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Earl Gibson III/WireImage Samuel L. Jackson will receive the Chairman’s Award during the 53rd NAACP Image Awards. The honor recognizes individuals who demonstrate exemplary public service and use their distinct platforms to create agents of change. Past honorees include the late U.S. Congressman John Lewis, Danny Glover, Tyler Perry, and Barack Obama. As previously reported, Jennifer Hudson, Lil Nas X, Megan Thee […]

LEE CELANO/AFP via Getty Images In celebration of Black History Month, The Paley Center for Media in New York City is hosting its “Salute to Black Achievements in Television” from Saturday, February 5 to Sunday, February 27. The television work of the late Sidney Poitier will be spotlighted, along with classic episodes of Soul Train, Soul! and The Wire. The 50th anniversary of […]

Aaron J. Thornton/WireImage After revealing earlier this week that her dream is to record with Rihanna and Adele, Megan Thee Stallion also has a 15-time Grammy nominee on her collabo wish list. “Me and Jazmine Sullivan would definitely have some stuff to talk about,” the Glamour Woman of the Year honoree tells Billboard. “We’ll have the girls crying, we’ll have the girls screaming, we’ll have the […]

Kevin Winter/Getty Images After Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine co-founded Beats Electronics in 2006, they focused on creating educational opportunities for minority youth in Los Angeles. In 2013, they donated $70 million to the University of Southern California to create the USC Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology, and the Business of Innovation. Now they are collaborating with […]

John Shearer/WireImage Following her Lifetime/A&E documentary which was viewed by over 15 million people last weekend, Janet Jackson is raising money for a girls charity by selling some of her vintage concert merchandise. Fans can purchase items from four of her tours: janet. 1993-1995, The Velvet Rope 1998–1999, All For You 2001–2002, and Rock Witchu in 2008. Proceeds will […]

Courtesy of Epic Games Those toiling away at Fortnite can now level up while listening to Silk Sonic.  The popular battle royale game announced Thursday that they’ve teamed with the Grammy-nominated duo for its brand new “Icon Radio.” According to a press release from Epic Games, the maker of Fortnite, cars that players drive in-game will now come equipped with the […]

Paras Griffin/Getty Images K. Michelle is starring on Lifetime twice this week…in a dramatic film and in a docuseries that she hopes will save lives. The docuseries, My Killer Body with K. Michelle, premieres on Thursday, February 3, at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT. The Love & Hip Hop star is also featured in the movie Single Black Female, which […]

Paras Griffin/Getty Images After over 40 years in music, Bobby Brown is grateful to continue his career as he prepares for the New Edition Culture tour later this month. The self-proclaimed “King of Stage” has endured many family tragedies, including the loss of his son, Bobby Brown Jr., in 2021, the death of his daughter, Bobbi Christina, in 2015, and the […]

Arturo Holmes/Getty Images for ABA The U.S. Attorney’s Office in New York announced on Wednesday that four men have bee arrested on federal charges in connection with the overdose death of actor Michael K. Williams on September 6, 2021. Irvin Cartagena, 39, is accused of selling heroin laced with fentanyl to the Boardwalk Empire and The Wire star on September 5, […]

ABC AT&T is celebrating Black history through its Dream in Black initiative’s signature program, Black Future Makers, honoring ​John Legend, Kirk Franklin, Meagan Good and others who are shaping culture, advocating for equity, and creating pathways for the next generation of Black achievers.  The Black Future Makers Contest is offering a chance to win $10,000. For a chance to win, […]