Grab your tissues, because you may need them!   Although Lamar Odom and his fiancée Sabrina Parr called it quits, it looks as if they’re…

Bobby Brown Jr. the 28-year-old son of singer Bobby Brown, was found dead in his Los Angeles home late Wednesday (November 18).   Los Angeles…

No stranger to controversy, Spike Lee’s latest project is ruffling some feathers.   Famous for hit films like “School Daze,” “She’s Gotta Have It,” and…

Our thoughts and prayers are with actor and comic Sinbad who recently suffered a stroke according to The Hollywood Reporter.   The 64-year-old Michigan native,…

Tyler Perry reminds his fans to never give up!   Perry, who was the recipient of the People’s Champion Award at the E! People’s Choice…

Pam Long of R&B group Total comes clean about her ex-husband Jamie Long.   Previously, Pam publicly claimed her ex-husband Jamie abused her. Today she…

A “Waiting To Exhale” reboot is coming to TV screen near you!     One of the film’s stars, Loretta Devine shared that a reboot…

Pastor John Gray breaks his silence after cheating rumors surfaced  AGAIN.   In his public apology, he admits to being unfaithful to his wife Aventer…

John Boyega spoke up against Disney and finally let the world know why he truly left.   Boyega is known for his role as Finn…

Get your coins together because Beyoncé is coming!   Bey announced the drop date for her next Ivy Park collection and if you belong to…

Taraji P. Henson put rumors about her and her fiancé’s split to an end. The “Empire” star, who recently celebrated her 50th birthday, had fans…

Aretha Franklin gave Jennifer Hudson her blessing before taking on the starring role in her upcoming biopic.     View this post on Instagram  …

Ice Cube was under heat yesterday (Oct 14) after it was shared that he had joined forces with Donald Trump’s campaign to push his Platinum…

Pretty Ricky rapper and reality star, Baby Blue faces life in prison after he was indicted on federal fraud charges related to COVID-19 relief benefits….

Cynthia Bailey and Mike Hill had a star-studded wedding on October 10 in Atlanta!     View this post on Instagram   Introducing Mr &…

Rapper Tory Lanez, whose real name is Daystar Peterson, has been charged for shooting fellow rapper Megan Thee Stallion.     View this post on…

Iconic Geto Boys rap group member Scarface faces more health issues amid his recovery from COVID-19.   Born Brad Jordan, the rapper took to Twitter…

Everyone’s favorite television mother and veteran actress, Phylicia Rashad, aka Clair Huxtable on “ The Cosby Show,” doesn’t understand why people have stopped watching the…

Violence against Black trans women has been on the rise at an alarming rate and Angelica Ross is clear on where she stands when it…

Rihanna faces backlash after the use of a song that contained a narration of the Islamic Hadith during her Savage X Fenty show.    …

Another day, another Black life taken, police shot and killed Jonathan Price.   According to CNN, a police officer in Texas has been charged with…

Megan Thee Stallion delivered a word during her Saturday Night Live performance on Oct. 3.     View this post on Instagram   Last night…

Thomas Jefferson Byrd, the 70-year-old actor was killed this past Saturday (Oct. 3) in Atlanta, Georgia.   Atlanta police officers responded to a call about…

Former television host, Ananda Lewis has been battling breast cancer for the last two years.   Lewis, 47, shared her story in commemoration of Breast…

The mess continues to escalate between NeNe Leakes and former friend Wendy Williams.   Recently, the talk show host’s friend, Madina Milana ran to Wendy’s…

Our hearts go out to John Legend and Chrissy Tiegen who announced the loss of their newborn baby boy.   The model, 34, took to…

Jasmin Foster is cultivating a journal brand to help Black women ground themselves while reflecting on who they are. After realizing the lack of diversity…

Kentucky native, Bryson Tiller demands justice for Breonna Taylor!   The “Don’t” singer originally sought out to use billboards to promote his new album, Anniversary….

Several news analysts are calling last night’s debate “the worst one” they’ve ever seen and this could be one of the many reasons why.  …

During the latest “Cocktails With The Queens” podcast, things went left after hosts Claudia Jordan, Syleena Johnson, and Vivica Fox surprised co-host LisaRaye with a…

Talk show host, Eve recently got transparent about interracial marriage to her British millionaire husband, Maximillion Cooper.     View this post on Instagram  …

Rapper Tory Lanez obviously does not know how to read the room.   After Black women have come off of an emotionally exhausting week with…

(Updated: 9/24/20): Tensions ran high after the news that a grand jury proceeded to indict one former police detective on three charges of wanton endangerment…

If you love “Friends,” you’re in for a treat! An all-Black table read of the classic sitcom debuts tonight.     View this post on…

After having dealt with an unimaginable family tragedy back in January, Vanessa Bryant is now facing more family turmoil through an estranged relationship with her…

More details emerge as the divorce proceedings for Dr. Dre and Nicole Young continue.     View this post on Instagram   California Love at…

Ron and Jasmine Cephas Jones just became the first daddy-daughter winning duo in Emmy history!     View this post on Instagram   Emmys!!!(Saturday&sunday). The…

