Tony Rock’s name is synonymous with comedy. In fact, the Rock family name represents a small chunk of black comedy; two of his brothers, Chris Rock and Jordan Rock, also have the kind of humor that’s made them famous. And while they all chose the same career, each of their brands of comedy is different, but they…
The race for the perfect crazy-ass royal-wedding hat is on.
Black Lightning is headed to the nation’s capital on Martin Luther King Jr. weekend. The trailblazing superhero—the first black DC Comics character to have his own stand-alone comic title—will have his own TV series in 2018, but some fans can catch the premiere on Jan. 13 at the National Museum of African American…
As Showtime gears up for its long-awaited premiere of the Lena Waithe executive-produced series The Chi, the network is offering a sneak peak at some of the characters you’ll grow to love on the series. The Chi is a coming-of-age story centering on a group of Chicago South Side residents who become linked by…
On the same day that the New York City Police Department initiated an investigation into seven allegations of rape lodged against Russell Simmons, another woman has come forward to say that he attempted to rape her, too, more than 25 years ago.
The New York City Police Department Special Victims Division has opened an investigation into hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons after the publication of 11 allegations of sexual assault or sexual misconduct against him—at least seven of which allegedly happened in New York City.
Updated Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, 2:47 p.m. EST: It looks as though Russell Simmons has now deleted his Twitter account. Was it because of the backlash? Or his failed hashtag?
Queen Mother Oprah Winfrey is like a fine wine. She just gets better and better as time goes on, and in acknowledgment of the multitalented personality’s lifetime of achievements, she is set to be the latest recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes.
Production on late-night PBS show Tavis Smiley has been suspended indefinitely amid “credible” allegations that its host and namesake has engaged in “conduct that is inconsistent with the values and standards of PBS.”
Last month, when screenwriter Jenny Lumet became the second woman to accuse Russell Simmons of sexual assault, he announced that he was stepping down from his companies and apologized for being “thoughtless and insensitive.” Is it possible that he knew more trouble was coming his way?
Further scrutiny of the family of Keaton Jones has dredged up the fact that, while his mother may be accused of being a racist, his father definitely has all the makings of a white supremacist.
Tiffany Haddish was far and away 2017’s breakout comedy star, drawing tears of laughter from moviegoers across the country as part of the outstanding ensemble of Girls Trip. Yet as presenters read out the names of Golden Globes nominees Monday, Haddish’s name never came up. It was a glaring omission that riled movie…
Katrina Martinez, owner of Lineup Brewing in Brooklyn, N.Y., recently told Pitchfork that she was inspired to create her Biëryoncé microbrew because, as a Hispanic female business owner, “I am very inspired by her, so I thought I’d pay homage.” Not only she did name a pilsner after the singer, but she took the pink…
Jordan Peele’s blockbuster film, Get Out, was the big winner of the African American Film Critics Association. The film, a satirical look at race relations, won the Best Film, Best Directing, Best Acting and Best Screenplay recognitions from the world’s largest group of professional black film critics.
The mother of Keaton Jones, the Tennessee middle schooler whose tear-filled story about the bullying he suffered at school went viral, is attempting to set the record straight, insisting that her family is not racist, after social media detectives uncovered photos of her, Keaton and her other children posing with…
Many may recognize JD McCrary from his character Kenny on Tyler Perry’s The Paynes, but the young actor also recently nabbed the role of Young Simba on Disney’s live-action film The Lion King.
Updated Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, 6:13 p.m. EST: It seems as though no one can verify the authenticity of the alleged Instagram account belonging to Kimberly Jones. The previous Instagram account below has been wiped of its profile photo, and a Wayback Machine search showed that it once belonged to a teenager, who may be…
What a difference an Uber ride makes. Comedian Hannibal Buress’ arrest in Miami this past weekend may have stemmed from a request for the ride-sharing service.
Four-year-old Caleb Green is a master reader, and he did not come to play with y’all this weekend. He was a busy boy with big plans to complete his 100-book reading list Saturday.
Welcome to my Caucasian home, said the Golden Globes this morning, before flooding us with the sort of nominations list that would have you convinced it was still snowing—all over your computer screen.
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