Local rapper ‘champions’ anti-bullying campaign

“I’m the champion. I’m the chosen one,” Young Fab raps on his recently released single, Champion. “I’m the champion. I’m a hole-in-one.”

Amazing Grace: Documentary of Aretha Franklin’s live recording of the best-selling gospel album of all time

Back in the day, if you couldn’t get to church on Sunday to hear the pastor’s sermon, you’d put on Aretha Franklin’s Amazing Grace album – the best-selling gospel record of all time – and she would give you your ...

Rihanna, Axl Rose tell Trump to cease playing their music

When a popular singer with 88 million followers on her Twitter account sends a message about something bothering her, people tend to notice. When she sends the message less than 72 hours before a crucial midterm election, they probably notice ...

DBDT reflects on historic times, cherished moments in Director’s Choice series

Dynamic and powerful are two words that have been used to describe the works of the Director’s Choice series presented by the Dallas Black Dance Theatre at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, located at 2400 Flora St. in the ...

Soul Rep Theatre wraps up season of ‘soul powered’ plays

The Soul Rep Theatre Company recently closed its 11th season with its final “soul powered” play,

Malcolm X: An Overwhelming Influence on the Black Power Movement

The film Malcolm X: An Overwhelming Influence on the Black Power Movement will have its premier showing to the Dallas community Saturday at noon at the Inspiring Body of Christ church, located at 7701 S. Westmoreland Ave. The screening is ...

Power of Women: MeToo founder Tarana Burke focuses on survivors

They were honoring stars of Hollywood, the media and literature, but it was longtime activist and MeToo founder Tarana Burke – a name unknown to most people until six months ago – who got the biggest ovation at Variety’s annual ...

The Last O.G.

TBS’ The Last O.G – as in “original gangsta” – starring Tracy Morgan as a man just out of prison and learning his way around a changed world, also holds a lesson in comedy chemistry.

Black Girl Magic: The magic of A Wrinkle in Time

“Black cinema” and “blockbuster” are suddenly becoming synonymous, with Black Panther already taking in a billion dollars in global box office receipts and Jordan Peele becoming the first African American to win an Oscar for best original screenplay for his ...

Peele, Bryant and Del Toro win at a more diverse Oscars

A slight sense of change was palpable at the 90th Academy Awards as Hollywood sought to confront the #OscarsSoWhite issues in the post-Harvey Weinstein era and pivot to a vision of a more inclusive film industry.

Next up at the Kennedy Center? A new focus on hip-hop

It was late October 2017 and a packed house of VIPs had gathered at Washington’s Kennedy Center to watch David Letterman receive the Mark Twain award for a career in comedy. A stream of comedians took the stage to sing ...

Innovators and visionaries: Macy’s celebrates Black History Month

This February, Macy’s will celebrate Black History Month by welcoming a host of innovators in fashion, entertainment, art, music, literature and technology, who are pioneers in their industries. Innovation is one of the cornerstones of Black culture, helping to propel ...

Black Panther

Fans who bought a record-setting number of advance tickets weren’t the only ones anticipating the Feb. 16 opening of Black Panther, Marvel’s historic first Black superhero film.

Two Sides: Viola Davis’ docu-series tackles deadly a reality

Viola Davis knows how to make an audience see into the heart of a character, whether a burdened mother in Doubt or the flawed attorney in How to Get Away with Murder.

Fade to Black: Globes roll out red carpet under cloud of sex scandals

The Golden Globes red carpet was dyed black by streams of actresses, actors and activists outfitted in a color-coordinated statement against sexual harassment and gender inequality in Hollywood.