Entertainment

RIP Johnny Nash

Legendary singer “Johnny Nash,” best known for his 1972 hit "I Can See Clearly Now,” died Oct. 6 due to natural causes at his home in Houston. He was 80 years old.

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Black Power & Black Athletes

If you stand for nothing, you will fall for anything; we’ve heard that a million times before. And when you decide to take a stand – true warriors realize that you have to lay it all out on the line—the guts, the glory, the fame and yes, the FORTUNE! The way to maintain Black power is to sometimes turn your back on the “almighty “dollar-dollar- bill y’all,” and it is long overdue that Black athletes today start to get on the bandwagon for justice started by Black athletes decades ago.

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Tina Knowles Lawson, Beyoncé launch Houston campaign to fight COVID-19

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.

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Living Legend: Eileen J. Morris

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.

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TSU hosts virtual watch party with DJ Paul “PD” Davis

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

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Houston’s historic ballerina graces stage again, talks ‘black female body’ and dance

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.

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De’Andre Arnold: Laughing all the way to Hollywood

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.

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PHOTOS: Essence Black Women in Hollywood

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

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Spike Lee makes history

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.

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Living Legend: Tom Joyner

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.

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Emmy Award winning actress Lynn Whitfield supports arts, gets intimate with Houston fans

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.

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