WNBA superstar Maya Moore revealed her new husband, Jonathan Irons. And yes, he’s the man she helped free from prison after a wrongful conviction.  …

The family of Breonna Taylor has reached an agreement in their wrongful death case against the City of Louisville, Kentucky.   According to reports, the…

Cardi B files for divorce!   According to TMZ, the “WAP” rapper filed court documents in the state of Georgia that indicate she is seeking…

Andrew Gillum finally speaks out after the high-profile hotel room scandal he was involved in earlier this year.   He reveals that he contemplated suicide…

Congratulations to Kelis who just welcomed a precious baby girl into the world!     View this post on Instagram   She’s just the sweetest…

In 2020 anything is possible, even reconciliation between our beloved Fresh Prince and his Aunt Viv. In a first look at the upcoming “The Fresh…

A French film, “Cuties” faces backlash following its premiere on Netflix yesterday (Sept.9).   Netflix acquired the film after its Sundance premiere. It follows the…

Now that the hit sitcom, “Sister, Sister” has made its way back onto our television screens, we’re getting a glimpse of twin sisters Tamera Mowry-Housley…

You may want to pull out your Sunday’s best for the next VERZUZ battle.   Soul veterans Patti Labelle and Gladys Knight have accepted the…

(Updated: 9/10/20) Things have heightened in the Braxton and Adefeso situation as he claims the reality star attacked him.   According to Adefeso, “Here’s the…

  The Shumpert’s Love A Bathroom! Teyana Taylor Gives Birth In Home Bathroom For The Second Time! Congratulations To The Shumpert’s Who Just Delivered Their…

Kanye West dropped bank on his Sunday Service in 2019!   From group flights to choir uniforms, the rapper who has been named the richest…

Gabrielle Union speaks for a lot of us! It’s difficult adjusting to COVID-19 while enduring the racial tensions and social unrest following police shootings and…

Tyler Perry just hit billionaire status!   According to Forbes, the “Diary of A Mad Black Woman” creator, has earned more than $1.4 billion since…

This past weekend, in a search dubbed “Operation Not Forgotten,” the US Marshals Service Missing Child Unit rescued 39 missing children in Georgia.   “The…

It’s the year of the baby in Hollywood!   Congratulations to Usher and girlfriend Jenn Goicoechea who are reportedly expecting their first child together.  …

ABC will become the official network of Will Smith and Jay-Z’s upcoming docuseries about Emmett Till’s mother, Mamie Till Mobley.   “Deadline” reports that ABC made…

2020 is full of surprises!   Comedian and actress Niecy Nash shocks fans with a wedding announcement today. In a Twitter post, she writes, “Mrs….

The world has lost another great. Former Georgetown coach John Thompson Jr. has died at age 78.     View this post on Instagram  …

It’s official! Marques Houston tied the knot with fiancée, Miya Dickey this past Monday (August 24).     View this post on Instagram   We…

Media personality, Claudia Jordan has come forth to share details of an abusive relationship with Medina Islam, who is now dating former “Real Housewives of…

NBA games set to resume amid the league’s decision to press pause following yesterday’s boycott.   The Milwaukee Bucks were the first to sit out…

Shocking details continue to surface! A third person faces charges in a plot to kill Andre Montgomery, Jr., the nephew of Sweetie Pie’s owner,Tim Norman….

According to reports [reports by who? can you name the source and link it? when it’s vague, it makes it seems untrue], Garcelle Beauvais has…

Two Wisconsin police officers are on leave after shooting Jacob Blake multiple times in the back as his children, ages 3, 5 and 8 sat…

As if the song wasn’t beautiful enough, Beyoncé has released a stunning video for “Brown Skin Girl.”   The video is the only one from…

Last night (August 19), Harris made history by becoming the first Black and South Asian woman to accept a major party’s vice-presidential nomination.   During…

Brandy is back and better than ever, but the journey to this place was not easy. The singer opens up on why it took her…

Mo’Nique opens up about her marriage to husband/manager Sidney Hicks during an interview on T.I.’s “expediTIously” podcast. She explains that her husband’s grandmother taught her…

Justice has finally been served in the murder of Jason Mizell, better known as Jam Master Jay, nearly 18 years later.   The late Run-DMC…

Michelle Obama addressed the nation last night during the opening night of the Democratic National Convention.     View this post on Instagram   You…

Cardi B keeps it real in an interview with Democratic nominee Joe Biden.   She lays it all on the table and says, “Let me…

Ciara dropped the ultimate Black girl anthem!     View this post on Instagram   To all my Black Queens & Kings, always know everything…

Is it something in the water? Everyone is catching Baby fever in Hollywood!   This time, we congratulate John Legend and wife Chrissy Teigen who…

Tyrese Gibson faces backlash after he defended R. Kelly in an online interview with Fat Joe.   The actor and singer joined “The Joprah Show”…

The hit ’90s sitcom “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” has a drama reboot in the works!   After a reimagined trailer of the show went viral…

A 20-year-old activist faces years behind bars after San Luis Obispo Police Department (SLOPD) in California say a protest she organized turned violent.   Police…

This is Black history in the making! Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has selected Kamala Harris as his running mate for the November election….

