Aretha Franklin hosts 74th birthday celebration

Aretha Franklin celebrated her birthday in style Thursday at a star-studded affair at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Manhattan.

Eve cuts it up in ‘Barbershop: The Next Cut’

She’s baaack! It’s been 10 years, but the fast-talking, hair-cutting, weave-weavers at Calvin Barbershop are back with full comedic force.

The empire of Ice Cube

The new comedy “Barbershop: The Next Cut” opens April 15 and features Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer, Regina Hall, Anthony Anderson, Eve and Oscar winner Common.

Of course Black girls rock, and always have!

BET showcased Black excellence to women of all ages with their empowering award show, 'Black Girls Rock!'

Janet Jackson postpones tour for family planning

Could Janet Jackson be incubating a new generation of the Jackson 5?

'Fresh Prince's' Tatyana Ali reveals she's pregnant and engaged

Fans may still remember Tatyana Ali as little cousin Ashley on "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," but she is all grown up now.

BET, Arsenio honor Black notables

Black excellence was honored and celebrated by BET Networks and host Arsenio Hall at the taping of the 2016 BET Honors at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. this past weekend.

Children’s Defense Fund raises $1 million, celebrates students who have overcome adversity

Over 275 guests came out to celebrate the achievements of five local high schools at the Children's Defense Fund-New York annual "Beat the Odds Gala," in New York City.

Drugs, water immersion led to Bobbi Kristina Brown's death

Bobbi Kristina Brown died last year of complications resulting from drug intoxication and immersion in water, the Fulton County, Georgia, medical examiner said Friday morning.

'Broke' 50 Cent ordered to court after flashing cash online

The rapper "50 Cent" is heading to court to explain why he's declaring bankruptcy -- while posting pictures of himself surrounded by cash on Instagram.

How Kendrick Lamar's fiery performance won Grammy night

For the second time in a week, an African-American performer has lit up a nationally televised event with a politically charged performance, conveying unapologetic black pride.

Tanya Wright: A butterfly rising

Former child star Tanya Wright reflects on finding her way back to work after the loss of her brother.

Watch out 'Patti Pies': Aretha Franklin launching her own desserts

The latest news about Aretha Franklin probably won't do much to quell chatter that she has beef with Patti Labelle.

PHOTOS: Inside Susan Taylor's 70th birthday celebration

Essence magazine Editor-in-Chief Emerita Susan L. Taylor i celebrated her 70th birthday with a fundraiser event for her organization, the National CARES Mentoring Movement.

Stacey Dash responds to backlash with 'How BET Lies To Black People'

Actress Stacey Dash is not backing down from some controversial remarks.