Emmy Awards didn’t even pretend not to be political

BY LORRAINE ALI LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS LOS ANGELES — Subtext became text when issues of race, gender and national politics, long a part of Hollywood awards...

Prince music flies off shelves in the days after his death

BY ANGELA BRONNER HELM THE ROOT Days after the tragic death of Prince at age 57, the pop legend’s music is predictably swelling in sales. USA Today...

Former first lady writes college letters of recommendation for ‘Black-ish star’

EURWEB.COM When “Black-ish” star Yari Shahidi says she counts Michelle Obama among her supporters, the girl has receipts. The 17-year-old is currently applying for colleges and...

First lady to be guest on ‘Project Runway Junior’

BY NY MAGEE EURWEB.COM There’s no doubt that First lady Michelle Obama is a fashion icon with impeccable style and a classic sense of glamour, which...

Greene, Mann rack up Stellar Awards

Artists pick up six honors each during gospel awards show SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER Some of the biggest names in gospel received high honors at...

Albright, Bryson to perform at Seabreeze Jazz Festival

The Seabreeze Jazz Festival is April 20-24 in Panama Beach. The three-day festival will feature Michael Albright, Mindi Abair, Peabo Bryson, Jonathan Butler, Brian...

Only 29 percent of Hollywood’s speaking roles filled by women

BY RYAN FAUGHNDER LOS ANGELES TIMES TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE An extensive new study of diversity in Hollywood paints a damning portrait of the film and television industry...

Ready for Jazz in the Gardens stage

April Raquel’s self-proclaimed musical style is urban, rock, soul and funk. She’ll be one of the local artists showcasing her talent at the Miami...

The impact of ‘Waiting to Exhale’

The movie, which was released 20 years ago, showed the power of Black actresses and led to other successful movies with ethnic casts. BY SUSAN...

‘Selma’ star says he won’t take ‘Black best friend’ role

EURWEB.COM After starring as Martin Luther King Jr. in Ava DuVernay’s critically acclaimed movie “Selma,” David Oyelowo said in a recent interview with NPR, “I...

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