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Gbenga Akinnagbe wired for success

Actor Gbenga Akinnagbe is best known for his role as Chris Partlow in the HBO series “The Wire.” However, activism is also something he has a passion for.

Labels: Are you an African-American?

Where are you from? Most are able to answer this question with ease, but some can’t.

Reginald Hudlin to produce Governor’s Awards

Good is good and talent is talent. That realization in Hollywood continues to bring gifted people of color to the forefront and into the spotlight.

Black celebrities remember Joan Rivers

Comedian and talk show host Joan Rivers has died.

Cannon and Carey on the rocks?

Nick Cannon confirmed that his six-year marriage to Mariah Carey is on the rocks.

Music mogul Suge Knight shot at VMAs

Marion “Suge” Knight, the founder and president of the controversial and now defunct record label Death Row Records, whose roster supported artists such as Tupac (2Pac) Shakur, Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre, was shot in a West Hollywood nightclub in ...

Prince announces two new releases for fall

The epitome of pop music, Prince, plans to release two new full-length albums in September.

Brooklyn Celebrates Michael Jackson

On a bright and sunny Sunday, Aug. 24, filmmaker Spike Lee brought his “Brooklyn Loves Michael Jackson” celebration back to “Da People’s Republic of Brooklyn.”

‘Sisterhood of Hip-Hop’ debuts as Oxygen’s top show of 2014

Rapper TI’s new reality television show, “Sisterhood of Hip-Hop” turned out to be incredibly successful

Gabrielle Union, beau set wedding date

Despite all the rumors surrounding their marriage, Beyonce and Jay Z are still the most powerful couple in the entertainment industry, with their collaborative “On the Run” tour. Sales have been out of this world during their 19-show concert series, ...

Jay Electronica invokes Farrakhan after controversial performance

Provocative hip-hop star Jay Electronica has attracted a bit of negative attention after his performance at the 2014 Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival. One would think pulling larger-than-life rapper Jay Z onto the stage to perform with him would be a very ...

‘Get on Up’ gets it right

“Get on Up” is an excellent peek inside the fascinating life of the undeniably brilliant funk-soul legend, James Brown, a complex man who displayed as many quirky personalities and personas as he did colorful nicknames and honorary titles.

The Rock packs on pounds for ‘Hercules’

It looks like all that begging Robin Thicke has been doing to get Paula Patton back hasn’t done the crooner a bit of good. The estranged couple have put their home above Hollywood’s Sunset Strip up for sale with an ...

Music Brings Life says, ‘Heroes donate blood’

The president and founder of Music Brings Life, Kenaan Bristol a.k.a. “Special,” doubled as hype man outside the Brooklyn Borough Hall Wednesday, July 2. Storming the stage with backup dancers in tow, he “wound up” his waist in support of ...

The Month of July bring Loads of Entertainment to NYC

Greetings! Our July 2014 GBE Black Media Month opens up with news and congratulations to the Rev. Dr. Benjamin Chavis, a longtime civil rights activist and member of the historic and only recently exonerated “Wilmington 10,” who has been named ...

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