Tuesday, February 18, 2020

‘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...

JAZZ IN THE GARDENS 2015

From R&B superstars to jazz greats Miami Gardens celebrates 10 years of great music with legendary artists BY LISA ROGERS-CHERRY FLORIDA COURIER Music lovers from around the world...

Prince protégé Vanity dies at 57

Denise Katrina Matthews, also known as Vanity, died Feb. 15 at a hospital in Fremont, Calif. She was 57. Matthews was the lead singer of...

Haiti song about ‘sugar babies’ and ‘papas’ becomes social commentary

BY JACQUELINE CHARLES MIAMI HERALD/TNS PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – The catchy song with the frenetic beat airs the dirty secret that everyone knows but no one talks...

Those who worked with singer shed light on ‘Whitney’

MOVIE REVIEW BY KENNETH TURAN LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS The life and too-early death of singer Whitney Houston was a train wreck that lots of people say they...

‘The Last Jedi’ dazzles with twists rivaling the classic trilogy

BY COLIN COVERT STAR TRIBUNE/TNS Making a movie like “The Last Jedi” takes a special blend of deep respect for the mythology of “Star Wars”...

Lisa Bonet: Something ‘sinister’ about Cosby during filming of show

BY NICOLE BITETTE NEW YORK DAILY NEWS/TNS Lisa Bonet hates to tell you she “told you so” about Bill Cosby. The actress, who portrayed Denise Huxtable on...

Hamilton goes viral with his rendition of national anthem

FROM WIRE REPORTS JEFF SINER/CHARLOTTE OBSERVER/TNS Charlotte, North Carolina native Anthony Hamilton sings the national anthem prior to...

Trump: FBI and Justice Department will look into Smollett case

ANTONIO PEREZ/CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS Actor Jussie Smollett leaves the Leighton Criminal Court building after all charges were dropped in his...

Director John Singleton dies at age 51

At age 24, Singleton became the first Black director nominated for an Oscar and the Academy Award’s youngest Best Director...