John David Washington wanted to carve his own path as an actor so he would hide his father’s identity to land roles on his own…

Like mother like son! Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon’s son, Moroccan Scott Cannon is much like his mother when it comes to speaking his mind….

Kimberly Denise Jones, known to the world as Lil Kim, continues to be the blueprint for female rap and it shows. Have you seen “WAP”,…

The cats out of the bag! Tiffany Haddish confirms her relationship with Common on the latest episode of Steve-O’s “Wild Ride.”   “This is hands…

There’s serious baby fever in Hollywood! Singer and Chef Kelis is expecting another child with her husband Mike Mora.     View this post on…

Congratulations to Zonnique Pullins and her boyfriend Bandhunta Izzy as they await the arrival of their first child!   The eldest daughter to Xscape’s Tameka…

Master P is currently receiving his roses in the new docu-series “No Limit Chronicles” and fellow rapper Snoop Dogg has him to thank for saving…

Mike Tyson is the talk of the town as he prepares for the release of his upcoming biopic.   Recently, actor/singer Jamie Foxx confirmed that…

A child changes everything. Suddenly, you have to protect, provide and pour into a little person who depends on you. These creatives show you just…

Licensed dentist practitioner and “Married To Medicine: Atlanta” star Dr. Heavenly gives back in a huge way after a young activist from Chicago was the…

Mike Epps has put in his bid to portray Richard Pryor!   The actor and comedian posted a pic of himself next to a photo…

Jermaine Dupri turns to legend Quincy Jones after several artists decline to appear on his new charity song, “Change.”   Dupri is back in his…

In an all-new Verzuz battle, rappers Snoop Dogg and DMX will go hit for hit and let fans decide which dog will go home the…

Tamela Mann looks BOMB!     View this post on Instagram   Today isn’t Thursday but I wanted to share a couple of throwbacks with…

Sometimes we scream begging to be heard. Sometimes the words hit so hard we never have to repeat them. In this episode, no one holds…

  Questions about Kanye West’s mental state arise after the rapper makes his first public appearance following his presidential campaign announcement.     View this…

Let’s keep Nick Cannon lifted in prayer as he suggests he contemplated taking his own life as he mourns his friend, Ryan Bowers, who reportedly…

Rapper Nicki Minaj has officially announced she has a bun in the oven!     View this post on Instagram   #Preggers 💛 A post…

We want to send love and light to Tamar Braxton who may have attempted to take her own life in an incident Thursday night (July…

Megan Thee Stallion clears up the rumors around an incident involving her and rapper Tory Lanez this past weekend.   The 25-year-old suffered multiple gunshot…

As Black Lives Matter protests continue, reality stars Porsha Williams and Yandy Smith along with activist Tamika D. Mallory were among many who were arrested…

Nick Cannon speaks out after ViacomCBS fired him on Tuesday (July 14) for making what many claim to be anti-Semitic comments on his platform.  …

Tamera Mowry-Housley parts ways with “The Real” after six seasons. She joined in 2013 where she was originally featured alongside Loni Love, Jeannie Mai, Adrienne…

Black Girls Matter! Our pain. Our hopes. Our dreams. Our lives matter. In this episode of Urban Indie Film Block, these little girls struggle to…

Tiffany Haddish decided that she was ready for a dramatic change and gave fans a first glimpse at her new hairstyle via Instagram live.  …

(Updated: 7/14/20)  The search for Naya Rivera has come to a tragic end. According to the Ventura County’s Sheriff Office, the body recovered from Lake…

Morris Chestnut has been eye candy across our television and movie screens since the early ’90s and one fan’s tweet started an appreciation day for…

Torrei Hart is fed up with the constant disrespect of Black women by our very own.   The mother and former wife of comedian Kevin…

Congratulations are in order for rappers Remy Ma and Papoose who are expecting their second child together.   During Fox Soul’s Out Loud With Claudia…

Rickey Smiley reveals that his youngest daughter, Aaryn Smiley was shot this past weekend (July 5) while en route to a Whataburger in Houston.  …

Just when we think 2020 is finished with surprises, the plot thickens. Kanye West announces his run for presidency via Twitter this past Sunday  (July…

(Updated 7/13/20) : Jada Pinkett-Smith joined husband Will Smith to respond to August Alsina’s claims of a relationship between the two. The “Set It Off”…

In the midst of the fight for racial equality and the demand for justice for Black people, it has come to light our favorite Black…

SUPPORT BLACK FILMMAKERS! Everyone deserves some grace. Everyone needs a little bit of understanding. In this week’s episode “Showing Grace”, our creatives beg you to…

Marsai Martin wants ya’ll to do better.   “Black-ish” star Marsai Martin has something to say to the Internet trolls who commented on her appearance…

This new concert series reveals that corona can’t stop the show!     View this post on Instagram   BIG events, bring out BIG names….the…

The public demands justice for Elijah McClain, the 23-year-old Black man who died after he was detained by police in Aurora, Colorado back in 2019….

Father’s Day was extra special for rapper Fabolous and his longtime girlfriend, stylist Emily B as they announced a little one is on the way….

