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The 2019 Tony Awards nominations showcase an abundance of Black talent in many areas, marked by a sensational group of actors, writers and other creatives. Here is a look at the Black nominees for the Tony’s, which will take place Sunday, June 9, at 8 p.m. EST on CBS. Actor Jeremy Pope has a chance…

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Charles Malik Whitfield is arguably one of the best actors in the game with numerous starring roles in prime-time shows and feature films. Many remember his moving portrayal of Otis Williams in the Emmy-winning mini-series, “The Temptations.” Later this year, fans will watch him alongside Uma Thurman on the upcoming Netflix series, “Chambers.” Currently, he is…

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MC Hammer has branded Temptations‘ Dennis Edwards “a great artist” following his tragic death just one day before his 75th birthday. After MC Hammer heard that Edwards died in a hospital in Chicago, the 55-year-old hip-hop artist took to his Twitter account to pay his respects to Edwards, who was the lead singer of the…

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RIDE Conference Rolling out introduces its inaugural tech summit, Rolling Out Innovation Digital Entertainment (RIDE) conference. The two-day conference will host progressive thought leaders, BLERDS, Afro-Bohos, artists and artisans, moguls, authors and auteurs Date: Friday, Sept. 22 and Saturday, Sept. 23 Time: 10 a.m. Location / Venue: Loudermilk Conference Center, 40 Courtland St., Atlanta  …

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Many people know of Michael Jackson’s legendary moonwalk dance, but not many people know he debuted it during Motown’s historic TV special “Motown 25: Yesterday · Today · Forever”, which originally aired on May 16, 1983. Fans new and old will get to relive the magic moment and groundbreaking night as Public Broadcasting Service has just…

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When Brianna Crowell approached the stage at UDetroit Cafe in Detroit’s historic Harmonie Park region recently, the relatively shy young woman whom this writer had spoken with just moments before her performance admitted she was just the slightest bit anxious. Anxious about performing, but anxious to get on the stage and show us what she…

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This week, on “Dancing With the Stars,” the celebs took it old school as they paid homage to legendary Motown sound with legends like Smokey Robinson and The Temptations providing the stars with live backing music. While Gladys Knight and Roshon Fegan struggled to impress the judges, stars like Donald Driver and Jaleel White danced…

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