A casual look at the last year of superhero films reveals that the genre is in desperate need of revitalization. Outside of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, it was the weakest year for the genre since the first Avengers took the box office by storm. From The Flash, Ant-Man […] The post Why We Need More Black Superheroes On The Big Screen appeared first on NewsOne.

Plenty of comedians come out of the gate looking to have the impact of a veteran like Eddie Murphy. But according to the numbers, none are closer to Eddie’s achievements than Kevin Hart. Check the text. 4  The number of movies he’s starring in for 2014 alone: “Ride Along,” “About Last Night,” “Think Like A Man […]

Gabrielle Union has been in tons of movies and television roles over her lengthy career. But acting is if it was all good when she sat through hours of makeup to play an alien soldier was definitely a performance worthy of an Emmy. 6 The season number of Star Trek: Deep Space 9 in which […]

Hollywood is full of people looking to hop in front of the camera. But if more people knew the numbers on Shonda Rhimes, the writer/producer behind ratings juggernauts like Private Practice, Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal, they might be looking for room behind the scenes… Check the Rhimes y’all. 1991 – The year Rhimes received her bachelors degree from Dartmouth […]

The ultimate example in irony? A series called Awkward Black Girl becomes super popular and one of the most watched series on the net, putting its creator Issa Rae, in even more positions to be… well, awkward! Here’s a few reasons why. 154,918 – The number of subscribers on Issa Rae’s youtube page (at press time). […]

In a time where legends were being created, none had a hall of fame slot solidified faster than Big Daddy Kane. Here’s just a few reasons why. 7 The number of albums BDK released between 1988 and 1998. 1 The number of Grammy Awards BDK won for Best Rap Performance By A Duo or Group […]

As we reflect on today’s King holiday and the upcoming Black History Month, it’s important not only to remember what our civil rights heroes did for the world, but also how each of us can take their philosophies even further. For Spelman alum Chelsea Williams, that means using her background in financial services to mentor […]