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Bill Cosby wins temporary delay in lawsuit against him

Bill Cosby marked a small — but only temporary — legal victory in Los Angeles on Wednesday. This was 24 hours after he marked a legal loss in a different case on Tuesday in Los Angeles.

New film recounts Thurgood Marshall’s role in the controversial Greenwich case

The story of a sensational criminal case that rocked Greenwich and southern Connecticut is now being filmed for the big screen.

Race & beauty: Family of Nina Simone outraged at casting of Zoe Saldana

If there was any doubt about how Nina Simone’s family and fans feel about the upcoming biopic starring Zoe Saldana, recent social media posts make it clear they are not pleased.

Hollywood & Diversity: Black actors ready for Chris Rock to shake up Oscars

Guests at the first American Black Film Festival Honors are ready for Chris Rock to shake up the Oscars.

Taye Diggs’ Mixed Me! at KidFilm festival

Children of all ages along with their parents filled the Angelika Film Center on Jan. 23 for the 32nd Annual Kid Film Festival. As part of the USA Film Festival, the two-day festival is the oldest and largest children’s film ...

SAG Awards, Sundance more diverse

Over just a few hours Saturday night, the SAG Awards and Sundance showered their honors on a parade of performers and films that presented a stark contrast to the crisis that has plagued the Oscars.

Picking Up the Pieces: Tracy Morgan: Back from the edge, returning to stand-up

A gruesome highway accident followed by months of pain and rehab. That’s no laughing matter.

The Oscars Blackout - Black Hollywood reacts to lack of diversity among Oscar nominations

A year after host Neil Patrick Harris quipped that the Oscars were honoring Hollywood’s “best and Whitest,” the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences unveiled yet another all-White slate of acting nominees on Jan. 14, prompting a dismayed revival ...

Naughty but Nice: There’s no holiday like Christmas at a South Dallas juke joint

In the musical Naughty but Nice, The Soul Rep Theater Company – and “Ms. D,” the fictitious proprietor of equally fictional The Yellow Rose Lounge and Grill – offered audiences the flavor of a South Dallas juke joint last week ...

Spike Lee uses classic to reveal cycle of violence in Chi-Town

In his latest film, Chi-Raq, which draws from the ancient Greek play Lysistrata by Aristophanes, director Spike Lee has managed to successfully capture a similar innovation for the big screen as the sensation West Side Story created on Broadway in ...

A Man Called Jon

Faith is an important part of many people’s lives. Every weekend, millions of people practice their faith by attending church to worship and praise God with their fellow parishioners.

Creed: The story continues 40 years later

“Why would you pick a fighter’s life if you didn’t have to,” asks the old, retired ex-boxer Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone). He would know. The life, it ain’t easy. Yet as he stares into the eyes of Apollo Creed’s son ...

Spike Lee accepts honorary Oscar

Spike Lee told an audience of entertainment luminaries that it’s easier for a Black person to become president of the United States than head of a Hollywood studio or network.

Diversifying drama on DFW stages

Theater is perhaps Dallas’ most undervalued cultural expression. It is one of the oldest forms of entertainment. Yet, in a city with districts lined with a number of galleries, museums and dance companies, theaters struggle to maintain their relevance. The ...

Carter High, the movie, sheds light on true story

High school football is king in Texas. The passion, joy and popularity of the game can be felt Friday nights during the fall at high school venues and stadiums around the state as fans support their teams during the games.