Jurnee Smollet

The ‘Temptation’ of Jurnee Smollett-Bell [INTERVIEW]

by Kelley L. Carter

Allow Jurnee Smollett-Bell to reintroduce herself. The 26-year-old actress has been in the game for a little bit—from playing… Read More

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David Otunga: The Hardest-Working Man in the WWE

[INTERVIEW]
David Otunga: The Hardest-Working Man in the WWE

by Margena A. Christian

David Otunga has been an “A” student for as long as he can recall. So when he recently made his acting debut in the suspense… Read More

[THE WEEKLY READ]<br />
Culture Vultures Twerk It Out

[THE WEEKLY READ]
Culture Vultures Twerk It Out

by Michael Arceneaux

Welcome to the wonderful world of twerking, White people. I’m so happy that you’ve finally joined us Negroes— albeit… Read More

[REVIEW] Raquel Cepeda’s Soaring ‘Bird of Paradise’<br />

[REVIEW] Raquel Cepeda’s Soaring ‘Bird of Paradise’

by Caille Millner

Raquel Cepeda’s new memoir, Bird of Paradise: How I Became Latina, is billed as an exploration of racial identity… Read More

[BEAUTIFUL STRUGGLER]<br />
Rick Ross Thinks Rape Is a Punchline

[BEAUTIFUL STRUGGLER]
Rick Ross Thinks Rape Is a Punchline

by Jamilah Lemieux

By now you have likely heard about Rick Ross’ controversial lyric on once-and future-struggling rapper Rocko’s new track… Read More

[EXCLUSIVE] Introducing the ‘New’ Chris Brown?

[EXCLUSIVE] Introducing the ‘New’ Chris Brown?

by Britni Danielle

When I first learned I would be interviewing Chris Brown I didn’t know what to expect. One friend joked that I should “bring… Read More

Brandy Plays ‘The Game’ [INTERVIEW]

Brandy Plays ‘The Game’ [INTERVIEW]

by Kelley L. Carter

Brandy (no last name needed) is back. She’s on the radio. She’s on television. And this Friday, she’ll co-star… Read More

Remembering Chinua Achebe

Remembering Chinua Achebe

by Jo Nubian

How does one begin to pay tribute to Chinua Achebe—author, educator, critic and battler of colonialism’s… Read More

Vanessa Williams, Cicely Tyson Bond on Broadway

Vanessa Williams, Cicely Tyson Bond on Broadway

by Souleo

All-star cast rehearsals for a major Broadway show can be filled with pressure and anxiety. But for The Trip to Bountiful… Read More

Steve Harvey Loves the Kids

Steve Harvey Loves the Kids

by Michael Arceneaux

Multi-hyphenated entertainer Steve Harvey, along with his wife, Marjorie Harvey, are pushing forward with their… Read More

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