Pioneering Black opera singer Grace Bumbry dies at 86

Grace Bumbry, a pioneering mezzo-soprano who became the first Black singer to perform at Germany’s Bayreuth Festival during a career of more than three decades on the world’s top stages, has died. She was 86. Bumbry died Sunday at Evangelisches Krankenhaus, a

Martin Lawrence receives star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

By Claretta Bellamy “What’s up, what’s up, what’s up?” A star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, that is. Actor and comedian Martin Lawrence was honored Thursday with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles. Friends and family joined

Questlove Is Now A Book Publisher?

By Angela Johnson Whether he’s curating a star-studded hip hop tribute for the GRAMMYs or directing an Oscar-winning documentary about the legendary 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival, Amir “Questlove” Thompson has his fingers on the pulse of what’s happening in the culture. Now, the DJ,

Ruth E. Carter becomes 1st Black woman to win 2 Oscars

Ruth E. Carter made history: The costume designer behind the “Black Panther” films became the first Black woman to win two Oscars. Carter took home best costume design Sunday night at the 95th Academy Awards for the Marvel sequel “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.”

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