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Although Black History Month is over, the following actors are absolutely deserving of a little extra credit. Click continue to see some of the most influential black actors who paved the way for contemporary stars. –ruthie hawkins

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There is a lot of debate surrounding who would be the best choice to play the late, great Whitney Houston in her biopic. Playing a true talent and being able to personify the role to perfection is a gift. In the best reenacted performances of all time, actors and actresses performed so perfectly, that we…

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The overwhelming majority of the media’s focus has been furiously, anxiously and relentlessly aimed at Halle Berry’s beautiful visage. The mounds of stories and cover stories about the flawless caramel-coated beauty have effectively obscured a simple fact about this Cleveland-born and bred beauty queen: She is a self-made multimillionaire and blazed her path own path…

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There has been a lot of debate, controversy and even acrimony over who will and should portray the larger-than-life legends Whitney Houston, Elizabeth Taylor and Lena Horne in their upcoming biopics. It’s tricky enough trying to get a look-a-like and marry that with someone with skills and believability. That is not an easy thing to…

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I suffer from “product addiction.” If you can relate, you can understand being overwhelmed by cluttered drawers, cabinets, counters and compartments full of nothing but products — makeup products, hair products, endless bottles of nail polish and skin care “essentials.” I often ask myself, “Do I really need all of these things, or do I…

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With its bubble-gum pink floors and crystal chandeliers, The GlamBar Salon screams Hollywood glamour. From classic Tinseltown goddesses like Dorothy Dandridge and Marilyn Monroe painted on the walls, to the salon stations done up like ’50s-style dressing rooms; this salon is nothing short of the ultimate girl’s playground. While getting treated to a much-needed manicure…

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