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January 28, 2016
Film academy reforms spark new round of protests
Since the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said it was altering membership rules in response to an outcry over the ...
January 25, 2016
14 cadets disciplined at Citadel; some wore KKK-like garb
Fourteen cadets have been dismissed, suspended or are serving on-campus punishments at The Citadel after several of them ...
January 20, 2016
Lupita Nyong'o says Oscar nominations 'disappointing'
Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o says she's "disappointed" by "the lack of inclusion" in this year's Oscar nominations.
January 19, 2016
Calls for boycott over diversity throw Oscars into turmoil
Growing calls for a boycott of the Academy Awards over the lack of diversity among this year's Oscar nominees are forcing ...
January 05, 2016
Activists protest ex-officer's release from jail on bond
A former South Carolina policeman charged with murder in the shooting death of an unarmed black motorist will remain under ...
December 12, 2015
Fired officer's convictions a rare triumph for rape victims
The rape convictions that could put a fired Oklahoma City police officer behind bars for life are vindication for some of the ...
December 11, 2015
Scalia draws rebukes for comments about black students
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, famous for his blustery rhetoric from the bench and beyond, finds himself in ...
December 02, 2015
Spike Lee rips Rahm Emanuel on 'Chi-Raq' orange carpet
Kind words were in short supply for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel at the premiere of Spike Lee's "Chi-Raq" on Tuesday night.
November 08, 2015
Good, not spectacular, preliminary ratings for Trump on SNL
Donald Trump hadn't gotten far into his opening monologue before trouble occurred. An off-screen heckler interrupted with a ...
November 08, 2015
Live from New York, Donald Trump hosts 'SNL' amid protests
During Donald Trump's opening "Saturday Night Live" monologue, he was heckled by someone offstage calling him a racist.
November 06, 2015
Trump's unorthodox campaign takes new twist on 'SNL'
Donald Trump's unorthodox campaign for president will take another unusual step this weekend when he takes a break from ...
November 04, 2015
Daytime TV host Wendy Williams succeeds by broadening appeal
Any fan of talk-show host Wendy Williams knows her signature question: "How you doin'?" in a thick New Jersey accent. Put it ...
October 28, 2015
Thousands expected at funeral for NY policeman slain on duty
Family, friends and fellow law enforcement officers will say their final goodbyes to a New York City police officer slain on ...
October 24, 2015
Tarantino joins activists to protest police brutality in NY
Academy Award-winning filmmaker Quentin Tarantino joined hundreds of demonstrators waving signs, shouting through megaphones ...
October 22, 2015
The Latest: Family says Corey Jones was not violent
The latest in the case of a black man who was shot by a plainclothes police officer in Florida (all times local). 11:30 a.m.
October 22, 2015
Family seeks answers after black drummer killed by officer
Corey Jones grew up in church, watching his grandfather preach, acting in plays directed by his aunt and watching his uncles ...
October 15, 2015
Essence Festival to host event in South Africa in 2016, 2017
After more than 20 years in New Orleans, the Essence Festival is now going global. The festival has launched a three-year ...
October 13, 2015
APNewsBreak: Bobby Brown working on 'unvarnished' memoir
Get ready for a "raw and unvarnished" memoir by Bobby Brown. The platinum-selling singer, ex-husband of the late Whitney ...
September 22, 2015
Gabourey Sidibe is both fan, star when it comes to 'Empire'
Lucious is alive but not so well, with a jail cell his current address. Cookie is doubling down on her battle for the family ...
September 17, 2015
Kate Snow appointment continues MSNBC transformation
MSNBC on Thursday appointed Kate Snow to anchor an afternoon news broadcast, nearly completing a daytime refocus of the ...