NASCAR rallies around their only Black driver, Bubba Wallace after a noose was found in his garage stall at Talladega Superspeedway in Lincoln, Alabama on…

SUPPORT BLACK FILMMAKERS!   “To be black and conscious in America is to be in a constant state of rage” –  James Baldwin.   Every…

Gabrielle Union appeared on “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” and spoke again on her departure from “America’s Got Talent” and the racism that exists…

Celebrate Juneteenth and work toward your economic freedom by attending the Keys To Black Wealth 3-day Summit!   Their first-ever Freedom Day summit will take…

In the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests against police brutality and racism, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings personally pledges $120 million to historically black…

Raven-Symoné is officially hitched!   The 34-year old actress shared on Instagram that she and girlfriend, Miranda Maday are now married.     View this…

Not all relationships have to end with bad blood.   Nick Cannon spoke nothing but good things about his ex-wife Mariah Carey.   The two…

Juneteenth is now an official paid holiday! Virginia Governor Ralph Northam teamed up with the 757’s very own Pharrell Williams to make the announcement.   Freedom…

Rapper Pusha T is now a first-time dad.     View this post on Instagram   NIGEL BRIXX THORNTON 🚀 JUNE 11 2020 A post…

Black women must be protected at all costs.   Oluwatoyin Salau, a 19-year-old protestor who was on the frontlines in the fight for justice, has…

SUPPORT BLACK CREATIVES!   They share their hopes, their dreams and their imaginations with us. They make us laugh. They make us cry. They allow…

As we fight against police brutality, they just keep killing us.   This time it’s Rayshard Brooks who had fallen asleep in his car at…

Dave Chappelle addresses the murder of George Floyd and all that’s happening with the Black Lives Matter protests in a set that took place in…

New footage has been released in the case of Maurice Gordon, [fix the link to include the ‘t’] the 28-year-old unarmed Black man who was…

Justice Smith has a message…ALL Black Lives Matter! He proudly confirmed that he is queer and dating a fellow Black actor at a Black Lives…

Russell Wilson honored his late father in a social media post on the 10th anniversary of his death.   It’s no wonder that the NFL…

Now is the perfect time to buy Black and feel good while doing it! This is why Black Mermaid’s Bath & Body should be a…

We’ve seen the community go hard for black businesses, now it’s time to celebrate our black creatives with the same energy. And guess what? You…

After more than 20 plus years in the music business, Da Brat officially comes out and confirms her amazing relationship with entrepreneur Jesseca Dupart.  …

Rotimi shows us how it’s done when it comes to birthday surprises… quarantine style.    The “Power” actor went all out to celebrate his lady,…

D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser has formally renamed a street outside the White House “Black Lives Matter Plaza” and she authorized city crews to paint…

Kanye West, who many in the Black community have critiqued for his silence, has announced a donation in support of the families affected by police…

John Boyega is a sight to see on and off the screen as he continues to shed light on racism in America.   The “Star…

In 2014, Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager, was shot and killed in Ferguson, Missouri by a police officer. It set off weeks of nationwide protests…

This is why we are fed up.   Louisville Police shot and killed David McAtee just after midnight Sunday evening. Yes, this is the same…

It’s Tuesday…time to salute upcoming Black Filmmakers!   Everyone is not always what they seem to be. Each of these filmmakers took a hard look…

Over the weekend two Black students in Atlanta were arrested amid curfew orders after protests continued to erupt across the nation after the death of…

We were the real winners yesterday in the VERZUZ matchup between Kirk Franklin and Fred Hammond.   With all that’s happened within the past month,…

Wednesday, in Minneapolis, a string of protests erupted in response to an arrest gone horribly wrong and the tragic death of George Floyd.   In…

“The Cookie Lady,” also featured in the Real Housewives of Atlanta, swung by our aspireTV socials to provide us with the perfect summer treat!  …

NFL star Von Miller puts in work on AND off the field.   The Denver Broncos linebacker announced his “Von Sacks COVID” relief campaign on…

Decisions made by parents can have a lasting effect on their children, which is why singer Tamar Braxton and her ex-husband Vincent Herbert sent their…

We all need a friend like Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds.   BabyFace commemorated the 25th anniversary of the “Waiting To Exhale” soundtrack, which he wrote and…

As if we don’t have enough to deal with, a white woman falsely claimed that a Black man “threatened her life” over a dog in…

Alexa, play “All About The Benjamins.”   Naomi Osaka has topped Serena Williams as the highest-paid female athlete in history! The 22-year-old brought in over…

Update (6/4/20):    A step toward justice has been made in the death of George Floyd.   Minneapolis police office, Derek Chauvin was arrested May…

Now, more than ever is the perfect time to #BuyBlack and if you’re getting a handle on your skin-care game, look no further,  Beauty by…

Congrats are in order for singer and reality TV star Kandi Burruss, who won “The Masked Singer” last night and became the show’s first female…

“The Last Dance” took over the homes of many these past few Sundays. After the final two episodes wrapped this past weekend, it left fans…

Meagan Good provides a good ole’ Christian clap back for a fan that accused her of bleaching her skin.   The actress took to Instagram…

