Arts & Entertainment


In furs volume is key

For furs this season, the bigger the fur the better, especially if you are out and about in this often shivering-cold weather.

Dance Theatre of Harlem honors King’s legacy at NJPAC

On what would have been the 87th birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a large, diverse audience gathered at the NJPAC to celebrate his life and legacy through dance with the Dance Theatre of Harlem.

Watch out 'Patti Pies': Aretha Franklin launching her own desserts

The latest news about Aretha Franklin probably won't do much to quell chatter that she has beef with Patti Labelle.

Michael Jackson didn't want a white actor to portray him

With controversy raging over Joseph Fiennes' casting as Michael Jackson in a British TV production, a 1993 video has surfaced of the late singer saying he didn't want a white actor to portray him on screen.

CNN/ORC Poll: Most opposed to Oscar boycott

When it comes to diversity at the Academy Awards, most Americans shrug their shoulders, according to a new CNN/ORC Poll.

‘Preachers of Atlanta’ premieres February 3

The new reality series “Preachers of Atlanta,” which premieres on Oxygen Media, Feb. 3, is riveting, fascinating and engaging entertainment.

The SAG Awards: Road trip 2016

The annual Screen Actors Guild Awards can’t be accused of lacking diversity.

David Bowie: The difference between being a musical chameleon and appropriating

If you were to put all of David Bowie’s albums into a bin and grab three of them blindly, you would get three different listening experiences.

Black History Month at the Apollo

The Apollo Theater will host a series of artistic and community programs in celebration of Black History Month.

White actor to play Michael Jackson in British TV show

With all the controversy over #OscarsSoWhite, now may not have been the best time to announce that a white actor has been cast as African-American pop star Michael Jackson.

Oscars CEO on diversity changes: 'It's not about political correctness'

The sweeping new measures designed to enhance diversity at the Oscars were not motivated by "political correctness," the CEO of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said in an interview published on Wednesday.

Ruby Dee's daughter launches line of greeting cards containing quotes from the late actress

The daughter of late actress Ruby Dee, Hasna Muhammad, launches a line of greeting cards that contain inspirational quotes from her mother.

PHOTOS: Inside Susan Taylor's 70th birthday celebration

Essence magazine Editor-in-Chief Emerita Susan L. Taylor i celebrated her 70th birthday with a fundraiser event for her organization, the National CARES Mentoring Movement.

Dr. Sam Anderson discusses 'Black Holocaust for Beginners' on MNN

Black talk show "Books That Matter, People Who Matter" presents "Black Holocaust for Beginners" on air Monday night at 10:30 p.m. on the Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN).

Oscars make changes to boost diversity amid #OscarsSoWhite backlash

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the organization behind the Oscars, is taking sweeping measures to double the number of women and minority members by 2020.