Black Women love to read, but…

Black women love to read. I don’t know if you’ve gotten the memo, but this is a well-known fact. We already know that women read more than men. However, the most likely woman to read a book is a college-educated black woman. Now that we have that out of the way, I want to discuss … Continue reading

{Shelf Life} LaChelle Weaver Spills the Tea On Her Debut Novel ‘Sister Surrogate’

I had the opportunity to sit down with LaChelle Weaver before she gave birth to her debut novel Sister Surrogate. So sit back and enjoy what we discussed and please comment and share this interview with everyone you know. Hi LaChelle, how are you? LaChelle: Hello, King. I’m doing great. Thank you for this opportunity. … Continue reading

{Shelf Life: Excerpt} The Star Side of Bird Hill: A Novel by:Naomi Jackson

The people on the hill liked to say that God’s smile was the sun shining down on them. In the late afternoon, before scarlet ibis bloodied the view of sunset, light flooded the stained-glass windows of Bird Hill Church of God in Christ, illuminating the renderings of black saints from Jesus to Absalom Jones. When … Continue reading

{Hollywood} Taraji P. Henson Covers UPTOWN

FOX Queen of Wednesday Night TV Taraji P. Henson a.k.a Cookie covers The Hollywood Issue of UPTOWN magazine. This cover marks Henson’s first cover with the magazine, which reminds us of Diana Ross in “Mahogany.” The cover was shot by Gomillion & Leupold. “This is the happiest I’ve ever been in my career,” Taraji P. … Continue reading

{Hollywood} Academy Award Winners Octavia Spencer and Kevin Costner In One Film

What do two Academy Award Winners have in common? They star in ‘Black or White’ a new film set to kick off 2015 with a Bang. ‘Black or White’ is a film about a grandfather (Academy Award® winner Kevin Costner) who is suddenly left to care for his beloved granddaughter. When the little girl’s paternal … Continue reading

{Passing} Dr. Jewel L. Prestage

Dr. Jewel L. Prestage, the first African-American woman to earn a Ph.D from a department of political science at an American university passes away at age 82.

{Hot One} O, the Oprah Magazine Launches ‘O’s Circle of Friends’

Calling all of you Oprah fan’s. Here’s your chance to finally become a part of Oprah’s inner circle. Hearst’s O, the Oprah Magazine is testing the waters with O’s Circle of Friends, a tiered-subscription model/fan club. As part of Circle of Friends, Prime subscribers ($39 a year) receive a newsletter featuring a behind-the-scenes look at the … Continue reading

{Hollywood} KeKe Palmer Covers Jet Magazine’s Premiere Digital Edition

Today is the day for the launch of “Just KeKe” a talkshow geared towards KeKe Palmer’s generation on BET. KeKe is also the covergirl for the launch of JET magazine’s digital issue. “This is such an honor,” she says of her cover status. “JET Magazine was always on the table in my family’s home and … Continue reading

{Awards} Audra McDonald Makes History

Tonight an emotional Audra McDonald took to stage to receive her 6th Tony Award for her performance in ‘Lady Day.’ Audra McDonald is now the first individual to win 6 Tony Awards for performance, and the first to win in 4 different acting categories.

{Spotlight} First Lady Michelle Obama Joins the Movement

First Lady Michelle Obama Joins the Bring Our Girls Back Movement