Matthew A. Cherry Shares Why Being Recognized at the 2020 NAACP Image Awards Means Just as Much to Him as the Oscars
Matthew A. Cherry is no stranger to award shows.
You ain’t got the answers, Sway! Trust and listen to black women.
Jussie Smollett Expected To Plead Not Guilty To Six Counts of New Charges Alleging He Lied to Police
Just when you thought the previous plot twist was the end of the Jussie Smollett saga, there’s another plot twist to the plot twist. The actor is back in court, in relation to his previous claims that he was the target of a homophobic and racist attack in January 2019.
BET META 2020: Are Black Male Voters Forgotten? T.I. Says the Government Has an 'Agenda to Remove Us Out of the Picture'
On Thursday, BET hosted an intimate one-day event “focused exclusively on driving African American voters to the polls by harnessing the power of media, entertainment, and technology sectors” called the META:2020 conference. Essentially, it served as a collective of action-driven goals intentionally held during the…
Now that the Oscars and most major awards shows are out of the way, the American Black Film Festival and the NAACP are bringing us the recognition we deserve—not by requiring us to ask for a seat at the table, but rather creating our own with the ABFF Honors and the 51st Image Awards taking place this weekend in Los…
BIST, or the 'Black EGOT': Celebrating the Elite Who've Won a BET Award, NAACP Image Award and Soul Train Award
Two—that’s the number of black people who have an EGOT, that is, at least one Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award. Whoopi Goldberg and John Legend are a part of that elite 15-member club. Cynthia Erivo, Billy Porter and Viola Davis are almost there.
Racing Champion Willy T. Ribbs Reminds Us All of His Place in Black History With Brilliant Victory Lap Uppity
Throughout the course of history, we’ve been taught that there is a clear hierarchy in regard to a black person’s place in society. As such, the term “uppity”—which first surfaced in the 1800s as the snarky descendant of its equally demeaning predecessor “ungrateful”—has served to both dissuade and disparage those of…
Contrary to white-washed belief, black folks have had a profound impact on the evolution of the entire musical landscape. From country crooner DeFord Bailey injecting the Grand Ole Opry with a taste of the blues as one of its very first stars in the 1920s, to funk metal gods Bad Brains revolutionizing contemporary…
Nearly two years removed from the spectacle that was the 2018 White House Correspondents’ Dinner, the annual gala will return to its comedic roots.