Thursday, April 15, 2021

Wilson and the Supremes changed how White America viewed Black music

BY MIKAEL WOOD LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS In a video posted on Feb. 6 on YouTube, Mary Wilson — the singer and style icon whose work as...

Mary Wilson, longest-reigning original Supreme, dies at 76

ASSOCIATED PRESS LAS VEGAS— Mary Wilson, the longest-reigning original Supreme, has died at 76 years old. Wilson died Monday night at her home in Las Vegas...

Netflix, HBO and Beyoncé lead NAACP Image Award nominations

BY CHRISTI CARRAS LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS The NAACP has revealed this year’s nominees for its annual Image Awards, celebrating the work of artists of color and...

Movies and TV shows to watch during Black History Month

BY KATHLEEN CHRISTANSEN ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS With February’s arrival comes Black History Month, providing a time to reflect upon the accomplishments of Black Americans. One way to...

Netflix drama chosen as Black Film Critics Circle’s best of 2020

BY KARU F. DANIELS NEW YORK DAILY NEWS/TNS Netflix’s “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” is off to the races with early honors as awards season heats up. The...

Latest honor for Sidney Poitier: A film school in his name

BY JOCELYN NOVECK ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — In 1963, Sidney Poitier made a film in Arizona, “Lilies of the Field.” The performance led to a...

Immerse in arts and culture at Epcot’s Festival of the Arts

BY ALEXIA MCKAY FLORIDA COURIER In a time where celebration of diversity is needed more than ever in our country, Epcot at Walt Disney World in...

‘Bridgerton’ hardbacks selling for up to $800 online

BY JULIA BARAJAS LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS Following the Christmas Day release of “Bridgerton” on Netflix, demand for the books behind the series has skyrocketed — and...

Rappers Lil Wayne and Kodak Black get clemency

BY MARK KENNEDY ASSOCIATED PRESS Two rappers were among the entertainment figures included in a list of 140 people who were pardoned or had their...

BEST AND BRIGHTEST FILMS OF 2020

BY DWIGHT BROWN NNPA NEWS SERVICE 2020 kept us on our toes. Adapting became a way of life, especially for films and their fans. Part of...