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BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty ImagesThe funeral service for Rep. John Lewis, a civil rights icon known as the “conscience of the U.S. Congress,” began at 11 a.m. Thursday, wrapping up six days of memorials paying tribute to his life and his legacy. Lewis, the son of Alabama sharecroppers, played an instrumental role in the passage of […]

Courtesy TikTokThe Weeknd is teaming up with TikTok, the platform that helped turn his song “Blinding Lights” into a hit, for a virtual concert next week — with a high-tech twist. The Weeknd Experience will use 3D renderings, audience interactions and picture-in-picture video to create an augmented-reality immersive event.  It will feature the artist performing […]

DisneySet your alarm: Beyoncé‘s highly anticipated visual album, Black Is King, is on its way tonight on Disney+. Queen Bey delivered a special message to fans Thursday on ABC’s Good Morning America about the film she wrote, directed and executive-produced, inspired by the 2019 Disney film The Lion King: The Gift. “I worked with a diverse group of very gifted directors and […]

Steve Jennings/Getty ImagesFor the first time ever, O, The Oprah Magazine, will not feature Oprah Winfrey on its cover. Instead, the publication’s namesake has given that honor for the September issue to Breonna Taylor. “Imagine if three unidentified men burst into your home while you were sleeping. And your partner fired a gun to protect you. And then mayhem,” Winfrey writes of the […]

Courtesy of HBOU.K. star Paapa Essiedu can finally breathe a sigh of relief now that he knows fans are loving every moment of his new HBO drama series I May Destroy You. The new series centers on the show’s creator, Michaela Coel, as Arabella, a Twitter star-turned-novelist who discovers she’s been sexually assaulted after a night out with friends. It […]

Courtesy of @mpozitolbertphotographyFormer member of The Roots, Malik Abdul Baset, has died. He was 47. News of the musician’s death was first confirmed by his cousin, former CBS News Correspondent Don Champion, who took to Twitter to express his grievances. On Wednesday afternoon he tweeted, “Mourning my beloved cousin today. He was so talented and had a huge heart. […]

Courtesy of Huxley WorldAs Megan Thee Stallion continues to heal from her gunshot wounds, another force in the music industry is showing her support. Beyoncé sent her well wishes to the 25-year-old rapper on Wednesday in the form of a gorgeous white bouquet.    While Megan only revealed a small portion of the thoughtful floral arrangement, she made sure […]

Courtesy of Deniece WilliamsLegendary songbird Deniece Williams recently shared her new single, “When You Love Somebody,” from her upcoming album, Gemini.  The groovy R&B track matches up perfectly with her soulful voice, but this would also be the song to turn her project around completely.  “Actually, I have to admit that this song kind of changed my project because the project I was originally […]

ABC/Eric McCandlessTiffany Haddish tearfully revealed on Monday the reason why she doesn’t have any children, and it’s due to her fears about racism. The Like a Boss star spoke about her decision when talking with Carmelo Anthony on his podcast What’s in Your Glass.  When remarking how she, a woman in her 40s, is frequently dodging questions about when she’ll have a baby, […]

Courtesy of NetflixNetflix is continuing to bring important Black narratives to the forefront. On Wednesday, the streamer announced it had acquired the rights to seven classic Black sitcoms that will launch beginning next month. “Time to pop bottles,” Netflix tweeted, before adding the official list of shows and launch dates.  The additions include Moesha, premiering on August […]

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