DREAMERS WHO WIN

A selected group of high school students got a chance to be energized to achieve their dreams during a weekend symposium...

Obamas to create exclusive podcasts for Spotify

SCOTT OLSON/GETTY IMAGES/TNS Former first Lady Michelle and former president Barack Obama are introduced at the inaugural Obama Foundation Summit on...

And the Oscar finally goes to Spike Lee

Filmmaker snubbed for ‘Do the Right Thing’ to be honored by Academy Awards in November BY GLENN WHIPP LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS Spike Lee’s relationship with the Oscars...

‘Once in a Great City’ chronicles glory days of Detroit

BOOK REVIEW: Review of Once in a Great City: A Detroit Story. By David Maraniss. Simon & Schuster. 441 pp. $32.50. BY DR. GLENN C. ALTSCHULER SPECIAL TO...

Faith-based film business trying new ways to attract audiences

BY RYAN FAUGHNDER LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS In late February, actor Dennis Quaid joined religious rock group MercyMe at a Dallas concert to sing — and promote...

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...

Harriet Tubman’s life was more like an action movie

FOCUS FEATURES The new film 'Harriet' does not shy away from depicting iconic Maryland abolitionist Harriet Tubman (portrayed by Cynthia Erivo) holding a...

FLORIDA COMMUNITY CALENDAR

LIL WAYNE: He will be in concert with blink-182 on July 25 in West Palm Beach, July...

Book aims to debunk myth of absent Black fathers

BY TRE-VELL ANDERSON LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS Jorja Leap is no ordinary professor. She’s got what many would call “street cred.” Sitting in her office at UCLA, where...

Jazz in the Gardens underway in South Florida

Lionel Richie performs Sunday at the Miami Gardens festival. The 14th Annual Jazz in the Gardens is March...

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