Independence Day

Millions of condolences and tributes have poured out since it was announced that Prince passed away on Thursday.

Best known for her roles in Kill Bill, Soul Food and Curb Your Enthusiasm, Vivica A. Fox has learned the art of mastering a career…

“I remember you was conflicted, misusing your influence..” Having a sense of patriotism to the country we call America can be fleeting. After all, as a…

It’s that time of the year again! We’ve been to a few family gatherings over the years, but the Fourth of July barbecue always brings…

Since the American colonies declared independence from Great Britain in 1776, there have been questions of what that independence means for America’s black citizens. As…

I was so excited to hear that “Independence Day” would be coming back for part two. But the original movie’s star Will Smith has officially bowed out of the sequel, an insider told “The Wrap.” While it’s not clear why Smith stepped away from the film, the director, Roland Emmerich, is said to be looking […]

Thursday is the Fourth of July and you may be hosting a barbecue or party in your backyard. Taniya Nayak, an interior designer from HGTV and Food Networks’ “Restaurant Impossible,” appeared on “Good Morning America” today to present five easy, do-it-yourself tips to transform your outdoor space and impress your guests. Here are six extra backyard beautification tips from […]

Actress Vivica A. Fox showed up to support her former Independence Day cast mast, Will Smith, during the New York City premiere of his new film After Earth. During an interview, Fox, who currently stars in the TV series Mr. Box Office, weighed in on Will and Jada Pinkett Smith’s parenting skills, and also revealed the best advice […]

We at Elev8 want to wish you a  Happy Independence Day. Here are some facts to about  our country. On the second of July, 1776,…

The original 1996 blockbuster brought in $817 million and continued to grow in popularity long after its premiere. Because of its demand, Will Smith is asking for $50 million to be a part of the new film. But that asking price might just keep the actor from appearing in the sci-fi action movies. Vulture reports […]

More than 40 years ago, both political parties (Democratic and Republicans) made strategic decisions that are still being felt today. In the 1960s, the Republican Party formally adopted the “Southern Strategy.” The Southern Strategy was a deliberate strategy by the Republican Party of the 1960s concocted to win elections in Southern states by exploiting anti-Black […]

While the “Star Spangled Banner,” America’s national anthem, has been sung for nearly two centuries, many African-Americans throughout the years sang a different tune. “Lift Every Every Voice And Sing,” a poem written by literary pioneer James Weldon Johnson, is often dubbed “The Black National Anthem.” The poem was originally performed in honor of Abraham […]