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AmNews talks with ‘Beyond the Lights’ creator Gina Prince-Bythewood

Hearing is great, but listening is needed in crafting interesting stories, and Prince-Bythewood devoted herself to delivering 55 drafts of the screenplay for “Beyond the Lights,” and if you know anything about screenplay structure, her work is sublime.

Comedian Buttahman takes the stage at the West End Lounge in President's Day show

Comedian Buttahman takes the stage this President's Day for a free comedy show at the West End Lounge.

Golfing immortal Charlie Sifford

The passing of pioneering golfer Charlie Sifford on Feb. 3 is just such a moment, particularly when there is no obituary in our publication. He was 92 and lived in Cleveland, Ohio.

Oprah, ‘Selma’ director to create original series

As usual, traveling to the NAACP Image Awards with Chevrolet proved to be a fabulous, fruitful weekend.

Bobbi Kristina Brown on life support, found unresponsive

Friends and family of the late and great R&B star Whitney Houston, who was survived by her daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, and her ex-husband, Bobby Brown, are experiencing a tragedy that is all too similar to Houston’s passing

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.