Ariell Johnson, the founder of Philadelphia’s Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse, is the only Black woman to own a comics shop on the East Coast.  Johnson opened Amalgam Comics to tremendous fanfare in January. Now, her important contributions to geek culture and entrepreneurship for women of color has been immortalized in the most appropriate way possible. Johnson appears on a

Viola Davis is expanding her work behind-the-camera, as she’s put a new comedy series into development with ABC, the network behind her show “How To Get Away With Murder.” Davis will executive produce the single-cam, half-hour comedy “The Zipcoders” for ABC through her production company JuVee Productions. Hailing from “Barbershop” screenwriter Marshall Todd, “The Zipcoders,” set in 1968, is about a divorced mother

  When physician Tamika Cross shared her story of being dismissed while trying to help a man in need, many black doctors felt her pain. Cross says she was on a Delta Flight from Detroit heading to Minneapolis when a passenger became unresponsive and flight attendants called for medical help. But when Cross tried to step in, she recalls the flight

Tech giant Google is aiming to foster the next generation of leaders by increasing learning opportunities for students of color by spearheading an initiative aimed towards encouraging young people of color to pursue careers in technology. Launched earlier this week by the multimedia behemoth, the Code Next program was established in an effort to combat recent Google statistics citing that 51

Nia Long is joining the cast of ‘Dear White People.’ Long will play the role of Neika Hobbs. Hobbs will appear as an African American studies professor at the series fictional Winchester University. Long is most notable for her work as an actress in films such as Big Mama’s House, Are We There Yet, Best Man, Soul Food

  Former Black Panther Angela Davis meets Zulaika Patel, the 13 year old who refused to change her afro and led a protest against their school, which wanted its students to relax/straighten their hair because it looked ‘untidy.’