Exclusive

ExclusiveMovies

Insight & Perspective: One On One With “The Birth of ...

“The Birth of a Nation” will open nationwide on October 7, 2016. Set against the antebellum South in in Southampton County, Virginia and based on a true story of a literate slave and preacher named Nat Turner, “The Birth of ...
ExclusiveLifestyle

A People’s Journey: Inside The National Museum of African American ...

In an age where people get their news and information from social media headlines and online memes, it’s been both refreshing and heartwarming seeing the international excitement and anticipation over the opening of the new Smithsonian National Museum of African ...
ExclusiveGospel

Lecresia Campbell: Gospel Star’s “Miracle” Recovery After Stroke

Gospel powerhouse Lecresia Campbell is recuperating at a rehabilitation hospital after surviving a stroke. Best known for hits like “Perfect Praise (How Excellent),” “Even Me,” and “Safety,” Campbell suffered her stroke in early August and her initial prognosis from doctors ...
ExclusiveMoviesMusic

Poetic Justice: Musical Adaptation Of “Love Jones” Movie Going On ...

As the 20-year anniversary of the release of the popular romantic comedy “Love Jones” approaches, a stage adaptation of the movie is hitting the road this fall. “Love Jones: The Musical” will feature music superstars Dave Hollister, Chrisette Michele, Musiq Soulchild, Marsha Ambrosius, ...
BooksExclusiveFaith

Montell Jordan: Releases New Memoir & Returns To Performing R&B

Former R&B superstar Montell Jordan has released a new book, “Becoming Unfamous: The Journey of ‘How We Do It’ To How He Do It.” The “This Is How We Do It” singer stepped away from his career in mainstream music ...
ExclusiveLifestyle

Iyanla Vanzant: “Fix My Life” Star Talks Donald Trump, Lamar ...

Motivational speaker and TV personality Iyanla Vanzant is preparing to deliver a keynote address on the Empowerment Stage during the 22nd annual Essence Festival in New Orleans on Saturday, July 2. “I’ve done it for 14 years and I consider ...
ExclusiveNews

Muhammad Ali: My Two Unforgettable Encounters With “The Greatest of ...

More than a decade ago, I was driving down Wilshire Blvd. in Los Angeles, California in a red Cadillac on loan from General Motors. I had the windows down, as it was a beautiful sunny day in L.A., and I ...
ExclusiveGospelJazzMusic

Sonically Superior: Maestro Damien Sneed Marvels In Marrying Music Genres

He’s church-reared and classically-trained; young maestro Damien Sneed gets to marry the best of both worlds on “The Abyssinian Mass,” a musical opus recorded with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra that features Sneed alongside his mentor Wynton Marsalis and ...
BooksExclusive

Rolonda Watts: Talks New Novel & Rumored Romances With Al ...

She’s a beloved talk show host, actress, voiceover goddess and radio personality. But now, Rolonda Watts can add author to her multi-hyphenated list of titles. The Winston-Salem, North Carolina native, who was one of the hosts of “Inside Edition” before ...
ExclusiveMusic

Silent Treatment: Radio One Bans All K.Michelle Music

R&B singer K.Michelle released her third album, “More Issues Than Vogue” (Atlantic Records) on Feb. 19 and the CD’s title may have been a foretelling of what was to come. The Memphis-bred artist—whose birth name is Kimberly Michelle Pate—has a ...