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.

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.