ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Nickelodeon’s ‘Loud House’ Cartoon Features Same-Sex Interracial Couple

A recent episode of a Nickelodeon cartoon show featured the station’s first animated interracial gay couple. In the episode of “Loud House,” the show’s main character, Lincoln Loud, invites his African American friend Clyde McBride...

One-on-One with Johnetta Boone, Costume Designer for OWN’s New Drama Series “Greenleaf”

Johnetta Boone shines again! She earned her stars as a costume designer for films such as “For Colored Girls,” “Cadillac Records” and “The Notebook.” Boone now shines bright as costume designer for the Oprah Winfrey...

‘Motown: The Musical’ Opens on Broadway, Then the Bad News

NEW YORK (AP) — Opening night of "Motown: The Musical" went very well until right after the curtain call. With the cast still buzzing at 10:15 p.m., producer Kevin McCollum had bad news: The...

O’Jays Decry Use of “Love Train” During RNC

R&B group The O'Jays are decrying the use of their song "Love Train" during the Republican National Convention, including a version remixed as "Trump Train," without the consent of the band. Founding members Eddie Levert...

First Brother Raps about His Autobiography and Barack

Born in Kenya in 1965 to Ruth Baker and Barack Obama, Sr., Mark Obama Ndesandjo is an accomplished musician, author, artist and businessman. Prior to settling in Shenzhen, China, he earned a BS in...

Leslie Jones, Under Hateful Barrage on Twitter, Fights Back

NEW YORK (AP) — Under a barrage of hateful posts on Twitter, "Ghostbusters" star Leslie Jones said she was "in a personal hell" and urged the social networking service to do more to eradicate...

Ava DuVernay’s Racial Inequality Doc ‘The 13th’ to Open NYFF

NEW YORK (AP) — Ava DuVernay's "The 13th," a documentary about racial inequality and mass incarceration in the United States, will open the 54th New York Film Festival. The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced...

Film Academy Diversifies Leadership with New Governors

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The film academy is taking more steps to diversify, with three women and two Black filmmakers newly elected to leadership positions. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its...

Willie Seaberry, Owner of Mississippi’s Po’ Monkey’s Juke Joint, Dies at 75

MERIGOLD, Miss. (AP) — Willie Seaberry, owner of Po' Monkey's juke joint in Bolivar County, has died. Deputy Coroners Ted Ray and Murry Roark tell The Clarion-Ledger (http://on.thec-l.com/29Ch7BY) they found Seaberry late Thursday in his...

Wendy Williams’ Criticism of NAACP, HBCUs Results in Lost Sponsorships, and an Apology

Television show host Wendy Williams is facing a backlash across the media spectrum for her controversial comments about HBCUs and the NAACP. On July 6, during the hot topics segment of her show, she brought...

Rapper Azealia Banks Defends Bleaching Her Skin

“212” rapper Azealia Banks has not only publicly admitted to bleaching her skin, she defends her choice. After being banned from Twitter for several controversial comments, the artist turned to Facebook Live to reveal...

Threat Made to African-American Museum in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities are investigating a threatening letter sent to the African American Museum in Philadelphia. Police said the letter was sent anonymously and threatened violence to the museum during the Democratic National Convention,...