After 148 years, Mississippi has finally ratified the 13th Amendment, which bans slavery.
Dr. Ranjan Batra, associate professor of neurobiology and anatomical sciences at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, saw Steven Spielberg's acclaimed film "Lincoln" last November and was moved to search into Mississippi's past, according to the "Clarion Ledger."
The 13th Amendment received the three-fourth's vote it needed to pass from Congress in January 1864.
As an heir to the King of Pop, Prince Michael Jackson should not have to work, but at age 16, he has taken a gig as a reporter for "Entertainment Tonight."
After receiving an on-camera coaching session on journalism techniques from ET's Brooke Anderson, Jackson recorded his first interview. The topic: an upcoming remake of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz."
"ET" will broadcast clips from the interview throughout this week.
Former Temptation member Damon Harris (born Otis Robert Harris Jr.) died Monday at 7:17 p.m. at the age of 61.
Harris was born on July 17, 1950 in Baltimore, Md. He took the place of Eddie Kendrick, one of the original lead singers of the Temptations group. His tenure was from 1971 to 1975.
The youngest member of The Temptations during his stint with the group, Harris was only 20 when he came aboard. Later, he formed a Temptations tribute band named The Young Tempts (aka The Young Vandals). The group had a release that charted on the Isley Brothers label T-Neck.
Oozing a sultriness like never before, Kerry Washington makes a bold statement as the latest EBONY® Magazine cover feature.
Hollywood's leading lady talks to EBONY about the significance of portraying such dynamic female characters – Olivia Pope on ABC's "Scandal" and the slave, Broomhilda, in "Django Unchained." She discusses the connection the two characters have, and how they relate to her personal life.
Washington on Olivia Pope: "In her professional life, she is so powerful and is this self-made woman...But in (Olivia's) personal life, she is a mess and I kind of love that...I love that I get to embody all of that complexity because I also think it takes a certain level of progress for us to have a Black Woman that powerful be an emotional mess on television."
Michael Ealy feature films include "Think Like a Man," "Barbershop," "Seven Pounds," "2 Fast 2 Furious," "Never Die Alone," "For Colored Girls," "Miracle at St. Anna," "Takers" and "Underworld: Awakening. In 2007, he received a Golden Globe Award nomination for his role in Showtime's "Sleeper Cell." Meanwhile, on TV, he's appeared in ABC's "Flashforward" and CBS's "The Good Wife."
Here talks about starring in "Unconditional," an inspirational, faith-based feature. In this bittersweet tale of redemption, he portrays Papa Joe Bradford, a real-life role model who, despite kidney disease, teams with a recently-widowed, childhood friend (Lynn Collins) to make a difference in the lives of needy kids in Nashville.
When a rapper says he's gonna "pop a pill" then "beat that p*ssy like Emmett Till," that's when we know that he might have gone just a little bit too far. But that's just what happened this week, and the Till family isn't happy.
Lil Wayne and Future, two very talented hip-hop artists, have decided to push the envelope of disrespect by releasing a song called "Karate Chop." In the song, Lil Wayne takes the liberty of turning the mutilated face of Emmett Till into a weary s*x organ, ridiculing the agony experienced by this young man many years ago.
The matter is made is even sadder by the fact that Till's legacy was trampled by Lil Wayne, Future and Universal Records right in the middle of Black History Month.
For movies opening Feb. 15, 2013
"Beautiful Creatures" (PG-13 for violence, sexuality and scary images) Supernatural fantasy, set in a sleepy South Carolina town, revolving around the budding romance between a high school sophomore (Alden Ehrenreich) and a mysterious new classmate (Lena Duchannes) who's identical to the girl of his dreams. Stellar supporting cast includes Oscar-winners Jeremy Irons and Emma Thompson and nominee Viola Davis, along with Emmy Rossum.