Taraji P. Henson fights for roles that will break through glass ceilings and does so with the young women coming behind her in mind, she said.
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I watched Taraji P. Henson take her place on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “I want to say to all of the little brown babies all over the world, ‘Look at me and see you,’” the 48-year-old actress said. “I was a single mom, raised by a single mom and lived in the hood. …I never focused on my circumstances. I focused on my dream and looked at God.” […read more]


Black Nativity – A Review

By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic   “When a mother bestows a name on her child, it reveals her hopes.”   Black Nativity, a celebrated “gospel song-play” by acclaimed poet/novelist/playwright Langston Hughes, was first staged in the 1950s with Alvin Ailey and Carmen De Lavallade. Read More


The Apollo Honors Chaka Kahn

By Dwight Brown NNPA Entertainment Critic The legendary lady of funk and soul Chaka Kahn was recently inducted into the Apollo Legends Hall of Fame in celebration of her 40th anniversary in the music business. Kahn follows in the footsteps of Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones and other world-renown musicians who have Read More