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Kerry Washington To Bring ˈThe Mothersˈ Novel To Life

Kerry Washington will play a major role in bringing the debut novel The Mothers by Brit Bennett to the big screen, proving that there are clearly no limits to what she can do. Somehow, she effortlessly pulls off being a mother, wife and a phenomenal actress simultaneously. The novel explores the life of a young…

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Melina Matsoukas is Woman of the Year & Drops a Few Gems at This Year’s Fusion Film Festival

Director Melina Matsoukas has an outstanding resume. Her riveting work can be seen in Rihanna’s “We Found Love,” Beyoncé’s “Formation”–both of which earned her Grammys, and most recently, Issa Rae’s Insecure.  Success, however, didn’t come easy. The 36-year-old director is a rare breed in the film industry. Rare in two ways specifically: being a woman and being a woman…

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Yara Shahidi Receives College Recommendation From Michelle Obama

We are rooting for Black-Ish star, Yara Shahidi, who recently underwent the gruelling college application process. However, after receiving a recommendation letter from Michelle Obama, she’s definitely well on her way. Yara has proven to be wise beyond her years. She bravely speaks out on the political climate and has shown that she is dedicated to empowering women—a trait…

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Issa Rae’s ‘Insecure’ Scheduled To Return In July For Season 2

Issa Rae announced via Twitter that her hit HBO series Insecure will be premiering its second season on Sunday, July 23rd. In perfect Issa style, she toyed with our emotions as she playfully dodged the many questions that we all NEED answers to. The only answers she gave us were the announcement of the new season and…

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Watch Stevona Elem-Rogers’ Enlightening Lecture on the Power of the Black Woman at Xavier University

A couple weeks prior, the empowering Stevona Elem-Rogers joined Xavier University for a lecture dubbed, “All the Women are White, All the Blacks are Men, but Some of Us Are Brave: Exploring Black Womanhood in America.” The Womanist Writer and creator of #BlackWomenAreForGrownUps used the thirty-minute visual discussion to explore the multitude of black women who’ve impressively managed to…

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Watch Netflix’s Electrifying Trailer For ‘The Get Down’ Pt. II

Ahead of it’s highly anticipated release date of April 7th, 2017, Netflix has released a thrilling new trailer for what will be Part II of it’s hit series, The Get Down. Last season introduced viewers to an all-star cast and to what life, music and love created uptown in the Bronx during the lively times…

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Jay-Z Announces Roc Nation’s Newest Company, Arrive

After being announced as the first rapper inductee in the 2017 Songwriters Hall of Fame, it’s no surprise that Jay-Z continues to create history and new platforms. Roc Nation recently partnered up with Primary Venture Partners and GlassBridge Asset Management to form their newest branch to the empire, Arrive. From managing artists to representing athletes, Arrive…

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Octavia Spencer Pokes Fun at “Hidden Fences” in SNL Monologue

We continue to fall deeper in love with Octavia Spencer. Not only is she a brilliant actress and author, but she is also quite hilarious. Spencer hosted Saturday’s SNL by opening the show with a monologue that poked fun at this awards season’s reoccurring error where media announcers repeatedly called Hidden Figures by the wrong…

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“Artist in Residence”: Vogue Celebrates Female Artists Feat. Portraits by Lorna Simpson

In celebration of Vogue‘s 125th anniversary, the prominent fashion publication has produced a collection of narratives featuring artists from diverse backgrounds. Their most recent Art in Residence article, commends the work of female artists in America and honors the contributions of legendary artist Joan Jonas, art curator Rujeko Hockley, social media art guru Kimberly Drew, and many more. To up the ante,…

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Four Artists Invest Nearly $100K To Preserve Nina Simone’s Childhood Home

She was an author, pianist, Civil Rights activist, musician and world-renowned singer. To honor the contributions she made in different areas of her life, Nina Simone‘s birthplace was recently purchased for the preservation of her legacy. The North Carolina Property, found at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, has been bought for $95,000 by a group of four…

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Dave Chappelle Returns with Two Comedy Specials on Netflix This Month

  Two specials. One event. Dave Chappelle returns March 21, only on Netflix. pic.twitter.com/xiSv0SVVDV — Netflix US (@netflix) March 2, 2017 Netflix shared a teaser for two of the three Dave Chappelle comedy specials coming to the world’s leading subscription service this month. After announcing his comeback last November, fans are ready for his return as…

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Watch Rihanna’s Heartwarming Harvard Humanitarian of the Year Award Acceptance Speech

“At 17 I started my career here in America, and by the age 18 I started my first charity foundation” shared Barbados born musical artist and philanthropist Rihanna, giddy with excitement as she accepted the Harvard Foundation‘s 2017 Humanitarian of the Year Award for Intercultural and Race Relations yesterday. Wearing an absolutely stunning off-the-shoulder Monse dress and…

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