Black Actors

Sidney Poitier celebrated his 90th birthday last Monday, February 20th, making him the oldest-living winner of the Best Actor Oscar Award. Now retired from acting, Poitier has earned a number of honors and accolades over the course of his praise-worthy career. Born in 1927, Poitier’s farmer parents lived in the Bahamas but traveled to Miami […]

If you’re already looking ahead to Power’s next season, even though it doesn’t return until June, at least the casting announcements are interesting so far. It’s just been announced that both Charlie Murphy and Larenz Tate have been added to the Season 4 cast, along with Hamilton actor Brandon Victor Dixon (who you may remember […]

Nelson Mandela has been cemented in the annals of history by way of his rise to power from an anti-apartheid activist to becoming South Africa’s first Black president. The universally known tale of the late global icon will get a fresh look with BET’s airing of a three-part mini-series titled after Mandela’s tribal name, Madiba. […]

Looks like they’ve come to the end of the road. Cuba Gooding, Jr. and his wife, Sara Kapfer, have been legally separated since 1994, but apparently, any hopes for reconciliation are over, as Gooding, Jr. has filed for divorce. People.com reports: The filing comes nearly three years after Kapfer filed for legal separation from Gooding Jr. […]

If you follow Nick Cannon on social media, you may want to send him some encouraging messages. Cannon is spending the holidays in a California hospital after a lupus flareup. People.com reports:  “For all who have been trying to contact me the last few days this is where I’ve been,” he wrote to his fans. […]

 And we’re back. We’re now recapping a show, Queen Sugar, you all seem to like, if you have OWN, which is still and issue. (Note to Oprah: Please give us cable cutters a standalone app option, or for those who still have cable, a less expensive cable tier for your network. Thanks.) So we’re already […]

In entertainment, few things are certain. But one of them is that Mekhi Phifer is going to have a job. The veteran actor has been onscreen since his debut in Spike Lee’s Clockers in 1994. Since then, the Harlem native has been a fixture on the big and small screen. He’s now starring in Frequency, […]

FX has found a winner in their new comedy Atlanta. Conceived and written by Donald “Childish Gambino Glover,” who also stars, it tells the story of a young man, Earnest ‘Earn’ Marks, who hopes his aspiring rap star cousin Alfred ‘Paper Boi’ Miles can help him out of the struggle he’s been in since dropping […]

Terrence Howard might be a little ungrateful. A lawsuit filed by his former management company alleges that Howard hasn’t been paying management fees he still owes, even though the company intervened to help him keep his job on the hit TV show Empire. Deadline.com reports: …Authentic clearly says it is due in part because in the […]

We’re not sure what Katt Williams is smoking these days, but whatever is it, he’s apparently got Kevin Hart in his sights. Fresh off his…

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