Spike Lee’s ‘Chiraq’ sparks debate about the term

BY LOLLY BOWEAN CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS Reports that filmmaker Spike Lee is planning to shoot a feature movie in Chicago called “Chiraq” ruined Aaron Pierce’s mood last...

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...

First lady sparks outrage over appearance on ‘Black Girls Rock!’

BLACKAMERICAWEB.COM First Lady Michelle Obama’s appearance on BET’s “Black Girls Rock!” show that aired on Easter Sunday was a definite plus for some, but for...

‘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...

Latifah to star in HBO’s film ‘Bessie’

EURWEB.COM Queen Latifah is no longer gracing the airwaves with her daily talk show, but she will be back on the small screen shortly. If you...

A surprise pick: South African comedian to replace Stewart on ‘Daily Show’

BY MEREDITH BLAKE AND JULIE WESTFALL LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS Trevor Noah, a 31-year-old comedian who has been a contributor to Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” will...

Tasha Smith has to pay $7,000 a month in alimony

FROM STAFF REPORTS The “Why Did I Get Married?’’ star probably has been asking that question a lot lately. According to court documents, Tasha Smith, the...

JAZZ IN THE GARDENS 2015

Funkin’ in Miami Gardens Trumpeter Tom Browne was one of a stellar group of performers appearing at the 10th annual Jazz in the Gardens music...

JAZZ IN THE GARDENS 2015

From R&B superstars to jazz greats Miami Gardens celebrates 10 years of great music with legendary artists BY LISA ROGERS-CHERRY FLORIDA COURIER Music lovers from around the world...

White House correspondent’s new book details experience covering presidents

EURWEB.COM April D. Ryan is veteran journalist who has been a White House correspondent for the past 18 years. She also serves as the Washington bureau...

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