We could get new Xscape music pretty soon.   An exclusive clip of “T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle” revealed that “Real Housewives of…

Tough times have a way of revealing who’s really in our corner. This past weekend Flex Alexander opened up about how during a tough time…

Sometimes you need a little break, and this may be the case for Ne-Yo and his wife Crystal Smith.   The singer announced he and his…

We kicked off our first #AspireTogether and BOY was it a party!   Chef Rhi and Lady G are two besties that moved to the…

Breonna Taylor was gunned down by police when a search warrant in a drug investigation went wrong. The 26-year-old EMT was asleep in her Kentucky…

May 8 would’ve been Ahmaud Arbery’s 26th birthday, but unfortunately, his life was cut short at the hands of two white men. He never returned…

Congratulations ladies! Four black women – Beyoncé, Megan Thee Stallion, Nicki Minaj and Doja Cat – grabbed the top two spots on the Billboard Hot…

Life can change in a split second. Sometimes we bet big and win, sometimes we lose it all. This week, Urban Indie Film Block takes…

Richard Wayne Penniman, better known to the world as Little Richard died at age 87 from cancer.   The influential rock and roll pioneer embodied…

Andre Harrell, a music veteran best known as the founder of Uptown Records, is dead at 59. He created the blueprint for hip-hop and R&B…

According to reports, Princess Love filed for divorce from Ray J on Tuesday, May 5.     The entertainer and “Love and Hip-Hop” star hit…

Teachers have been holding things down since the end of time and Chance The Rapper has launched a well-deserved award show to hand out $300,000…

Meek Mill received the best birthday gift ever on his 33rd birthday yesterday!   That’s right, Meek Mill and girlfriend Milan “Milano” Harris welcomed a…

Tristan “Mack” Wilds is celebrating his first Father’s Day early this year- introducing his newborn daughter to the world in an Essence magazine exclusive.  …

Vanessa Bryant celebrated her birthday yesterday by sharing an unopened card from her late husband Kobe Bryant. A blessing in disguise, she found this card…

You can’t even jog while being black.   After hesitation to charge a father and son for the shooting of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery, the case…

LeMisha Fields, of the popular 90s R&B group 702, took to social media to call out her husband and college-aged son who kicked her out…

Urban Indie Film Block has the indie film game on lock and this week we’re taking on the theme, “Boss Moves.”   That’s right, the…

This quarantine continues to bring out reunions! The latest group to join together for a virtual reunion is R&B group, Soul For Real.   The…

If a man doesn’t love your natural hair… it’s time to let him go, right?   Derek, Ruth, and Summer are an interracial family of…

Stacey Dash announced that her marriage with her husband, Jeffrey Marty is “coming to an end” in a post to social media.   Just days…

It felt like the ’90s all over again last night! The cast of “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” blessed fans with a reunion during the…

In 2020 the possibilities are endless! Oprah Winfrey has agreed to be the class of 2020 Commencement speaker. Facebook will host a virtual graduation ceremony…

“I’m not embarrassed, I’m telling my story so no one else gets hurt,” says reality star, Jennifer Williams.   In a social media post, Williams claims…

Reality television star Ashely Ross, better known as Ms. Minnie on Lifetime’s “Little Women: Atlanta,” died Monday. She was 34 years old.     “It…

“Becoming”, a new Netflix original documentary all about our forever first lady, launches on the streaming platform on May 6. And, it’s coming straight from…

Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade linked up with their baller besties, Ayesha and Steph Curry in a hilarious IG live and listen, tea was spilled!…

Allow us to introduce you to our latest MKTPLC merchant, The Christian Dion Collection.     A man of humble beginnings, Christian Dion Price is…

After an outpour of requests from friends, customers, and her online tribe, the founder of Reflektion Design, Anitra Terrell decided to take matters into her…

NBA’s Stephen Jackson shares his side of the story on why he left ex, Melissa “Imani” Showalter at the altar. Buckle up folks because this…

Disney just got their first Black prince and he’s right from the A!   Atlanta native, Niles Fitch is set to become the first live-action…

“Queen & Slim” actress Jodie Turner-Smith and husband Joshua Jackson have welcomed a baby girl into the world.   The couple announced they were expecting…

Sometimes parents really do know best.   In the latest episode of the new season of “T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle”, Reginae Carter…

(Updated: 4/21/20):   The Verzuz battles created by Swizz Beatz and Timbaland may be one of the best things to come out of this quarantine….

Whether you like him or not, Kanye West has arguably become one of the most talked-about celebrities of this time.   In his most recent…

La La Anthony stays booked and busy!  The Power star will produce a docuseries about Alabama State University’s plus-sized dance squad, the Honeybeez.    …

Rapper Boosie Badazz wants people to know that he stands firm on his previous comments about Dwayne Wade’s transgender daughter, Zaya.   In an interview…

As COVID-19 changes our day-to-day lives, wearing a mask has become the new norm. This MKTPLC merchant will help us step out in style- mask…

Actress Taraji P. Henson will provide free “virtual therapy” services for those who cannot afford it during this COVID-19 shutdown.   African Americans are suffering…

Boris Kodjoe wants ya’ll to stop taking things and running with them.   Kodjoe and wife Nicole Ari Parker joined Chris and Vanessa Spencer on…

The Wilson’s are adding a baby boy to the bunch!   In January Ciara and Russell Wilson took to Instagram to announce baby number two….

