children's books

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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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.

Jazmine Sullivan dishes on ‘Reality Show’

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.

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