Arts & Entertainment


TV One adds ‘Justice By Any Means’ to its Monday night crime line-up

Adding to its successful crime and justice franchise on Monday nights, TV One announced the premiere of “Justice By Any Means” on Monday, Dec. 7 at 10 p.m. ET. The one-hour reenactment series will be hosted by Faith Jenkins of ...

Naughtier than Nice

You have to tell somebody. There’s a secret inside you, one you’ve been keeping far too long and you’re about to burst. You need to talk about it. You need some advice, some perspective. As in the new novel “Naughtier ...

"Wake up Happy"

Get outta bed or go back to sleep? What’s for breakfast? Blue tie or black shirt? Which project first, what’s for lunch, dinner, after dinner, what to watch, read, discuss? All day long, you choose one thing over another; in ...

‘What Color is Your Hoodie? Essays on Black Gay Identity”

Some days, it seems as though you have super powers.

Ta-Nehisi Coates, Robin D.G. Kelley ponder racial injustice at library event

“… the belief in the preeminence of hue and hair, the notion that these factors can correctly organize a society, and that they signify deeper attributes, which are indelible—this is the new idea at the heart of these new people ...

‘Morementum’ Entertainment seeks to smooth the rocky road to Hollywood

Alas, the road to fame and fortune is precarious and uncertain for even the most talented of us seeking to make our mark in Hollywood. There are long stretches of discouragement and opposition along the boulevard of broken dreams.

‘Straight Outta Compton’ Oscar buzz

“I don’t want people to feel like we got lucky,” said Jason Mitchell, the subject of an increasing amount of best supporting actor Oscar buzz for his portrayal of the late hip-hop artist Eazy-E in Universal’s “Straight Outta Compton.” “For ...

Black Latinas straddle color line: Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month

What’s it like to be Black and Latina in Hollywood? We won’t truly get an idea until somebody makes a movie about it, or creates a television series.

“Little Shaq” by Shaquille O’Neal

For almost every day of your life, someone’s reminded you to share. Usually, it’s about sharing your toys but that’s not all. You share games, the sofa, your ideas, snacks, and any chore that needs four hands.

Hollywood’s Black power

The immortal James Brown said it best: “I don’t want nobody to give me nothing, open up the door and I’ll get it myself.”

12 great beers for the fall

The leaves are changing, football is underway and some pretty amazing beers are hitting shelves. For craft brewers, cooler weather brings a shift in seasonal styles. Gone are the crisp, light, refreshing beers of summer, making way for more malty ...

Rare, stinky corpse flower is blooming in Chicago Botanic Garden

Cover your noses! A corpse flower named Alice the Amorphophallus is blooming at the Chicago Botanic Garden, and boy does it smell.

Banksy's Dismaland theme park to be turned into shelters for migrants in Calais

Banksy's Dismaland, the "most disappointing" theme park in Britain, will be broken down and turned into shelters for migrants in France. "Coming soon ... Dismaland Calais," a statement on the park's website announced Monday. "All the timber and fixtures from ...

5-minute morning yoga to seize the day

Most of us don't have the luxury of starting our days with the easy-going, sunrise-watching, coffee-sipping routines depicted in commercials. It's usually more about hoping the caffeine kicks in quickly as you juggle getting yourself ready with responding to the ...

Let toys be toys: The case for gender-neutral marketing

Remember when Target announced it was phasing out gender-based signs in some departments? Despite some criticism, the big box retailer has been quick to act on its pledge. Stores across the country have removed references to "boys" and "girls" in ...