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This image released by Netflix shows Regina King, center, from the film "The Harder They Fall."

‘Harder They Fall,’ ‘Insecure,’ H.E.R., Nab NAACP Awards Noms

Netflix could be a dominant force at next month's NAACP Image Awards. By Jonathan Landrum Jr., AP Entertainment Writer The streaming giant on Tuesday emerged with...

Happy Kwanzaa: African Americans Celebrate Their African Heritage

Kwanzaa, a Swahili word that means “first fruits,” is a seven-day festival that honors African heritage in African American culture. Kwanzaa takes place each...

‘Summer of Soul,’ ‘Drive My Car’ make Oscars shortlist

By Lindsey Bahr, AP Film Writer Documentaries about Julia Child, “Black Woodstock,” the pandemic and The Velvet Underground and acclaimed international films like Japan’s “Drive...

Why Gil Scott-Heron’s ‘Whitey on the Moon’ still feels relevant today

A.D. Carson, University of Virginia Not long after the July 20, 1969, Moon landing, Gil Scott-Heron – a poet hailed as the “Godfather of Rap”...

‘What’s Going On’ at 50 – Motown Classic Still Relevant Today as it was...

Motown wasn’t really known for its politically conscious music. Then came “What’s Going On.” By Tyina Steptoe, University of Arizona Released on May 21, 1971, at...