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...

‘Unforgettable’ singer Natalie Cole dies at age 65

‘Unforgettable’ singer Natalie Cole dies at age 65 BY FLORIDA COURIER STAFF Natalie Cole, the Grammy winning singer and daughter of the legendary Nat King Cole,...

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...

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...

Odom is Google’s top name search of 2015

BLACKAMERICAWEB.COM As Lamar Odom continues his road to recovery, the public has remained intensely curious about his well-being. More than two months after he collapsed at a Nevada...

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