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Tina and Richard Lawson Host Star-Studded Wearable Art Gala

Hosted by founders Richard Lawson and Tina Knowles-Lawson, the inaugural Wearable Art Gala brought together some of our most bright and beautiful celebs for such an amazing cause. Gathering at California’s African-American Museum in Los Angeles, the two among many enjoyed  a night full of art, music, dance and Mrs. Tina’s homemade Gumbo in celebration of the…

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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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‘Moonlight,’ ‘Hidden Figures’ and ‘Fences’ Earn Fully Merited Oscar Nominations

There won’t be another #OscarsSoWhite this year and we’re really glad about it. Formally known as the Academy Awards, The Oscars has revealed all nominations for its 89th annual award ceremony airing February 26, 2017. And with most of our favorites raking in nods under several categories, we’re going to be tuned in and ready…

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Pharrell Williams Surprises NYC Middle Schoolers During Their ‘Hidden Figures’ Performance

Pharrell Williams has left a priceless mark on the hearts of a few NYC middle schoolers. The hit maker showed up unannounced to surprise an auditorium filled with students, some of which took center stage to perform several songs from Hidden Figures soundtrack. It seems the children made the day equally as memorable for Pharrell…

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Octavia Spencer Plans to Break Hollywood Mold with Madam C.J. Walker Biopic

Octavia Spencer is bringing black history to the forefront of pop culture. The actress plans to break the traditionally “white-washed” Hollywood mold by producing and starring in an upcoming docu-series on the life and times of Madame C.J. Walker. Zero Gravity Management has optioned the 2001 nonfiction book, ‘On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times…

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The ‘Hidden Figures’ Trailer Celebrates Black Women in STEM

Out of the many and continued accomplishments under our belt as people of color, from the first African American woman to travel in space to the first African American President of United States, there are several stories left untold to the masses. Mathematicians and scientists Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson were the first African-American women…

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Janelle Monáe To Star in NASA Film ‘Hidden Features’ Alongside Taraji P. Henson and Octavia Spencer

Just last month it was announced that Empire series star Taraji P. Henson would be starring in upcoming film Hidden Features, and now it has been confirmed that Janelle Monáe will also be hitting the big screen. The two will star in the film, alongside Octavia Spencer, which is based on the book Hidden Figures:…

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