‘Black-ish’ to celebrate Juneteenth

BY GREG BRAXTON LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS ABC’s “black-ish,” the acclaimed family comedy about an upper-middle class African-American family living in a predominantly White neighborhood, has taken...

No Black hope in ‘Detroit’

BY DWIGHT BROWN NNPA NEWSWIRE FILM CRITIC “Detroit” tells a story of racial injustice and police brutality, based on fact, which is easy enough to believe...

Grammy nominations reflect more embrace of hip-hop, diversity

BY RANDY LEWIS LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS After treading cautiously through the realm of hip-hop for nearly four decades, the Recording Academy belatedly has embraced the genre...

Documentary on bucking to premiere at Miami Film Festival

“When the Beat Drops,’’ a documentary by Jamal Sims, will have its premiere at the Miami Film Festival. The documentary airs at 6:30 p.m. March...

Big Freedia, DeVaughn, Price to perform at hurricane benefit concert

City Winery in Atlanta will be the site of the Hurricane Harvey Benefit Relief Concert on Sept. 20. The concert is at 8 p.m. Doors...

Kotb replaces Lauer on NBC’s ‘Today’

BY STEPHEN BATTAGLIO LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS Hoda Kotb has been named co-anchor of NBC’s “Today,” taking over the chair of fired co-anchor Matt Lauer. NBC News Chairman...

Remembering those who made us laugh, dance and think

Here’s a glance at just some of the beloved African-American celebrities who died in 2017. FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS Lee O’Denat, 43 The founder of the...

Sheila E makes strong political statement with ‘Iconic’ album

BY KEVIN C. JOHNSON ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH/TNS The last couple of years, while working on two different albums, singer-percussionist Sheila E. realized she had to shift...

A girls trip under the Tuscan sun

BY ELEANOR HENDRICKS MCDANIEL SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER Travel can be exhausting. After a busy week in Rome, my sister, Valerie, and I decided to...

DENEE BENTON / TONY AWARD NOMINEE

Dreams can come true Orlando’s Denee Benton and her parents, Derryl and Jackie Benton, celebrated Denee’s nomination for 2017’s Best Actress in a Broadway show...

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