ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Music Without Michael: The First Year

Nearly one year ago, Michael Jackson’s death created an indelible void in the music industry and silenced a voice that transcended soul, pop, R&B and international music. While he hadn’t dominated radio waves in...

Omarosa: The ‘Ultimate’ Diva Meets Her Match

Few reality TV stars have crafted their own brand in the entertainment industry. But Omarosa, a former “Apprentice” star whose name has become synonymous with television villainy, is building a burgeoning empire with keen...

Inspirational Artist Provides a Fresh Take on the Genre

Growing up across the globe did not deter TolumiDE’s aspirations of becoming a singer. In fact, her various dwellings strongly shaped her musical prowess. With gospel music at heart, TolumiDE hopes to convey a...

Jada Pinkett-Smith Poses Naked for ESSENCE Article

“Hawthorne” star Jada Pinkett-Smith will appear unclothed in ESSENCE magazine’s July issue. Pinkett-Smith said the photo shoot, which was her idea, was meant to empower Black women and girls. “We, as women, have to love ourselves....

Stedman Graham Fires off on Chicago

Oprah Winfrey’s longtime beau Stedman Graham recently said Chicagoans do not fully support his partner. “I really don’t think they appreciate her. I don’t think they understand the value of who she is as a...

Fans Walk Out on Whitney Houston Concert

Hundreds of fans in Denmark were highly disappointed in singer Whitney Houston’s performance and reportedly walked out during a June 3 concert, BlackAmericaWeb.com reported. The Copenhagen Post, a weekly newspaper out of Denmark, claimed numerous...

Chris Brown Refused Entry to U.K., Tour Cancelled

R&B singer Chris Brown postponed an upcoming European tour after officials in England refused to grant him a work visa, MTVnews.com reported. According to BBC News, the singer was denied permission to enter the country...

The Many Shades of Jada, from TV Nurse to Karate Kid’s Mom

Besides playing the title character on the TNT series HawthoRNe, which is starting its second season, Jada Pinkett Smith executive-produces the show through her production company, 100% Women. With her husband, Will Smith, she...

Former Motown Artist Brings Talent Back to the Music Industry

Move aside auto-tuned, gimmicky and shallow artists. According to Josh Milan, he is set to reclaim the industry and bring back true talent. Milan, a former member of the 1990s Motown group Blaze, is launching...

Fishburne’s ‘Thurgood’ a Triumph

“A child born to a Black mother in a state like Mississippi... has exactly the same rights as a White baby born to the wealthiest person in the United States. It's not true, but...

Authors Honor Late Writer E. Lynn Harris

Almost a year after his death, three acclaimed authors, Stanley Bennett Clay, Terrance Dean and James Earl Hardy, are preparing to release Visible Lives: Three Stories in Tribute to E. Lynn Harris, a book...

More Details Surface in Actor’s Death, Secret Divorce Revealed

Several reports have surfaced in the sudden death of actor Gary Coleman, 42, at his Utah home. According to records discovered by TMZ, Coleman and ex-wife Shannon Price divorced in 2007, unbeknownst to many...