What a difference a few years has made for The Weeknd

BY GERRICK D. KENNEDY LOS ANGELES TIMES TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE During his 2012 set at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, the Weeknd was every bit...

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...

Filmmaker expresses hate for word ‘diversity’

EURWEB Despite giving a thumbs up to the Academy for taking steps to increase diversity among its membership, don’t expect Ava DuVernay to use that...

Stacey Dash’s relative: Fox has to be paying her for ‘coonin’

BY DIANA O. EROMOSELE THEROOT.COM Stacey Dash is feeling the wrath of Black America. She keeps arguing that any effort or initiative to celebrate Black American...

NAACP on Oscars: Change the channel

Organization blasts Academy Awards for lack of racial diversity again BY HAZEL TRICE EDNEY TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE The NAACP has suggested that television viewers “switch the...

Celebrities, family remember Natalie Cole at L.A. service

BY ANGEL JENNINGS TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE LOS ANGELES — Venerated R&B singer Natalie Cole received a soulful send-off at funeral services Monday, with fellow musicians Stevie...

Plenty of star power

From Harry Belafonte to Frank Sinatra, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had the backing of many celebrities. By Gregory Clay McClatchy-Tribune News Service During the turbulent decade...

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...

Coming soon: O.J. Simpson documentary and TV show

BY GREG BRAXTON LOS ANGELS TIMES (TNS) Two decades after the “Trial of the Century,” O.J. Simpson remains a hot commodity. Cable and broadcast TV have seen...

‘Showdown’ a dramatic account of Marshall’s confirmation

BY DR. GLENN ALTSCHULER SPECIAL TO THE COURIER Thurgood Marshall was an icon of the civil rights movement in the United States. The founder and executive...

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