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Sidney Poitier – Hollywood’s first Black leading man reflected the civil rights movement on screen

By Aram Goudsouzian, University of Memphis In the summer of 1967, Martin Luther King Jr. introduced the keynote speaker for the 10th-anniversary convention banquet of...

On Broadway, a Playwright Becomes an Actor, Saving a Show

Keenan Scott II made his Broadway acting debut this week in "Thoughts of a Colored Man," which is a remarkable milestone. It's even more...

“Colin in Black and White” Premieres

The Associated Press Colin Kaepernick and TV and movie maker Ava DuVernay are the co-creators of Netflix’s “Colin in Black and White,” a six-episode, half-hour...

Emmys 2021: The Diversity and Inclusion Shuffle

By Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D., NNPA Newswire If they love our rhythm and not our blues was an awards show, then the 2021 Emmys would...

Actor Michael K. Williams On Trauma And The Arts, In His Final Message

In a filmed award acceptance speech, the star of “The Wire” talked about turning his life’s traumas into memorable TV characters. By Kevin Michael Briscoe,...