ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

John Legend and Misha Green, Creator of ‘Underground’, Assail Trump

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump has two more Hollywood critics: singer John Legend and the creator of a television series on history's Underground Railroad where slaves were led to freedom. "This country was...

Doc. Explores Triumphs and Challenges of Famed Poet

For at least the last thirty years, reading Maya Angelou’s serialized seven-part memoir is a rite of passage for young women across the globe. The first book, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings,...

Streep Wins Globe DeMille Award, Excoriates Trump

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Actress Meryl Streep earned a lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes Sunday and in accepting, turned the spotlight away from herself. She defended Hollywood and journalists, honored the late...

Columnist Nat Hentoff Dies at 91

NEW YORK (AP) — Nat Hentoff, an eclectic columnist, critic, novelist and agitator dedicated to music, free expression and defying the party line, died Saturday at age 91. His son, Tom Hentoff, said his father...

Chris Brown to Box Soulja Boy over Social Media Feud

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A social media war between Chris Brown and Soulja Boy will apparently be settled in the ring with the help of boxer Floyd Mayweather. Both hip-hop stars have announced that they've...

Nelson George Talks Netflix’s ‘The Get Down’

Longtime music and cultural critic, author, and filmmaker Nelson George (“A Ballerina’s Tale”) recently teamed up with iconic filmmaker Baz Luhrmann (“Moulin Rouge,” “Strictly Ballroom”) to create Netflix sensation, “The Get Down.” The series,...

Film Celebrates Work of Black Women Engineers in NASA Space Program

Katherine Goble, Mary Jackson and Dorothy Vaughan were hardly household names in 1961 as the U.S. space program under the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) attempted to keep pace with its global competitors. ...

Black Entrepreneurs Turn to Social Media

Social Media isn’t just the newest way to communicate, find love and reconnect with lost friends, it’s also a thriving marketplace. From conglomerates to start-ups, businesses are utilizing social media to further push their...

Greg Hatza, Local Musician, Is Digging Up His Roots

Greg Hatza, of the musical group Greg Hatza ORGANization, just released his new CD called “Diggin Up My Roots,” a collection of R&B and Blues songs that he grew up with. Hatza started playing professionally...

Haitian Revolution Captured in New D.C. Exhibit

An upcoming exhibition at the Phillips Collection in Northwest D.C. features 15 rarely seen silkscreen prints about Toussaint L’Ouverture — the Haitian ex-slave turned general who led a revolution that ultimately wrested the island...

‘Loving,’ ‘La La Land’ Top AARP Movies for Grownups Honors

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The AARP says that "Loving" is the best film of the year. The drama is based on a couple's real-life 1960s battle to fight a Virginia law barring interracial marriage. It...

Drake Leads iHeartRadio Music Awards Nominations with 12

NEW YORK (AP) — Drake leads the nominations for the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards with 12, including male artist of the year, while electronic duo The Chainsmokers has 11 nominations, including song of the...