The DL Hughley Show Premieres on TV One

NNPA/Jacksonville Free Press Noted comedian, actor and REACH Media Syndicated Radio host, DL Hughley is bringing his own brand of comedy and commentary to TV One with his new nighttime talk show “The DL Hughley...

Wendy Williams Reveals How Cocaine Addiction Continues to Destroy Her Life

By A.R. Shaw, NNPA News Correspondant Wendy Williams revealed details about her personal battles with drug addiction during an episode of the “Wendy Williams Show.” Near the end of her daily one-hour show, Williams, 54, stood in...

Jordan Peele Dares Everyone to Look at the Horrors of ‘Us’

By LINDSEY BAHR AP Film Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jordan Peele's sweet spot as a filmmaker are the "pit in your stomach" moments. That thing that happens when you realize the woman stirring the...

Coroner says ‘Young and Restless’ Star Died of Heart Disease

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Officials say "Young and the Restless" star Kristoff St. John died of heart disease, with heavy drinking at the time of his death a contributing factor. A coroner's...

Comcast Formally Launches Afro and Cleo, Two New Black-Centric Networks

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia During a star-studded evening complete with a Red Carpet entry at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., Comcast formally announced the addition of two television networks that highlights the...

Tyler Perry Steps in to Help 4 Children of Slain Single Mom

By The Associated Press ALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP) — Less than a day after the family of a slain single mother of four launched a fundraising appeal, actor and filmmaker Tyler Perry has lent his support. News...

2019 Ebertfest to Open with Aretha Franklin Concert Film

By The Associated Press CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The Aretha Franklin concert film "Amazing Grace" will open this year's Roger Ebert film festival in Champaign-Urbana. The University of Illinois says the 1972 film directed by Sydney...

Jussie Smollett Pleads not Guilty to Lying About Attack

The Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges accusing him of lying to the police about being the victim of a racist and homophobic attack in downtown...

PRESSROOM: Legendary Songstress Dionne Warwick Announces, “She’s Back,” First New Album in Five Years

Written by NNPA Project kicks off with release of a new rendition of “What the World Needs Now” Legendary Grammy Award winner DIONNE WARWICK will release her first new album in 5 years, “SHE’S BACK,” on...

For Jussie Smollett, 1 Story Equals 16 Felony Counts

By DON BABWIN Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — News that a grand jury had indicted "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett for allegedly lying to Chicago police about being attacked by two masked men may not have...

Actor Drops ‘Carlton Dance’ Suit Against Video Game Maker

By the Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" star Alfonso Ribeiro has dropped a lawsuit against the makers of the video game "Fortnite" over its use of the "Carlton" dance...

‘Empire’ Star Indicted on 16 Counts Stemming from Reported Attack

By Don Babwin, The Associated Press A grand jury in Chicago indicted “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett on 16 felony counts related to making a false report that he was attacked by two men who shouted racial...
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