“I wasn’t trying to get into the music industry. I didn’t want to sing R&B. If I was going to sing for anybody, I wanted to sing for God.”
"The more success you have the more it costs to maintain and grow that success. Financially, spiritually, physically, and emotionally."
Jessica Williams is breaking down issues ranging from sexism, to racism, to classism through an unapologetically black feminist lens.
When the 2016 Olympic Games kick off in August, you can expect gymnast Simone Biles to become a household name.
Jessical Byrd is merging racial justice with electoral politics, training diverse candidates to move into activism and political office.
Ros Gold-Onwude is a former college basketball star-turned-sideline reporter for Comcast Sportsnet Bay Area where she covers the Golden State Warriors.
The all-court player, armed with a mean two-handed backhand and an equally as powerful forehand is ranked 24th in the world by the WTA.
“Throwing shade and spilling tea” is the premise of the wildly popular, hilariously snarky podcast, “The Read,” co-hosted by Kid Fury.
The odds have remained in Amandla’s favor since her breakthrough role as Rue in “The Hunger Games.”
if William Tarpeh has his way, communities in developing nations will soon be able to use their urine as a nutrient-rich fertilizer for local farming.
“I was always an extremely active kid – I learned how to climb up my baby gate before I could even walk."
The designer, writer and activist never lets a good idea pass her by, especially when it benefits persons of color, the queer community and women.
Marvin Carr always thought he’d use his engineering degrees to build computers or bombs. He never imagined he'd work as an advisor in the White House.
Calloway is one of two men responsible for the release of the dash cam video that showed the Chicago police shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.
Chicago activist William Calloway is one of the two men directly responsible for the release of the dash cam video that showed the Chicago police shoo
“I first understood what it meant to be Black in America when the cops told me I fit the description,” said Alex Peay, founder of Rising Sons.
Debra Cartwright is redefining beauty with a few strokes of her paintbrush, using watercolors to depict Black women in an ethereal manner.
Brittany Howard’s husky voice and distinctive guitar licks are partly why she was named Billboard’s 2015 Women in Music “Powerhouse” artist.
Taking up the family business can be arduous, but Stephen Curry, the NBA’s reigning MVP, willingly accepted the challenge.
In 2012 The New York City native formally launched “Her Agenda,” an information and inspiration site helping millennial women reach their career goals.
The prestigious Parsons School of Design was the only college she applied to. But Madison Maxey, 22, quit just one semester in.
As a professional speaker, educator and poet, Nate Howard utilizes the power of expressionism to become a voice of the African American community.
A force in social media and art circles, Kimberly came to The Met courtesy of a 2010 internship she snagged at The Studio Museum in Harlem.
Long before Jamira Burley became a global activist confronting the issue of gun violence, she was a victim of it.
African-American voters overwhelming vote for democratic candidates, however roughly 1/3 self-identify as conservative. Meet one of them.