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A Diamond in the Dust

Melanie Young | Posted 06.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

If you look hard enough and stay focused you will find diamonds in the dust. You may need to clear out the debris to find the brilliance. And you should never lose your sparkle.

Southern, Queer, Beautiful and a Total Pageant Queen (Part 1)

Matthew Terrell | Posted 02.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Matthew Terrell

Randall Smith, owner of Renaissance Pageants, stepped out of his luxury sedan, flawlessly dressed. In the backseat of his car sat several big boxes. I asked if they were crowns and trophies. 'No,' he said. They were products.

Never Let Anyone Extinguish Your Sparkle

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 05.04.2013 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Finding your sweet spot in the career world can be daunting, but the responsibility lies with you alone to play to your strengths and honor your passions in the job you are in or the job you may be seeking.

The 2 Things You Can Totally Control In Life

Posted 10.31.2012 | OWN

By DeVon Franklin Hollywood studio executive and the author of Produced by Faith, DeVon Franklin explains how you can prevent the anxiety of belie...

Middle of Nowhere and the Black Independent Film Movement

Roya Rastegar | Posted 12.11.2012 | Black Voices
Roya Rastegar

This weekend will be a critical marker for the burgeoning independent Black film movement. Opening in theaters in select cities this Friday, Middle of Nowhere is a compelling drama about a young newlywed who puts her happiness on hold as she eagerly awaits for her husband's early release from a five-year prison sentence.

Beloved- Michael Beach

Myrdith Leon Mccormack | Posted 10.29.2012 | Black Voices
Myrdith Leon Mccormack

Michael Beach was the teacher who stood up to Morgan Freeman, the cheating husband who lost everything to Angela Basset, and the husband so unappreciated by Vanessa Williams. This bright talent, who studied at Julliard, has a large repertoire.

Do You Agree With Our Best-Dressed Picks?

The Huffington Post | Christina Anderson | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

Celebrities made a concerted effort to turn the age-old adage, "All that glitters isn't gold" on its head. This week, we saw stars working it on the r...

'Sparkle' Brings Back Motown Memories

Reuters | Posted 10.24.2012 | Detroit

* Movie about rising music stars in heyday of Motown * Film depicts a bustling city proud of its music stars * Residents...

Sparkle Is an Exciting Movie... Fun, Flawed and Moving!

Jay Weston | Posted 10.20.2012 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

As a picture of a pop music world only recently updated, Sparkle is a magnificent masterpiece that "has soul, sound, and sizzle."

Whitney Houston's Pained and Persistent Dignity Sparkles on "His Eye Is on the Sparrow"

Wayne Trujillo | Posted 08.20.2012 | Denver
Wayne Trujillo

With Sparkle and "His Eye Is on the Sparrow," Whitney Houston may not have regained her voice, but she reclaimed her gospel youth, her class and an appearance of pained but persistent dignity.

Brennan Williams

Bishop T.D. Jakes: 'Sparkle' Has Eerie Moments Of Whitney

HuffingtonPost.com | Brennan Williams | Posted 08.17.2012 | Black Voices

In addition to leading a more than 30,000-member church in Dallas and penning New York Times best-selling books, Bishop T.D. Jakes is also engraving h...

Does Whitney Houston's 'Sparkle' Really Shine?

Posted 08.17.2012 | Entertainment

When Whitney Houston died in February, fans recalled her 35-year-long career and the legacy she left behind. But fans also had one more thing to grasp...

'Sparkle': The Poignant, Powerful Last Look At Whitney Houston

Liz Smith | Posted 10.17.2012 | Celebrity
Liz Smith

So, how is "Sparkle?" So many years have passed since I saw the original, that the story seems fairly fresh-- well, as fresh as anything can be based on material that is thirtysomething years old.

PHOTOS: Stars Step Out For 'Sparkle'

cdn.mediatakeout.com | Posted 08.15.2012 | Celebrity

Celebrities stepped out for the premiere of Whitney Houston's last film, "Sparkle." Click through for photos!...

How Sparks Became 'Sparkle'

AP | DERRIK J. LANG | Posted 10.14.2012 | Entertainment

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — When most singers make the leap from recording artist to movie star, it's usually a well-calculated career maneuver that...

Is The 'Sparkle' Soundtrack A Dud?

AP | CRISTINA JALERU | Posted 10.13.2012 | Entertainment

Various artists, "Sparkle: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack" (RCA Records) Curtis Mayfield and Aretha Franklin's union for the soundtrack of the 19...

Remembering Whitney Houston, Never Forgetting Nippy, and Waiting for Sparkle

Nicole Moore | Posted 10.13.2012 | Black Voices
Nicole Moore

What I found so incredibly fascinating, indeed appealing about Whitney was her ability to be America's girl-next-door while also being our around-the-way-homegirl.

Brennan Williams

Terrence J: 'Sparkle' Will Show The World How Amazing Whitney Was

HuffingtonPost.com | Brennan Williams | Posted 08.09.2012 | Black Voices

Making a career transition can be a difficult task for many to achieve, but for on-air personality Terrence J, breaking into the acting world is a cha...

Brennan Williams

Kem Plans To Spice Up The Holiday Season With Christmas Album

HuffingtonPost.com | Brennan Williams | Posted 08.08.2012 | Black Voices

The luxury of maintaining relevance over the course of a decade -- while releasing just three albums -- isn't available to the average artist. But Mo...

Jordin Sparks: I Cut Myself Off Following Whitney's Death

Posted 08.06.2012 | Black Voices

As press begins to take place in preparation of the August 17 release of Whitney Houston’s final film, “Sparkle,” the singer’s co-star, Jordin...

Whitney Houston Shines In New 'Sparkle' Preview

The Huffington Post | Crystal Bell | Posted 08.04.2012 | Entertainment

Cee-Lo Green is looking a little different in the latest "Sparkle" preview. The singer -- who dons a full head of hair in the movie musical -- showcas...

Whitney Heads To The Grammy Museum

Posted 07.24.2012 | Black Voices

Nearly six months after Whitney Houston’s untimely death, fans will have the opportunity to view the legendary singer’s vast collection of memorab...

The Happily Married Creators of The Game, Girlfriends, and Sparkle Talk Film, Family and Whitney Houston

Chie Davis | Posted 08.31.2012 | Black Voices
Chie Davis

We're best friends, beyond being married we enjoy being together. He inspires me as an artist, plus he's sexy on top of it! I think that the challenge is balancing life together.

Jordin Sparks Is Looking Good

The Huffington Post | Kiki Von Glinow | Posted 07.02.2012 | Celebrity

Jordin Sparks is looking good. The singer recently showed off her fit figure at a Los Angeles Dodgers game, where she sang the national anthem -- ...

Footage From Whitney Houston's 'Sparkle' Screened For Theater Owners

AP | CRISTINA SILVA | Posted 06.26.2012 | Entertainment

LAS VEGAS — Cee Lo Green, Mike Epps and Jordin Sparks help Whitney Houston return to the big screen for the last time in the girl group movie "S...