Frazer Harrison/Getty ImagesAmandla Stenberg will play the lead role in the upcoming film adaptation of the Tony-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen. According to Variety, the Hate U Give star will portray Alana Beck, “a high school senior whose cheery façade and social-media savvy mask a deeper loneliness and isolation, and whose response to the death of a classmate ignites a movement.” The role […]

Natalie Seery/HBO On the critically-acclaimed HBO drama series, I May Destroy You, Paapa Essiedu gets to work alongside his longtime friend and collaborator Michaela Coel, who also happens to be his boss.  Essiedu tells ABC Audio that thankfully there’s no egos involved when it comes to Coel, who he says is always open to support new ideas. “I think […]

ABC NewsBy TENZIN SHAKYA, ABC News (NEW YORK) — For many around the world, George Floyd has become the newest martyr in the plight to save future black men from dying at the hands of police brutality. Many are now demanding the creation of an anti-racist criminal justice system focused on community safety over policing. […]

ABC NewsBy ENJOLI FRANCIS, ESTHER CASTILLEJO, and ERIC NOLL, ABC NEWS (HOUSTON) — As George Floyd’s loved ones prepared to say their final farewells at his funeral service in Houston on Tuesday, thousands came to the city to pay their own respects, including Wanda Cooper Jones, the mother of Ahmaud Arbery, a black man who […]

John Lamparski/Getty ImagesD Smoke kicked off Billboard’s Black Music Month playlist with his A Piece of Mine 2020 playlist to soothe the heartache placed upon the black community due to the recent tragic deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and so many others. The Rhythm + Flow winner plans to “give hope and inspire strength” with a playlist featuring songs by Stevie Wonder, Outkast’s […]

Walt Disney Television/Lou RoccoSaturday Night Live alum Leslie Jones opened up about the one piece of advice she wishes she could give to her past self when discussing her first brush with rioting during a Tuesday appearance on Late Night With Seth Meyers. The Ghostbusters star revealed that, in hindsight, she wishes she did things differently.  If given the opportunity to confront her past […]

Simon & SchusterGucci Mane plans to give you the Guide to Greatness with his new book, due out October 13. The Gucci Mane Guide to Greatness offers readers his personal playbook for living your best life. Enjoy his motivational messages, insightful words of wisdom, as Gucci looks inward and upward to offer his blueprint for success.  The book follows his 2017 […]

Courtesy Jennifer Knox(WASHINGTON) — As the coronavirus pandemic continues to shut down businesses across the country, Jennifer Knox is doing whatever it takes to keep her staff’s heads above water. April usually marks the beginning of the busy season at her Tybee Island, Georgia, restaurant, The Sand Bar. But thanks to COVID-19, there’s not a […]

Leon Bennett/WireImage Cardi B. and Fashion Nova are teaming up to help families in need amid the COVID-19 pandemic: They’re giving away $1,000 every hour for the next 42 days.   A grand total of $1 million will be given away to help support those who are “struggling to pay bills, feed your families, and take care of your overall essential needs.” The Bronx rapper […]

Capt. Brett Crozier, commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), gives remarks during an all-hands call on the flight deck, Dec. 15, 2019.Seaman Alexander Williams/U.S. Navy, FILE(NEW YORK) — Videos have emerged on social media showing sailors on the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt giving their fired captain a rousing sendoff […]

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