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.
The American Heart Association's 2020 Houston Heart Ball raised a whopping $2.3 million to fund its research and education programs that will ultimately save lives from heart disease and stroke. The event, which was emceed by ABC 13's Melanie Lawson and chaired by longtime AHA supporters Beverly and Jim Postl, was held at the Hilton Americas Houston on Feb. 15.
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.
Texas Southern University hosted the “Getting in the Trenches: Navigating Race Talk during Hostile Times" fireside chat with University of Houston-Downtown Center for Critical Race Studies (CCRS) Scholar-in-Resident Dr. Tina Harris and TSU Interim Dean of the School of Communications Dr. Rockell Brown-Burton.
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
"Rootwork, Hoodoo, Conjure, Juju" … these terms are often followed by horror stories that exemplify their negative connotations. The question is why are these terms describing an ancestral form of alchemy as "evil" when these rituals of resistance were brought to America by enslaved Africans?
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.
Cocktail receptions, weddings, events featured on VH1 with the Real Housewives of Atlanta reality show divas? Those are not the typical things you see going on inside of a museum - that is until now- thanks to the millennial mind of a grandson working hard to keep his grandfather’s proud legacy flourishing in the hearts and minds of Houstonians and the country, as a whole.