On Tuesday, Coachella announced its 2017 lineup which includes headliners Radiohead, Kendrick Lamar and ― best of all ― Beyoncé.
The first black U.S. president might be on the way out, but the year also saw several African American firsts in literature, entertainment, politics and sports.
For example, in 2016, the long-awaited National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. opened — a mecca housing artifacts and art chronicling the struggles and triumphs of blacks in the U.S.
NBCBLK presents a year of firsts. Continue reading Breaking Barriers in 2016: A Year of Firsts Among African Americans
‘Winning the Heisman Trophy is something you just dream about. You never think it could happen to you’ Continue reading Ernie Davis becomes the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy
Let’s hope fiction will catalyze reality
We’ve made it. After decades of paltry onscreen portrayals of black people—who often don’t seem to exist apart from being slaves or sidekicks—2016 has given our lives silver-screen shape. Continue reading African-American Actors Ruled Hollywood This Year
The newcomer opened up about what he feels he and America’s 44th president have in common.
“The Walking Dead” actress Sonequa Martin-Green has landed the lead role on CBS All Access’ “Star Trek: Discovery.” Continue reading ‘Walking Dead’ Star Lands ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Lead
Fashion has its Pantone chart and Pharrell Williams has Hu — a new fashion project with Adidas Originals that aims to chip away at color barriers by exalting human diversity. Continue reading How Pharrell Williams & Adidas Are Trying to Chip Away Racial Barriers
The 32-year-old plans to lead and give back to a city that has supported her.
Continue reading Former WNBA player Tamara James is now mayor of her hometown