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‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’: Film Review

This fifth installment in the 'Despicable Me' franchise delivers the origin story of how the devilish little yellow creatures became allied with their villainous cohort.

BET Awards: 8 Things the Cameras Missed

The BET Awards, otherwise known as “Culture’s Biggest Night,” is adept at highlighting cultural and artistic diversity within the Black community and broader African diaspora. Many examples of this were broadcast for the world to see: host Taraji P. Henson shouting out Historically Black Colleges and Universities (specifically Howard University in celebration of fellow alum […]

BET Awards: Janelle Monae Holds Up Middle Finger, Says “F*** You, Supreme Court” During Live Telecast

The stars at the BET Awards wasted no time in criticizing the Supreme Court after its decision Friday to overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 case that legalized abortion nationwide. Janelle Monáe, the first presenter of the night, put up a middle finger and said, “Fuck you, Supreme Court,” from the stage during the live […]

What to Expect From the 2022 BET Awards: “It’s Our Black Super Bowl”

At last year’s BET Awards, Taraji P. Henson, who served as the night’s emcee, paid tribute to iconic women of Black Hollywood by donning a mix of outfits and hairstyles honoring personal inspirations of hers like Tina Turner, Diana Ross and Esther Jones. This year, Henson is back as host, and though the specifics of […]

Anthony Anderson Graduates From Howard University: “It’s Literally Been 30 Years in the Making”

Anthony Anderson is a Howard University graduate. The Black-ish star posted a video Sunday on Instagram sharing the news that he’d earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts. “To quote Biggie, ‘IT WAS ALL A DREAM!'” he began his post. “Words can’t begin to describe the […]

Taraji P. Henson to Return as Host of 2022 BET Awards

Taraji P. Henson will repeat as host of the 2022 BET Awards, which will air live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on June 26. Henson hosted last year’s BET Awards which was the top-rated cable award show among all adults 18-49 in 2021. “I am honored to return as the host of the […]

Jurnee Smollett, Taraji P. Henson Show Support for Jussie Smollett Following Sentencing: “Jussie Is Innocent”

Taraji P. Henson and Jurnee Smollett are speaking out in support of Jussie Smollet following the former Empire star being sentenced to 150 days in prison for falsely reporting a hate crime. In a post shared late Saturday, Jussie’s sister and Lovecraft Country star Jurnee Smollett shared an image of a black square featuring only […]

Taraji P. Henson Joins Corey Hawkins, H.E.R. in ‘The Color Purple’ Movie Musical

Taraji P. Henson has joined Corey Hawkins and H.E.R. in The Color Purple, Warner Bros.’ film adaptation of the musical. Blitz Bazawule, the filmmaker behind the Beyoncé-fronted Black Is King, is directing the fresh take on the Broadway musical, which was an adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning 1982 novel by Alice Walker, and on which the […]

Taraji P. Henson in NBC’s ‘Annie Live!’: TV Review

After a break for COVID, NBC is back in the live musical business with Henson joined by Harry Connick Jr. and newcomer Celina Smith in this beloved tale of plucky orphans, benevolent billionaires and the birth of FDR's New Deal.

Taraji P. Henson Details How Decades-Long Stomach Problems Led to Finally Addressing Her Health

Taraji P. Henson is opening up about her battle with a stomach illness that left her vomiting uncontrollably.  In an interview with Women’s Health magazine for their November cover published Tuesday, the actress revealed that for over two decades she would have episodes where her stomach problems caused her to vomit uncontrollably and become dehydrated. She […]

The Hottest Nail Art Celebrities Are Rocking on Red Carpets

The Shapes of Fall 2021: Claws, Coffins and Stilettos Extreme lengths are what nails are now going to, as seen on Cynthia Erivo at the Met Gala (where she rocked silver talons covered in crystals) and the Emmy Awards, where New York nail artist Gina Oh created for her a new take on a ’90s […]

‘Sorcerority’ Graphic Novel to Get Movie Treatment From Gabrielle Union, Taraji P. Henson

The fantasy graphic novel Sorcerority, which follows a young girl who enrolls at a Historically Black coven and university of magic, is set for a feature film adaptation by Gamechanger Films, I’ll Have Another Productions and TPH Entertainment. Written by Mikhail Sebastian and George Watson, Sorcerority chronicles Melanie following her late mother into the historically […]