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.
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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, 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 lost Fats Domino last week, but some of the city’s old guard are still going strong.
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.
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 ...
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.
Thurgood Marshall, a titan of 20th-century law and a civil rights pioneer, has until now largely eluded Hollywood’s notice