This Mother's Day and beyond, we're celebrating the many lovely -- and often troubled -- black mother-daughter relationships portrayed in films. To create the list, we asked our Facebook and Twitter family for their favorites. Guess how many star Alfre Woodard?
Green is the new black, and the greens are best when home-grown. African Americans have been planting in our backyards long before locavores and slow foodies got in the act. In order to be authentic, an African-American garden must contain these 10 essential crops. Once they flourish, there’ll be no question about your roots.
Making a cultural connection across the Pacific wasn't exactly what Eugene Scott had in mind. But far away on the islands of Fiji, a mission to aid an indigenous community developed into a journey of true discovery. Black Pacific Islanders boast proudly of their African ancestry, and the kinship they offer is more than skin deep.
August Wilson's canon exhibits a siren's call to actors and actresses, directors and set designers. The latest Broadway revival of Fences amps up the star wattage with Denzel Washington. Throughout the years, Wilson's plays have allowed many fine black performers to leave fingerprints in theater. Here are just a few that breathed life into the playwright's words.
Hollywood is a hard hustle, and for actors who happen to be black and female, the hustle is even harder. (Zoe Saldana and Taraji P. Henson are two lucky—and talented—exceptions to the rule.) Here are nine gifted actresses who are holding it down.
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