Check out Black America Web's list of good reads by iconic soul sirens from the past and dominating divas on the radio today, including Mariah Carey, Nina Simone, Janet Jackson, Alicia Keys, Patti LaBelle, Grace Jones and more.

Arts & Entertainment

Cyntoia Brown, the recently freed woman who was incarcerated at 16 for killing a man who sex-trafficked her, is making media rounds to promote her new book, “Free Cyntoia: My Search For Redemption In The American Prison System.” During her press run, the 31-year-old is accompanied by her husband, Jamie Long, who she began dating while she […]


Ahead of the release of her memoir, “Free Cyntoia: My Search for Redemption In the American Prison System” Cyntoia Brown sat down with Essence to discuss all of her life events leading up to the book’s release and how time in jail gave her the space to reflect on the life she wished to create […]

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Penguin Random House claims that the former First Lady's book is on its way to be the most popular memoir of all-time.

We know Rachel Dolezal is delusional (she’s a white woman who believes she’s a Black woman), but her latest escapade my be a bridge too far for some folks. Here’s the deal. Dolezal has a new self-published memoir out that’s causing her critics to go in hard on her. Why, you ask? Because she’s got the unmitigated […]

Life & Style

Despite the glimpses into celebrity life we get on a daily basis thanks to social media, nothing beats getting an in-depth story straight from the source.…

Rapper/actor Ja Rule has another hit on his hands but this time, it’s not a movie or a film. Rule, the rapper from Queens, whose hits “Holla Holla,” Can I Get A…””Put It On Me,” “Ain’t It Funny” and “I’m Real” shot him to the top of the hip-hop stratosphere in the 2000’s has just […]

Hillary Rodham Clinton has meant many things to many people. The wife, mother, lawyer, First Lady, Senator, presidential candidate, Secretary of State and soon to be grandmother, shares much of her journey in the book Hard Choices, a memoir. She talked to the Tom Joyner Morning Show today and while she didn’t share any future […]

Phillip Bailey is not here for today’s songwriting. And why should he be? This is the man who wrote songs like “Shining Star”, “September” and “Fantasy” with his band Earth, Wind, and Fire. He says that he used to play around with lyrics with his bandmates, and they’d laugh at what they came up with. […]

Arts & Entertainment

Ballerina Misty Copeland is one of many women we’re celebrating during March, Women’s History Month. Raised in the Seattle area, Copeland overcome huge obstacles, including a public court battle with her own mother, to excel in her chosen career. She became the first ever African-American soloist for the American Ballet Theater and is now considered […]

James Harris is one of the names lost to sports history, until now. Harris is credited as being the first black player to start a season at quarterback in professional football, making his debut in the position for the Buffalo Bills in the American Football League in 1969. (He was not the first to start a […]