Lebron James is an NBA superstar but also a generous philanthropist. The professional basketball player especially gives back to his hometown of Akron, Ohio. Continue reading Lebron James: Five Humongous Charitable Donations
In 1947 Jackie Robinson (1919-1972) made history when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers and became the first African-American to play Major League Baseball in the modern era. Continue reading In the Dugout with Jackie Robinson: An Intimate Portrait of a Baseball Legend
In a move anticipated within the industry, Dungey is headed to the new home of two other former powerhouse ABCers: Shonda Rhimes and Kenya Barris. Continue reading Former ABC President Channing Dungey joins Netflix
Although Iconix Brand Group attacked the hip-hop mogul’s move as a “charade,” his attorney says the AAA is now pledging to expand its roster of black arbitrators.
Continue reading Jay-Z Scores Diversity Commitment from American Arbitration Association
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
Ryan Murphy’s groundbreaking FX series — which features five transgender actresses as series regulars — was nominated for best drama TV series, while star Billy Porter received an acting nomination. Continue reading “Pose” with Mostly Trans Cast, Makes History with Golden Globes
For as long as ballet has existed, it has been an art form that prizes uniformity. For just as long, the tights and pointe shoes that have given ballet dancers that uniformity — to achieve the seamless line from the top of the leg to the tip of the toe — have remained a pale hue called “European pink.” Continue reading Ballet Dancers Of Color Welcome New Hues As Major Shoe Supplier Diversifies
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.
by Brady Rhoades
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