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Hollywood by Choice

Here's a quick look at what’s coming this fall starring Black performers of all ages.

“Who are Venus and Serena Williams”

“You kids quiet down!” If you’re feeling wild, you’ve no doubt heard that, or...

Faith Evans at Baldwin Hills-Crenshaw Mall

Grammy Award-winning singer Faith Evans will headline a celebration on Saturday for the Baldwin Hills-Crenshaw Mall 70th anniversary.

Charles Burnett to receive honorary Oscar

Writer-director Charles Burnett, actor Donald Sutherland, cinematographer Owen Roizman and Belgian director Agnes Varda were named this week as recipients of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Honorary Awards.

'Cuz' examines mistakes of youth

It was a youthful indiscretion. A mistake made due to immaturity or naïveté. Something you did to look bigger, older, or bolder. You knew better but it shouldn't cost you everything, should it? As in the new book “Cuz: The ...

“Soul Survivor: A Biography of Al Green” by Jimmy McDonough

Difficult. We all know someone like that, who could charitably be called a challenge. Someone who swims against the current, who rubs people the wrong way, who makes you growly. In the new book “Soul Survivor: A Biography of Al ...

‘Born This Way’: The John Tucker Interview

John Tucker is an incredible individual living with Down syndrome—a genetic disorder caused when abnormal cell division results in extra genetic material from chromosome 21—and is the star of hit A&E TV series “Born This Way.” Tucker has accomplished many ...

Hollywood by Choice

“Back in the Day” we used to ask, “Is it Black enough for you?” For the first time in Hollywood history we can again ask that question referring to the 2017 Emmy Nominations which boasts the largest number of people ...

Common adds voice to juvenile justice push in state legislature

Hip hop recording artist, actor, film producer and poet Common this week added his voice to the campaign to reform California’s juvenile justice system by performing in the Imagine Justice concert at the Capitol Mall on Monday, as well as ...

Long Beach Indie Film Festival approaches

The fourth annual Long Beach Indie International Film, Media & Music Festival happening Aug. 31 through Sept. 3, at Cinemark at the Pine Theatres, 99 S. Pine Ave., Long Beach, features a diverse mixture of more than 180 selections across ...

“Truth Doesn’t Have a Side” by Dr. Bennet Omalu (with Mark Tabb)

Everyone you meet has an effect on your life. Somehow, in some way, others change you: a stranger’s smile lifts your mood. Kindness makes you happy. An injustice spurs you to action, making you someone else’s change. Clearly, as in ...

Leimert Park Theatre and Unity Festival opens this weekend

This year marks the return of the philosophy that made the former Los Angeles African Marketplace and Cultural Faire a popular destination each summer, and a twice selected 1996 and 2001 member of the American Bus Association’s list of Top ...

Blind Dance Company allows non-sighted performers to showcase their talents

The newly-formed Blind Dance Company recently gave its first show on Aug. 12 at the Lazarus Experience in downtown Los Angeles. The Dance Company is made entirely of blind or sight-impaired dancers. According to Hydeia Muhammad, director and choreographer, the ...

“The Diplomat’s Daughter” by Karin Tanabe

He almost got your nose. Or your cheek. Awkward, for sure, but on the second try, it finally happened. Then again. And again, each one sweeter than the last. As long as you live, you’ll never forget your very first ...

The Undefeated’s 50 Greatest Black Athletes

The Undefeated.com is a website that focuses on the intersection of sports, race, culture, teamwork, statistics and more. Recently, the website published a list of the “50 Greatest Black Athletes.”