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Fidelity: A love letter

Fidelity, the latest release by gospel artist Desmond Pringle, has been getting quite a bit of deserved attention. Produced by the Grammy Award-winner Cedric Thompson, Fidelity is No. 48 on the gospel Billboard album chart while the single Can’t Even ...

Dying Alone

Why would anyone choose to die alone? – a haunting question that led one young lady on the journey of her life in the stage play, Dying Alone.

Ruben Studdard could be The Biggest Loser

In the decade since Ruben Studdard won the top prize on American Idol, he has garnered great success. He has recorded five albums – with a sixth on the way, toured the world, and has seen his recordings go gold ...

American Promise shines at New York Film Festival

As the New York Film Festival kicked off its 51st year, African heritage films were few and far between, but exceptional.

Aspire acquires Inside the Game, the nation’s longest-running sports show devoted to HBCUs

ASPiRE, a television network targeted to and celebrates the groundbreaking achievements of African Americans, has acquired national cable rights to Inside the Game the nation’s longest-running sports highlights show devoted exclusively to Historically Black Colleges and University’s. Hosted by ESPN ...

The Butler

It’s about time. Finally a major-release film about the African American struggle for equality told from a Black man’s perspective. Why has it taken Hollywood (a.k.a. the film industry) so long to do the right thing?

Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain

“I went to go see Kanye and Jay-Z perform,” Kevin Hart announced as he took the stage. “These … had a bunch of fire. I’m about to be the first comedian with some … fire.” Suddenly, fire sprays up along ...

Ebony details Denzel, Pauletta Washington’s marriage

In an industry where love and marriage is as inconstant as the latest box office or Billboard ratings, Denzel and Pauletta Washington have defied the odds.

Celebrities host freestyle battle of aspiring Dallas MCs

Ice Cube, Bun B, and DJ Drama were the judges of a freestyle battle between aspiring Dallas-area MCs, Beach Boy and D. Green on June 13 at the AT&T Plaza of the American Airlines Center.

Motown Motown: The Musical

There was a little bit of Detroit in Big D inside the Dallas Convention Center Theater Complex, Friday and Saturday. The Summer Youth Arts Institute, in conjunction with The Black Academy of Arts and Letters, brought the TBAAL season finale ...

Apollo honors Chaka Kahn

The legendary lady of funk and soul Chaka Kahn was recently inducted into the Apollo Legends Hall of Fame in celebration of her 40th anniversary in the music business.

Cicely Tyson wins a Tony

Cicely Tyson, who returned to Broadway this season for the first time in 30 years, took home the Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Play.

Reunited returns to the big screen

Relationships can be one of the most complicated aspects of human life. As part of the puzzle that makes up a human, dating can have several intricate pieces in and of itself.

The Underground Beat

“I’d like to request that new song by Webbie,” caller Shakira asked shyly. “This is what I do!” JKruz shouts out on the local KBFB 97.9 radio station. “Oak Cliff, stand up!”

Meet the Peeples

A packed theater watched an advanced screening of Tyler Perry’s new movie, Peeples, at the Studio Movie Grill in Arlington on May 7. The movie is a comedy based on what happens when an everyday man crashes the Peeples’ annual ...