Russell Hornsby: “Proven Innocent,” Actor is a Proven Talent

By Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D., NNPA Newswire Culture and Entertainment Editor Russell Hornsby should be a household name by now with his impressive body of work. His latest role as a crusading attorney and family...

Prada Announces Diversity Council After Blackface Outrage

By The Associated Press MILAN (AP) — Italian brand Prada said it is forming a diversity council to "elevate voices of color within the company and fashion industry at large," a move that follows accusations...

Don Cheadle Sports Political Shirts as he Hosts ‘SNL’

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Don Cheadle delivered some political messages along with jokes as he hosted "Saturday Night Live" for the first time. The actor sported a T-shirt that said "Protect Trans...

‘Black Panther’ Costume Designer Blazes Trail to Inspire

By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr., AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ruth E. Carter is a Black woman blazing a trail as a costume designer in a film industry with not many who look like...

Smollett Developments Leave Some Baffled, Others Outraged

By LINDSEY BAHR, AP Film Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — The national outrage that simmered after actor Jussie Smollett said he was attacked by people shouting racial and anti-gay slurs was fueled in part by...

21 Savage ‘Wasn’t Hiding’ Being British, Feared Deportation

By The Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta-based rapper 21 Savage said in an interview aired Friday that he didn't talk about his British citizenship before because he didn't want to get deported. The Grammy-nominated...

Donald Glover Gets 5 Nominations for NAACP Image Awards

By ANDREW DALTON, AP Entertainment Writer PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Coming off a big night at the Grammys, Donald Glover and his alter-ego Childish Gambino were nominated Wednesday for five NAACP Image Awards. Glover is nominated...

Chicago Police, Fox Dispute Reports About Smollett Attack

By DON BABWIN, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police say local media reports that allege the attack against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett was a hoax are unconfirmed. The reports surfaced late Thursday as detectives were...

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...

The HistoryMakers Kicks Off Black History Month on PBS with a One-On-One Interview Program:...

Written by NNPA Viewers will hear about Ken Chenault from Oprah Winfrey, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Warren Buffett, NBA legends and Hall of Famers Julius “Dr. J” Erving, Earvin "Magic" Johnson Jr. and...

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...
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