Poets, authors participate in literary event in Orlando

Milton McCulloch, a poet and author, presented the second event in his Literary Series on April 22 at Three Masks Inc., an African gift...

Soul legend Percy Sledge succumbs to cancer

BY RANDY LEWIS LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS The way soul singer Percy Sledge often told the story, his unexpected entry into pop music immortality came out of...

Selma’ star: ‘Captive’ is different kind of faith-based story

BY BARBARA VANCHERI PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE/TNS Try as he might, David Oyelowo wasn’t going to meet with Brian Nichols, the man he portrays in the movie “Captive.” He...

Hart challenges rich friends to match Harvey donation

EURWEB.COM Officials in Texas say Hurricane Harvey could force more than 30,000 people into shelters, with flooding still threatening to swallow more streets and neighborhoods...

MIAMI BROWARD ONE CARNIVAL 2015

The beauty of Carnival “Party people” from the Caribbean and around America converged on South Florida for Carnival activities last week, climaxing with the Parade...

‘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...

N.W.A. finally makes it into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

BY RANDY LEWIS LOS ANGELES TIMES (TNS) N.W.A (Niggaz Wit Attitudes) has followed the success of “Straight Outta Compton” straight into the Rock and Roll...

Diddy says he was joking about name change

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS/TNSDiddy almost did it again. Sean Combs — who currently goes by Diddy and previously went by Puff Daddy, Puffy and P....

‘Black Panther’ soundtrack joins tradition of Black movie music

BY MIKAEL WOOD LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS There’s a scene in “Black Panther” in which a bad guy busy raining fire from the passenger seat of a...

Black actors make history at the Academy Awards

BY YESHA CALLAHAN THEROOT.COM Mahershala Ali literally set the tone for the evening as he walked onstage to accept the first award of the night. Ali,...

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