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'Empire' Cast Reunites For Performance At Billboard Music Awards

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 05.18.2015 | Entertainment

"Empire" Season 1 may have ended months ago, but its stars, Jussie Smollett (Jamal) and Bryshere “Yazz” Gray (Hakeem), reunited at the 2015 Billb...

Toni Braxton Says 'Empire' Mirrors The Reality Of The Music Biz

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 05.14.2015 | Entertainment

Toni Braxton loves the Fox hit "Empire" for more than just its entertainment value. In an interview with HuffPost Live on Wednesday, she said the seri...

This Is Why Lee Daniels Hates 'White People Writing For Black People'

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 05.18.2015 | Black Voices

Earlier this year, director Lee Daniels managed to break records with the success of his show “Empire.” In addition to netting a cult-like followi...

'Empire' Stars Cover June Issue Of ESSENCE

ESSENCE | Posted 05.12.2015 | Black Voices

The fictional Lyon brothers of hit TV show Empire, Andre, Jamal and Hakeem are expanding their kingdom this month to now include ESSENCE's cover with ...

'Empire' Season 2 Guests Stars Revealed!

Entertainment Weekly | Posted 05.12.2015 | Black Voices

Fox is already signing big-name guest stars for the second season of its mega-hit new series Empire. ...

Lord Deben: "Would You Get On A Plane That Had a 97% Chance of Crashing?"

Aiko Stevenson | Posted 05.04.2015 | Green
Aiko Stevenson

If 97% of aeronautical experts warned that plane A was going to crash, would you get on it? The answer, in all likelihood, would have to be no. "No...

Review: Morris Berman's New Book on Japan, "Neurotic Beauty"

Peter Van Buren | Posted 04.27.2015 | Books
Peter Van Buren

Neurotic Beauty: An Outsider Looks At Japan is a fine addition to a long list of books that attempt to explain Japan, what one observer has called the "most foreign of foreign countries."

Hitler, Franco, and a Banker: The Path Not Taken in Nazi Germany

Elizabeth Nicholas | Posted 04.24.2015 | World
Elizabeth Nicholas

I spoke with Pierpaolo Barbieri about his re-framing of the relationship between two of the world's most despised men, the intrinsic danger of absolute power, and historical memory's very long shadow.

Oscar-Winning Producer Brian Grazer: 'Empire' Is 'Better Than Any Other Success I've Had'

OWN | Posted 04.16.2015 | OWN

If you don't know Brian Grazer, you at least know of his work. The veteran Hollywood producer has worked on films like "Splash," "A Beautiful Mind," a...

The Return Of The Supermodel: Not Just Pretty Faces Any More

Abby Tegnelia | Posted 04.15.2015 | Fifty
Abby Tegnelia

It's impossible to scan the news or flip through a magazine these days without catching a glimpse of Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Elle Macpherson, Stephanie Seymour or Christie Brinkley. Yes, these original "supermodels" are back -- and better than ever.

Taraji P. Henson's Cookie Crashed 'Sesame Street' On 'SNL'

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 04.12.2015 | Entertainment

Move over, Cookie Monster -- another Cookie is about to steal the show. Taraji P. Henson hosted "Saturday Night Live" this weekend and made sure t...

'Empire' Star Explains Why She Never Felt Like A 'Light-Skinned Black Woman'

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 04.06.2015 | Black Voices

-- “Empire” star Grace Gealey explains how the focus on skin complexion among women of color was the most surprising thing she discovered in A...

'Empire' and 'Freakshow' Are More Similar Than You Think

David Toussaint | Posted 03.30.2015 | Entertainment
David Toussaint

If Freakshow ended with a too convenient mass-murder, Empire was just as much to blame for a reverse-illness scenario. When you're trapped in a script corner, erase those pesky plot traps. The audience won't care.

Not Quite the Big One: 'Sanford and Son' 38 Years Later

Jason Williams | Posted 05.26.2015 | Entertainment
Jason Williams

Thirty-eight years ago this week, Sanford and Son ended its historic television run after 136 groundbreaking episodes. The show was anchored by the incomparable Redd Foxx and then-rising-star Demond Wilson.

Kendrick Lamar, Lee Daniels, and Dismissing the Double Standards on Black Artistry

Ernest Owens | Posted 05.26.2015 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

Current standards set by the masses suggests that black men and women cannot artistically express anger, be imperfect, invoke rebellion, find humor in their woes, be unapologetically sexual, explore taboos, and re-appropriate the tumultuous barriers placed on us.

Malik Yoba's "Empire" Co-Stars Shoot Down Rumors of Cocaine Use

Akoshia Yoba | Posted 05.24.2015 | Entertainment
Akoshia Yoba

Actors Jussie Smollett (who plays Jamal) and Yazz (Hakeem), Malik Yoba's co-stars on the FOX hit series "Empire," set the record straight about recent, allegations (supposedly from an anonymous source) attributing Yoba's exit from the show to a cocaine addiction.

Deadline's Take On Diversity Is Dangerous, And Completely Misses The Point

Rashad Robinson | Posted 05.26.2015 | Black Voices
Rashad Robinson

It feels like Hollywood is finally starting to get what so many of us knew all along; audiences want to see diversity. Yet somehow, at this exciting moment of progress for the industry, Deadline Hollywood found it appropriate to publish what can only be described as a call for regression.

The Real Reason Tyrese Didn't Reunite With Taraji P. Henson On 'Empire'

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 03.26.2015 | Black Voices

Tyrese has already made it clear that he wants to reunite with his "Baby Boy" co-star Taraji P. Henson on her breakout hit "Empire," and he explained ...

This $12.95 Million Penthouse Is The Clear Answer To Your 'Empire' Withdrawals

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 03.26.2015 | HuffPost Home

Wednesdays are a sad day for "Empire" fans now that season one of the breakout Fox-network show has wrapped. But there are a couple of ways to get you...

RE: Are You Black first? #GayAgenda

Sheena C. Howard | Posted 05.25.2015 | Gay Voices
Sheena C. Howard

More germane, if you are a negro and part of the LGBT community, step aside; we need to register you as a person fighting for the black cause or the gay cause, pick one -- you can't do both. These are mutually exclusive.

Fox Is Suing 'Empire Distribution' To Protect Its Rights To 'Empire'

Jezebel | Posted 03.25.2015 | Black Voices

Fox has filed a lawsuit to protect its rights to the Empire name and property. It sounds like a plot straight out of Empire. The show's phenomenal ...

Fox Sues Record Label To Keep 'Empire' As Title Of Show

AP | Posted 03.27.2015 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fox has asked a federal judge to issue an order allowing the network to continue to use "Empire" as the title of its newest hit s...

This Is Dick Gregory's Response To 'Empire' And The N-Word

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 03.31.2015 | Black Voices

This article contains explicit language. When it comes to the use of the N-word, Dick Gregory is no stranger to explaining his candid thoughts on t...

Brennan Williams

'Empire' Is Showing Us A New Way To Think About Black TV Characters

HuffingtonPost.com | Brennan Williams | Posted 03.26.2015 | Black Voices

The Fox drama "Empire" reigned supreme Wednesday evening, capping off its breakout first season with a two-hour finale whose latter half drew 17.6 mil...

What 'Empire' Got Right (And Wrong) About Music Therapy

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 03.19.2015 | Healthy Living

Perhaps one of the most stirring and sympathetic characters in Fox’s hit show “Empire" is Andre, who suffers from Bipolar disorder. In case you’...