and choreographer Debbie Allen and former BET Networks CEO and Chairman Emeritus Debra Lee were honored by Black Enterprise at its 2020 Women of Power Legacy Awards. Held at the Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Gale V. King, executive vice president and chief administrative officer for Nationwide, and Myrtle […]

Pop and R&B singer Vijeta promotes self-love with single ‘K.I.T.Y.’

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 […]

Indian-American singer Vijeta prepares to release debut EP

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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 […]

Dominae mixes classical dance background and a love of music for a winning edge

Few new artists have been co-signed by two living legends; however, this is a reality for newcomer Dominae. The Dallas, Texas native is a professionally trained ballerina who’s been dancing since the age of 12. Besides ballet, Dominae is classically trained in African dance, hip hop, jazz and modern dance. As a dance student, Dominae […]

Here’s Tracee Ellis Ross’ inspiring Golden Globes Awards speech

Congratulations to “black-ish” actress Tracee Ellis Ross, the first African American woman to win a Golden Globe award for “Best TV Series Actress in a Comedy or Musical” since Debbie Allen who won in 1983 for “Fame.” “It’s my first time here guys. It is a nice room, I like it. This is for all […]

Which Shondaland show will Denzel Washington soon join?

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 […]

Choreographer Chloe Arnold brings passion to tap dancing

Washington, D.C. native Chloe Arnold is one of the more accomplished dancers in the business. She’s become one of the more renowned tap dancers in the world, establishing Chloe & Maud Productions with her sister and releasing her own instructional dance DVD.

William Packer and other celebrities who attended HBCU’s

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 […]

Lifetime to Remake ‘Steel Magnolias’ With an All-Black Cast

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 […]