Arts & Entertainment


Hollywood by Choice

Don’t know how many of you remember the old comic strip “Little Orphan Annie.” I do, and I loved reading about her adventures. I remember liking her hair, big, red…I even think it predated the Afro. I remember billionaire Oliver ...

Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey is looking for the next big rap star

For all the hip hop heads out there, a special mobile studio is rolling through the streets of Los Angeles, as Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey is looking for the next hip hop phenom.

Black documentarians offer networking opportunities

To say that narrative filmmaking dominates the local movie industry is a gross understatement. Depictions of make believe shape civilization and culture across the globe, a social manifestation that surpasses even the considerable monetary influence of the entertainment industry. Yet ...

James Franco and Seth Rogen really did get 'Naked and Afraid'

James Franco and Seth Rogen are going above and beyond for their new movie.

LAPD investigating Cosby sexual assault claim

Los Angeles police are investigating a sexual assault claim against Bill Cosby, a police spokeswoman said Friday.

Small Business Saturday looms large for holiday shopping

Small business is big news in America, and on Nov. 29 consumers have the opportunity to visit and shop at one of the nation’s 28 million small firms as part of the foruth annual Small Business Saturday.

‘Beyond the Lights’—Magnificent!

“Beyond the Lights” will make you believe in love all over again. And what’s so unique about this film is that it’s about Black love.

Doctor Funkenstein explains it all

Once upon a time, there was a barbershop in a Black enclave in the wilds of deepest, darkest New Jersey, circa the 1950s. Like similar establishments, it was a hub of the cultural and social life of the neighborhood, and ...

Stevie Wonder to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

Meryl Streep, Stevie Wonder and Tom Brokaw are among the latest Americans tapped to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Stevie Wonder is one of the world’s most gifted singer-songwriters. Wonder has created a sound entirely his own, mixing rhythm ...

Sugarhill Gang rapper Big Bank Hank dead at 57

A member of the Sugarhill Gang, whose pioneering hit “Rapper’s Delight” brought Hip Hop to mainstream audiences 35 years ago, died Tuesday of complications from cancer.

#Suge Knight collapes in Las Vegas

Rap mogul Marion ``Suge'' Knight, who was taken into custody in Las Vegas last week in connection with the alleged theft of a paparazzo's camera in Beverly Hills, is hospitalized in Nevada after passing out in his jail cell.

The real Rick Ross tells his story in new book

When most young people hear the name Rick Ross, they think of the gangster rapper, a former prison guard who created his persona modeled after the real Rick Ross, an infamous Los Angeles drug dealer. “Freeway” Rick Ross, as he ...

Taste of Soul

Dubbed Los Angeles’ largest street festival, The Taste of Soul is a free, family-friendly event presented by Bakewell Media and hosted in partnership with the city of Los Angeles, Radio Free 102.3 KJLH, and 94.7 The Wave.

Geoffrey Holder dies at 84

With his trademark lyrical bass laugh that seemed as deep as he was tall (6 feet, 6 inches), Trinidadian actor, dancer, choreographer, painter, costume designer and vocal artist Geoffrey Holder made his mark during nearly six decades in the entertainment ...

I'm not gay, and I'm not African-American

Actress Raven-Symone knows exactly who she is, and that person can't be defined with the usual labels.