H.E.R. NPR Tiny Desk Concert

H.E.R. Sings at NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

H.E.R. NPR Tiny Desk Concert

The artist H.E.R., which stands for “Having Everything Revealed,”
built her reputation on a certain degree of anonymity.  Fans never get a clear look at her face and she always wears dark sunglasses.  But, her music is always clear and soulful.  She earned her five nominations for 2019’s Grammy Awards, including Album Of The Year and Best New Artist Of The Year. 

Born Gabriella Wilson to a Filipino mother and Black father, she is known for her hits, “Focus,” “Best Part” (with Daniel Ceasar), and “Could’ve Been” (with Bryson Tiller).

Her soulful voice doesn’t disappoint when she stopped by NPR for their Tiny Desk Concert series.

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‘The Five Heartbeats’ Movie Headed to Broadway

five heartbeats broadway

Released more than 25 years ago, Robert Townsend’s classic movie, The Five Heartbeats, which follows the journey of a fictional soul music group to stardom, is headed to the Broadway stage.  

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Man Weaves are Curing Baldness for Black Men

Wade Menendez is a pioneer of cranial prosthesis, or “man weaves,” a nonsurgical procedure that fills a balding scalp with a head of hair in just hours.  VICE News takes a first-hand look inside the world of faux fros.

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Young Black Woman Creates App to Find Children’s Books Written by Writers of Color

Kaya Thomas coded the app, We Read Too, in 2014 to help readers find children’s books by writers of color, featuring characters of color.  She currently has more than 600 books cataloged in the app.

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Throwback Thursday: Denzel Surprises Whitley on ‘A Different World’

Imagine getting this surprise at work!

VIDEO: ‘Girls Trip’ Movie Opens this Summer

When four lifelong friends—Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and Tiffany Haddish—travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, and there’s enough dancing, drinking, brawling and romancing to make the Big Easy blush.

The movie, “Girls Trip” opens in theaters July 21.

VIDEO: D’Angelo Gives Touching Tribute to Prince with a Cover of ‘Sometimes it Snows in April’

D’Angelo performed “Sometimes It Snows in April” on Tuesday’s episode of The Tonight Show, in which he was joined by Maya Rudolph and Gretchen Lieberum’s Prince cover band, Princess.

D’Angelo, who has been a Prince fan since he was five years old, became emotional during the performance.

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VIDEO: Matt Damon is back as Jason Bourne

Matt Damon has returned to the role of Jason Bourne. This time around, Tommy Lee Jones joins the cast.   Julia Stiles reprises her role in the series.

The movie, “Jason Bourne,” is set to hit theaters on July 29.

Check out the movie trailer inside

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Mo’Nique, Omar Epps, Gabrielle Union and Danny Glover team up for Will Packer’s ‘Almost Christmas’


Mo’Nique, Omar Epps, Gabrielle Union and Danny Glover are just some of the stars who teamed up for the new movie, “Almost Christmas,” which is produced by Will Packer (Ride Along, Think Like a Man series, This Christmas) and written and directed by David E. Talbert (Baggage Claim).
Glover plays the patriarch who asks his family for one gift this holiday season: to get along and spend five days under the same roof during the Christmas holiday.
The all-star cast also includes Kimberly Elise, Romany Malco, Mo’Nique, Nicole Ari Parker, J.B. Smoove, Jessie Usher and DC Young Fly.
Almost Christmas is due out in theaters on Nov. 11.

Tavis Smiley to Appear at South Florida Book Festival

Award-winning journalist and talk show host Tavis Smiley will be discussing and signing his latest book, My Journey with Maya Angelou at this year’s South Florida Book Festival July 17-18 at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC).

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