Michael K. Williams: A Tribute To His Passionate Fight For Justice And What Brought Him The Most Joy

Written by Ashley Allison All around the White House that day in 2020, we all heard the rumbles that Omar was coming. Our team had organized a meeting between Republicans and Democrats activists who supported the need for criminal justice reform to meet with then President Barack Obama and actor Michael K. Williams was on the guest list. Just before the meeting started, Michael was sitting with his hands folded and resting on the table in the Roosevelt Room. He looked sharp and had a stern but nervous look on his face. He was situated in the middle of the…

2021 Phoenix Awards: How To Watch, Honorees, Who’s Performing And More

The 2021 Phoenix Awards ceremony airs on BET and BET Her Friday night on September 17 beginning at 8/7C p.m. For the second year, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) and BET have partnered for the virtual awards ceremony, which is the signature and culminating event of the 50thAnnual Legislative Conference (ALC), the leading policy conference which focuses on issues impacting African Americans and the global Black community. This year’s theme is Black Excellence Unparalleled: Pressing Onward in Power. The awards honor individuals who have made significant contributions to society in the areas of civic engagement, diversity and inclusion, and…
OPINION: Michael K. Williams Was Never A Leading Man, But Always A Leading Talent

OPINION: Michael K. Williams Was Never A Leading Man, But Always A Leading Talent

Written by Dustin J. Seibert When our beloved entertainers and athletes transition, we take to social media to mourn. Such is the case with the effusive Instagram and Twitter posts following the death of actor Michael K. Williams, who was found deceased in his New York City apartment on Labor Day. But while we’ve lost too many entertainers over the last couple years, the outpouring of grief for Williams seems to be the most concentrated and widespread arguably since the death of Kobe Bryant in early 2020. Sure, there are plenty of “R.I.P.” captions accompanying the requisite glossy photos of…