The woman known for her high pitch and soulful "relationship on the mends or ends" ballads, Betty Wright, died Sunday. She was 66 years old. Her cause of death has not yet been released.
Andre Harrell, the founder of Uptown Records best known as the man who turned Sean "Diddy" Combs into a music mogul, died Fried at the age of 59.
Black history legend and music icon "Little Richard" died Saturday after a battle with bone cancer. He was 87.
Philanthropist, entrepreneur and fashion designer, Tina Knowles Lawson, has created the #IDIDMYPART campaign to encourage residents in her beloved home city of Houston to get tested in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Recognizing that African American communities have an escalated rate of infections and fatalities, Knowles Lawson is pleading to Houston residents to know their status in an urgent appeal to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
Nothing brings a smile to a person's face more than a cool taste of ice cream, and no one understands that more than a child -- so one local first-grader is doing her best to spread the love!
Eileen Morris, the artistic director for The Ensemble Theatre, has produced over 87 productions which include eight world premieres, over 64 regional premieres, and has directed over 82 productions throughout her career.
HOUSTON – Join Texas Southern University on Facebook Live Saturday for a Virtual Gathering connecting fellow Tigers during this global pandemic. KTSU DJ Paul “PD” Davis will lift everyone’s spirits. Go to TSU’s Facebook page @AlumniRelationsOfficeTexasSouthernUniversity to join and in the comments section tell them what song you want to hear during the one-hour Watch
Funny, talented, real, raw and humble are words many use to describe someone who's "lived more than a few years," but speaking to 14-year-old TJ Boyce III, you realize some wise folks have been grooming this young man, and more importantly, he's been listening.
“We are all in this together. This pot of gumbo is to feed everybody,” said Eileen Morris, artistic director for Houston’s legendary The Ensemble Theatre.
Carver High School theater director Roshunda Jones has been recently inducted into the Texas Thespian Hall of Fame. It is an honor granted to educators who have dedicated years of service to promoting educational theater. The induction ceremony took place during the Texas Thespian Educator Conference, which was held in Houston.
Academy Award-winning actress and comedian Mo’Nique and her husband, Sidney, are reppin' Houston in a major way while adding sports team owners to their repertoire. The 'Precious' Best Supporting Actress Oscar holder visited the Bayou City to announce the couple is the new owner of the "Houston Equalizers," part of the Global Mixed Gender Basketball League (GMGB).
Before Misty Copeland became the first African American principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre, Lauren Anderson burst through a glass ceiling, becoming the first African American principal ballerina at the Houston Ballet in 1990. And before Anderson, when blacks were still considered "colored," Raven Wilkinson forged the path in the 1950s as a dancer for the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo.
By: N. L. Preston HOUSTON – There isn’t a teen from this generation or from three decades ago who does not know the choreographed dance moves set to Full Force’s “Ain’t My Type of Hype” in the iconic movie, “House Party,” where Tisha Campbell and Adrienne-Joi “AJ” Johnson battled it out with the original
Rest in the Lord and wait patiently; trust also in him and things shall come to pass.” A quote of such value, sapphires and pure gold is one of many lessons that Houston actor and producer Troy Hogan has learned throughout his life and career.
From being told to remove his dreadlocks or don't attend graduation, to walking on the red carpet at the 92nd Annual Academy Awards, De’Andre Arnold is proudly showing everyone he will not be bullied into chopping off his hair, which is now the center of national attention.
To kick off OSCAR weekend, ESSENCE— the number one media, technology and commerce company dedicated to Black women globally—celebrated extraordinary Hollywood visionaries and culture shifters during its 13th annual Black Women in Hollywood Awards, held Thursday, February 6, 2020 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA. ESSENCE‘s Black Women in Hollywood Awards was presented by
The story of a shoulder-padded, scrunchie-wearing clique of three girls ruling Westerberg High takes the stage at Lone Star College-North Harris as the LSC-North Harris Drama Department presents Kevin Murphy and Laurence O’Keefe’s “Heathers the Musical” beginning Tuesday, Feb. 18.
One of the most memorable Super Bowl performances of all time was when Whitney Houston belted out the "National Anthem" in a way that has not -- and possibly will never -- be matched. But our own Houston sweetheart Yolanda Adams gave a stellar performance of her own singing "America the Beautiful," helping to kick off the 2020 Super Bowl.
The Netflix documentary series, “Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez,” gave an in depth look into the life of the late former Patriots tight end.
Will Mo’Nique finally have a “let go and let God” moment with Netflix after finally landing a well-deserved comedy special with Showtime? Mayybbeeeee, but we doubt it.
It was a record-breaking box office over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend as Will Smith and Martin Lawrence brought back the funny in the latest “Bad Boys” franchise.
Shout out to the 'Doggfather,' 'Uncle Snoop,' 'Snoop Lion' or whatever he is calling himself these days for continuing to keep those multiple streams of income flowing in!
A huge congratulations is in order for Spike Lee, who has just made history, becoming the first African American jury president of the Cannes Film Festival in its 73-year history.
If there was ever any doubt about the continued greatness of Barack and Michelle Obama, here you go. The former president and first lady received their first Oscar nomination for their production company’s debut documentary.
Mayor Sylvester Turner and The Black Heritage Society have announced that Olympic gold medalist and two-time World Heavyweight Champion George Foreman will join the 42nd Annual “Original” Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade as the Grand Marshal.
BEVERLY HILLS, CA – The nominees for the 51st NAACP Image Awards were announced Thursday at a joint press conference with Derrick Johnson, President and CEO of the NAACP and Connie Orlando – Executive Vice-President, Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy. Houston’s own Lizzo is among the honorees! The winners will be revealed during the
The Beyhive is ready and in “formation” for Beyonce’s new IVY PARK X Adidas collaboration the singer announced through a teaser video.
No playing nice in the sandbox this weekend for two of Hollywood's most high-profile women who had a lot to say over a comment made by Colin Kaepernick.
That Black Twitter is a bad mother --shut yo mouth -- when it comes to stings from the Bey Hive for anyone who attacks Queen Bey...or her little princess, in this case.
It was a record-breaking, ground breaking, non-stop round of applause as Eddie Murphy -- the comedic genius who helped put Saturday Night Live on the map -- made his triumphant return after 35 years. And everyone was singing his praises -- that is -- everyone except Bill Cosby and his team.
Rapper Percy Miller, best known by his stage moniker “Master P,” has launched a new business venture into the food industry by announcing a brand of instant Ramen noodles with hip-hop flavor.
In recent ‘breaking the internet’ news, Lizzo had ‘Black Twitter’ up in arms after a video went viral of the singer twerking in a risque outfit at a Lakers game.
After 25 years on the air, the "Fly Jock" Tom Joyner has decided to pass the mic to someone else, and enter the glory days of retirement.
In the spirit of giving back and passing it on, Houston’s historic Project Row Houses will benefit in a major way from an award received by Solange Knowles.
From the moment she stepped off the plane, social media was abuzz about "Lady Mae' sightings in H-Town and anxiously crowded spaces of her various stops around the city in hopes of shaking a hand, grabbing a photo and gushing about their favorite roles in "Greenleaf," "A Thin Line Between Love and Hate" and the legendary "Josephine Baker Story." Hollywood icon Lynn Whitfield was in Houston and fans showed love everywhere she went.