The Root sat down with the incredible cast of August Wilson's "Fences," and asked them what they would keep in and our of their personal fences, how it was working with Denzel and memories of their fathers.
Kerry Washington is beloved as Olivia Pope on "Scandal" and she's nominated for an Emmy for playing Anita Hill in the HBO movie Confirmation. There's also buzz that she might get nominated for an Oscar for her role in a scary new thriller that was inspired by real life events. (Jimmy Kimmel Live)
BET, the Viacom-owned cable network has inked a new deal with the founder and executive producer Beverly Bond of Black Girls Rock to keep the annual awards show on the network for another five years. Bond founded Black Girls Rock as a multifaceted empowerment movement that includes youth enrichment mentoring programs, a tour and the annual awards show, partnering with BET in 2010 for the latter.
Jimmy Kimmel Live wrote: From time to time we highlight some of the nasty things people post about famous people by asking those famous people to read them aloud. This is #MeanTweets Music Edition #3 featuring Meghan Trainor, Ricky Martin, James Taylor, Little Big Town, Common, Ed Sheeran, Kelly Clarkson, Charlie Wilson, Blake Shelton, Wiz Khalifa, Josh Groban, Demi Lovato, The Killers, Drake, One Direction, Lionel Richie, Rita Ora and Mumford & Sons.
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal is joined by Chuck D of Public Enemy and Gaye Theresa Johnson. Professor Johnson teaches in the Department of Black Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
President Barack Obama on Thursday directed his administration to conduct a broad review focused on infrastructure required for "transporting, transmitting, and delivering energy," the White House said. In a memo establishing the Quadrennial Energy Review, Obama said a related task force would develop recommendations and submit a report to the president every four years beginning with the first one by January 31, 2015.
Vigil of protest over death of Mike Brown and others killed by police
Protest vigils were held in cities around the country 8/14/2014 to stand in solidarity with Ferguson Missouri where 18 year old Michael Brown was shot by a police officer. Washington DC's Malcolm X park saw 2,000 stand in silent protest while the names of the dead were read.