Arts and Entertainment

2019 Oscar Nominees: #OscarsSoBlack?

Excerpt: Fans familiar with the history of the Oscars and racial inclusion know by now that the Oscars aren’t the NAACP Image Awards and aren’t trying to recreate that experience for black fans. However, it is evident –at least this year– Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences President Cheryl Boone Isaacs’ A2020 mandate for more diversity and representation has been heard and is working.

Still Unsolved: The Cold Cases of Biggie, Tupac and Jam Master Jay

Little did Tupac Shakur know, as he left a heavyweight boxing match in Las Vegas on Sept. 7, 1996,...

Executive Producer Dream Hampton Talks “Surviving R. Kelly”

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent@StacyBrownMedia For Dream Hampton, who served as executive producer of the much-talked about...

BEST FILMS OF 2018

By Dwight Brown, NNPA News Wire Film Critic @DwightBrownInk @NNPA_BlackPress #BestMoviesOf2018   In...

Ava DuVernay Confirms Prince Documentary in Works

By Stacy M. Brown / NNPA Newswire Correspondent / @StacyBrownMedia In about three minutes, singer Alicia Keys captured the very essence of the late pop megastar,...