The NAACP today announced that mass media icon Tom Joyner will be honored with the Vanguard Award at the 50th NAACP Image Awards. The Vanguard Award is presented to a person whose groundbreaking work increases our understanding and awareness of racial and social issues. To date, the special award has been presented to […]
By Jack Barnes Kicking off Oscar weekend with style and grace, ESSENCE celebrated four remarkable Hollywood artist-activists during its 12th annual “BLACK WOMEN IN HOLLYWOOD AWARDS,” held Thursday, February 21, 2019, at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA. The luncheon, themed “Art + Activism,” was hosted by Grammy Award-Winning singer and actress, Kelly Rowland; and honored actress and comedian Regina Hall (Black Women […]
By Jack Barnes Singer/actress, Kelly Rowland, has been confirmed to host the 12th annual ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Awards in Beverly Hills, CA. ESSENCE, the number one media, technology and commerce company serving Black women, will celebrate the artistry and activism of actress Amandla Stenberg (“The Hate U Give”), actress/singer and author Jenifer Lewis (“Black-ish”), actress KiKi Layne (“If Beale […]
By Jack Barnes The Trevor Project will honor Amandla Stenberg with the Youth Innovator Award and AT&T Mobility & Entertainment President David Christopher with the 20/20 Visionary Award for their commitment to supporting the nonprofit’s mission to provide crisis intervention services and end suicide among gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning young people. […]
“The Hate U Give” director George Tillman Jr. and star Amandla Stenberg discuss what separates their film from the spate of films inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement hitting theaters this year.
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By Jack Barnes Panic! At the Disco will join as performers for the show. They will perform “High Hopes” from their sixth studio album, “Pray for the Wicked.” MTV today revealed the A-list stars that will be presenting various awards throughout the night, full list below. Beginning today, Monday at 12 p.m. ET, fans can […]
THE DARKEST MINDS By Jack Barnes When teens mysteriously develop powerful new abilities, they are declared a threat by the government and detained. Sixteen-year-old Ruby, one of the most powerful young people anyone has encountered, escapes her camp and joins a group of runaway teens seeking safe haven. Soon this newfound family realizes […]
Gloria Steinem By Jack Barnes Amandla Stenberg and Gloria Steinem talk feminism and what it means to them. Enjoy this video stream below after the jump.