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Courtesy Leesa KellyBy DEENA ZARU and ARIELLE MITROPOULOS, ABC News (MINNEAPOLIS) — As protests over the police killing of George Floyd spread across all 50 states, Black Lives Matter art popped up on walls, streets, signs and thousands of boarded up businesses that have been shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The murals and […]

Larry Hulst/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty ImagesTerry Crews says he’s “famous” now, after Rick Ross mentioned him on his new single, “Pinned to the Cross.” Ross previewed the track during the Verzuz rap battle against 2 Chainz on Thursday night. Social media went crazy after Ross referred to the actor on the track as someone “who was basically bought.”  The self-made boss didn’t hold […]

Amy Sussman/Getty Images for Women In FilmIssa Rae is stepping behind the camera for her next project with HBO. The Insecure creator and star has signed on to executive-produce Seen & Heard, a two-part HBO documentary that will look at the history of Black television as seen through the eyes of those who “wrote, produced, created and starred in […]

ABC/John FleenorShortly after reports broke on Monday that original Bachelorette star Clare Crawley found love on set just two weeks into filming her upcoming season, it was rumored that Tayshia Adams will take over in handing out the roses. Tayshia would become the second Black Bachelorette in franchise history, something that Rachel Lindsay is very excited to see. Lindsay, who was the series’ first […]

Full Size Run is Sole Collector’s weekly sneaker talk and debate show featuring co-hosts Brendan Dunne, Matt Welty, and Trinidad James, and this week they’re joined by notorious sneaker reseller Adam Gage, aka Soley Ghost, and he talks about buying stolen Nike sneakers, catching Jim Jones with fake Air Jordans, his own fake Jordans, and […]

Kelvin Sterling Scott/iStockBy KIARA BRANTLEY-JONES, ABC News (NEW YORK) — Six historically Black colleges and universities received eight-figure donations all thanks to philanthropist Mackenzie Scott. Scott, the ex-wife of Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, granted millions of dollars to several HBCUs. Howard University, Xavier University of Louisiana, Hampton University, Morehouse College, Spelman College and Tuskegee University are […]

Darren MitchellBy NICOLE PELLETIERE, ABC NEWS (DEKALB, Ill.) — A 17-year-old who has been named valedictorian is the first Black female to achieve the honor in her high school’s 159-year history. Nina Mitchell graduated from DeKalb High School in DeKalb, Illinois, with a 4.549 GPA. “I was very humbled and honored,” Nina told Good Morning […]

Courtesy of NetflixNetflix is continuing to bring important Black narratives to the forefront. On Wednesday, the streamer announced it had acquired the rights to seven classic Black sitcoms that will launch beginning next month. “Time to pop bottles,” Netflix tweeted, before adding the official list of shows and launch dates.  The additions include Moesha, premiering on August […]

iStock/z1bBY: CHRISTINA CARREGA (HILLSBOROUGH, Fla.) — A former Florida theme park security guard has been arrested for allegedly acting like a “vigilante” when he “racially profiled” and falsely detained a Black teen who was on his way to basketball practice, prosecutors said. The 18-year-old was riding his bicycle during the early morning hours of June […]

Milan Zrnic  Grammy-winning singer Alicia Keys has been tapped to executive-produce a documentary to celebrate six iconic Black female entertainers for PBS.   The documentary, titled American Masters: How It Feels to Be Free, will tell the legendary stories of some of entertainment’s leading ladies, including actresses and entertainers Cicely Tyson, Pam Grier, Lena Horne, Abbey Lincoln, Diahann Carroll, and Nina Simone.  The doc will feature interviews and archival performances with […]