November 2, 2023

The 27th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival kicks off with a screening of ‘American Fiction”

Last night was the launch of The 27th Urbanworld Film Festival and it began with a sold-out Opening Night screening of ‘American Fiction’ at the SVA Theatre. The film is about a novelist who’s fed up with the establishment profiting from “Black” entertainment who uses a pen name to write a book that propels him […]

November 1, 2023

Breaking Barriers: The Rise of Black Medical Schools

After nearly half a century, the number of Black medical schools in our nation is growing. Starting with the latest addition: the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU) in Los Angeles. This independent four-year medical program officially opened its doors in July, welcoming 60 talented students eager to make a difference. CDU […]

September 29, 2023

John David Washington Takes Center Stage in “The Creator”

In the ever-evolving landscape of film and television, the significance of black male representation cannot be overstated. In recent years, one actor who has continuously created change is John David Washington. With his remarkable talent and dedication to his craft, Washington has not only elevated himself as a prominent actor but has also become a […]

September 6, 2023

‘Denzel Washington’s ‘The Equalizer 3’ Makes Box Office History During Labor Day Weekend

Denzel Washington’s action-packed film, “The Equalizer 3,” dominated the Labor Day weekend box office, raking in an impressive $34.5 million between Friday and Sunday, with an estimated total of $42 million including Monday’s holiday ticket sales. Directed by Antoine Fuqua and released by Sony Pictures, this thrilling installment follows retired government assassin Robert McCall as […]

March 9, 2023

Aquarium of the Pacific Announces 2023 African American Scholars

The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, Calif., announced its 2023 cohort of African American Scholars during the Aquarium’s annual African American Festival. The 2023 scholars were selected by a committee including Aquarium staff members and members of the community and include five undergraduate students, two masters students, and three Ph.D. students from eight different schools […]

March 6, 2023

Creed III & Black Masculinity 

Photo Credit: Joshua Kissi

February 6, 2023

Black-Owned Bank Adelphi Opens in Ohio, Will Focus on Developing Black Generational Wealth

Earlier this month, a new Black-owned bank has opened in Columbus, Ohio, making history as the only one in the state. Adelphi Bank, the name which pays homage to “Adelphi Loan and Savings Company”, the only Black-owned bank in the 1920s, aims to help Black families build generational wealth by removing common barriers. According to its […]

January 6, 2023

Congressional Black Caucus Swears In Its Largest Group In History

Photo Courtesy of Robert R. Roberts

November 23, 2022

Jonathan Majors Soars As Jesse Brown, The First African-American Aviator Of The U.S. Navy.

Based on the book “Devotion: An Epic Story of Heroism, Friendship, and Sacrifice”, The movie highlights not only Jesse Browns journey, but his “Devotion” to his position as a pilot, his wife Daisy who helped motivate him every step of the way and his friend, Tom Hudner.  Born in Mississippi to a sharecropper family and enrolled […]

November 10, 2022

The Inaugural Black Men Teach Summit: Celebrating The Half Percent

Earlier this month at the Essence Event Center, Black Men Teach Twin Cities curated, an impactful 2-day event of programming, showcasing and celebrating the importance of black male educators. This conference was built on creating deeper relationships, and inspiring more black men to become educators. The theme “Half percent”, calls attention to the number of […]

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