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2016 was an outstanding year for Black television, film and music. And it was those creative platforms being celebrated in Los Angeles on Saturday at the NAACP Image Awards. That’s where Denzel Washington and his Fences co-star Viola Davis both took home awards for their work in the film and Washington received a standing ovation for his moving acceptance speech.

Meanwhile Hidden Figures won Outstanding Motion Picture with Taraji P henson winning Outstanding Actress for her work in the film and for her role as Cookie Lyons on Empire.

And if that wasn’t enough Sterling K. Brown, Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross all took home trophies for their outstanding TV portrayals.

But while it was celebration many still couldn’t help but talk about the need for diversity in Hollywood. Watch the video to hear what Trevor Noah and others had to say.


Thanks To Jay Z Fifth Harmony Star Normani Kordei Finally Gets Her Time To Shine



First, let’s start with the sad news. Fifth Harmony has decided to spilt and go their separate ways. But, that means the good news is … MORE Normani Kordei, ayyyyeeee!

Fifth Harmony released a statement on Monday saying the girls, who were placed together in a group on the singing competition show X-Factor, were taking a hiatus to focus on solo endeavors.

We all know what that means…

Moving on — once word spread that the girls were focusing on their own personal projects Normani instantly became the number one trending topic, Twitter rejoiced and news broke that Jay Z’s ROC Nation would be behind her project. Thanks Hov!


Are you here for Normani’s solo mission or will you miss the group more?

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