Essence Music Fest features Mary J., Janet and others

Don’t call it a comeback because these two Grammy Award-winning recording artists, Mary J. Blige and Janet Jackson, are returning to the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans next weekend, July 5 through 8.

Mona Scott-Young business ventures expanded

Gathered on the penthouse rooftop of NYC’S Flatiron Hotel guest recently enjoyed a event filled with the who's who of Love & Hip Hop cast favorites and select media celebrities as media mogul and 2018 ESSENCE Festival speaker, Mona Scott-Young ...

Striking a ‘Pose’ at the Tonys

Fashion designer Joseph Altuzarra walked actress Indya Moore, from the upcoming show “Pose,” down the Tony carpet.

Tonys: ‘Once on This Island’ won, but Black nominees didn’t fare as well

One sadly consistent thing at the 72nd annual Tony Awards, which recognize excellence in Broadway theater, was that no Black actor who was nominated won.

Meghan Markle brings her African-American roots to royal wedding

The world watched as Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, married Meghan Markle, a biracial American actress and women’s activist for U.N. Women, at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, Windsor, United Kingdom

Former Teen Vogue editor to Get With the Times

The New York Times has been creating unique opportunities under their speaker series for years, each year adding a new dimension and therefore more diversity and inclusion.

Olamide performing at the Amazura Concert Hall

Olamide performing at the Amazura Concert Hall

Meek Mill released from prison

After months of incarceration, Meek Mill is now a free man. TMZ released an image of Kevin Hart going to the prison to meet him at his release.

Grace Jones, Denzel Washington and George C. Wolfe at TimesTalks

“I start each day on my knees,” Denzel Washington revealed to a packed, 378-seat house at the Times Center in response to an audience member asking how he handles life’s slings and arrows.

Cardi B reveals her baby bump during SNL performance

Cardi B continually supplies the Bardi Gang with gifts.

JAY-Z continues to fight mass incarceration with new investment

It has been announced that Roc Nation, JAY-Z’s media company founded in 2008, will be investing in an anti-incarceration app called Promise.

Common, Angela Bassett, Black Thought, others bring words of Ta Nehisi Coates to Apollo stage

Angela Bassett, Joe Morton, Michelle Wilson, Common, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Greg Reid, Tariq Trotter and Pauletta Washington brought the words of Ta Nehisi Coates’ “Between the World and Me” to life at the famed Apollo Theater.

Common comes to Harlem for Coates reading

Oscar winner, Brother Common, is coming to the Apollo stage for the theatrically staged reading of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ award-winning book, “Between the World and Me,” April 2 and April 3.

Oscar was hit with the Wakandian effect!

Oscar was hit with the Wakandian effect!

FPWA gathers prominent women leaders and local change makers

As the nation kicked off Women’s History Month, the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies hosted Rising Together: Local Women Leading Change, a breakfast to celebrate the impactful work of local women who have advanced progressive and catalytic change.