At 94, The Legendary Cicely Tyson Remains An ‘Optimist’

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia At 94, the legendary actress and freedom fighter, Cicely Tyson, absolutely stuns on the cover of TIME. Clad in an elegant Michael Couture dress and stylish Taffin earrings by...

LISTEN: Taraji P. Henson: ‘What Men Want’ Gets into Guys’ Heads

By Shevry Lassiter, The Washington Informer A pretty face, a sculpted body, a good cook, smart and financially stable are just some of the qualities women think men want. But if women had the ability...

Director Spike Lee Boycotts Gucci, Prada for Blackface Items

By COLLEEN BARRY , AP Fashion Writer MILAN (AP) — Director Spike Lee said Friday he will no longer wear Gucci or Prada until the brands hire some black designers following a pair of blackface...

Janelle Monae Applauds Jump in Grammy Nominations for Women

By MESFIN FEKADU , AP Music Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — At a pre-Grammy brunch honoring Janelle Monae, a few hundred music industry players and performers packed tightly in a room to hear the singer...

TV Show ‘Extra’ Suspends Host to Investigate Misconduct

By The Associated Press PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A.J. Calloway, a host on the syndicated entertainment news show "Extra," was suspended Saturday as his parent company investigates sexual misconduct allegations. The company said it had investigated...

FILM REVIEW: An Acceptable Loss

By Dwight Brown NNPA Newswire Film Critic Nothing about An Acceptable Loss screams, “Pay $12 bucks for me at the theater because I’m worth it.” This isn’t an artistic breakthrough (Roma). It doesn’t expand the...

‘Young and the Restless’ Actor Kristoff St. John Dead at 52

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kristoff St. John, who played the struggling alcoholic and ladies' man Neil Winters for 27 years on "Young and the Restless ," has died. He was 52. Los Angeles...

Gladys Knight, Chloe x Halle Give Thanks After Performance

By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr., AP Entertainment Writer ATLANTA (AP) — Not everyone is watching Super Bowl 53 for the love of football — celebrities are a big part of the day, too. Here's a breakdown...

Grammy-Nominated Rapper 21 Savage in US Immigration Custody

By The Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Grammy-nominated rapper 21 Savage was taken into federal immigration custody early Sunday, authorities said. The artist, whose given name is Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was arrested in a targeted...

Jussie Smollett Strikes Emotional Chord: Attackers Won’t Win

By ANDREW DALTON, AP Entertainment Writer WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Jussie Smollett was blunt, emotional and defiantly determined Saturday night at a Southern California concert some urged him not to play, telling the crowd...

Gates Hopes to Enlighten Americans About Reconstruction

By The Associated Press PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Historian Henry Louis Gates can trace the roots of his upcoming PBS documentary about the Reconstruction to his days in school. That's when he heard about the end...

Cardi B Declined Super Bowl Halftime With ‘Mixed Feelings’

By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr., AP Entertainment Writer ATLANTA (AP) — Cardi B said she received an offer to perform at the Super Bowl, but struggled with the decision to turn down the lucrative opportunity in...
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