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Happy 47th birthday Chante Moore! Moore, an R&B singer of hits whose hits include “Old School Lovin,” “Alright” and “I’m What You Need,” grew up in a gospel-singing family and learned to sing in church. By high school, she decided she wanted to make a career out of singing. She dedicated her 1999 single “Chanté’s…

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She’s back!!!!!!!  New York Times Bestselling author of “Waiting to Exhale and How Stella Got Her Groove Back” has published her eighth novel and this one has the McMillan flavor throughout its entirety. Her extremely candid and spunky writing style will surely have you laughing out loud at times.  This novel touches on many real…

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Angela Evelyn Bassett, born Aug. 16 1958, is arguably one of the most respected black actresses in Hollywood. Renowned for her biographical roles portraying famous African American women, including Tina Turner in What’s Love Got to Do With It, as well as Betty Shabazz in Malcolm X, Bassett has snagged roles in more than 50…

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There’s nothing quite as good as good losing yourself in a great movie. They make us laugh, cry, and at times, rediscover ourselves. As Black History Month comes to close, take a look at 10 memorable films that brilliantly highlight black culture. Enjoy! –ruthie hawkins

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Anguilla, the 13,000 person, eel shaped island, is poised to become the next Cannes for the black literati. Neighboring Saint Martin and Saint Thomas, the island hosted its first-ever Lit Fest titled “A Literary Jollification” and featured famed best-selling authors Terry McMillan, actor Hill Harper, actress Sheryl Lee Ralph, Randall Robinson among several others. Topics…

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Love is all we need. It’s a mantra that many abide by — myself included. It also lies at the core of Sony Pictures’ latest romantic comedy, Jumping the Broom. Starring Laz Alonso as Jason Taylor, Paula Patton as Sabrina Watson, and a host of other Hollywood favorites, the film focuses on the ability of…

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