You put yourself out there and fall head-over-heels in love. But what happens when they don’t love you back? Anger? Depression? Desperation? Watch Urban Indie…

Sean “Diddy” Combs and ex Jennifer Lopez showed how the two remain friends after all these years. That’s right J-Lo and her fiancé, former MLB…

Last week marked the 22nd anniversary of “The Players Club”.   The hit film starring LisaRaye McCoy, Ice Cube, Jamie Foxx, the late greats Bernie…

Chance The Rapper took us to church for Easter Sunday.     View this post on Instagram   HE IS RISEN A post shared by…

Updated 4/13/20:   Great news to report- Shereé Whitfield’s mother, Thelma Ferguson has found safe and sound.   The former RHOA star took to Instagram…

Atlanta-born rapper Future wants the world to know that he’s taking his time and keeping things low-key in his new relationship with 23-year-old model and…

Bernie Sanders has suspended his 2020 presidential campaign.   Today I am suspending my campaign. But while the campaign ends, the struggle for justice continues…

Black Enterprise founder, Earl Graves Sr. has passed away at age 85, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.     A product of an…

Tyler Perry paid it forward at an Atlanta restaurant this past weekend, leaving a tip of $21,000 for out of work restaurant employees impacted by…

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Rapper Jeezy and co-host of “The Real”, Jeannie Mai are now engaged!   According to a rep for Jeannie Mai, the original plan was for…

If you’re a fan of the hit movie, Set It Off, then you know the steamy sex scene between Jada Pinkett Smith and Blair Underwood’s…

The world has lost a legend. The influential soul singer, responsible for hits like Lean on Me and Ain’t No Sunshine, Bill Withers has died…

Ari Lennox took to Instagram live to address the comments made by rapper Snoop Dogg telling her to “grow her own hair” in reference to…

In her new memoir “More Myself,” Alicia Keys reveals an all too familiar story about being taking advantage of early in her career. The songstress revealed…

An 11-year-old cancer patient named Elijah was able to fulfill a dying wish of connecting with his favorite artists before his passing this week. Drake, J….

Hip-hop mogul, Sean “Diddy” Combs, like many of us, is using social media to connect with people during this mandated social distancing time.   Diddy…

Yesterday marked the one year anniversary of the tragic death of rapper Nipsey Hussle and to many, it still feels like it happened yesterday.  …

it’s been a minute since we’ve chatted and that’s because I’ve been blessed to carry my second child for 38 weeks. a blessing indeed. yet…

With baseball being one of the many things on halt during this corona pandemic, Spike Lee took to Instagram to give his fans a treat….

Watching Ciara’s glow-up as a wife and mother had us begging to know what she prayed about to land her a Russell Wilson, but Wilson…

Rapper, Aubrey “Drake” Graham shared his first photos of his son, Adonis whom he shares with activist and artist, Sophie Brussaux and opens up about missing him…

The Black community is mourning the loss of civil rights icon Rev. Joseph E. Lowery. A co-founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference with Dr….

We recently celebrated the life of Aretha Franklin who would’ve turned 78 on March 25. As we continue to honor her, we’re excited to announce…

Da Brat got an early birthday surprise this week from rumored fiancé, Jesseca “Judy” Dupart, CEO and Founder of Kaleidoscope Hair Products.   View this…

Meet Nickia Williams, the mastermind behind Invested AF The Empowerment Planner, now available on the aspireMKTPLC. Williams hopped on the phone to discuss what it…

Updated 4/13/20:   We are sad to report that Karl-Anthony Town’s mother has passed from complications from COVID-19.   She was 58.   In a…

Mo’Nique gave us a glimpse into her personal life on the most recent episode of “The David Banner Podcast.” “I was interested in being a…

Despite all that’s going on, new life always gives us a reason to celebrate! This time it’s Kevin & Eniko Hart with news, baby number…

Just because we’re stuck at home doesn’t mean that our beauty routine has to fall off. Here at the aspireMKTPLC our love for Black-owned businesses…

On March 12, Mike Epps and wife Kyra Robinson Epps welcomed a beautiful baby girl into the world. The lovebirds gave us a first-glance at…

The proof is in the pudding- Black culture has always been a unifying force. Last night one of the biggest parties took place thanks to…

It’s been over a year since Ava DuVernay shed new light on the heartbreaking story of five young Black men who had their childhood stripped…

With everyone stuck in the house, celebs are turning to social media to keep us entertained. They’re giving us TikTok videos, IG Live concerts, and…

More happy news to report! Singer, LeToya Luckett-Walker and her hubby, Tommicus Walker announced that they are expecting another baby!   View this post on…

Butter + Brown Has Your Back During Coronavirus, Try Our Recipes For Nashville Hot Chicken + Fried Brussel Sprouts

