ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

  • Mistaken Identity

    Melinda Robertson is an author, empowerment speaker and former teen mother. Her experience as a teen mother compelled her to write her first novel, Motherhood . . . What You Don’t Know! in an attempt to combat the teen pregnancy issue that plagues communities nationwide. Motherhood . . . What ...

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  • Wynton Marsalis’ JALC Orchestra to Tour South America

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis will tour South America in March for the first time in 10 years. JALC announced Tuesday that the 12-city tour kicks off Feb. 27 in New York and will visit Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Mexico and six South ...

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  • Nina Simone Documentary a Powerful Portrait of the Artist

    PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Through archival footage and interviews with her family, closest confidants and collaborators, Nina Simone comes to life again — still enigmatic but more easily understood — in the new documentary “What Happened, Miss Simone?” which premiered Thursday night at ...

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  • Cosby Welcomed by Audience in California City of Turlock

    TURLOCK, Calif. (AP) — Bill Cosby was embraced by fans on Sunday during his first performance in California since allegations of past sexual assaults surfaced. The Modesto Bee reports Cosby was greeted warmly and left with a standing ovation at Turlock Community Theatre. Only one protester ...

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  • Daniels Builds a TV ‘Empire’

    After directing and/or producing such successful feature films as The Butler, Monster’s Ball [for which Halle Berry won an Academy Award], and Precious [for which Mo’Nique won hers], two-time Oscar-nominee Lee Daniels [for Precious] has set his sights on TV for the first time. Here, he talks ...

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  • Kevin Hart and Josh Gad Co-Star in Unlikely-Buddies Comedy

    Doug Harris (Josh Gad) and Gretchen Palmer (Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting) are putting the finishing touches on their impending wedding. Trouble is the socially-challenged groom has yet to find a best man and they’re set to exchange vows in just ten days. He’s been rejected by every acquaintance he’s ...

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  • The Presidency in Black and White

    April Ryan • Release Date: Feb. 15, 2015 April Ryan is a reporter for American Urban Radio Networks (AURN).  She is the only Black woman covering urban issues from the White House – a position she has held since the Clinton era. April is a frequent speaker on the topics of the White House, ...

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  • Redwood

    A. Rod Womack • Release Date: Oct. 15, 2014 A. Rod Womack’s passion for storytelling distinguishes him from many of his contemporaries. Redwood is his first book. Womack co-owned his first company at 18 years old. His entrepreneurial experience spans numerous industries including food service, ...

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