Mahershala Ali becomes first Muslim actor to win an Oscar

Of all the memorable moments at the Oscars Sunday night, Mahershala Ali's win for best supporting actor marked an especially poignant triumph.

Cynthia Erivo will take the stage at Oscars Governors Ball

The news that award-winning singer-songwriter Cynthia Erivo will perform at the Governors Ball immediately after the Oscars Sunday, Feb. 26, was announced at the annual Oscars Governors Ball food preview, which provided a preview of the food, beverages and décor ...

The Black Press played a vital role in 'Hidden Figures'

In her book, “Hidden Figures,” author Margot Lee Shetterly pays homage to the African-American women who worked as human computers in the space program.

#OscarsSoWhite creator on what's next

April Reign is not just advocating for Black Hollywood.

Community Calendar: February 16 - February 22

Imhotep's Guide to Black Events

Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards celebrates 10 years

“If I didn’t define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people’s fantasies for me and eaten alive.”—Audre Lorde

Rachel Lindsay will be the first black 'Bachlorette'

ABC is finally delivering on its long-held promise to bring a diverse lead to its Bachelor franchise.

50th Anniversary of ‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner’

In 1967, racial tensions in cities all over the country erupted in violent collisions that laid bare social, economic and political strife.

‘Lion’ leaps with six Oscar noms

The New York Amsterdam News has been invited to cover the 89th Oscars, marking our fourth consecutive year.

‘A United Kingdom’—a true-life romance

For film producer and lead actor David Oyelowo, his six-year passion to bring the powerful true story of African King Seretse Khama to the U.S. has finally materialized with “A United Kingdom.”

Daniel Beaty writes and stars in ‘Chapter & Verse’

“Chapter & Verse” is the first film by veteran Hollywood producer Cheryl Hill—co-owner of the new production company, Harlem Film Company—directed by Jamal Joseph, written by Daniel Beaty and Jamal Joseph, and starring Daniel Beaty, Omari Hardwick, Loretta Devine and ...

'Chapter and Verse' red carpet opening night party at Mist Harlem

Harlem turned up and let loose at the red carpet premiere of “Chapter and Verse” at Mist Harlem.

Visionary filmmaker Kathleen Collins featured at upcoming BAM series

Before Professor Annalise Keating, there was Professor Sara.

‘Belle’ director returns with ‘A United Kingdom’

For two days last week, we had the opportunity to connect with “A United Kingdom” director and screenwriter Amma Asante (“Belle”) and actor and producer David Oyelowo.

'Madiba' brings Nelson Mandela's inspiring life to BET

"Madiba" provides a handsome centerpiece to BET's Black History Month lineup, solidly chronicling Nelson Mandela's struggles against Apartheid over three nights, with Laurence Fishburne playing the South African leader.