Djuan Trent made history in 2010 when she became one of four African-American women to win the pageant title of Miss Kentucky. On Friday, Trent made national history again after she announced she was “queer” — becoming the first national pageant contestant to publicly come out as lesbian.
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Liberal activists in Virginia are sharply opposing the candidacy of Richmond mayor Dwight Jones to be chairman of the Virginia Democratic Party because the African-American pastor refuses to publicly support gay marriage, even though he says this personal views on the issue would not affect his decisions if he were selected as chairman.
“12 Years a Slave” screenwriter John Ridley is clearing the air about his alleged snub of director Steve McQueen at the Academy Awards.
Music icon Prince is back on the scene, taking both the music and television airwaves by storm.
Awards season is in full swing and among the plethora of events honoring the best of film that have — and will — take place are the African American Film Festival Hollywood Awards.
Political analyst Joy-Ann Reid will soon make her debut as a television host on MSNBC, it was announced on Monday.
The wait is finally over for “Preachers of L.A.” fans. Oxygen has announced plans to pick-up a second season of the hit docu-series.
Idris Elba is putting speculation that will someday play James Bond to rest.
Kanye West has revealed his new year’s resolution for 2014 — to stop talking for “six months, at least.”
Lupita Nyong’o, a star of the lauded film “12 Years a Slave,” has been blazing a trail down the red carpets of the world, promoting the movie in jaw-dropping ensembles that showcase her stunning beauty.