Mase, Big Boi and Phylicia Rashad surprise graduates at Ron Clark Academy

Mase, Big Boi and Phylicia Rashad surprise graduates at Ron Clark Academy

Eighth-grade graduations are usually low-key assemblies with the focus on academic and community awards and perhaps a local keynote speaker. But some very special students and parents at the Ron Clark Academy based in Atlanta were in for the surprise of their lives when special guests Grammy award-winning artists Big Boi (OutKast) and Mase (Bad […]

Comedian to join Phylicia Rashad and Anika Noni Rose in new Netflix movie

Comedian to join Phylicia Rashad and Anika Noni Rose in new Netflix movie

Netflix is releasing its first live-action musical written and directed by David E. Talbert. The musical, Jingle Jangle, will star Phylicia Rashad, Anika Noni Rose and Madalen Mills. The director has also tapped 48-year-old actor and comedian Keegan-Michael Key to join the cast. The musical will tell the story of a “cobblestone world” that comes to life in which […]

Chadwick Boseman tells how Denzel, Phylicia Rashad paid for Oxford education

Chadwick Boseman tells how Denzel, Phylicia Rashad paid for Oxford education

“This Is Us” star Susan Kelechi Watson told a fascinating story while appearing on “Live! With Kelly and Ryan.” She and a few of her Howard University classmates had the opportunity to study at Oxford for a summer — but it was paid for by alumna Phylicia Rashad and Denzel Washington. She said, “I remember […]

Phylicia Rashad may have joined Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’

Phylicia Rashad may have joined Marvel's 'Black Panther'

In possibly some of the best news to come out of Hollywood this week, Phylicia Rashad may have joined Marvel’s Black Panther, multiple outlets report. As promised, director Ryan Coogler appears to be delivering “among the best ensembles” of any movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. As previously reported, the film set out to sign […]

‘The Wiz’ performed in Central Park for 40th anniversary of Broadway show

'The Wiz' performed in Central Park for 40th anniversary of Broadway show

[jwplatform LnWoUkhL] An electrifying performance of The Wiz was staged Wednesday night in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Broadway show. Tony Award-winner George Faison gathered new and original cast members such as Phylicia Rashad (co-host) and Darlescia Cearcy (Dorothy) at Central Park’s SummerStage.

Phylicia Rashad and Raven-Symoné take on gay roles

Phylicia Rashad and Raven-Symoné take on gay roles

Black women of all sexual orientations and gender expressions are definitely having a triumphant moment of complex representation in TV thanks to shows like “How to Get Away With Murder,” “Empire” and “Orange Is the New Black.” And now it appears that TV icon Phylicia Rashad is about to ride that wave of change as […]

Phylicia Rashad defends Cosby

Phylicia Rashad defends Cosby

Celebrities who have worked with Bill Cosby are starting to finally come out in support of the embattled comedian during his rape allegations scandal. The latest celebrity to offer support is Phylicia Rashad, who worked directly with Cosby and portrayed his wife Clair Huxtable on the hit TV program “The Cosby Show.” During a star-studded […]

Brandy inducted as honorary member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.

“The Game” actress Brandy Norwood proudly joins her mother and manager, Sonja Norwood, as she celebrated 106 years of sisterhood, after being inducted into the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority as an honorary member. Yesterday, Norwood attended the AKA’s 66th Boule in Charlotte, North Carolina, where the former “Moesha” star threw up The Ivy in honor […]

10 celebrity icons of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority

As we celebrate Founders Day to the ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha. Alpha Kappa Alpha is the first Greek-lettered sorority established and incorporated by African-American college women, founded January 15, 1908. Check out 10 celebrity AKA’s in the gallery. Above, The First Lady of the Civil Rights Movement Coretta Scott King was the model AKA because of her tireless community […]

Happy Founders Day! Celebrity women who are members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.

Happy Founders Day to the illustrious ladies of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority! Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated  is an international service organization that was founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 15, 1908. It is the oldest Greek organization established by black college-educated women. Today, the women of AKA […]

Celebrities who married multiple times

Last weekend saw a pair of super-glam celebrity weddings in ultra-exclusive locales involving LeBron James and John Legend. King James dated his Akron, Ohio high school sweetheart for nearly a decade, having two children in the process, before making the union official at a swank resort in San Diego. Then he and his newlywed wife […]

Phylicia Rashad directs ‘Four Little Girls: Birmingham 1963’ play

Phylicia Rashad, who is best known for her role as Clair Huxtable on “The Cosby Show,” directed a reading of the play Four Little Girls: Birmingham 1963 at the Kennedy Center on Sunday, Sept. 16 to mark the 50th anniversary of the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala. Four girls were […]

Vanessa Williams, Cicely Tyson forge a bond on Broadway

Harlem Arts Alliance Presents: On the “A” w/Souleo All-star cast rehearsals for a major Broadway show can be filled with pressure and anxiety. But for The Trip to Bountiful cast it’s also about style, Chipotle and history lessons. During the press conference at Sardi’s Restaurant in New York City for the revival of Horton Foote’s […]

Phylicia Rashad slams Kris Jenner for being a bad mom?

Kris Jenner’s parenting skills have always been a source of controversy for the mother of famous Kardashian celebrity sisters, Kim, Khloe and Kourtney. But a new report claims that one Hollywood mother in particular, Phylicia Rashad, is not at all happy with Jenner’s maternal skills. According to the National Enquirer, Rashad, who played famous TV […]

Famous stars of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority

The black Greek letter organization Alpha Kappa Alpha celebrates its 105th birthday on Jan. 15, and the sorority counterpart to the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity has some pretty prominent celebrities and icons within its proud ranks. That list of famous stars includes a civil rights leader who was the wife of the movement’s most identifiable […]

Halle Berry, Alicia Keys, celebrities shine on BET Honors red carpet (photos)

Helle Berry, Alicia Keys, Gabrielle Union and a plethora of A-list stars shined at the 2013 BET Honors held at the Warner Theater in Washington D.C. The BET Honors are meant to pay homage to celebrities and others who make indelible contributions to the community at large. Songstress Erykah Badu was but one of the […]

Cynda Williams-Plummer enlivening Chicago theater

Cynda Williams-Plummer began her professional acting career opposite Denzel Washington in Spike Lee’s Mo’ Better Blues. She also garnered critical acclaim in the films One False Move and Caught Up. The actress, who just happens to also be an amazing singer, scored a hit in 1990 with “Harlem Blues,” which reached No. 9 on the […]

‘Steel Magnolias’ Actress and Singer Jill Scott’s Natural Hair Time Line

Jill Scott will test out her acting chops in the remake of the 1989 classic “Steel Magnolias” which is due to air Sunday, Oct. 7 on Lifetime.  Sharing the stage with Phylicia Rashad, Queen Latifah, and more beautiful women won’t be a difficult task for Scott.  Aside from her eccentric mind that she portrays eloquently through her […]