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Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for The Recording Academy Victoria Monét had a history-making night at the Grammy Awards Sunday, but there was one moment, unrelated to her three award wins, that seemed to be a highlight of her night: meeting Beyoncé. As part of her reflective posts on the Grammy Awards, Monét penned a heartfelt message to Bey, expressing her […]

Sonja Flemming/CBS At the Grammy Awards on February 4, Mariah Carey gave out the first award of the night. But according to the show’s executive producer, a lot of people went to great lengths to make sure she got there on time. Grammys executive producer Ben Winston told the Rolling Stone Music Now podcast that because of the rain in LA […]

On this day in Black history, February 7: — In 1872, Alcorn A&M College, the oldest public historically Black land-grant institution in the United States, opened to students. Later named Alcorn State University, the school was founded a year prior in Mississippi in an effort to educate the descendants of formerly enslaved Africans. — In […]

NPG Records/Warner Records A stage adaptation of Prince’s Purple Rain is expected to wind up on Broadway, but before it hits the Great White Way, it will make its debut in Prince’s hometown of Minneapolis, Minnesota. The musical’s pre-Broadway premiere is expected to take place in the spring of 2025, at Minneapolis’ historic State Theatre.  Producer Orin Wolf is behind […]

Michael Loccisano/Getty Images Kelvin Harrison Jr., who portrays Martin Luther King Jr. on National Geographic’s Genius: MLK/X, will be honored at the sixth American Black Film Festival Honors. He’s set to receive the 2024 Rising Star Award — an acknowledgement of his “recent success and future promise in the film and television industry.” Harrison joins Garrett Morris, Taraji P. Henson, Jeffrey Wright and Mara […]

ABC/Chrys Davis Megan Thee Stallion is grateful for the Hotties who have supported her through the ups and downs of her career. After her latest single, “Hiss,” topped the Billboard Hot 100, she took to Instagram Live to celebrate the accomplishment and chop it up with her fans.  “The main thing to say is thank you … Yall know […]

Disney/Randy Holmes What do Halle Bailey and Danielle Brooks have in common? Aside from being singers, actresses and stars of 2023’s The Color Purple, they’re among the honorees for Essence’s 17th annual Black Women in Hollywood awards.  Essence announced the news Tuesday, noting Nkechi Okoro Carroll, the executive producer for CW’s All American, and Starz’s Kathryn Busby, behind the expansion of the Power universe, will also be honored.  The […]

ABC News/Michael Le Brecht II In a Manhattan courtroom on Tuesday, a judge did not sentence former Marvel actor Jonathan Majors as scheduled. Attorneys for the embattled Creed III star filed a motion with Judge Michael Gaffey to set aside the actor’s December conviction on one count of misdemeanor third-degree assault and one count of […]

MGM Resorts International Bruno Mars announced last year that he was going to open his own club in Las Vegas called The Pinky Ring. Now, the club has an opening date. The cocktail lounge will debut at Bellagio Resort & Casino February 12, following a grand opening party. Bruno’s backup band, The Hooligans, will perform at The Pinky […]

Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for The Recording Academy Killer Mike is speaking out following his arrest at the Grammy Awards Sunday. The rapper won three awards at the Premiere Ceremony before he was escorted away in handcuffs on misdemeanor battery charges due to an alleged altercation with Grammy Awards security personnel just outside LA’s Crypto.com […]

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