Join Our Text Club To Get The Latest Music, Entertainment, Contests And Breaking News On Your Phone. Text BOX to 24042 to join! The 91st Academy Awards are a wrap and there are plenty of shocking winners in Hollywood on Sunday night, Green Book, the much-maligned film starring Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen won Best […]

Kamala Harris is following in the footsteps of Shirley Chisholm.

Today for Black History Month 2019, we are highlighting the iconic singer–Aretha Franklin. Birth Date: March 25, 1942 Hometown: Memphis, Tennessee Fun Facts:  Aretha Franklin started off singing Gospel music in the church Aretha Franklin was good friends with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Aretha Franklin was known as the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin sang […]

Harryette Mullen was born in Florence, Alabama on July 1, 1953. During Mullen’s time growing up in Texas; her love for writing began. “I’ve loved to write from childhood. I wrote to entertain my family, my friends, and myself,” she said in an interview. Before she graduated from school, Harryette published her first book, Tree […]

Lorraine Hansberry, born May 19, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois. Hansberry and her family very hard working, fought discrimination to move into a white neighborhood. She took on her experience and put into her writing. Hansberry became the first Black female author to have her play performed on Broadway. Best known for her play, A Raisin […]

Lorde supported herself while attending Hunter College. Graduating in 1959 she pursed her Master’s in Library Science at Columbia University. From a Land Where Other People Live, was her third volume of poetry that got her nominated for a National Book Award. Being a Black lesbian in the 50’s, her work was the voice to the […]

We know her as Toni Morrison. She was born Chloe Ardelia Wofford on February 18, 1931 in Lorain, Ohio. Toni attended Howard University, where she earned her Bachelors. Later, she attended Cornell University, earning her Masters. Toni Morrison is the first African-American woman to receive a Nobel Prize. Her outstanding work as an author made […]

 Gloria Mayfield Banks a Detroit , Michigan native. She was born September 8, 1956. Banks openly shares that she grew up dyslexic. Through that obstacle, she was able to graduate from Howard University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing Later from Harvard University with a Master’s of Business Administration. Gloria was later awarded an honorary doctorate from the University […]

We  know , Sister Souljah; but Lisa Williamson was born January 28, 1964 in Bronx, New York. In her collegiate years, she was well traveled; experiencing England, France, Spain, Portugal, Finland, and Russia. Her accomplishments are a mile long; she was heavily involved in creating and starting the African Youth Survival Camp, serves as  Executive Director […]

Taraji P. Henson was born; Taraji Penda Henson on September 11th, 1970 in Washington, District of Columbia. Taraji P. Henson, graduated in 1988 from Oxon Hill High School ;after not getting into a performances arts high school that she didn’t get into. Attending North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University, studyingelectrical engineering . Henson, got into […]

Jacqueline Woodson, February 12, 1963 in Columbus, Ohio. Authors are awarded for their great work. Jacqueline has received, The Poetry Foundation’s Young People’s Poet Laureate, Margaret A. Edwards Award for Lifetime Achievement, Newbery Honor Medal , Coretta Scott King Award, National Book Award, The Caldecott Medal, ALA Notable, and Parents’ Choice Award Her books, Brown […]

Octavia Estelle Butler was born June 22, 1947 in Pasadena, California. Bulter won both Hugo and Nebula awards. The Hugo awards are presented to recipients that are chosen by fans. The Nebula award is given to writers and picked by fellow science fiction writers. Octavia, became the first science fiction writer to receive the MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Grant, in 1995. Unfortunately , […]