Shannon LaNier talks his roots: President Thomas Jefferson, Sally Hemings

“My family is my world. I live and breathe for my girls, my wife and two daughters. Now that doesn’t mean that my immediate and extended family doesn’t get on my nerves, it just means, I love them despite that,” shares Shannon LaNier when asked about what his family means to him. That extended family […]

‘Scandal’ hate: How black history can stifle black art and entertainment

ABC’s “Scandal” has become one of America’s most popular dramas. Now in it’s third season, it’s become must-see TV–especially for many African Americans. It is a hit show with an African American female lead (Kerry Washington) and is created by an African American woman (Shonda Rhimes), so the fact that is so popular and well-received has been cheered by many.