March 7, 2016

A brave slave odyssey depicted in drama series ‘Underground’

NEW YORK _ What sort of grit and ingenuity did it take for slaves in the Old South to flee from a plantation that had been […]
March 7, 2016

Celebs take to social media to cut trolls down to size

By Jonathan Landrum Jr. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ATLANTA _ When Rick Ross posted a photo of himself on Instagram posing with Diddy, a woman joked on […]
March 7, 2016

Poet activist Sonia Sanchez subject of new documentary

By Hillel Italie THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ When a team of documentary makers first suggested a movie about her life, Sonia Sanchez resisted. “We […]
March 7, 2016

Michelle Williams, once ‘out to pasture,’ returns to stage

By Mark Kennedy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ Before you can get to Michelle Williams’ dressing room at the Belasco Theatre on Broadway, you pass […]
March 7, 2016

Review: Lupita Nyong’o soars in searing play ‘Eclipsed’

By Mark Kennedy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ Lupita Nyong’o is a red carpet darling, effortlessly stunning in a Calvin Klein gown or in advertisements […]
March 7, 2016

Rapper Bankroll Fresh killed at recording Atlanta studio

ATLANTA _ A coroner investigator says an up-and-coming rapper has been shot to death outside a popular recording studio in Atlanta. Fulton County Medical Examiner senior […]
March 4, 2016

Leslie Jones reacts to criticism of ‘Ghostbusters’ character

By Derrik J. Lang THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES _ Leslie Jones ain’t afraid of no ghost _ or playing a transit worker. The co-star of […]
March 4, 2016

Next Big Thing: Drake’s latest find and two standout international acts

By David Friend THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ The weekly Next Big Thing column highlights what’s bubbling under the surface in entertainment with a look at […]
March 4, 2016

New collection of Kendrick Lamar music appears online

By Mark Kennedy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ Fresh off his Grammy triumph, Kendrick Lamar has released a new batch of old music. The eight-song […]
March 4, 2016

CEELO GREEN

ATLANTA (AP) _ Come take a drive with CeeLo Green. He’s launched a new mobile game called “CeeLo’s Joyride” that allows players to drive him through […]
March 4, 2016

GLADYS KNIGHT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) _ Here’s a unique way to get out of a traffic ticket: get Gladys Knight to sing. Police Captain Mike Roberts of […]
March 4, 2016

Casting Saldana as Simone inflames ideas of race, beauty

  By Sandy Cohen THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES _ If there was any doubt about how Nina Simone’s family and fans feel about the upcoming […]
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