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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...

Viola Davis Memoir ‘Finding Me’ Scheduled for Next April

Associated Press Oscar winner Viola Davis is working on a memoir that she says will be “straight, no chaser.” HarperOne will release Davis’ “Finding Me” on...

Chadwick Boseman is Posthumously Nominated for an Oscar

By Jake Coyle, AP Film Writer NEW YORK (AP) _ Half a year after his death, Chadwick Boseman was posthumously nominated for an Academy Award...

Jordan Peele makes history with Oscar win for ‘Get Out’ screenplay

By Kia Morgan Smith The critically acclaimed film Get Out was nominated for Best Original Screenplay, Best Director, Best Leading Actor, and Best Picture. Taking the...