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Summer Reading Program kicks off at Palmdale Library with cupcakes and crafts

The Palmdale City Library, located at 700 E. Palmdale Blvd., will kick off this year’s Summer Reading Program on Tuesday, May 30 at 3 pm with cupcakes for the first 100 kids and teens that sign up, and crafts for ...

Hollywood by Choice

It looks like ABC’s “The Bachelorette” made history when the network premiered last week introducing Rachel Lindsay, the first Black Bachelorette. According to The Hollywood Reporter, “The Bachelorette” made a strong return to ABC on Monday night, tying with “Dancing ...

‘Beast Side’ provides rare look into peril of American ghetto

The latest in a series of short books about the peril of the inner city has the literary world talking. D. Watkins’ “The Beast Side: Living and Dying While Black in America” (Skyhorse Publishing, New York, New York, 2016) takes ...

“The Cook Up: A Crack Rock Memoir” by D. Watkins

Everything has a price. You say you’ll never sell your granddad’s watch, your dream car, or that collectible you coveted because it’s priceless – until it’s not, because everything is for sale. But in “The Cook-Up” by D. Watkins, it ...

Hollywood by Choice

Cheryl Boone Isaacs is perhaps one of the best known Academy Board of Governors member ever in the history of that prestigious organization. She is the Academy’s third female and first Black president. But she’s not seeking re-election to the ...

Deathstroke comic shows there are no easy answers to Chicago violence

Comic book movies are currently hip in Hollywood. But comic books, long-regarded as geared towards children, have taken a darker turn in recent years, dealing with adult issues and featuring brooding heroes. Issue #11 of Deathstroke is as dark as ...

“The Broken Ladder: How Inequality Affects the Way We Think, Live, and Die” by Keith Payne

He got more. There was a time in your life when just noticing that was reason to throw a tantrum. It was enough to make any adult near you want to run away. But now that you’re all grown up, ...

VH1 hosts its second annual ‘Dear Mama’ celebration

The weather couldn’t have been much worse for an outdoor red carpet celebration. The air was nippy, the sky was gray and dreary, and for a brief moment, it rained. Nevertheless, throngs of reporters braved the elements and gathered to ...

Hollywood by Choice

It was recently announced that Essence, the widely read magazine that targets Black women, will be partnering with Twitter to livestream “Essence Now,” a weekly talk show covering all things entertainment, fashion, news, love and relationships. The program will be ...

“Super Freak: The Life of Rick James” by Peter Benjaminson

Your feet sometimes have a mind of their own. You see your favorite foods, and they carry you toward lunch before you even realize you’re hungry. When you’re faced with danger, they take you in the right direction, away and ...

‘Grace And Justice On Death Row’

In his book, “Grace And Justice On Death Row,” Brian W. Stolarz recalls his experiences helping a young Black man prove his innocence after being sentenced to death for a crime he did not commit.

Spotlight on “The First Lady of Motown”

For New Orleans native Claudette Rogers, musical stardom was never an aspiration growing up. Non-the-less, she cultivated a love of singing as she was raised in a household steeped in the well-worn African American traditions of rock ‘n roll, church ...

Hollywood by Choice

There was a time in America that no one cared about what Black people watched on TV. Television viewership has always been about revenue, but for years Black viewership simply didn’t matter,

NNPA Newswire exclusive: Bill Cosby finally breaks his silence

Bill Cosby is blind. It’s been more than two years since the embattled, television and film legend who was once known as “America’s Dad,” has spoken out publicly.

Charles Barkley talks “American Race”

“People never talk about race until something bad happens. I want to provide a conversation.” —Charles Barkley

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