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Dee Rees On Hollywood's Race Problem | Kia Makarechi | Posted 01.09.2012 | Arts

For all the talk of "liberal Hollywood," diversity is not among the movie industry's strengths. Dee Rees, the director of "Pariah," a semi-autobiog...

Happy Birthday, Handsome!

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 12.28.2011 | Black Voices

Be still our hearts! Denzel Washington, Oscar-winning actor, producer, director, screenwriter, philanthropist and resident hottie turns 57 today. ...

Guess The Celebrity College Major!

Posted 02.20.2012 | College

Celebrities are sometimes just like us, in the sense that they have to pick a major while they were in college. Think all celebrities majored in ...

Trymaine Lee

Hoax Says Denzel Washington Was Dead | Trymaine Lee | Posted 11.15.2011 | Black Voices

With six words— Denzel Washington Dies In Snowboard Accident— he of single, grown-man-tear-down-the-cheek fame, joined the long list of celebritie...

The Return of Tom Waits

Posted 12.20.2011 | Fifty

How would you describe Tom Waits? Critic Daniel Durchholz took an oft-cited stab at it, describing Waits' voice as one that sounded "like it was s...

Dr. King's Volcanic Mountaintop Seductively Explosive

Lonna Saunders | Posted 12.18.2011 | Entertainment
Lonna Saunders

This is not a play for the faint-hearted, but it is a celebration of life, love, and country.

The Betty White Effect

Marc E. Agronin | Posted 12.12.2011 | Fifty
Marc E. Agronin

Turning 40, it seems, doesn't have the cachet of near 90. Suddenly, not only is Betty White cool, but actually being old is cool.

Interview: Playwright Katori Hall Reaches for King's Mountaintop

Lonna Saunders | Posted 12.10.2011 | Entertainment
Lonna Saunders

Playwright Katori Hall's new play Mountaintop pays tribute to Dr. King's last public appearance at Mason Temple in Memphis where he delivered his historic "I've Been to the Mountaintop" speech.

Denzel Washington: We Are Failing Our Kids

Posted 11.22.2011 | Education

Academy Award-winning film director Ron Howard, basketball star LeBron James, musical artist Ashanti and Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington...

Denzel Washington's Takes 'Flight' | Posted 11.09.2011 | Entertainment

Robert Zemeckis has settled on a Flight plan. The Back to the Future filmmaker is making his first non-motion-capture movie since 2000′s Cast Away,...

WATCH: 25 Actors In Their Embarrassing First Roles

Posted 10.15.2011 | Comedy

Jim Carrey doing a Steve Martin impression, Jennifer Anniston being stalked by a Leprechaun, Jack Black in "The Neverending Story 3"... wait, there wa...

Giving Back In Honor Of The Dad Who Gave To You

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 08.16.2011 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Dads are making a difference daily in the philanthropic world but are not recognized for the level of support they provide. Let's change that.

Denzel Washington's Flight Drama

Posted 08.06.2011 | Entertainment

Denzel Washington is close to playing a hero pilot, but don't put him in Sully Sullenberger territory just yet. According to the Los Angeles Times,...

Hollywood Bigwigs Power The Giving Pledge | Posted 08.05.2011 | Impact

A drive is under way to enlist some of the biggest names in Hollywood to demonstrate their support for charitable causes. Richard Gere, Kim Kardas...

WATCH:The Best Commencement Speeches Of 2011

Posted 08.02.2011 | College

2011 was a great year for commencement speeches. From Amy Poehler's hilarious routine at Harvard's Class Day to Facebook's Sheyl Sandberg's message to...

Denzel Washington's UPENN Commencement Speech: 'Nothing In Life Is Worthwhile Unless You Take Risks'

AP | KATHY MATHESON | Posted 07.16.2011 | College

PHILADELPHIA — Denzel Washington confessed to a bit of stage fright in his latest role: Commencement speaker at the University of Pennsylvania. ...

Glory Hole

Ted McCagg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Ted McCagg


DVDs: Birdemic -- The Worst Movie Of The Year?

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

BIRDEMIC: SHOCK AND TERROR ($29.98 BluRay and $24.98 regular DVD; Severin) -- Okay, enough blather about the best movies of the year. Let's talk abo...

Memorable Moments from the NAACP Image Awards

Vic Bulluck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Vic Bulluck

2011-03-02-mj.jpgThe NAACP Image Awards is the nation's premier multi-cultural awards show celebrating the outstanding achievements and performances of people of color.

In a Mostly Caucasian Oscar Year, a Tribute to Sidney Poitier

John Farr | Posted 06.11.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

There are some celebrities who, by virtue of what they represent and contribute beyond their talent, become something more than simply what their chosen profession would indicate.

Annals of the Overrated: Tony Scott and Unstoppable

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

For a variety of reasons, most of them having to do with scheduling, I never got to a press screening of Tony Scott's Unstoppable" when it opened last...

Tangled and Harry Potter 7 Face off Over Crowded Thanksgiving; Burlesque, Faster, Love and Other Drugs Open Soft

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I won the weekend derby, but Disney's Tangled had a smashing debut that set a record for a three-day opening weekend for a standard Disney (i.e., not Pixar) cartoon.

Hollywood's Invisible Man, The Good Black Man

Earnest Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Earnest Harris

It sure does get old being portrayed as the villain in popular culture. I am referencing the latest in a long line of heavily hyped feature films th...

Weekend Box Office (11/14/10): Megamind Wins, Unstoppable Opens Strong, Morning Glory Underperforms

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Megamind was at the top of the box office for the second (and final) time this weekend. The second super-villain animated film the year took in another $30 million.

For Colored Girls, And For Multiple Stakes

Wyatt Closs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Wyatt Closs

The film, "For Colored Girls", is gonna have sista girl flair for sure, but there are a number of reasons to peep it and especially watch how it unfol...