The world is showing just how we can come together and lend a helping hand in the midst of chaos. With COVID-19 changing our new…

Nothing saves the day like Beyoncé.   To make life during self-distancing a bit easier, Netflix’s editorial manager, Jasmyn Lawson suggested we all get together…

“The Best Man” has gone down in history as one of the best Black films ever made. And, it’s one of the only films with…

The actor announced yesterday that he has tested positive for Coronavirus, despite not having any symptoms.   View this post on Instagram   #IdrisElba tested…

Andrew Gillum has checked himself into rehab.   The former candidate for Florida Governor found himself involved in a sticky situation this past weekend when…

In light of all this dark news, we have something great to report-   Malika Haqq and O.T. Genasis welcomed their baby boy into the…

“A Second Chance” explores the thin line between love and friendship as it follows best friends, Cheyann (Jontille Gerard) and Daniella (ReSheda D. Terry) who…

Naomi Campbell has never been one to take being germ-free lightly. The supermodel took to Instagram to share how she takes safety to the “next…

Today, Harvey Weinstein has become another major figure taken down by #MeToo after being sentenced to 23 years in prison for rape and sexual assault….

On March 9, 1997, the world seemingly stopped as fans reacted to the untimely death of one of the hottest emcees in the game- Notorious…

A heart-wrenching video took social media by storm this weekend in which a beautiful little brown-skinned baby, Ariyonna, breaks out into tears after confessing to…

Nothing screams Friday like new music to vibe to waiting for the clock to strike 5! Both Jhene’ Aiko and Megan Thee Stallion are reminding…

If you attended an HBCU, you are fully aware of what the CIAA means to the culture. It’s like the homecoming of all homecomings- a…

Katherine Johnson was 101 years old when she passed on Monday morning and she leaves behind a legacy that for years was hidden in the…

There would be no aspireTV without B. Smith.   The world lost a legend on February 23, 2020, when Barbara Elaine Smith, lost her battle…

Who doesn’t want that Disney, fairytale type of love as seen in the movies? Yes, love can be magical, but it can also be tough…

On January 26, 2020, the world stopped when news began to spread that former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant had been killed in a helicopter crash…

You may know Q Parker from the R&B quartet 112, straight out of Atlanta- but at the latest edition of  SiriusXM + Pandora’s Playback listening…

Legacy. It’s what we all aspire to achieve before we leave this earth – something that we can leave behind for our children, and their…

This year, House Party turns 30. But, get this – the film almost didn’t happen. A cult classic, House Party kicked off the cinematic careers for ’80s rap group Kid ‘N Play and laid the foundation for merging of hip-hop in film in the ’90s

The history of our nation has never painted the prettiest picture. The film ‘Just Mercy’ highlights how a past plagued with racism and injustice remains…

We know that getting to a bag might be at the top of your list of priorities for the new year so why not get…

The 2020 Award Season kicked off last night with the 77thGolden Globes and we are here for this time of year.   Just to make…

Just because history repeats itself and we are entering the roaring ‘20s yet again (many of us for the first time), does not mean you…

Need the perfect gifts for the squad? Look no further- the aspireMKTPLC has you covered with a guide to the best gifts for your girls!…

Ballin’ on a budget this holiday season? No worries, we’ve got you covered with some of our top gifts all under $50 bucks on the…

New year, new me.   It’s the time of year when many people began to reflect on how they’ve spent the last 12 months –…

Who else is with me in making that the official phrase for 2019? From business and entrepreneurship, to film and sports, Black women have been…

ASPIRE MKTPLC SWEEPSTAKES OFFICIAL RULES NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. INTERNET…

The holidays are here and it’s about to get reallllll crazy out here in these retail streets! Instead of going into the ACTUAL streets to…

Wow. Tonight, we’re wrapping up an amazing third season of Butter + Brown and we cannot say thank you enough to our amazing support team…

Here at aspireTV we want to meet you at the intersection of music and culture because it is so vital to who we are as…

The Red Bull Music Festival kicked off at the top of this month and we scored an invite to their ‘Conversation with Coach K’ event…

With the holiday season in full swing this month, the most wonderful time of the year can spark stress that often comes from over-extending ourselves…

Are We Putting Sugar In Our Grits?

‘Black and Blue’ explores the reality of a corrupt police force when lead, Alicia West, played by Naomie Harris, captures them killing a Black man while…

  Leslie and Seth bring the homie Ludacris into the kitchen on an episode that’s dedicated to our favorite people in the world… THE FANS!…

In the digital age, the Internet is bringing people together in all types of different ways. That’s why we had to bring in our girl,…

It may seem like Christmas is far away, but with it almost being mid-October, we’re literally almost less than two months out. And as the…

CEO of AFROPUNK, Matthew Morgan talks about his decision to bring his international festival to Atlanta (a place he refers to as Black Heaven, and…

Before Kerry Washington and Viola Davis took over prime time television, there was our beloved Diahann Carroll. She was a legend. She was a trailblazer….

