This week Alicia Keys premiered a socially-conscious new piano-ballad titled “We Are Here” with an accompanying music video.
Rapper Pharoahe Monch discusses his new album ‘PTSD’ and his struggle with asthma and mental health on ‘The Takeaway.’
Katy Perry has teamed up with the Staples organization to “celebrate and support” teachers with her “Make Roar Happen” initiative.
July 19th will mark the first of many gatherings for people of African-Native American ancestry in the nation’s capital.
In celebration of Pride Month, as well as the upcoming World Cup in Brazil, gay athletes and supporters in sports worldwide have come together in a campaign called #ProudToPlay, which is sponsored by Youtube and Google.
Hip-hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis has partnered with the Tony-nominated play ‘Mothers and Sons’ to raise awareness and funds for the Construction for Change, which will help build medical centers for victims of HIV.
‘Orange Is the New Black’ star Laverne Cox covers TIME Magazine, where she speaks on the intersection of race, class, and gender issues, a burgeoning “Transgender Movement,” and much more.
There is art and beauty in everything and the medical field is no different. In fact, it’s often said that medicine is equal parts art and science.
Award-winning actor/poet Daniel Beaty recently stopped by the Arsenio Hall Show to deliver a moving spoken word performance of his original poem, titled “A Black Boy Speaks.”
TIME Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” 2014 list includes Beyoncé, Richard Sherman, Steve McQueen, Kerry Washington, Pharrell Williams, Matthew McConaughey, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, and Serena Williams.
Chef Marcus Samuelsson is helping families impacted by last month’s tragic gas explosion in East Harlem with a charity event on Wednesday, April 2nd.
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.
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