Monday, July 13, 2020

Black is beautiful through photographer’s lens

St. Petersburg native owns her Black beauty and encourages other dark-skinned women to do the same. BY ALEXIA MCKAY FLORIDA COURIER Symone Seven always knew her Black...

Top R&B and hip hop songs about the pandemic

BLACKNEWS.COM During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, some of the world’s biggest Black musicians are using their talents to create anthems that call for unity and...

Review: ‘Becoming’ documentary coming to Netflix Wednesday

BY MICHAEL PHILLIPS CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS After so many momentous years in spotlights owned and operated by other people, it’s no wonder Michelle Obama wanted to regain...

Taking the leap of faith

Vaughn Hebron went from corporate in Florida to Hollywood BY ALEXIA MCKAY FLORIDA COURIER The power of faith and leaping is strong. Just ask Baltimore native, Vaughn...

Is ‘Mrs. America’s’ portrayal of Shirley Chisholm accurate?

Presidential candidate gets lukewarm support from feminists and Black politicians BY MEREDITH BLAKE LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS If you’ve watched any of “Mrs. America,” the star-studded miniseries about...

Historians throw shade at colorism conflict in C.J. Walker series

BY VALERIE RUSS THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER/TNS Through much of the 20th century, generations of young Black girls heard snippets of the legend of Madam C.J. Walker...

Music world pays tribute to Bill Withers

BY NELSON OLIVEIRA NEW YORK DAILY NEWS/TNS Soul legend Bill Withers may have left this world, but his legacy and inspiring music are going nowhere. Shortly after...

Michelle Obama, D-Nice host voter registration ‘couch party’

BY ALEXIA MCKAY FLORIDA COURIER In case you missed the news, virtual parties are the place to be right now. Log on to your Instagram or...

Tallahassee native shines in Tyler Perry’s ‘Sistas’

KJ Smith discusses her journey and character she plays in new BET show BY ALEXIA MCKAY FLORIDA COUREIR About 10 years ago, Khaneshia “KJ’’ Smith was an...

London mourns Nipsey Hussle on anniversary of his death

BY FLORIDA COURIER STAFF Rapper and entrepreneur Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed outside of his Marathon Clothing store on March 31, 2019. The 33-year-old South...