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The GRAMMY’s Pay Tribute to the legendary Prince in Star-Studded Concert

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Hosted by the lovely Maya Rudolph, “Let’s Go Crazy: The Grammy Salute to Prince” aired on CBS Tuesday night on the fourth anniversary of his death at 8PM EST. The special, recorded in late January, was jam-packed with a string of all-star performers covering hits from Prince’s beloved catalog, including Common, Earth, Wind & Fire, […]

Veteran Black Journalist, Ed Gordon, Drops Powerful Documentary ‘Am I Black Enough’

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This week Ed Gordon’s documentary Am I Black Enough debut on BounceTV and the Brown Sugar streaming service. This film interviews celebrities about the concept of race, colorism within the community and how ridiculous it is to define one’s Blackness. Cultural Identity has always been a sensitive subject for African-Americans. Mostly because of slavery, the […]

Misty Copeland’s ‘Ballerina Body’ Book Release

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Misty Copeland tells you what it takes to achieve the body of a ballerina with her new book “Ballerina Body: Dancing and Eating Your Way to a Leaner, Stronger, and More Graceful You.” The book contains a variety of healthy meals, workout routines, and photos of her career. She was the first Black principal dancer at […]

Morgan Freeman In Talks To Join Misty Copeland For Disney’s ‘Nutcracker’

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On July 29, Variety revealed legendary actor Morgan Freeman is in talks to star in Disney’s upcoming live-action film The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. Misty Copeland will star in the film with Twilight alum Mackenzie Foy. Lasse Hallström will direct the film with a script written by Ashleigh Powell. The original Nutcracker story was released in […]

President Barack Obama & Misty Copeland Talk Race In America

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The first Black American President, Barack Obama, and the first Black principle dancer at the American Ballet Theater, Misty Copeland, sat down with TIME last month (February 29) for an in-depth conversation about race and body image. The interview began with a list of the pair’s similarities, as they both came from single parent households […]

Breaking Barriers: Misty Copeland Shifts The World of Ballet

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In June 2015, Misty Copeland shifted the world of ballet when she was appointed the first African-American Principal Dancer at the American Ballet Theater. Copeland’s road to ballet royalty is sort of like a Cinderella story. Growing up in Kansas City, Missouri, a tumultuous and unstable home life lead her to finding comfort and solace […]

Misty Copeland, Monica, Serayah, Skylar Diggins Walk In Red Dress Fashion Show

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Each year, The American Heart Association hosts the Go Red For Women Red Dress Collection fashion show. The event is meant to raise awareness about heart disease. Women need to protect their heart health and the event hopes to inspire them to take action. Heart disease and stroke account for one in three deaths among […]

A Ballerina’s Tale, The Story of Misty Copeland, Premiers Tonight On PBS

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Renowned filmmaker Nelson George turns to the world of ballet in his latest on-screen gem for a special look on the phenomenal dancer Misty Copeland. A Ballerina’s Tale premieres on TV screens tonight, bringing viewers into the legacy of the first African-American woman to become a prime dancer at the American Ballet Theater in New […]

Misty Copeland To Produce Dance Drama For FOX

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Misty Copeland is having the best year ever. She made history when she became the first African-American woman principal dancer at the American Ballet Company, and since then, she has graced the covers of Essence and Time magazines, who labeled her a “pioneer” and “trailblazer.” All this has catapulted her popularity, and helped to grant her the opportunity to […]

Misty Copeland Named The First Black Women To Be Named Principal Of American Ballet Theater

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Black Girls Rock! This ballerina is easily making history – landing the cover of Time magazine, being recognized in 60 minutes, and starring in ballet’s biggest roles across the nation. Misty Copeland, 32, has been a soloist with the American Ballet Theater since 2007, and she now makes the first African-American principal ballerina in the company’s 75-year […]