Pioneer Nichelle Nichols of ‘Star Trek’ fame dies at 89

Nichelle Nichols, the pioneering actress who soared to international fame — and into urbanites’ hearts — during the 1960s and 70s on the original “Star Trek” series, has died. She was 89. Nichols was a paragon of beauty, grace and eloquence in the role of Uhuru that Black Americans could easily embrace and champion during […]

Twin sisters create The Guilty Grape to break cultural norms in wine industry

Cheers to Black women paving the way in the wine industry. That’s exactly what twin sisters Nichelle and Nicole Nichols set out to do when they left their corporate careers in entertainment and lifestyle to create The Guilty Grape. The Guilty Grape is a new Black-owned and women-owned wine company. Made and packaged in Napa […]

Battling dementia, ‘Star Trek’s Lt. Uhura begs her son to attend conventions

Actress Nichelle Nichols, best known for her iconic role as Lieutenant Uhura in the Star Trek television and motion picture franchise, is suffering both mentally and physically and has issued a desperate public plea to her son. In May, the 85-year-old actress was placed under four different temporary conservators after her son, Kyle Johnson, 66, […]

Dragon Con 2015 featured guests shows rise of Black diversity in sci-fi

For fans of science fiction and fantasy there are very few events as large as DragonCon held annually in Atlanta, Georgia.  DragonCon will take place from September 4-7 and is expected to gather 65,000 fans, making it one of the largest  conventions held in the city of Atlanta. Fans will gather at The Hyatt Regency […]