ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

An Overachiever Making a Difference

Bridget O. Davis grew up in Harlem, in the Drew Hamilton Projects, with her four sisters. Some of her close friends took to the streets - selling and using drugs, and becoming stick-up kids....

Ruby Dee is Alive, Despite False Twitter Reports

NEW YORK (AP) — Contrary to a flood of tweets overnight, Ruby Dee is very much alive. Jeffrey Leavitt, representative for the 87-year-old actress and civil rights activist, corrected the false reports on Wednesday. Dee's rumored...

Tina Turner Writing Sequel to Memoir ‘I, Tina’

NEW YORK (AP) — Tina Turner is not done telling her story. The rock superstar is working on a sequel to her 1986 memoir "I, Tina," Atria Books told The Associated Press on Monday. The...

Keeping it Real: The Ladies of THE REAL

THE REAL is a new one-hour, daily talk show hosted by the dynamic team of Tamar Braxton, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai and Adrienne Bailon, that debuted Sept. 15, on Fox Television Stations...

Legendary Disco Singer Donna Summer Dead at 63

Disco-era R&B singer Donna Summer succumbed to her battle with cancer on May 17 according to TMZ. “Early this morning, we lost Donna Summer Sudano, a woman of many gifts, the greatest being her faith,”...

Girls Trip Crosses $100M, 1st Film to do so Produced, Directed, Written and Starring...

When Thursday’s take comes in tomorrow, Universal’s Girl Trip will have crossed the $100M mark domestically, making it the first film to be produced (Will Packer, Malcolm D. Lee), directed (Malcolm D. Lee), written...

Dick Gregory to Receive Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Comedian and international human and civil rights activist Dick Gregory will achieve Hollywood immortality on Feb. 2 when his star is etched into the Walk of Fame. Gregory’s career, which began in the mid-1950s while...

Black Hollywood Agent to Launch Media Company for Multicultural Audience

He has brokered deals for the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry and Janelle Monae, and now Black Hollywood agent Charles King is launching his own media company catering to multicultural audiences. The first African-American...

Mariah Carey Confirms New Beau; Talks New Single, Tour

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mariah Carey has a vision of love for her backup dancer Bryan Tanaka. Carey, who posted an Instagram picture with her and Tanaka drinking champagne in a tub on Valentine's Day,...

Nicki Minaj Says She’ll Help Meek Mill Follow Parole Rules

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nicki Minaj promised to keep boyfriend Meek Mill on the straight and narrow as a judge threatened jail over his latest parole infractions. Minaj testified Thursday in Philadelphia, after a defense lawyer...

Funeral Held for Activist Poet-writer Amiri Baraka

Updated 1/18/2014-NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A cacophony of bagpipes, African drums and jazz riffs creatively blended— much like the elements of an Amiri Baraka poem — at the Saturday funeral for the activist-writer and...

‘Poetry Extravaganza Day’Celebratedin D.C.

Mayor Vincent Gray declared "Poetry Extravaganza Day” in D.C. on Jan. 15 during a celebration at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in the Great Hall. Sponsored by The Coalition for African Americans...