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2016 Pan African Film Festival offers visual diversity

As the rest of the entertainment capital remains embroiled in a discussion of the question of diversity and

Hollywood by Choice

Live Feb. 5, the 47th annual NAACP Image Awards will celebrate and honor Black performers

Confusion dominates Hollywood as the industry continues to struggle with inclusion

Recently filmmakers from the upcoming Pan African Film Festival showcased their work at UCLA’s Bunche Center for African American Studies “Images of Blackness” film series. Afterwards, a lively discussion was held,

Tuskegee Airmen play takes flight once more

Focusing on hope, endurance, and accomplishment, “Fly” is a play that tells the story of the first African American Army Air Corp fighters known as the Tuskegee Airmen.

Iman comments on death of David Bowie

Iman this week posted a series of heartfelt Facebook messages upon the death of her husband David Bowie. The former supermodel had been married to the rock ’n roll legend for 23 years.

Entertainer Lennie Bluett dies at 97

A memorial service is scheduled Jan. 21 at First AME Church for singer-dancer Lennie Bluett, a Los Angeles native who portrayed a Yankee soldier in “Gone With The Wind” and appeared in a host of other classic films.

Natalie Cole succumbs

A private service was held in Los Angeles for singer Natalie Cole, 65, who died New Year’s Eve at a L.A-area hospital of congestive heart failure. She had been suffering recently from hepatitis and other maladies.

The Best Films of 2015

Movies have become a great comfort in what has been a tumultuous year. They’ve entertained us. Made us laugh, feel courageous, scared, romantic and educated us too. It’s a perfect time to reflect on the films, performances and Black artists ...

Will Smith’s talents take a serious turn in ‘Concussion’

Half way through the newly released drama “Concussion,” an interesting exchange takes place between an African American actor playing an African and an African playing an African American. Adewake Akinnuoye-Agbaje (actually British of African

Classic comedy teaches vital lesson on tolerance

What did the late Elizabeth Montgomery have in common with Thomas Jefferson High School? The beloved “Bewitched” star did attend school in Los Angeles (today’s Harvard-Westlake School in Holmby Hills), but likely didn’t spend much of her time thinking about ...

Throw pizza on the grill in time for college bowl games

With college football bowl games around the corner, consider grilling a frozen pizza. Most people think of burgers, hot dogs or steaks, but consider melted cheese, delicious rich tomato sauce and your favorite toppings grilled up to perfection just in ...

Kendrick Lamar leads Grammy nominations

Hip hop artist and Compton native Kendrick Lamar this week earned a leading 11 nominations for the 58th annual Grammy Awards while Taylor Swift and The Weeknd each received seven nods.

Audition for ‘Wizard of Oz’

Calling all would-be wizards, witches and munchkins. The Palmdale Playhouse is offering at 6 p.m. tonight a final opportunity to audition for its upcoming musical production of L. Frank Baum’s “Wizard of Oz.” The auditions will be conducted at the ...

Kendrick Lamar leads Grammy nominations

Hip hop artist and Compton native Kendrick Lamar Monday earned a leading 11 nominations for the 58th annual Grammy Awards while Taylor Swift and The Weeknd each received seven nods.

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 ...

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