When Patricio Manuel steps through the ropes and into the boxing ring just after 6 p.m. Saturday, few in the crowd at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio will know what a long and torturous trek he made to get there. Continue reading Pat Manuel will make history as the first transgender male to fight professionally in the U.S.
These three Black women changed the course of history. Continue reading NASA Headquarters Could Soon Name a Street in Honor of the Women Who Inspired Hidden Figures
You know her best from directing A Wrinkle In Time, Selma, and the documentary 13th, but uber talented director/producer/documentarian Ava DuVernay is moving into TV in a big way. Deadline reports that DuVernay just landed a $100 million television deal with Warner Brothers. Other high-profile creators like Shonda Rhimes and Ryan Murphy have made a splash with insane Netflix overall deals, but DuVernay chose to stick with Warner Bros., with whom she produced the critically acclaimed OWN series Queen Sugar in association with Warner TV. Continue reading Ava DuVernay signed a $100 million deal with Warner Brothers, and we’re so ready for this content
Adrian Beltre’s baseball career began as a teenager, a skinny third baseman for the Los Angeles Dodgers who made his debut in the summer of Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire. Continue reading Texas Rangers’ Adrian Beltre announces retirement after 21 years in MLB
Inside the rapper’s strategy to bring new life to the community where he grew up.
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W. Kamau Bell, most renowned as the Emmy-winning socio-political commentator on CNN’s United Shades of America, has been characterized in many ways.
Continue reading W. Kamau Bell: United Shades of Diversity
Michael B. Jordan has been tapped as the newest face of Coach. The “Black Panther” actor is the first-ever global men’s ambassador for the luxury brand, which also counts Selena Gomez as a celebrity collaborator. Continue reading Michael B. Jordan Will Be the New Face of Coach
Cicely Tyson is finally bringing home the gold.
The 93-year-old actress was named this week as the recipient of an honorary Oscar, making her the first black woman to gain that distinction, according to Essence and People. Continue reading Cicely Tyson Becomes First Black Woman To Receive Honorary Oscar
“What comes next? What is my next passion?”
Those are the two questions retired NBA star and Academy Award winner Kobe Bryant claims athletes have to ask themselves. Continue reading Kobe Bryant and nine other athletes have been supersmart investors
John Legend has made history as the youngest person ever to achieve that sweet, sweet coveted EGOT status. Continue reading John Legend is the youngest ever to achieve EGOT status
Netflix is creating a new executive position that will focus on inclusion and diversity among employees of the streaming entertainment giant.