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  The annual Trumpet Awards serve as a beautiful celebration of black excellence. This year’s ceremony—which took place in Atlanta, GA and aired exclusively on Bounce TV—was a continuation of the Trumpet Award Foundation’s commitment to honoring the leaders within our community who have not only achieved greatness, but who have also inspired others along the…

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GIRLS TRIP cast and filmmakers including, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Regina Hall, Tiffany Haddish, Larenz Tate, Kofi Siriboe, producer Will Packer and director Malcolm D. Lee attended the event, along with celebrity guests including Issa Rae, Karen Civil, Big Freedia, Miss Lawrence, Elle Varner, Romeo Miller, Tank, Mona B. Scott-Young, Yandy Smith-Harris, and Leytoya…

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Of course, 1963 was a significant year in American history: George Wallace was sworn in as governor, four little black girls were killed attending 16th Street Baptist Church, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, Lyndon Johnson became the 36th president. Still, as all of this was going on, people were carrying out their lives. During…

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In yet another case of a celeb’s business manager not properly managing their business … or their accountant not accurately accounting, actor Larenz Tate looks to be in a bit of hot water with American Express. The Chicago native, who currently stars as Dr. Alex Burke on the USA network’s show “Rush,” is being sued for…

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Happy 37th birthday Ludacris! Christopher Brian Bridges, better known as Ludacris, is a Grammy Award-winning rapper who hit the charts in 2000 with the album, Back for the First Time. He has ventured over into acting and has appeared in several films, including the Fast & Furious franchise Hustle & Flow, Crash and many more.…

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Ludacris is celebrating his birthday today, and what better way to pay homage to him than to go down memory lane? Above he posted a #TBT photo with Teyana Taylor, Usher, Tyrese and Larenz Tate. Let’s look at a few more of his celeb friends in the gallery. –joi pearson @joiapearson

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In this link are photos from the GSU Block Party at Georgia State University, sponsored by Zaxby’s of Marietta. It was hosted by Mike Will Made It and featured some of his protégés from Ear Drummer Records and Two-9, with Rae Sremmurd, Curtis Williams, Rochelle, Matika Estrada and Blaze Servin and more. It was hot and…

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Actor-irector Larenz Tate hosted a party at Lumen Chicago Nightclub (839 West Fulton Market) last night. View images of Tate celebrating with fans. The party was presented by premier event planner Sue Barakat. Photo credit: Shaun Michaels of Year 2139 Photography

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Nia Long has been the object of desire ever since she sashayed her way into men’s hearts with her exotic island-girl beauty (her parents are from Trinidad) in the seminal John Singleton film Boyz N the Hood in the early 1990s. As millions of Americans further acquainted themselves with Long, 41, in the smash hit…

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Jamie Foxx’s Trayvon Martin Foundation fundraiser Jamie Foxx is continuing to show his diligence and support for the Trayvon Martin foundation, this time by hosting a celebrity filled fundraiser. The actor, along with Russell Simmons, Marques Houston, Tank, Congresswoman Maxine Waters and Tim Robbins joined forces to raise money for Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton’s…

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Black films hosts predominantly Black casts but have found success with largely non-black audiences worldwide. Check out a few blockbusters with black casts. Notice any actors or actresses who have found success in multiple movies on this list? –Joi Pearson @JoiAPearson Above, Lee Daniels: The Butler is the latest feature from the Weinstein company. It stars Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Cuba Gooding,…

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Chris “Ludacris” Bridges presents the 8th Annual #LudaDayWeekend2013 this Labor Day Weekend, Thursday, Aug. 29 through Monday, Sep. 2, 2013. Kicking things off right, Ludacris spent Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 at his alma mater, Banneker High School, where he donated $20,000 to teachers for the Real Change Project, an educational initiative that encourages educators, students, parents and…

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After the untimely death of Michael Duncan, reality star Omarosa Stallworth hits the red carpet. She graced the carpet at CAAM Benefit Gala honoring Sidney Poitier and John Outterbridege. She looked lovely in her black half-shoulder gown and winning smile. Others in attendance at the artful gala were Diahann Carroll, Jackee Harry and Larenz Tate.…

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  Team Hart Defeats Team Luda, But It’s All In Good Fun! On Saturday, September, 2, 2012, Ludacris held his annual celebrity basketball game which drew an even bigger crowd than the 2011 game, almost causing a fire hazard with the people that came out to support the game. Ticket sales benefited The Ludacris Foundation.…

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