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She ready! What an accurate description of the meteoric rise of Tiffany Haddish. The Grammy award-winner (yea, she has one of those) catapulted from a comedian trying to make it in the Los Angeles stand-up circuit to a Hollywood A-Lister. She’s been leaving her imprint on the entertainment industry by being herself without apology and funny as hell at the same time.
Over the last few years, we’ve watched Haddish give scene-stealing performances in T.V. shows like The Carmichaels and The Last ...
EARTH DAY ADVICE: Travel Influencer Jessica Nabongo Partners With Nat Geo And Explains Why Traveling Is Good For Your Soul
Travel guru Jessica Nabongo has literally been all over the world. In two years, she visited 195 countries and 9 territories, and in 2019, she became the first Black woman to pull off that feat. Not only does she have a bunch of stamps in her passport, but she’s a writer, entrepreneur, and public speaker.
A first-generation American, Nabongo was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan to Ugandan parents. After attending St. John’s University in New York, where she earned her undergraduate degree...
INTERVIEW: Actor Omar J. Dorsey Talks Black Men's Health, COVID-19 Vaccine, And What It Takes To Be A True Sneakerhead
Certain actors have a presence about them. It doesn't matter how many lines they have or scenes they appear in; they bring something unique to the screen.
Omar J. Dorsey is such an actor. In fact, he's an actor's actor. With credits such as The Blind Side, Selma, Django: Unchained, Ray Donovan, When They See Us, and Harriet, Dorsey is one of the premier Black actors on the scene today. But his signature role in Ava Duvernay's critically acclaimed drama Queen Sugar on OWN, (now on hiatus until...
Season Two Of ‘A Black Lady Sketch Show’ Brings Even More Laughs To The Party
If you don’t already know, A Black Lady Sketch Show is all the things hilarious. It’s the first variety sketch series written, directed, and performed solo by Black women. Created by Robin Thede, who’s also the executive producer along with Issa Rae, the show is “a narrative series set in a limitless magical reality full of dynamic, hilarious characters and celebrity guests. The show presents sketches performed by a core cast of Black women.” In just one season, A Black Lady Sketch Show recei...
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North Carolina A&T State University Has Record-Breaking Year Of Fundraising
North Carolina A&T State University, the largest HBCU in the country, is celebrating a record-breaking year of fundraising. The Greensboro, N.C., school raised $88 million since last year bringing the total to $181.4 million to complete its eight-year campaign, according to an announcement from administrators.
The amount now lists A&T’s assets at $153 million, including its endowment, making it the most of any public HBCU, NPR reported.
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