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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.

Bright features Will Smith in an action-packed Sci/Fi drama

The Netflix film Bright, released on the subscriber service Dec. 22, is an intriguing mix of film genres that is apparently intended to be a holiday blockbuster for the relatively new world of digital video streaming.

Self-Made Sistas features local Black business women

A flourishing relationship or a prospering business? Black women encounter this life tug-of-war everyday as society forces women to choose between being the wife and mother who dedicates her life to the dreams of her husband or the successful businesswoman ...

Black, Latino acts rule Grammy nominations

The Recording Academy sent a clear message when they announced the nominees for the 2018 Grammys: They want to see a Black or Latino act have a better shot at winning in the major categories.

Della Reese, of famed Touched by an Angel, has died

Della Reese, the actress and gospel-influenced singer who in middle age found her greatest fame as Tess, the wise angel in the long-running television drama Touched by an Angel, has died at age 86.

New Orleans music stars on the rise, as some fade away

New Orleans lost Fats Domino last week, but some of the city’s old guard are still going strong.

The Domino Effect: Fats Domino mined New Orleans roots in pioneering music

Fats Domino didn’t look like a typical teen idol. He stood 5-feet-5 and weighed more than 200 pounds, with a wide, boyish smile and a haircut as flat as an album cover.

DanceAfrica: Continuing the legacy of Charles ‘Baba Chuck’ Davis

Every year, the DanceAfrica festival starts off each performance with a tribute and libation ceremony from the Council of Elders for those who have passed away, but this year was quite different. DanceAfrica founder Charles “Baba” Davis passed away in ...

Boseman, Hudlin team up to portray a young Thurgood Marshall

Chadwick Boseman knows a little about portraying icons: his acting resume includes Jackie Robinson, James Brown and comic book’s first Black superhero, the Black Panther.

A young Thurgood Marshall in Connecticut – before Brown v. Board of Education

Thurgood Marshall, a titan of 20th-century law and a civil rights pioneer, has until now largely eluded Hollywood’s notice

Dallas Black Dance Theatre taps into social media

Dallas Black Dance Theatre will bring social media to the main stage in the development of this year’s world premiere by Artistic Director Bridget L. Moore during the Director’s Choice. The series will be held Nov. 3-5. Social media will ...

Shemar Moore stars in remake of S.W.A.T.

A dynamic reboot of the action-drama show S.W.A.T. will air next month as Criminal Minds star Shemar Moore combines his star power with executive producer Aaron Rahsaan Thomas’ creative talent.

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