ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Phylicia Rashad: ‘All Women Are ‘Colored Girls”

She’s etched in our collective memory as the consummate businesswoman – a stunningly beautiful, multilingual lawyer with a Brooklyn Heights brownstone and perfectly coiffed hair to boot. Even more so, Phylicia Rashad has come...

Web Series ‘Sista Wives” Talks Polygamy through Humor

Dunn Deal Studios released a hilarious, new comedy web series called “Sista Wives.” The series follows a Black polygamist (Jacob Jones), who lives with his three Black wives (Sarah, Abigail and Rachel) in the...

Inaugural Awards Show Tells Why ‘Black Girls Rock’

On Oct. 16, “BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™” celebrated the brilliance, beauty, grace and influence of Black women. Hosted by Nia Long, “BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™” honored the most exceptional women of color in the country from...

The Quintessence of Essence

Essence Atkins was born in New York City on Feb. 7, 1972. Between her innate sense of comedy and girl-next-door charm, it makes sense that she has become one of Hollywood's most sought after...

Howard Students Star in Award-Winning Play ‘Sanctified’

Howard University students are featured in the cast of the critically acclaimed and award winning gospel musical comedy Sanctified, which is running through Nov. 14 at the historic Lincoln Theatre on U Street in...

Lawsuit Alleges Oprah Plagiarized Book

A Philadelphia author is suing Oprah Winfrey for copyright infringement, alleging that she lifted passages from his book during an episode of her “Oprah Winfrey Show” in 2009. According to MSNBC, writer Charles Harris alleged...

Grammy-Winning Rhymefest Running for Chicago City Council

Chicago hip-hop artist Rhymefest recently announced his candidacy for alderman representing Chicago’s 20th ward. The artist, whose real name is Che Smith, won a Grammy as Kanye West’s co-writer for the hit “Jesus Walks.” Emphasizing...

Obama Appears on “Daily Show”

President Obama defended his record Oct. 27 in an appearance on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show”, sparring with host Jon Stewart, who contrasted the president’s hope-filled campaign with the reality of governing against a...

Play Sheds Light on Triumphs, Trials of Black Church

Since American slavery times, the Black Church has been an integral institution in the African-American community. Javon Johnson’s play Sanctified brings the unique Black church experience to stage with the fictional East Piney Grove...

T.I.’s AKOO: Cut From a Different Cloth

Though rapper T.I. may be one of the latest additions to the sprawling list of rappers-turned fashion designers, his clothing line AKOO is certainly in a league of its own. AKOO, (an acronym for...

Hip-Hop’s Poetic Voice Debuts First Album

Spoken word and rap collide in poet J. Ivy’s world, but the Grammy-winning artist’s unique fusion of the two has not only earned him guests spots on a bevy of albums, commercials and television...

Beyonc’s Mom: My Daughter’s Not Pregnant

After rumors swirled this week that megastar Beyoncé Knowles and her husband rapper Jay-Z were expecting their first child, the singer’s mom, Tina Knowles, disappointed legions of fans hoping for the family’s new addition. “No,...