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    Two-Time Oscar-Nominee Talks about His Latest Offering

    Lee Daniels is best known for directing and producing the Academy Award-winning film Precious which was nominated for a half-dozen Oscars in 2010, including his two for Best Picture and Best Director. Mo’Nique won...

    The Haves And The Have Nots’ Actress Angela Robinson Talks Becoming Veronica

    By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO Angela Robinson auditioned for her role of Veronica Harrington on OWN Network’s “The Haves and The Have Nots” under devastating circumstances. “My best friend was visiting and her...

    Celebs Turn Out to Help Rihanna’s Diamond Ball Shine Bright

    By MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Rihanna's Diamond Ball shined in its fourth year and continued to make a name as one of the industry's white-hot and must-attend parties — all...

    Kim Porter’s Family Remembers Her as ‘a Special Angel’

    By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The family of Kim Porter released a statement honoring her life a day after Thanksgiving, saying "although we've lost our best friend, God has gained a special...

    Gayle Williams

    Gayle Williams left her Fort Washington, Md., home early to get on the Metro and head to the "Jobs and Justice Rally." Williams had not planned to go to the march when it was...

    Will Smith Among NAACP Image Awards Attendees and Presenters

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Will Smith doesn't plan to be at the Academy Awards, but he's scheduled to attend the NAACP Image Awards. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People says the "Concussion"...

    Drake Shatters American Music Awards Nominations Record

    NEW YORK (AP) — Drake earned a record-breaking 13 American Music Awards nominations on Monday thanks to his latest album, "Views," shattering Michael's Jackson's mark of 11 nominations in a single year from 1984...

    John Coltrane’s Sax Joins Smithsonian Jazz Collection

    WASHINGTON (AP) — One of John Coltrane's tenor saxophones is joining the jazz collection at the Smithsonian. Coltrane's son, musician Ravi Coltrane, donated one of his father's three principal tenor saxophones to the National Museum...

    Lawyer: Cosby Deposition Lasted Hours, 2nd Will be Sought

    BOSTON (AP) — The lawyer for a woman who's accused Bill Cosby of sexually abusing her at the Playboy Mansion when she was 15 says she'll seek a second deposition of the comedian. Lawyer Gloria...

    Maxwell Makes Chart-Topping History

    Singer Maxwell has had a stellar year, releasing a top-selling album, BLACKsummers’night and several No. 1 singles including “Pretty Wings,” “Bad Habits” and now, “Fistful of Tears,” his third consecutive No. 1 on Billboard’s...

    Tuskegee University Alums Star in New Cable Show

    Three graduates of Tuskegee University, the venerated HBCU founded by Booker T. Washington in Tuskegee, Ala., are stars of a new reality show on Animal Planet called “The Vet Life.” The cable network show features...

    Prince Harry Joins Rihanna at Celebration in Barbados

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AP) — Britain's Prince Harry has joined Rihanna in celebrating 50 years of independence for her native Barbados. The prince and the singer shared the stage with the prime minister during a concert...
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