Legendary Artist Synthia Saint James Dishes About Her Career and USPS 50th Anniversary Kwanzaa Stamp

In 1966, pan-African scholar and activist Maulana Ndabezitha Karenga created Kwanzaa as a way to reconnect African-Americans with their West African roots. The term “Kwanzaa” derives from the Swahili phrase “matunda ya kwanzaa” which translates to “first fruits of the harvest.” From Dec. 26 to Jan. 1, families adhere to seven core principles such as …

5 Reasons Atlanta Is the New Hotbed for the Entertainment Industry

Originally Posted on Blerds. Written By Ricky Riley There is a reason Atlanta is called the Empire City of the South. Like New York City, Atlanta has become a cultural center for the arts and entertainment industry. Many celebrities make the city their home, such as rapper and actor T.I., director Tyler Perry, singer and actress Brandy …

Black Voice Actors

Regina King King has had many iconic acting roles in shows like Southland (2009-13) and 227 (1985-90) and in 1990s films like Poetic Justice, Boyz n the Hood, Friday and Jerry Maguire. However, she has also voiced the iconic Huey and Riley Freeman from The Boondocks (2005-14). See more at: http://blerds.atlantablackstar.com/2015/03/12/10-black-voice-actors-you-didnt-know-were-behind-some-of-tvs-most-popular-animated-characters/2/#sthash.4djWn5wF.dpuf