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Nike And Jordan Brand Reveal The 2017 Black History Month Collection

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What better way to start, Black History Month….   Nike are Jordan Brand are preparing to release a crazy inspirational collection to pay homage to the influential leaders of black history month in sports culture and history. The collection features a heavy range of footwear with the swoosh and an inspiration of Black history month […]

Bell Biv DeVoe Speak On The State Of R&B Music and the Next Generation of R&B

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Black History Month Is Here!  Music Choice kicks off Black History Month and celebrate iconic artists, timeless music and legacies.  You will get a chance to watch the biggest stars shaping music today and remember the classics all month long on Music Choice On Demand in the Trending Now category on Music Choice On Demand. Music Choice […]

As Hollywood Celebrated the Oscars, Black Celebrities Stood Together for Flint

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There has been a huge conversation about discrimination and racism in Hollywood in the months leading up to the 88th Academy Awards. The lack of creators of color lead to many regular Oscar attendees boycotting this year’s festivities. Many artists, actors, and activists have all spoken out with their opinion pertaining to “white Hollywood.” This debate […]

Esther Jones: The Real Inspiration Behind Betty Boop

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Betty Boop: ever wondered the inspiration behind her? Though portrayed as a voluptuous, innocent-eyed cartoon vixen, Esther Jones is the most legitimate link to the famed animated character. In the spirit of Black History Month, homage should be given to Ms. Jones. In the 1920s, her “baby” singing style gave rise to the conceptualization of […]

Today in Black History: Celebrating the Life of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad

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As this year’s Black History month begins to come to a close, we remember the legacy of wisdom and righteous of  the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. Born 34 years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, Elijah Muhammad, following the teachings of Master W.D. Fard Muhammad, went on to lead the Nation of Islam from 1934 until his death. […]

“Behind the Lens” With Director Seith Mann

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If you’ve been watching television over the past five-10 years, you’ve definitely seen Seith Mann‘s work. Mann directed episodes for shows like The Walking Dead, Dexter and Sons of Anarchy (and the list goes on). His breakthrough short film, Five Deep Breaths, caught the attention of television producer Robert F. Colesberry and had it not been […]

Best Music Moments in #BHM: ‘I Believe I Can Fly’ Wins 3 Grammy Awards

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On this day in Black History, R&B superstar R. Kelly won three Grammy Awards for his timeless single, “I Believe I Can Fly.” Written in 1996, this song was an original composition specifically for the cult classic film Space Jam. The song was originally released on November 26, 1996 on the Space Jam soundtrack and again […]

What Happened to Ben Carson?

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Growing up as a Black millennial in America, you’re bound to hear the name Dr. Ben Carson once or twice. Black History Month means his picture finds itself up on themed classroom bulletin boards alongside the likes of Dr. King and Muhammad Ali. Dr. Carson’s political career has certainly taken the opposite path of his […]

#BHM 7 Facts That You May Not Know About The Founder Of The 5% Nation

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Many people may have heard of the “Five Percenters” or the teachings that stem from this cultural phenomenon born in the ghettos of America, but there are very few who are familiar with the origins of the 5% Nation(also known as the Nation Of Gods and Earths) or that of the founder of the Five […]

Today in Black History: Happy Birthday Smokey Robinson

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On this day in Black History Month, we celebrate the birth of one of music’s brightest stars. Motown living legend Smokey Robinson was born today [February 19] in 1940. Robinson is one of the most accomplished living musicians. He is renowned by some as America’s “greatest living poet.” His career spans over four decades and […]

Best Hip Hop Moments of #BMH: Happy Birthday Dr. Dre

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Today we celebrate the birth of one of the most influential figures in Hip Hop. Not only was this man the first rap billionaire, he was an instrumental part (literally and figuratively) in the creation of a new sub genre of rap known as G-Funk. The living legend being described is none other than Dr. […]

Celebrating Black History Month: A Conversation With Danny Glover

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This Black History Month the annual Pan African Film Festival completed its 24th installment at the Rave Cinema at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza in Crenshaw, California. As a part of the festivities, there were special Q&A sessions with influential actors and directors who had films showing in the festival. One of those influential artists that […]

President Obama to Welcome Black Leaders of Past and Present

In his final celebration of Black History Month as President of the United States, President Barack Obama will change up his traditional meeting of Civil Right pioneers by introducing a meeting with leaders and activists that span generations for the first time ever. Senior administrations official stated that the meeting, to occur this afternoon, will be a […]

A Spotlight On Six Young Black Entrepreneurs Making Their Mark

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To celebrate Black History Month, we recognize not only the achievements by African Americans from America’s past, but also its future. Meet six young, Black entrepreneurs who are already making their mark in the world before even being old enough to drive. Advertisement Moziah Bridges Unsatisfied with the limited bow tie designs that were currently […]

Celebrating Black Film at #PAFF: ‘Cuckold’

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This Black History Month Rave Cinema at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza hosted the Pan African Film Festival. This festival went on from February 4th-15th and showcases films from directors of color from all over the world. One of the films showcased at the festival was a picture by South African write, director, and actor, Charlie Vundla […]

Hip Hop Moments in #BHM: Happy Birthday Lupe Fiasco

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On this day in Black History we celebrate the birth of one of Hip Hop’s most passionate revolutionaries. Wasalu Muhammad Jaco, better known as Lupe Fiasco, was born today [February 16] in 1982. Lupe Fiasco is an American rapper, producer, and entrepreneur based in Chicago, Illinois. Fiasco was born to a family with eight other children. […]