Black Women Dietitians Launch Platform Diabetes Digital To Help Reshape Diabetes Care

The Office of Minority Health’s 2018 data revealed a stark reality: African American adults were 60 percent more likely than non-Hispanic white adults to receive a diabetes diagnosis from their physicians. This disparity, fueled by racism and barriers to quality healthcare, worsens the diabetes crisis, escalating the risks of heart disease and mortality among those […]

Internet Sensation Mychal the Librarian and ‘Arthur’ Collaborate to Revitalize Learning and Libraries

Mychal Threets, known as Mychal the Librarian, has captivated social media with his passion for books and libraries, aiming to reignite a love for reading in everyone. In a serendipitous twist, Threets has joined forces with one of his beloved PBS characters, fostering excitement for learning once again. Now 34, reading and the library has […]

Roadside Attractions Acquires Acclaimed Sundance Film ‘Exhibiting Forgiveness,’ Starring André Holland And Andra Day

Roadside Attractions has secured the rights to Exhibiting Forgiveness, the 2024 Sundance sensation starring André Holland, Andra Day, John Earl Jelks, and Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor. Set for its theatrical release this fall, the film marks the directorial debut of renowned artist Titus Kaphar, who also penned the script.  The synopsis reads: Tarrell Rodin (Holland) is an […]

‘Joy Takes Root’: Children’s Book Centers On Mindfulness And The Healing Power Of Nature

Gwendolyn Wallace’s children’s book Joy Takes Root is a thoughtful and beautiful ode to the natural world. It follows Joy, a young black girl, as she learns about herbal medicine and mindfulness through her grandmother’s wisdom passed down through generations.  The synopsis reads: “It’s Joy’s first summer in her grandmother’s South Carolina garden—a rite of […]

Zane Copeland Jr. and Shani Hawes Head ‘Uptown’ And Join Cast of Upcoming Animated Project

The newest casting announcements for the upcoming animated film/series adds both a familiar face and a multiplatinum recording artist to the proceedings. Zane Copeland Jr. and Shani Hawes have officially joined the cast of the upcoming film & series project ‘The Uptown Chronicles.’ Details regarding the pairs roles are undisclosed at this time, but it […]

Remembering Pioneering Black Quilt Artist Faith Ringgold

Faith Ringgold, a pioneering educator and activist, passed away at the age of 93 on Saturday, April 13th. Her lifetime was a testament to a vibrant tapestry of creativity that transcended the confines of medium, style, and cultural identity. Born on October 8, 1930, in Harlem, New York, Ringgold’s artistic journey was characterized by her […]

SDG Quantum Productions Announces Animated Project ‘The Uptown Chronicles’ As Film & Series Franchise  

Following the announcement that Alonge Hawes had been tapped to join the production of a somewhat mysterious animated project spearheaded by Steven Goard titled ‘The Uptown Chronicles’, news has now come forth confirming the nature of the project. ‘The Uptown Chronicles’ is simultaneously being developed as both a film and series, with the film aiming […]

How Tambra Raye Stevenson Became a Champion for Food Justice and Healthier Communities through WANDA

Washington D.C.-based food advocate and driven mother Tambra Raye Stevenson has been determined to create healthier communities through her inspiring work with the Food Bill of Rights.  Fueled by Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move Initiative, which aimed to improve children’s diets, Tambra founded WANDA: Women Advancing Nutrition Dietetics and Agriculture. Her late father, Calvic C. Hill, […]

New Book ‘Imagine Freedom’ Teaches The Importance Of Advocacy Without Burnout

In her latest book, “Imagine Freedom: Transforming Pain into Political and Spiritual Power,” esteemed journalist Rahiel Tesfamariam delves into the strategies available to Black Americans for advocating social justice while avoiding burnout, anxiety, and depression. Tesfamariam shared with ESSENCE that the idea of writing a book had been simmering within her for the past 18 […]

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