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Disney/Roger Erickson If you haven’t yet had a chance to check out the new Disney+ movie Sneakerella, here’s a quick synopsis: think Cinderella but with female empowerment, a fairy Godfather and instead of the coveted glass slipper, it’s a hot sneaker that’s left behind. The modern-day musical takes viewers on a reimagined journey of the classic fairytale, infusing hip hop […]

Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images Former White House deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre held her first briefing in her new role as press secretary on Monday afternoon.  Upon taking the podium to address journalists’ questions — the first Black and openly gay woman to do so on an official basis — Jean-Pierre opened the briefing by mentioning the names of the Black lives […]

Rich Polk/NBC Burna Boy is burning up!  Following his mainstage Billboard Music Awards performance of his recently released single “Last, Last” and “Kilometre” — both off his upcoming album Love, Damini — the Grammy Award-winning superstar announced the Love, Damini tour set for this summer.  Kicking off on July 17 in Barbados, the tour will continue through July 31, making stops in […]

Santiago Felipe/Getty Images Over the weekend, rapper Remy Ma was joined by Fat Joe, among others, to unveil the new Bronx Walk of Fame street sign, presented in her honor by Bronx borough president Vanessa L. Gibson. Remy, who was also recognized as a Bronx Walk of Fame inductee, reflected on her career and life journey, detailing some of the obstacles […]

ABC/Gavin Bond Lionel Richie will be honored with the Library of Congress’ Gershwin Prize on Tuesday.  Ahead of the moment, the singer caught up with CBS’ Sunday Morning to talk about his lifetime achievements. Lionel reflected on growing up by Tuskegee University, where he was surrounded by Black lawyers, war heroes, doctors and more, and joked that his parents […]

Matt Winkelmeyer/MG22/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue ) Lizzo is manifesting her Broadway dreams.  The “Rumors” singer took to TikTok on Sunday to belt out a standout hit from Moulin Rouge! The Musical. Lizzo sang the chorus from “El Tango de Roxanne,” which is a dramatic version of The Police‘s 1978 hit “Roxanne.”  The track has since gone viral on […]

Mia André Following the release last month of her album, Blue Water Road, singer-songwriter Kehlani announced the Blue Water Road tour coming to a city near you this summer.  The 28-city North American leg kicks off of July 30 in Raleigh, NC, followed by European dates in November through December. Washington, D.C. rapper Rico Nasty will join the North America […]

Mindy Small/FilmMagic/ Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage Latto is letting fans know how she really felt when she watched Mariah Carey retool her smash hit single, “Big Energy.” The rap track samples the 1981 song “Genius of Love” by Tom Tom Club, which was re-popularized by Mariah’s 1995 hit, “Fantasy.”  While “Big Energy” has been out since last September, it received a major boost after Mariah hopped into the […]

Christopher Polk/NBC Diddy hosted the 2022 Billboard Music Awards from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas Sunday night and to open the show, he performed a medley of hits, including “First Class” with Jack Harlow; “Mo Money, Mo Problems,” with his son, Christian Combs, and Teyana Taylor; and the debut of his brand-new single, “Gotta Move On,” featuring Bryson Tiller.  Hitting the BBMA […]

BET+ Set during the early 1920s, the new BET+ civil rights drama The Porter tells the story of two train porters and their families and friends, whose worlds collide amidst their fight for liberation. And while the show title alone depicts the long-sought-after freedom — in America, it was largely Black men who held the job, serving […]


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