ESPN commentator Stephen A. Smith, a graduate of Winston-Salem University in North Carolina, is creating a new docuseries that will focus heavily on the history and importance of America’s HCBUs. The show is being produced with director Elaine Oliver, the director and
By Lisa Respers France Stephen “tWitch” Boss, the amiable DJ for “Ellen DeGeneres Show” and dancer who rose to fame on “So You Think You Can Dance,” has died, his wife, fellow dancer Allison Holker Boss, confirmed in a statement to CNN.
By Airiel Sharice The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Commission announced Tuesday that Maryland’s casinos brought in $163.4 million in gaming revenue during the month of November. That is a $3 million increase compared to May of 2021. According to officials, more than
When Marvel Studios released “Black Panther” in February 2018, it marked the first Marvel Cinematic Universe film to feature a Black superhero and star a predominantly Black cast. Its estimated production budget was US$200 million, making it the first Black film – conventionally defined as
By Variety After a series of online statements and quiet public appearances over recent months, Will Smith took further steps back into the spotlight Monday evening, appearing for an interview on “The Daily Show With Trevor Noah.” Promoting his new historical drama “Emancipation,” Smith’s conversation with
By Daniel Moss 2022 marks the second year that Travis Scott supports HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities). The support comes in the form of scholarships via the Cactus Jack Foundation’s Waymon Webster Scholarship Fund. The project is run by Travis Scott’s
By Candice Williams “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” which will be released nationwide Friday, is already on track to become a critical success. It offers a poignant and powerful tribute to the film’s original Black Panther, Chadwick Boseman, who died in August 2020 from colon cancer.
‘Black Panther’ director Ryan Coogler emotionally recalls his last conversation with Chadwick Boseman
By Randi Richardson “Black Panther” director Ryan Coogler recently described his last conversation with Chadwick Boseman “a couple weeks” before the actor’s death in 2020. In the new podcast “Wakanda Forever: The Official Black Panther Podcast,” which launched Thursday, author and journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates interviewed
By Claretta Bellamy The former Brooks Atkinson Theatre on West 47th Street in New York City has officially been renamed the Lena Horne Theatre. Lena Horne made history this week as the first Black woman to have a Broadway theater named in
By Glen Weldon Black Adam is what happens when you build a movie from the outside in — when you start with the visuals and figure everything else will just fall into place. More to the point: Black Adam doesn’t work. To understand why, it
By Tonya Mosley Like many Black people in America, director Chinonye Chukwu grew up learning about the story of Emmett Till, the 14-year-old Black boy who was brutally murdered in Mississippi in 1955 for allegedly flirting with a white woman. But far fewer people