ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Using History to Succeed in the Future

Armentha “Mike” Cruise’s excellent new book, Awakened Through the Passage, is a call for increasing generational wealth in the African American community and using a rites of passage program for youth to assist in...

Why the Obamas’ Portrait Choices Matter

Barack and Michelle Obama don't like to waste an opportunity, in word or action, to make larger points about contemporary life and culture.  In that vein, their choices of artists for their official portraits in...

Prince Tapes Moved to California; 2 Heirs Angry

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two sisters and heirs of the late rock superstar Prince said Wednesday they're angered that the contents of his vault, including master tapes of unreleased music, have been removed from his...

Exhibition Explores African Design as Agent of Change

ATLANTA (AP) — A new exhibition opening in Atlanta encourages visitors to abandon their preconceived notions about Africa and explore the creative efforts of people using design to bring about change on the vast...

Jemele Hill’s Fight to Speak the Truth

There are five freedoms guaranteed under the first amendment of the constitution to all citizens of the United States.  Freedom of religion, assembly, petition, speech and the press are supposedly rights that were previously...

XXXTentacion is Famous for His Music, Allegations of Violence

In music, it’s easy for fans to get lost in the talent of an artist. However, there are moments where love for an artist can be tested by what they do outside of their...

‘Marshall’ Pulls No Punches

In “Marshall,” the old is new again. Reginald Hudlin, producer of “Django Unchained” and director of “The Ladies Man” and “House Party,” with writers Michael Koskoff and Jacob Koskoff, have turned a forgotten case...

Eminem Looks to ‘Stomp’ Trump with Lyrical Tirade

DETROIT (AP) — Eminem has unleashed a lyrical tirade against President Donald Trump, saying he "came to stomp." The rapper took aim at Trump in a 4½-minute freestyle rap video that aired as part of...

24 Receive ‘Genius Grants’ from MacArthur Foundation

CHICAGO (AP) — A director who has taken opera from the concert hall to the streets of Los Angeles and an organizer who helped put a human face on the plight of young undocumented...

Black-Owned Digital Printing Company Celebrates 22 Years in Business

Black Classic Press, launched in 1978, has reached a milestone. Next year, it will have been in business for 40 years! Since then, founder W. Paul Coates launched BCP Digital Printing, which is now in...

South African Musician Hugh Masekela Battles Prostate Cancer

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African musician Hugh Masekela says he is canceling commitments in the near future because he needs all his energy to continue treatment for prostate cancer. The jazz trumpeter said in a...

Rapper Nelly Arrested on Rape Accusation

SEATTLE (AP) — Police arrested rapper Nelly early Saturday after a woman said he raped her in a town outside Seattle, an accusation the Grammy winner's attorney staunchly denied. Auburn police spokesman Commander Steve Stocker...