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The film adaptation of Richard Wright’s Native Son will hit the small screen this Saturday night when HBO premieres this highly anticipated movie, but there is one part of the book that the director, Rashid Johnson left out. The back cover of the book describes the story: “Right from the start, Bigger Thomas had been headed for […]

Lauren London is still mourning the loss of her longtime boyfriend, Nipsy Hussle, but she has to turn on the charm. Her new show, “Games People Play” debuts on BET on April 23rd. BET describes the show as “a loyal yet skeptical wife who married her high school sweetheart (played by Insecure’s Sarunas J. Jackson) […]

The Oscar Winning Actress, Lupita Nyong’o has written a children’s book so kids and learn to love the skin that they are in and may even help some adults too.   According to The New York Times, Sulwe means star in Luo in Nyong’o native Kenyan language. The book tells the story of a 5-year-old girl […]

One of our favorite ladies is dropping a new album next month. Ciara has announced her new album, Beauty Marks will be released on May 10th through her company, Beauty Marks Entertainment label.   In order to celebrate her new album, she has released her new single, “Thinkin Bout You.” On this album is also […]

Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ was box office GOLD over the weekend. It made $70.3 million dollars for its opening weekend and the budget for the movie was only $20 million. That’s great! Peele has released some spoilers about the Easter eggs in the movie that you might have missed. Peele told Essence magazine when asked, that […]

Motown: The Musical is on Broadway. The Temptations have a show on Broadway so why not TLC? In a recent interview with Cheddar, Chilli said, “We’re also working on the TLC musical and TLC on Broadway. We’re going to create new music for those projects as well.” Oooh! If you think you know everything from […]

We send our deepest condolences to the Dixon family, as Cliff Dixon , former professional basketball player was gunned down, Wednesday March 21st, 2019 outside of his own birthday party in Atlanta, Georgia. When police arrived, they announce the gunman fled on foot and Dixon was left with wounds to the temple. He was pronounced […]

The hit Broadway play, ‘Hamilton’ might not look the same if the Supreme Court sides with a recent Ninth Circuit ruling. ‘Hamilton’ cast all minorities as the main characters of the founding fathers of the United States. There are or have been some non-minority actors in the chorus or background, but the main speaking parts […]

The beginning of spring is the perfect time for spring cleaning and it’s also the perfect time for some great spring reading. Essence posted a list of 8 books you should read this spring. Everything from biographies to fiction books, this list has something for everyone. Before We Were Wicked by Eric Jerome Dickey The […]

Jordyn Woods may have the biggest comeback of 2019! She is receiving numerous offers from businesses wanting to work with her since her #RedTableTalk interview. According to the @Blast, Jordyn “has been flooded with calls from companies who want to get their brands seen with the star”.   Jordyn has been receiving so much public […]

Do you remember the song, “Refill”?  And the singer Elle Varner? She’s been off the scene for a minute. Well, she’s back with a killer new song, “Pour Me”.  The song is about what happens when you’ve had a few too many, and you’re feeling some type of way. Oooh! Wale is also part of […]

Alicia Keys announced that she and Oprah have collaborated to publish her new memoir, More Myself: A Journey. The book will be published by Winfrey’s company, Flatiron Books according to Keys made the announcement in a YouTube video. Keys’ book is “part autobiography, part narrative documentary.”  It will center on her childhood in New York’s […]