Cheadle adds jazz legend to his gallery of portraits

BY MICHAEL PHILLIPS CHICAGO TRIBUNE TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE CHICAGO — We’re in a strangely busy cycle for musical biopics. Now in theaters, Tom Hiddleston plays singer-songwriter Hank...

What’s on TV this summer

Here are 40 new and returning comedies and dramas BY DIANE WERTS NEWSDAY/TNS What do you need to see this summer? What don’t you need to see...

Urban Movie Channel’s travel series focuses on Africa

BLACKNEWS.COM The Urban Movie Channel (UMC) is airing an original travel series, “World Wide Nate: African Adventures.’’ The reality travel show follows Chicago native Nathan Fluellen,...

‘The Wiz Live’ returns Dec. 19

In case you missed it, NBC will air an encore of “The Wiz Live’’ from 8 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 19. The musical,...

‘Too Darn Hot Party’ boosts OWN’s cable rating

TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE OWN and Tyler Perry decided to celebrate their winning collaboration on “Love Thy Neighbor,” “For Better or Worse,” “The Haves and...

Ballerina discusses food and shyness in new book

BY MOIRA MACDONALD SEATTLE TIMES/TNS Misty Copeland’s remarkable story is the sort you can imagine depicted by a skilled novelist; her life, in the words of...

New Toni Morrison book deals with skin color, child abuse

BOOK REVIEW Review of “God Help the Child: A Novel.’’ By Toni Morrison.  Alfred A. Knopf. 178 pp.  $24.95. BY DR. GLENN C. ALTSCHULER SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER The...

Congressman targets Cosby’s Medal of Freedom

BY ALEX GANGITANO CQ-ROLL CALL / TNS WASHINGTON – Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., is attempting to assist in the removal of Bill Cosby’s Presidential Medal of...

Edmonds to host ‘Queen Boss’ on Centric

BY NY MAGEE EURWEB.COM Tracey Edmonds  is teaming with Centric for a new eight-episode series called “Queen Boss,” which aims to find the sharpest African-American female...

Effie Brown: Black women contributed to Hollywood discrimination

EURWEB Effie Brown, the African-American Hollywood producer whom Matt Damon famously tried to lecture on diversity, believes that women and people of color have contributed...

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