ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Baltimore’s Mo’Nique Might Win

The biggest moment of actress Mo’Nique’s career could happen at the Academy Awards on March 7, as she is among the nominees for Best Supporting Actress. The Baltimore, Md. native currently hosts “The Monique Show”...

The Envelope Please: Who Will Win, Who Deserves to, Who Was Snubbed

Although Avatar and The Hurt Locker landed nine Academy Award nominations each, I foresee the former and director James Cameron enjoying a clean sweep. Breaking all box-office records, Avatar is a juggernaut that nobody...

From the Corner to the Stage

The HBO drama The Wire drew fierce protest from Baltimore residents and community leaders for its haunting depiction of the city’s massive drug trade and violence. Many critics felt the hit show perpetuated stereotypes...

Tyler Perry Cleans Up at 41st NAACP Image Awards

Tyler Perry reigned supreme at the 41st NAACP Image Awards on February 26 in Los Angeles, where he was honored for both his small-screen and feature film efforts. The NAACP event, which aired on Fox,...

Magic Johnson No Longer Buying Famed Publishing Company

Affiliates of Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Johnson Publishing Company “were unable to reach a definitive agreement” in a business deal that would have allowed the former basketball star to own a controlling stake in...

“Takers” Release Pushed Back

Producer and director Will Packer (“Stomp the Yard” and “Obsessed”) confirmed on February 13 that the release date for his new movie “Takers,” has been pushed back until August. The movie, which features an all-star...

Black Animator Thrives at Disney

Though it took Disney decades to give the world an African-American princess, the company has been casting African-Americans in leading roles in its business for quite some time now. One of those leaders, Marlon West,...

Lil Wayne Sentencing Delayed Until March

Sentencing on drug and weapon charges for Grammy Award-winning rap artist Lil Wayne has been delayed until the beginning of March so the performer can undergo dental work. Lil Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne...

Diddy Plans to Open Business School

Sean “Diddy” Combs is set out to expand his empire with the announcement of his latest business venture. Combs declared his plans to launch a business school for up-and-coming entrepreneurs during a Feb. 1...