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[On the “A” w/Souleo] Miss Jessie’s CEO Navigates Natural Hair Criticism

Earlier this month, TV personality Sheryl Underwood (The Talk) felt compelled to apologize for negative…

‘Bessie’ Tour Launches HBO Biopic in Style [PHOTOS]

In celebration of Bessie, chronicling the life of legendary blues singer Bessie Smith, HBO recently…

Parker Sawyers To Play Young Barack Obama In IM Global’s ‘Southside With You’

Parker Sawyers Cast as Young Barack in Southside With You

IM Global and producers Bob Teitel, Tika Sumpter and director Richard Tanne cast Parker Sawyers…

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Tika Sumpter: From Madea Muse to Bessie Smith’s Blues [INTERVIEW]

Actress Tika Sumpter has had a great year. Between her part (albeit super-brief) in the…

Soul Provider: The Cast of ‘Get On Up’ Talks James Brown

Forget what you heard—there’s no place like Harlem. Uptown, baby, is where the magic happens…