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…

Bring LA to Your Kitchen With Butter + Brown’s Bulgogi With Kimchi & Elote Recipes

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…

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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…

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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…

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‘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…

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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.

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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…

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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…

These celeb babies may be little but they are mighty.

According to the USPS, the Marvin Gaye stamp will be available for pre-order soon.

20-year old Jaden Smith has recently announced that he will be bringing a portable water filtration system to the people of Flint, Michigan.

aspireTV sits with Julia Rock, a proud Black female millennial, who has mastered the balance of heading a department of a Fortune 500 company and rocking her own business, Rock Career Development.

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Brittany is a journalist for CNN, and is passionate about storytelling. If she’s not on a flight headed to a new adventure, she can be found at brunch or with her head in a book.

See how The Home Depot helped beautify Southern University and A&M College campus with their Retool Your School Campus Improvement Grant Program.

Design Mecca Society is a part of the revolutionary online education movement developed for like-minded entrepreneurs, who are seeking expansion and want to connect with…

There’s nothing like spending a Saturday in Atlanta getting primped, pampered and inspired. That was certainly the vibe at HBO’s 2 Dope Queens Atlanta Beauty…

Known for his sophisticated west coast wave of eclectic sounds with a Golden Age style that reminds you of artists like Warren G, the late…

Davidoff of Geneva set the stage to create the top Super Bowl Experience with the “Who’s Who” at Super Bowl LIII. Luxury Experience & Co presented…

Fifty parent-kid teams enjoyed a full day of fun at the NFL Play Football Zone at the Georgia World Congress Center on Saturday, February 2. 

On Thursday, January 31 and Friday, February 1, the worlds of sports, music, television, and social media collided in a huge way.

The highly anticipated 3rd annual SuperBOLD Women’s Empowerment Brunch will be held during the festivities of the 2019 Super Bowl weekend in Atlanta, GA.

What’s your inspiration? Nikki Chu’s Art Loft trend featured on “Unboxed with Nikki Chu” is inspired by New York City Lofts and retro-esque flavor. Watch…

We’re a couple weeks into 2019 but I can already tell this year has a different type of vibe than previous new years. I know…

Picture This: Issa Rae is a personal assistant chaperoning a feisty kid-size version of her wealthy boss Regina Hall played by Marsai Martin

The stars aligned last night for a few of our Black Hollywood darlings as the Hollywood Foreign Press Association dished out the 2019 Golden Globe…

Chris Spencer is back with a very special guest, Earvin “Magic” Johnson. An iconic athlete, entrepreneur and father – get inspired by this living legend…

Sheryl Hatwood, is the President and Founder of Endless Voice Productions LLC, and  a survivor of domestic violence and abuse. Her latest work, “The Wounded…

Redecorating your space for the new year? Keep it simple and make it easy this time around. There’s no need to buy 29 design magazines,…

ICYMI: Hennessy Black closed out the year with an exclusive, celebrity-studded NYE celebration in Atlanta, GA. In attendance were Kandi Burruss-Tucker, Todd Tucker, Toya Wright,…

That’s a question I posed to a group of over 100 professional Black singles at an event designed for men and women to keep it…

If you’re a super successful sister who is at the top 10% of female income earners, and you are STILL single, you’ve probably tried swiping…

Same man, different face. If this describes your dating life then you are stuck in what I call the “Déjà vu Dating” pattern. Déjà vu is the feeling…

Are you dating a man who has yet to define the relationship? You want to know, “What are we? Where is this going?” but he…

In today’s social climate, one may be afraid to speak up about the many injustices seen around the nation. Too afraid of the backlash, too…

Bring your appetite for this one because these black food bloggers have entirely too many satisfying dishes that you don’t want to miss out on!

Seth & Leslie are bringing the heat for season 2 of Butter + Brown and we want to include you! If you want to throw…

The Super Beauty doll, created by Tiffany J, not only provides African-American growing girls with a doll that looks them, but one that speaks 20…

Dr. Catrise Austin spills the tea on the bag it cost to fix Cardi B’s teeth, her celebrity clientele, and her run in with Russell…

Any time of the year is a great one to add a little extra umph and style to your home. Thankfully, it’s not as difficult…

With fall quickly approaching, I think it’s safe to say the oversized denim jacket is still a trend that’s going strong.

