President Obama Meets First Black Miss Israel

Daniel Estrin of PRI's The World is reporting that during President Obama's visit to Israel, the United States' first black president...

What's in Deon Cole's Black Box?

Deon Cole is television’s latest definitive jokester. The veteran stand-up comedian, writer and television producer hosts his weekly half hour original...

Carnival and Jouvert: A Repository of Spirit, Community and Culture

It was a beautiful crisp day. A perfect sky absent of clouds and filled to the brim with the deepest blues....

Nicholas Kristof on 'Half the Sky,' Impact of Women on Development

As a storyteller—in his journalism as well as in his books—it would be unfitting if Nicholas Kristof, a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning New...

Rihanna Debuts New Fragrance for Men ‘Rogue Man’

There’s a line in the second verse of Rihanna's club banger, "Pour It Up," where she proclaims, “My fragrance on and...

Akosua Report: Toni Morrison

written by Akosua Lowery "In this country American means white. Everybody else has to hyphenate." - Toni Morrison, The Guardian, Jan. 29, 1992 Toni...

Mara Brock Akil: ‘Being Mary Jane’ Shows Our Full Humanity

"This is one woman’s story. Sometimes we are saying one thing, but we are living something else. Sometimes we don’t act...

Colombia: Shakira's Virtual Baby Shower Rocks

by Nsenga K. Burton Rolling Stone is reporting that celebrated singer Shakira is hosting a virtual baby shower with soccer star boyfriend...

'Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley': Doc Celebrates Iconic Performer

HBO's long awaited documentary, Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley premieres tonight. Produced, narrated and directed by Academy award-winning actress/comedienne Goldberg, the...

United States: Check out PBS’ Africa

A joint venture between Thirteen/WNET New York's NATURE and National Geographic Television, AFRICA is an eight-part series, shot in widescreen, super...

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