John Singleton has been hospitalized after suffering a stroke, his family confirmed in a statement.  The acclaimed director had the stroke on Wednesday while already at the hospital and is currently in an intensive care unit, a spokesperson for the family told HuffPost in an emailed statement Saturday. “We ask that privacy be given to […]

When Anthony Fykes and Robert Wright met, they immediately connected through their love for movies. But the pair never imagined that a shared passion for cinema would lead them to open their own theater together. NextAct Cinema, the only black-owned movie theater in the state of Maryland, opened on March 7 and the response has been […]

Christians around the globe attended public processions this week to commemorate Good Friday, with members of diverse communities retelling the story of Jesus Christ’s crucifixion. The annual processions in many countries defy centuries-old portrayals of Jesus as a white man and demonstrate how the world’s largest religion is influenced by its cultural settings. As of […]

An Arizona school has publicly apologized for the impact of a recent exercise after criticism from at least one parent who said a recent lesson surrounding the civil rights movement put her black 9-year-old son’s “emotional [well-being]” at risk.  Rosalind Thompson, the head of school at BASIS Phoenix Central, a charter school serving grades K-5, […]

The New York Yankees and Philadelphia Flyers have decided to stop playing Kate Smith’s 1939 recording of “God Bless America” at sports games after learning that the American singer’s repertoire included racist lyrics and caricatures.  Since the Sept. 11 attacks in 2001, Yankee Stadium has regularly played Smith’s famous rendition of the patriotic song in […]

The release of the redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report into Russia interference in the 2016 election and possible Trump campaign collusion was the hot topic on Thursday’s late-night TV shows. Seth Meyers, the host of NBC’s “Late Night,” likened President Donald Trump’s behavior regarding the report to that of a “terrible boyfriend […] responded to backlash Thursday by pulling an ad that romanticizes race relations during the Civil War era. The ad, released earlier this month, is titled “Inseparable” and is set in the South. The commercial features a white man running alongside a black woman named Abigail. The man tells Abigail that he knows of a […]

Michelle Obama shared a video with a heartfelt message for Beyoncé on Thursday, following the release of the singer’s much-anticipated Netflix documentary “Homecoming.”  In the video, the former first lady praises “queen” Beyoncé for her film and urges the superstar to do one thing: “Keep telling the truth.” “I love that you’re using this film […]

In Beyoncé’s new Netflix documentary, “Homecoming,” the singer opens up for the first time about her “extremely difficult pregnancy” with twins Sir and Rumi.  “I was supposed to do Coachella the year prior, but I got pregnant unexpectedly,” Beyoncé said in the film. The development led her to postpone her headlining spot at the festival […]

Beyoncé released her much-anticipated Netflix documentary “Homecoming” and surprise 40-track album early Wednesday morning, setting her fans abuzz. Among the many responses to “Homecoming” is excitement over Queen Bey’s cover of “Before I Let Go” — yet another example of how her Coachella performance was a tribute to black culture.  Toward the end of the documentary, which Beyoncé […]

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