Arts & Entertainment


Spike Lee, Regina King, 'Black Panther' and 'BlacKkKlansman' among Oscar noms

Here is the full list of 2019 Oscar nominations.

Still Unsolved: The Cold Cases of Biggie, Tupac and Jam Master Jay

Little did Tupac Shakur know, as he left a heavyweight boxing match in Las Vegas on Sept. 7, 1996, that his life was about to end.

Harlem’s HypeThaKid goes viral with her first song ‘Did’

“My first time ever rapping, I was a second finalist in a Swizz Beatz contest to win 5K,” said HypeThaKid. “I could always picture myself as an artist, but being a rapper wasn’t it.”

At 95, tailor Leroy Archer sews on

When you reach a certain age, some might say you are “over the hill.” But for many folks, life only grows as you age.

Hand-signed screen prints at Martin Lawrence Galleries

The Pop Art Movement’s masters’ prints will be on view at the Martin Lawrence Galleries, located at 3333 Bear St., Costa Mesa, Calif., starting Jan. 26, 2019.

Breakfasting with chef JJ Johnson

TV One launched their new women’s channel, CLEO TV, with an exclusive preview of their new series, “Just Eats with Chef JJ.”

7 Grains Health Food in Harlem celebrates over 40 years in business

Black-owned health food store 7 Grains is celebrated 43 years, and its owner, Abdul M. Malik, is celebrating his 80th birthday.

Danielle Brooks hosts latest edition of ‘AfroPop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange’

Danielle Brooks became wholly intrigued with “AfroPop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange” after seeing its list of alumni hosts, some of whom are not only her peers but also her friends.

Award-winning actress Regina King opens up about sleeper hit 'If Beale Street Could Talk'

Regina King makes it easy to say “yes” to an assignment editor’s request for a reporter to join in on a national conference call and listen to an actress talk about her role in a movie.

‘SNL’ comedian Michael Che hosts benefit for NYC public housing projects he grew up in

Saturday Night Live” funnyman Michael Che hosted a fundraiser for a cause close to home: New York City public housing.

Raven Wilkinson, ballet pioneer and mentor to Misty Copeland, passes at 83

Raven Wilkinson, the first African-American woman to be admitted to a major American ballet company, the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, died Dec. 19, at her home in Manhattan.

The year in review in Black theater—moving, fresh, phenomenal! Part 2

Aug. 26, 2018, will forever break my heart. The president of AUDELCO, Grace L. Jones, died on that day at the age of 90, after being at the helm of the organization for many years.

Jazz Notes: Sands dazzles, Winter Jazzfest, Allan Harris APAP

The pianist and composer Christian Sands has grown from a rising young musician to watch to a seasoned 29-year-old to be seen whenever he hits town.

Del Mar and Rancho Palo Verdes: SoCal shining stars

When you consider exploring Southern California, you likely envision a road trip that includes San Diego and Los Angeles.

Never too late for luck

Yes, I had my “luck in the new year” black-eyed peas Jan. 2. And? I had them, they were delicious and I feel lucky!