Are you in need of a getaway? We got you! Watch Andiamo throughout the month of September and October to win a three nights stay…

Host and Comedian Chris Spencer tells Tracee about a hilarious moment with Diana Ross.

You may know Tracee Ellis Ross as “Bow” from Black-ish, “Joan” from Girlfriends,  or even her alter ego “T Murda”, but do you know Tracee’s superhero…

The Perfect Butter + Brown Recipes For Your Labor Day Weekend Gathering

There’s this dated stigma that the beauty industry is full of vanity and conceit. But, because of women like Tie Cooper and her annual Hi…

To say Emmy-Award winning actress Regina King was inspiring and motivating at the 2018 Black Women’s Expo is a pretty big understatement. Our favorite homegirl-in-our-head…

I am totally having a fan girl moment. Do ya’ll remember Flyy Girl? Of course ya’ll do! I remember being in middle school, in Flint,…

Some people dream of making an impact, a few talk about making an impact, most want to make an impact, and then there are the…

Let’s get into this #BlackMovieMagic! There are so many classic black films that we could probably recite word for word, but what about those movies…

My name is Dr. Cwanza Pinckney. I am a board-certified in Emergency Medicine, a Concierge Physician, DJ, and 2X best-selling author of Music and Medicine Vol. 1: The…

This year, Toronto’s Afrochic welcomed over 600 guests on July 14-15, 2018 – some of which had never attended Afrochic before – to witness and experience…

Summer has finally rolled around and that means it’s time to book flights and get to exploring! Read below to see Aspire’s top five summer…

Summer is slowly, but surely coming to an end, but make the most of it before it’s actually over! Food festivals are summer staples in…

Black women have come mighty a long way in television journalism. When I was growing up, I could count the black women news reporters and…

Welcome to Beauty Talk with Tae! Learn 3 key makeup techniques to enhancing your daily look from Tae Rene. #BeautyTalkWithTae is all about expert beauty…

Going vegan has proven to be more than the latest trend.

Earvin “Magic” Johnson’s Aspire TV is run predominately by a dynamic group of minority execs breaking status quo. 

Graduation season is an exciting time for students – hard work has finally paid off, and the anticipation of career success and achievement shines bright. 

Considering the current climate when it comes to racial tensions in the nation mixed with the proud stance of being African American, it’s important now…

Uproarious laughter could go on for minutes, even after the joke had settled in over the crowd. When this 6’2” giant stepped onto any stage,…

Many things come from the city of Flint, including Golden State Warrior’s JaVale McGee, and actor Terry Crews. Flint produces some of the most hardworking,…

Hundreds of millennial entrepreneurs and young professionals gathered at Atlanta’s Google Fiber Headquarters for the launch of “The Hangout​” ​Speaker Series presented by the Young Entrepreneurs…

Ladies Who Brunch ATL offered women-owned businesses the opportunity to showcase their wares at the 2018 Ladies of Business Conference in Atlanta.

This Father’s Day we are getting your man of the house ready for a Fourth of July marathon with Bernie Mac! Use the form below…

One of the best ways to move culture forward is to support the upcoming generation of forward thinkers. 

Fun fact: Black women are one of the most underserved markets in the beauty industry. To little surprise,  African Americans spend the most money in…

New Show: Chop It Up With Gina Neely

Aspire has partnered with black-owned businesses to create a marketplace that connects culturally conscious businesses with you, the savvy consumer.

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In the film, The Last Time, Jasmine is a rising executive and loving wife seems to have it all, but is living a secret far…

AspireTV was onsite at the EmpowerHer Conference 2017 presented by Ford. Check out Leslie Antonoff as she hosts In the Loop and serves up a…

King signed her first record deal with J Records in 2004 and was featured on Nas’s 2004 album Street’s Disciple credited as simply “Emily”.

Misty Copeland (born 1982) is an American ballerina, described by many accounts as the first African American female soloist for the American Ballet Theatre (ABT),…

Brandice Henderson-Daniel is the CEO and Founder of Harlem’s Fashion Row (HFR). HFR was founded in 2007 with the main focus being to provide a platform for multicultural fashion designers to present their collections.

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