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Road trip: Hollywood

Next Thursday, and continuing through Black History Month, do expect much, much more from the creative community of color

‘Love and Basketball’ creator to be honored at Athena Film Festival

Noted director, writer and producer Gina Prince-Bythewood will be an honoree at the fifth annual Athena Film Festival, which will be in New York City at Barnard College.

Sharpton promotes the Black vote in England

Along with invitations to the White House and other prestigious addresses, the Rev. Al Sharpton can now include the Oxford Union, where such luminaries as President Ronald Reagan and Mother Theresa have spoken.

Happy birthday, Muhammad Ali, forever the ‘Black Superman’

While we had a holiday for the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., let’s not forget that on Jan. 17, we can pay homage to the “Greatest,” Muhammad Ali.

The Cosmopolitan Review

This has to be the year of Ava DuVernay. Everyone is taking their children to see “Selma,” the movie focusing on the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s struggle, determination and ultimate victory in obtaining the right to vote for millions ...

Five people shot at Chris Brown show in California

Five people were injured in a shooting in the early hours of Sunday, June 11 at the Fiesta nightclub in San Jose, Calif., where Chris Brown, the troubled R&B pop artist, was making an appearance.

A talk with ‘Selma’ director Ava DuVernay

If there is an Ava DuVernay fan club, I would like to pledge my membership.

Common reflects on role in ‘Selma’

In “Selma,” directed by the very skilled Ava DuVernay, there is a touching, late-night scene when a deeply troubled Martin Luther King (David Oyelowo) leaves the warmth of his bed to call a sleeping woman.

Azealia Banks, Q-Tip address cultural appropriation

There has been a racial battle boiling between hip-hop up-and-comers Azealia Banks and Iggy Azalea for some time now.

Rihanna named creative director of Puma

It has been announced that the fashion-forward R&B pop star Rihanna will be serving as creative director for athletic wear giant Puma.

Dr. Huxtable, heal thy self!

Like so many Black publications, we’ve been on the sidelines of the Bill Cosby flare up, not sure when and how to enter a situation that is a classic she said, he said, with allegations from a coterie of women ...

Tyrese takes to the streets with protesters

According to reports, Tyrese was truly “Fast and Furious” recently.

Comedian Buttahman to perform at The Stand NYC

Comedian Buttahman takes the stage this weekend at The Stand NYC.

The Iconic Ben Vereen talks ‘Top Five’

Ben Vereen discusses his exciting new role in the upcoming film "Top Five"

Chris Rock knocks it out with ‘Top Five’

Comedian Chris Rock discusses his new film "Top Five"