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.
Imagine getting this surprise at work!
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.
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.
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
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.
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).
Continue reading “Tavis Smiley to Appear at South Florida Book Festival”
As lead singer of the funk group the Gap Band, Charlie Wilson enjoyed a string of hits in the 1970s and 1980s before losing his musical momentum to drugs and alcohol. After a stint in rehab, Wilson got his career back on track with six solo albums and nine Grammy nominations.
In 2008, Jazmine Sullivan stepped onto the music scene with her debut single Need U Bad, produced by Missy Elliott, which became No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. After a three-year hiatus, she is back with her third studio album, Reality Show, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart.
The recipient of Billboard’s Rising Star Award, Sullivan recently discussed her break from the music industry, writing a hit song for singer Monica and meeting Stevie Wonder.
“Furious 7” is set to hit movie theaters this spring and this time actors Jason Statham (“Transporter”) and Djimon Hounsou (“Amistad”) are along for the ride.
Check the movie trailer here.