The “lack of parental involvement” is the biggest issue affecting black students’ quality of education. That is one of major findings in a new national survey of African-Americans on factors in their quality of life. The survey, sponsored by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) and Ebony magazine, polled 1,005 African Americans on their mood and […]

They’re back. T.I. and Tiny, the new Cosbys from the country, are back on VH1 with their own Southern-fried brand of family fun T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle. If you despair of T.I. ever making another record like his trap classic King, well, at least he’s out of jail and becoming the kind of cuddly, […]

Maybe Allen Iverson and ex-wife Tawanna have put their bitter feelings behind them. Allen did thank his ex for “helping him grow” though she has been to court numerous times since their tumultuous divorce over custody and child support/alimony payments. At one point, Tawanna alleged that Iverson had abducted his five children when he was […]

Think you have a crazy family? Well in Terry McMillan’s 2001 book, while Viola is in the hospital recovering from a near-fatal asthma attack, she decides that if she lives, she’s going to have to do something about her family, including her estranged husband and troubled children. Now that book is a Lifetime Network movie […]

Listen to Senator Hughes interview with Roland Martin above. Pennsylvania State Senator Vincent Hughes is known by Philadelphians as a hands-on legislator with an active community agenda. As part of that agenda, the West Philadelphia native has been a major part of raising awareness for HIV/AIDS along with his wife, actress Sheryl Lee Ralph and […]

While Hollywood continues to scratch their heads about the opening weekend success  of “The Best Man Holiday,” director Malcolm D. Lee is taking it in stride. After all, it took him 15 years to get a sequel made after his first film “The Best Man” became a hit in 1999. “I knew that I didn’t […]

With her husband, Fatin, one half of the musical duo Kindred The Family Soul, celebrating the 10th anniversary of their debut “Surrender to Love.” Their concert CD, “Live in London,” is available now.   Mother to Aquil, 13, Diya 10, Nina 8, twins Lanaa and Ain, 5, and Deen, 3. My biggest revelation about motherhood […]