Here’s How These Black Moms Make Valentine’s Day Special for Their Kids

These moms love-to-love their babies. In the heart of the nation’s capital, District Motherhued stands as a beacon of support and community for millennial mothers of color in DC, MD, and VA, along with nationwide supporters. Founded in August 2016 by Nikki Osei-Barrett and Simona Noce Wright, this 501(c)3 organization has quickly become a vital […]

Remembering Former Football Player & Legendary Actor Carl Weathers

He was 76 years old. On February 1, 2024, the world bid farewell to a true Hollywood legend as actor Carl Weathers passed away, Variety reports. With a career spanning decades, Weathers left a lasting legacy, charming audiences with his charisma, talent, and unforgettable performances. Born on January 14, 1948, in New Orleans, Louisiana, Weathers’s […]

Comedian KevOnStage Announces New Show ‘Churchy’ With BET+

Kev is already having a great year! BET’s paid streaming service, BET+, is gearing up to premiere the anticipated series, Churchy, on February 15th, BlexMedia reports. The brainchild of the talented comedian Kevin “KevOnStage” Fredericks, the show’s cast includes Anthony Elfoniza, Lexi Allen, London Solomon, Mark J. P. Hood, and Shani Shockley. Churchy revolves around […]

Five Things History Gets Wrong About Rosa Parks

There’s a little more to the story. As we celebrate Rosa Parks‘ birthday, we revisit the narratives surrounding her undeniable role in the Civil Rights Movement and challenge misconceptions that have woven themselves into the fabric of history. Beyond the well-known story of a work-tired woman refusing to give up her seat on a Montgomery […]

Spike Lee’s Production Company Teams Up With Morgan State for Film Interns

Spike Lee has joined forces with Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD to provide an opportunity for students aspiring to enter the film industry, the historically Black university announced. In a collaboration, Lee’s production company, 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks, and talent firm The Gersh Agency have partnered with Morgan’s School of Global Journalism […]

Divine Nine Members Team Up To Read To Chicago’s Children

They’re continuing the work of their esteemed organizations! As Black History Month begins, Bronzeville Classical Elementary School in Chicago is fostering empowerment through education with its second annual Black Greek Read Aloud Day. The event, covered by Chicago’s CBS 2 News, brought together members of the National Pan-Hellenic Council (also known as the Divine Nine […]

African American Vernacular English (AAVE): The Dialect We Call Our Own

No, it’s not TikTok slang. via GIPHY In the melting pot of American dialects, African American Vernacular English (AAVE) stands out as a vibrant and culturally significant linguistic variety. Formerly referred to as Ebonics, a term coined by Black psychologist Robert Williams–who is also a co-founder of the Association of Black Psychologists (ABPsi)–AAVE has evolved […]

Branford Marsalis Returns Home as Artistic Director of Ellis Marsalis Center for Music

The eldest son of the center’s namesake is gearing up for a homecoming! The Ellis Marsalis Center for Music (EMCM) has announced Branford Marsalis, the renowned saxophonist and composer, as its new Artistic Director. This prestigious role will see Branford shape the artistic trajectory of the center, providing invaluable insights and steering its creative vision. […]

Victoria Monét and BMAC Announce $5,000 Grant to Empower Black Music Talent

Grammy-nominated singer, Victoria Monét is stepping into music’s biggest week with a meaningful initiative. Teaming up with the Black Music Action Coalition (BMAC), Monét is launching the BMAC x Victoria Monét Music Maker Grant, Black Enterprise reports. The grant was officially announced at BMAC’s Grammy Week Music Maker Dinner on January 31st. This collaborative effort […]

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