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Lee Daniels: I Wouldn't Be Where I Am If I Embraced Racism

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 12.07.2016 | Black Voices

On Tuesday’s episode of daytime talk show, “The Real,” Lee Daniels dished on creating his latest FOX musical drama, “Star.” The series, whic...

The U.S. Elections: End Of Empire? A View From Haiti

Mark Schuller | Posted 11.21.2016 | Chicago
Mark Schuller

Many people were surprised at the results of last week's election. In hindsight, the signs were there to be seen, in plain sight. Many, either because they were paying attention or being targeted, were not surprised.

‘Empire’ Cast Reveals What’s At Stake For Black Community In New Hillary Clinton Ad

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 10.06.2016 | Black Voices

Hillary Clinton used opponent Donald Trump’s own words against him in a series of recent campaign ads. But in her newest commercial, released Wednes...

Empire is No. 1 With a Bullet, So Why Have All These Other Music Shows Failed?

David Hinckley | Posted 09.26.2016 | Entertainment
David Hinckley

For rock 'n' roll-based television shows, the hits don't seem to have kept on coming. Showtime announced last week that its backstage road crew dr...

Coming Budget Crisis Will End America's Imperial Military Policy

Doug Bandow | Posted 09.22.2016 | World
Doug Bandow

The American imperium will die. The only question is how Washington responds.

Will Ireland Reunify After Brexit?

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.29.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

What will Northern Ireland do? Because if Scotland bolts, Ireland may actually unite once again as well. I have no idea what the chances of this actually happening really are, but the least you can say is that the chances would certainly be higher if Scotland does decide to go its own way.

The Empire of "DMK"

Kelsey Minor | Posted 06.26.2016 | Entertainment
Kelsey Minor

In the 90s girl groups dominated the music charts, whether it was En Vogue, Xscape, SWV, and later Destiny's Child, the music world was strong with female empowerment.


Andrew Cristi | Posted 06.10.2016 | Entertainment
Andrew Cristi

Courtesy of OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network You heard right- Oprah Winfrey has added an addictive new show to her network OWN. Titled Greenleaf after the...

Taraji P. Henson Checks Troll Who Tries To Downplay Black Beauty

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 06.07.2016 | Black Voices

Don't interrupt Taraji P. Henson when she's applauding black women. Ever. One internet troll learned that lesson when he stepped into the "Empire" sta...

Migration as Reparations

Joseph Nevins | Posted 05.26.2016 | Politics
Joseph Nevins

The roots of this deportation regime must be eradicated and replaced. But this will not occur by asking the federal government to be more "humanitarian" in carrying out its regime of immigrant and territorial exclusion.

Binge-watch Empire on TV One!

Abesi Manyando | Posted 05.16.2016 | Entertainment
Abesi Manyando

If you missed out on all the Empire drama dominating the twitter-verse and need to catch up on what happened to Jamal and the Lyons before the premier...

A Nation Without Qualities

Joseph A. Domino | Posted 05.12.2016 | Home
Joseph A. Domino

In this sharply witty and insightful novel, Morris Berman depicts a version of choosing the "monastic" option, introduced in The Twilight of American Culture. Put the iPhones down, log out of Facebook. Take a couple of hours and have a coffee, listen to some classical music and read the New York Times.

Prison Diaries Is Honored by the Webby Awards -- But Who Won?

Chandra Bozelko | Posted 12.29.2016 | Crime
Chandra Bozelko

Because there are no selfies taken in cells, Prison Diaries can't offer actual glimpses inside a modern prison; I use only stock photos, my mug shots and ID picture. Nor is there anything streaming live on Prison Diaries; every post was handwritten years ago.

MTV Awards Gifting Suites 2016

Zorianna Kit | Posted 04.18.2016 | Style
Zorianna Kit

The MTV Movie Awards not only brought out a hip crowd to the event, the gifting suites in them of it brought out some pretty hip swag as well. Check o...

These Moms Made A Hilarious Trap Song Tribute To Cookie Lyon

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 03.31.2016 | Black Voices

Everybody wants to be as badass as Cookie Lyon. Which is why four moms dubbed Mama Mafia pay tribute to everyone's favorite fierce character from the...

As Epic Crises Build, Empire Writer Says Goal Is Not To Keep Making Each Crisis More Epic

David Hinckley | Posted 03.29.2017 | Entertainment
David Hinckley

Fox's lavish music biz soap Empire isn't thinking small when it returns at 9 p.m. ET Wednesday for the second half of its second season. Lucious ...

Lee Daniels On Donald Trump: 'He's Coming In To Take Us Down'

The Hollywood Reporter | Brennan Williams | Posted 03.21.2016 | Black Voices

Empire co-creator Lee Daniels appears to think it's time for people to start taking Donald Trump seriously....

Jussie Smollett Expects Lucious' Stance On LGBT Issues To Progress On 'Empire'

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 03.16.2016 | Black Voices

Since its debut on Fox last year, "Empire" has shown dexterity in its portrayal of LGBT issues -- showcasing both same-sex relationships and how homop...

'Empire' Star Jussie Smollett: Trump Is One Of 'Worst People To Ever Walk This Planet'

The Huffington Post | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 03.18.2016 | Queer Voices

“Empire" star Jussie Smollett has been tweeting up a storm, supporting the protests at Donald Trump's rallies. And, in an interview with me on Siriu...

'Empire's' Lee Daniels Addresses Trai Byers Exit Rumors

The Hollywood Reporter | Brennan Williams | Posted 03.14.2016 | Black Voices

'Empire' co-creator Lee Daniels has never been known to mince words, and he did not disappoint Friday at PaleyFest....

WATCH LIVE: Actor Jussie Smollett Dishes On 'Empire'

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 03.14.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

Jussie Smollett joins us HuffPost Live to chat about the second season of the highly praised Fox drama "Empire."...

Empire's Serayah McNeill & Virgin Hotels Chicago Give Back to Our City

Brandon Patterson | Posted 03.10.2017 | Chicago
Brandon Patterson

As Chicagoans, if we turn on the news or flip through the paper, instantly all of the awful things occurring in the city are shoved down our throats. ...

'Empire' Actor Squashes Rumors Of Wanting To Quit The Show

VIBE | Brennan Williams | Posted 03.07.2016 | Black Voices

It looks like actor Trai Byers, who plays Andre on the hit show 'Empire,' is quieting rumors that he wanted to quit the show due to creative differenc...

The Establishment vs. Bernie Sanders

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 02.22.2017 | Politics
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John Sanbonmatsu

The very ferocity and coordinated nature of the attacks on Sanders makes clear that the Democratic establishment views Sanders not merely as an annoyance, but as an existential threat. And he may be, at that.

"Power's" Naturi Naughton Advocates Women First Prioritize Self-Love

Angelina Darrisaw | Posted 02.12.2017 | Black Voices
Angelina Darrisaw

Naturi Naughton is a self-defined hopeless romantic. She blushes with delight as she describes her upcoming Valentine's Day plans. "My boyfriend said ...