| Jun 28, 2013
| 11:55 AM
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences invited 276 new members into the organization on Friday -- 100 more than were included in the 2012 invitees -- including a large number of minorities and women, such as Rosario Dawson, Lucy Liu, Sandra Oh,...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 4:32 PM
A debate exists on whether Black History Month is still necessary on the premise that Black history is American history. People against a recognized month for the study of Black history argue that it only furthers segregation and we should study Black...
| Aug 13, 2013
Forest Whitaker certainly isn’t yelling, but the temperature of his soft-spoken calm has increased a few degrees.
“If we have a few minutes, let’s get a [newspaper], and I want you to go through the films,” says the star of...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Aug. 28 will be the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington, the Aug. 28, 1963, gathering for human rights that saw Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. deliver his famous “I Have a Dream” speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial, an event...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 2:25 PM
Aug. 28 marked the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s famous “I have a dream” speech, which some say was so peppered with scriptural allusions that it was more sermon than speech.
Clarence Jones, a civil rights activist who...
| Dec 1, 2012
| 4:00 PM
Weaver may have lost Kenya Stewart to graduation, but the Class M champion Beavers still have a few more Stewarts — namely Kenya's two younger twin sisters, Alyssa and Amanda.
"I've got a solid five," Weaver coach Wendell Williams said. "My...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 12:29 PM
In the volatile world of radio, almost nothing lasts half a century.
But a great Chicago radio station — WVON-AM 1690 — has managed the feat: The institution marks its 50th anniversary Monday and celebrates with a concert featuring Toni...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 1:54 PM
Actor-director Mario Van Peebles has listed a wooded compound in the Hollywood Hills at $1.675 million.
The nearly half-acre lot includes a main house, patio space and a guest house. Custom details include stairway handrails made from recycled metals,...
| Jan 6, 2012
Eve Arnold, one of the first woman photojournalists to join the prestigious Magnum Photography Agency in the 1950s and traveled the world for her work but was best known for her candid shots of Hollywood celebrities, has died. She was 99.
| Apr 9, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Elizabeth Catlett, a sculptor and printmaker who was widely considered one of the most important African American artists of the 20th century despite having lived most of her life in Mexico, has died. She was 96.
Catlett, whose sculptures became symbols...
| Apr 4, 2011
Manning Marable, an influential historian whose forthcoming biography of Malcolm X could revise perceptions of the slain civil rights leader, has died only days before the book described as his life's work was to be published. He was 60.
| Aug 15, 2012
Actor played Arnold Horshack on 'Kotter'
Ron Palillo, 63, an actor whose signature role was Arnold Horshack in the 1970s TV sitcom "Welcome Back, Kotter," died Tuesday of a heart attack in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., said his agent, Jackie...