VIA: Elev8.com Last weekend, following the 25th Annual Stellar Awards ceremony held in Nashville, Kirk Franklin banded together a group of gospel music artists billed as Artists United for Haiti to record “Are You Listening: A Love Song For Haiti.” The single was immediately made available for sale on the Internet. None of the artists […]

President Barack Obama attended a college basketball game over the weekend between No. 7 Georgetown and No. 8 Duke. Among his companions were Vice President Joe Biden, David Axelrod, Robert Gibbs and personal assistant Reggie Love, a former Duke player. The president also offered commentary during part of the CBS broadcast of the game. He […]

Celebrities like Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Wyclef Jean, Jennifer Hudson, Gladys Knight, Akon, Snoop Dogg, Pink, Mya, Brandy, Robin Thicke, Tyrese, Trey Songz, Jamie Foxx, Toni Braxton, Kid Cudi, LL Cool J, Usher, Keri Hilson and lots of others all hit the studio yesterday to remake “We Are The World.” Legendary music producer Quincy Jones […]

The 2010 Oscar nominations were announced this morning and there are some well deserved nominations. Mo’Nique was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in “Precious,” while her co-star Gabourey Sidibe grabbed one for Best Actress. Morgan Freeman received one for Best Actor for his role as Nelson Mandela in “Invictus.” Rounding out the […]

In honor of Black History Month, we profile the woman who stood by Dr. Martin Luther King’s side during his reign, his wife Coretta Scott…

Mr. Gaston is a graduate of Temple University and Villanova University Law School. Doug Gaston serves as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Comcast Cable, leading the cable law department. Mr. Gaston previously served as Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of Comcast Cable, where he was responsible for overseeing the Operations Section of […]

Charisse R. Lillie is Vice President of Community Investment and Executive Vice President of the Comcast Foundation. She joined Comcast in 2005 as Vice President, Human Resources-Comcast Corporation, and Senior Vice-President, Human Resources-Comcast Cable. She was a partner in the law firm of Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP, in Philadelphia from January, 1992 to […]

If you missed Beyonce’s interview on “60 Minutes” last night, here’s the video in full. Interviewer Steve Kroft opens with quite the introduction: “Her full name is Beyonce Knowles, but she is known far and wide simply as Beyonce. The important thing is that you don’t confuse her with what seems to be a gaggle […]

VIA: TheUrbanDaily.com There were lots of hot performances at last night’s 52nd Annual Grammy Awards, including sets from Beyonce, Maxwell and Mary J. Blige. Check out some of the show’s highlights below. Beyonce performs a mash up of “If I Were A Boy” and Alanis Morissette’s “You Oughta Know”: Michael Jackson 3-D tribute featuring Usher, […]

July 2nd, 1964 President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act.  The signing of this act was the most sweeping civil rights legislation since reconstruction.  The Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination of all kinds based on race, color, religion or national origin.  See President Johnson’s remarks on the signing of this bill:

Twenty-two year-old Caressa Cameron of Fredericksburg, Virginia has become the seventh black woman in history to be named Miss America. The Virginia Commonwealth University student took home the crown Saturday beating out Miss California, Miss Tennessee, Miss Louisiana and Miss Kentucky for the title and a $50,000 scholarship. Her win came as a surprise to […]