John Legend and Common had the moment of the night when they hit the stage at the 2015 Academy Awards to perform the heart-wrenching “Glory” from the Selma soundtrack.  While the film was snubbed in a lot of other categories, Selma‘s moving theme courtesy of the ultra-talented Mr. Legend and Common also took home the award […]

Essence’s 8th Annual Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon took place yesterday and it brought out all your favorite celebs. Kelly Rowland, who has been under the radar since giving birth and losing her mother shortly thereafter, made her first appearance and showed that motherhood does the body good. Others in attendance included the cast of […]

In a tribute fit for Black History Month, a handful of musicians took to the 57th annual Grammy Awards stage in a purposeful and powerful show of activism through music to get one important message across — black lives do, indeed, matter. The shooting death of Michael Brown Jr. in Ferguson, Mo. — the catalyst for […]

After a lot of controversy surrounding her impending Grammy performance, Beyonce hit the stage tonight, and introduced Common and John Legend‘s “Glory” duet without a hitch. Though we’re used to seeing Bey twerk sum’n in a sparkling bodysuit, the worldwide superstar – who took home the Grammy for Best R&B performance – tapped into her angelic side for a haunting […]

Award season is in full swing, and the main event is right around the corner. The Academy Awards will air on February 22, but ahead of the golden statues’ time in the sun, the nominees gathered for an annual luncheon. Oprah arrived in fuchsia and brought a pop of color to the event. She was all […]

If you were in New York City this weekend, the Tanqueray Trunk Show was the place to be. The brand debuted their Tanqueray Trunk Show series featuring Golden Globe award-winner Common. The national campaign allows every day people to interact closely with today’s most influential brand architects, like Ronnie Fieg of KITH NYC, Maxwell Osborne of Public […]

The cast of Selma wants to bring awareness to racial injustices in America on and off the big screen. History was made this weekend, as Oprah Winfrey, David Oyewolo, director Ava DuVernay, the town of Selma, and fans marched in honor of the late Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday, reenacting his march in Alabama. Before reaching the bridge over […]

Even though Selma was snubbed in the Oscar nominations that were released earlier today, the cast and crew have reason to be excited. President Obama is set to host a screening of the ground-breaking film at the White House tomorrow evening, and he has invited the movie’s cast and crew to join him. Even though the actors, […]