The Rev. James Bevel, also known as the father of voting rights, was the director of direct action and director of non-violent education at the Southern Christian Leadership Council in the 1960s, a top advisor to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. http://www.blackamericaweb.com/?q=articles/news/the_black_diaspora_news/32368

*Last week at t Lord & Taylor’s “Fashion’s Night Out” in NYC, Solange Knowles was there enjoying the festivities when “Today” show co-host Hoda Kotb tried to ask the singer/dj about her sister’s pregnancy. http://www.eurweb.com/2011/09/hoda-don%e2%80%99t-talk-to-solange-about-beyonces-pregnancy/

‘ESPN is reporting that the NBA has fined Michael Jordan $100,000 for public comments he made last month about the lockout and one of the league’s players, according to sources with knowledge of the situation. http://www.eurweb.com/2011/09/report-nba-fines-michael-jordan-100000-for-lockout-talk/

Beyonce and her baby bump finally made it to the Fashion Week festivities today when she and her sister Solange hit J.Crew’s Spring 2012 presentation. Bey wore a belted shimmery gold dress that matched her new mommy glow and her highlighted hair, while sis stayed true to her eclectic style in a pink top with […]

My mother adorned with flowers whatever shabby house we were forced to live in. She planted ambitious gardens. Before she left homes for the fields, she watered the flowers, chopped up the grass, and laid new beds. Because of her creativity with flowers, even my memories of poverty are seen through a screen of blooms. […]

Our favorite chocolate boy wonder Idris Elba who is one of the most sought after black actors and the most recent face of SmartWater, recently released his official video for his first single, ‘Private Garden.”  The video which was shot in San Juan, Puerto Rico features Idris singing that he hopes  his special woman would […]

So if last week’s episode of “The T.O Show” wasn’t a big enough introduction of Kita’s “battery operated boyfriend” in which she respectfully named, “Ted”, on this week’s episode we were introduced to Ted’s larger, bigger and more powerful brother/homie/best friend who shall remain nameless.. John Salley made an appearance on this week’s episode and […]

Missed last night’s episode of “Basketball Wives LA”? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with a full recap right here! On last night’s episode of “Basketball Wives LA”, Draya continued to remain at the center of everyone’s attention as the wives discussed Draya’s behavior at the BET party on last week’s episode and her groupie […]

He may be the most underrated voice in R&B music, but soul man Johnny Gill has been around for some time, despite never achieving the across-the-board success of other, lesser talents. Gill’s been in the game for three decades, an accomplishment worth noting in the youth-obsessed music business. http://www.blackamericaweb.com/?q=articles/entertainment/blak_music_month/32375

Angola’s own Leila Lopes won the title of Miss Universe 2011 yesterday. The African beauty beat out 88 other women to nab the crown! Lopes is a 25-year-old business management student currently studying in Great Britain. And she’s the first person to ever win the Miss Universe title for her country of Angola. How beautiful is […]

It can be hard sometimes to find inspiration around you, especially when you’re just stuck in your old routines and need a change. There are many definitions of inspiration – that could include writing, general beauty, or just a change in your surroundings that makes you stop and think. For example, sometimes sitting in a […]

I usually turn my booty cheeks to any rumors coming out of Hollywood. I mean I’ll see it but I take gossip in general with a grain of salt, that is until it is confirmed signed sealed and delivered in the form of a legit press release/statement issued from the celebrity’s spokesperson. If we don’t […]