World renowned , and one of the most celebrated opera stars, Jessye Norman, has passed away at 74, the Associated Press reports. Gwendolyn Quinn, spokesperson for Norman’s family, confirmed the heartbreaking news. The Associated Press released a statement stating that the Augusta, Georgia native passed away at 7:54 a.m.
PHOTO: Julia Ewan/TWP--Wil Haygood, The Washington Post.
Will Haygood interviewed by Bobby Burns in 2016
Cultural biographers are like Soul Food chefs who build masterful creations: it’s messy in the kitchen, flour everywhere, and when their done, patron’s guttle the food with joy. I stumbled upon Wil
September 23, 2019 (New York, NY)—Essence Ventures, an independent Black-owned consumer technology company merging content, community and commerce to meet the evolving cultural and lifestyle needs of people of color and the parent company of Essence Communications, Inc., today announced that it has partnered with
Photo courtesy of Lazarus Guidry
As a young black kid growing up in Lake Charles, Louisiana, Lazarus Guidry was always interested in creating imaginative storytelling and, comic books.
“I was always around it. My father, was a fire specialist and a comic book illustrator. Comics was his
MIXED-ISH premieres Tuesday, September 24 at 9pm ET/PT on ABC. (ABC/Troy Harvey) ARICA HIMMEL
Check out a few images of "Mixed-ish" from ABC’s Fall TV Preview at Paleyfest over the weekend in Beverly Hills.
In Kenya Barris’ new series "Mixed-is, show runner Karin Gist and fellow executive producer
By D.L. White
A day that should live for infamy not only in the lives of Americans of African descent, but all Americans who cherish freedom, equal rights and justice for all, is September 15.
“We did not have cell phones, text messaging or the internet
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Los Angeles – OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced today it has renewed for a fifth season Ava DuVernay’s critically acclaimed drama series “Queen Sugar” to air in 2020. Produced by Warner Horizon Scripted Television, “Queen Sugar” has been lauded for its powerful portrayal of
By Veronica Mitchell
In 2007, Roslyn Rawlins was busy moving up in her healthcare management career and raising her family in San Diego when her 12-year-old daughter, Ryan, had her first tonic-clonic seizure. Rawlins was terrified. She knew this was going to turn their world upside
Carla Crudup, Broadway Heights Community Leadership Council Member
Tucked in between the streets Tiffin Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr., Way in Broadway Heights— a well maintained neighborhood located just outside of Southeastern San Diego, bordering the city of Lemon Grove, you’ll find a historical gem
Award-winning actress Traces Ellis Ross star of Black-is and executive producer of new show Mixed-ish, has come out with a new hair care brand, Pattern Beauty specifically for curly, coils tight textured hair.
Ross wrote on her Instagram page:
"@patternbeauty is the result of 20 years of