The Sistahs in Business Expo is the only multi-city, small business expo in the country and was created to celebrate and uplift entrepreneurial women of…

It’s October which mean’s the best season of all time is here for HBCU Students, Alumni, associates, you name it…..everyone LOVES homecoming! They’re kicking the…

Calling all HBCU students !   Do you whip up the best ramen on campus? If so, we want YOU to enter our #BandBnoodlechallenge and…

Ready to catch the season premiere of Butter + Brown tonight at 8pm ET? Tonight’s episode is all about HBCU homecoming as hosts Seth and…

Although the Emmy’s still has a looooooong way to go in awarding and recognizing black talent for our contributions to TV, they can’t deny how…

If ever you need to find the physical personification of the term black girl magic, look no further than Curlfest.   Trust us. We know…

The highly anticipated REVOLT Summit touched down in Atlanta for the first time ever earlier this month, and of course, aspireTV was in the building….

Since the beginning of their existence, Historically Black Colleges & Universities have always provided a space for us, by us – they allow us to…

Shante Smith (Vivica A. Fox) embodies everything that young black women often aspire to be – she has beauty, brains and she’s a boss! Not…

September is here which means autumn is on the horizon and not only does this call for the changing of the leaves, cooler weather and…

Sasha Obama is marching to the beat of her own drum. That’s right, the youngest Obama is set  to begin her college career at the…

Music is a vital element of Black culture that dates all the way back to the beginning of times. There is a lineage of black…

August has been coined National Black Business month and what better way to celebrate than to support than we purchase from companies that are made…

From twerking to braids, our culture has constantly been appropriated by those that are not members of our community. When former Disney darling Miley Cyrus…

It’s no secret that black Hollywood is taking over for the 99s and the 2000s. There has been a renaissance on the silver screen and…

In a world seemingly filled with scammy websites, poor service and even worse quality, it’s a relief to find businesses and products that are actually…

It was around 7:00 pm last Saturday when I was sitting on the couch with my mother. “Mom, are you familiar with Spike Lee’s Do…

i’m back and I have a question for you. can you recall the very first time you saw someone on television that looked like you,…

As a form of peaceful protest against Georgia’s recent “heartbeat” abortion law, Tiffany Haddish has used her platform to take a stand with women, along…

Last week at the 23rd annual American Black Film Festival (ABFF) in Miami Beach,  aspireTV hosted its inaugural Evening of Ambiance. The exclusive event was held…

Although a new week is upon us, Sundays are for rest, reflection, refueling and gathering yourself for the six days that lie ahead. On Sunday…

Black people have created and influenced just about every genre you can think of – jazz, hip hop, pop, rock, gospel, country (which, yes, we…

In a surprise twist to his commencement speech at Morehouse College, billionaire investor and richest black person in America, Robert F. Smith announced that he…

Since the tragic passing of celebrated rapper and entrepreneur Ermias “Nipsey Hussle” Asghedom mere weeks ago, many of his fans, family members, and collaborators still…

We sat down with Nakia Stephens, the award-winning screenwriter and producer who, through her independent screenwriting label Damn Write Originals, has partnered with aspireTV to…

Co-founder and CEO of Miss Jessie’s, Miko Branch, has been a household name in the Black community for as long as I can remember. She…

Putting Black-Owned on the Map: Restaurants You Need to Try Now   The black owned food scene in the U.S. is large, but out of…

Through entrepreneurship, motherhood and marriage, Brown said she’s finally found the secret about balance. And the secret is that it doesn’t exist.

Next up, Netflix joins the wave of tapping into the African influence with their latest collaboration with Triggerfish Animation, an award-winning South African studio and production company CAKE.

The wait is over… almost. The countdown is on and we’re just a few months away from the Season Two of Unboxed with Nikki Chu.

hi. my name is melissa ingram. allow me to introduce myself…

It’s been 28 years since Cuba Gooding Jr. screamed out “RICKKKKKY!!!!!!!!” and our hearts dropped into our stomachs as Morris Chestnut’s character was gunned down….

April 17 in conjunction with the film release, Homecoming: The Live Albumwas dropped and on this day in history all planned productivity ceased.

Dear Uncle Sam collected more than 3.4 trillion in revenue from taxes during the 2017 Fiscal Year.

Loretta Devine is everyone’s favorite aunt, mother and friend on-screen! So we’ll salute to her talent with our Easter Marathon starting April 21st at 2PM…

aspireTV recently had the pleasure of attending a very special event at the illustrious Spelman College – the birthplace of black girl magic, but I…

Entertainment giant Billboard faces backlash after removing new song, Old Town Road, by a young black artist from their country charts listing. Lil Nas X…

Yes, you read that right but don’t break out the daisy dukes just yet. Event promoters are taking another stab at reviving Atlanta’s legendary Freaknik….

Women’s History Month may be over but that doesn’t stop Black Girl Magic. 56-year-old Lori Lightfoot, a former federal prosecutor who never held elected office,…

On March 31 when news broke that Los Angeles rapper Nipsey Hussle, born Ermias Joseph Asghedom, was gunned down in front of his Marathon clothing store…

Women’s History Month for the Culture

Since rumblings of Joe Biden’s potential bid for the 2020 Presidential election have come to the forefront many are wondering who he would potentially tap…