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September 24, 2020
Celebs, long vocal about Breonna Taylor case, decry decision
For months, actors, sports stars, musicians and other celebrities have been using their platforms to call for justice in the ...
August 30, 2020
Chadwick Boseman, who embodied Black icons, dies of cancer
First Chadwick Boseman slipped on the cleats of Jackie Robinson, then the Godfather of Soul’s dancing shoes, portraying both ...
August 29, 2020
Shock, grief, and gratitude after death of Chadwick Boseman
“He was a gentle soul and a brilliant artist, who will stay with us for eternity through his iconic performances over his ...
August 29, 2020
'Black Panther' star Chadwick Boseman dies of cancer at 43
Chadwick Boseman, who played Black American icons Jackie Robinson and James Brown with searing intensity before inspiring ...
August 27, 2020
Inspired by George Floyd, singer Tyrese finds a new voice
Grammy-nominated singer and “Fast & Furious” actor Tyrese grew up around police brutality, gang violence, murders and ...
August 21, 2020
Nigerian boy gains fame with dance video as stars pay homage
When Anthony Mmesoma Madu was videoed practicing ballet barefoot in the drizzling rain in Nigeria earlier this year, the ...
August 21, 2020
AP Photos: 'Our people can fly!'
He spins effortlessly and leaps elegantly. His pirouette is effervescent. Cellphone video of 11-year-old Anthony Mmesoma Madu ...
August 06, 2020
Viola Davis, LeBron James among honorees at AAFCA TV Honors
Viola Davis, Sterling K. Brown and LeBron James are among several honorees at the AAFCA TV Honors later this month.
August 03, 2020
Celebrity birthdays for the week of Aug. 9-15
Celebrity birthdays for the week of Aug. 9-15. Aug. 9: Actor Cynthia Harris (“Mad About You,” “L.A. Law”) is 86. Jazz drummer ...
July 15, 2020
'Vanity Fair' cover shot by Black photographer for 1st time
The new issue of Vanity Fair featuring a powerful image of Oscar-winning actor Viola Davis marks the first time the ...
July 14, 2020
Naya Rivera, who rose to fame on TV show 'Glee,' dies at 33
Naya Rivera, a singer and actor who played a gay cheerleader on the hit TV musical comedy “Glee,” was found dead Monday in ...
July 06, 2020
Broadway veteran Nick Cordero dies from virus complications
Tony Award-nominated actor Nick Cordero, who specialized in playing tough guys on Broadway in such shows as “Waitress,” “A ...
June 16, 2020
Queen Latifah: Let ‘Gone with the Wind’ be gone forever
While some have criticized HBO Max's removal of “Gone With the Wind” from its streaming service — including those who wonder ...
June 08, 2020
Viewers refute myth that black US films, TV are poor exports
To entice a European TV executive shopping for programs, ABC Studios offered up glossy fare including “Scandal” starring ...
May 09, 2020
Jagger, Dylan, Quincy Jones react to death of Little Richard
Reaction to the death of rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Little Richard, who died Saturday at 87. — “I’m so saddened to hear about the ...
May 08, 2020
Butler's prescient sci-fi resonates years after her death
Novelist N.K. Jemisin was a teenager the first time she read Octavia Butler, and nothing had prepared her for it. It was the ...
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