ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Examining the ‘Jim Crow Experience in Baltimore’

“Maryland is very much in the South. It’s just Up South.” This assessment, made by Dr. Walter Arthur Harris Gill, may not completely encapsulate segregation in pre and post-Brown v. Board Maryland and Baltimore, but...

Tavis Smiley Sues PBS for Breach of Conduct

Talk-show host Tavis Smiley is suing his former employer, the Public Broadcasting Service, for breach of contract after he was fired over sexual harassment allegations. The Washington Post reports that the lawsuit was filed Tuesday...

Wendy Williams Taking Time Off

Daytime talk show host Wendy Williams says she's taking three weeks off on doctor's orders. Williams says that her doctor told her to take the break to deal with her Graves' Disease and hyperthyroidism. Reruns...

Oprah Top of Mind for Trump

Satirically referred to as the tweeter-in-chief, President Donald Trump has taken to Twitter yet again to belittle and challenge his one time friend, media mogul Oprah Winfrey, to run against him in the 2020...

“Black Panther” Blows Away Box Office With $192M Weekend

NEW YORK (AP) — A wave of feverish anticipation, fawning critical acclaim and groundbreaking cultural meaning pushed "Black Panther" to a record-setting $192 million debut in U.S. and Canada theaters, firmly establishing the superhero...

Md. Professor, Author Pens Origin of the Nation’s Blackest Superhero, The Black Panther

In late 2016, Marvel Studios asked Jesse Holland to re-tell the story of one of our nation's most recognizable Black superheroes, the Black Panther. He happily obliged, and now this Bowie resident is making...

“Black Panther” Poised for Heroic Opening Weekend

Opening weekend for Marvel’s “Black Panther” is here, and it’s clear that the movie is poised to both break the box office and become a huge influence on those who view it. With “Creed” and...

Viola Davis Has Had Enough

Viola Davis declared she is not putting up with Hollywood’s racial inequities anymore. With an Oscar, a Golden Globe, a Primetime Emmy, a British Academy of Film Television and Arts (BAFTA) Award, two Tony’s and...

U.S. Chess Champion Dies at 79

In 43 states and the District of Columbia, Black students are more likely to get arrested at school, an analysis by Education Week Research Center found last year. Another study finds that Black students...

Stunt Woman Turned Actress Makes Feature Film Debut in ‘Black Panther’

It was, essentially, a small thing. A pebble upon which Janeshia Adams-Ginyard stumbled as she reached a fork in the road. “Girl, my hair was eighteen inches long. When I was first told, I...

Obama’s Portraits Highlight Black Excellence and the Black Plight

The official presidential portraits of Barack Obama and former first lady, Michelle Obama, which were unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery Feb. 12, highlight African American history and excellence, while offering a glimpse into...

Omorosa Spills Even More White House Secrets on ‘Big Brother’

CBS’ “Celebrity Big Brother” is turning out to be a great source for secret political intelligence, as reality star, former presidential aide, and ex-Trump booster, Omorosa Manigault, continues to air dirty laundry about the...