Singer-songwriter, actor, activist and icon Harry Belafonte was presented an honorary doctor of music degree from Boston’s Berklee College of Music on Thursday, which also featured a concert in his honor.
Watch Oscar winning actress Lupita Nyong’o reflect on the personal effects of colorism at Essence’s 7th annual Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon.
American Ballet Theatre’s sole Black ballerina Misty Copeland, whose memoir is out March 4th, is profiled in Teen Vogue’s March 2014 issue.
In celebration of Black History Month, Kmart has teamed up with financial coach Glinda Bridgforth to launch its new Share the Word Financial Empowerment platform, which is full of valuable resources to help anyone become more money savvy.
‘Cesar Chavez: An American Hero,’ a biopic on legendary civil rights activist and labor organizer Cesar Chavez is set to make its North American debut at SXSW 2014, followed by a premiere in theaters on March 28th.
Transgender activist Janet Mock (and those amazing curls) recently sat down with Melissa H. Perry to speak on trans visibility and her new memoir ‘Redefining Realness,’ which released February 4th.
Google kicked off Black History Month on Saturday with a Google Doodle of Harriet Tubman (1820 – March 10, 1913), American abolitionist, spy, Civil War commander, and most notably — conductor of the Underground Railroad.
This February the Smithsonian Channel will premiere ‘Breath of Freedom,’ a documentary on African-American WWII soldiers who experienced being equals for the first time in Germany, and returned home determined to change their own country.
Google is helping the internet celebrate the life and legacy of Zora Neale Hurston (January 7, 1891 – January 28, 1960) — “the most significant, most prolific Black woman writer of the first half of the 21st century.”
“Stop crying” and “be a man” are just a couple of phrases and ideas that are being confronted in a new documentary titled, ‘The Mask You Live In,’ which explores the negative effects of hyper-masculinity in American culture.
With the help of an enthralling speech by African feminist/author Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche, Beyoncé’s “Bow Down” has turned into a “Flawless” woman anthem.
Think about the last time you saw a film that focused on the experiences of Black and deaf individuals and their families… If you’re having trouble recalling, that is precisely why a Black deaf filmmaker has launched a campaign to support the start of the American Sign Language (ASL) Black Cinema.
As we all mourn the death of world icon Nelson Mandela, 26-year-old rapper Kendrick Lamar took to Twitter to suggest that his more than two million followers to take the opportunity to learn about Mandela’s life.
Tameka Raymond, who launched Kile’s World Foundation in honor of her late son Kile Glover this Spring, is hosting the first annual “Give Thanks 5k Run/Walk” in Atlanta.
R&B singer Trey Songz partnered with Versace to host a private evening of cocktails and shopping at Versace New York to benefit his charity, the Angels with Heart Foundation.
This week a global event called Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR) memorializes those who have been killed as a result of anti-transgender violence. See this massive list of events to attend Nov. 20-26.
Kenyan model Ajuma Nasenyana speaks on her battle with skin prejudice, the gruesome effects of skin-lightening, and how beauty companies and advertising contribute to the bleaching epidemic in Kenya and on the continent of Africa.
charity: water has announced a new partnership with Satya Jewelry, whose Oasis Necklace will fund clean water projects for families in India.
JCPenney has launched two Breast Cancer Awareness Month campaigns for #Pinktober, including “Give Breast Cancer the Boot,” to support the cause.