| Jun 18, 2012
| 6:22 AM
President should denounce slurs
In Kendall Stanley’s recent column (June 4) he insists that Mitt denounce The Donald because he’s a “birther.” If one finds it interesting that Barry’s father’s race is...
| Sep 27, 2012
TV, film, theater, music--Danny Aiello does it all. Most notably, he was nominated for an Academy Award for his work in Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing." Other film credits include: "Moonstruck," "The Godfather Part 2," and "The Purple Rose of Cairo."...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 7:11 AM
"State Debate," an original musical written and directed by 2007 Petoskey High School graduate Erich Rettstadt has been selected to receive a CINE Golden Eagle Award. The film is one of 10 student films nationwide recognized at www.cine.org where a new...
| Jul 21, 2012
| 3:25 PM
Director Peter Ramsey is sitting in his office on the DreamWorks Animation campus in Glendale and recalling a vivid childhood memory. “I remember being in my pajamas in the back of my parents' car at an Inglewood drive-in watching Disney's “...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 3:49 PM
NEW YORK -- It’s not often that a Twinkie earns a bit of praise from a nutrition expert, or that a hefty elected official confesses his food vices before a room packed with spectators and the media.
But nothing was routine as New York’s Board...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 9:23 AM
PIX11 attended premiere of Spike Lee's latest film in his “Chronicles of Brooklyn” series RED HOOK SUMMER. Hundreds came out to support the iconic writer/director including Mike Tyson, Gayle King, Laila Ali, Debra Lee, Stephen Hill, Mona...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 8:17 PM
(Reuters) - Actor Al Freeman Jr., perhaps best known for his portrayal of Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad in Spike Lee's 1992 film "Malcolm X," has died, Howard University said on Friday.
"It is with tremendous sadness that the passing of our...
| 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...
| Aug 18, 2012
| 8:30 AM
In the late '80s a thunderbolt of inspiration struck Jack Valenti, longtime chief of the Motion Picture Assn. of America: What if his organization got rid of the X rating, besmirched by years of misappropriation by hard-core exploitation films, and...
| Aug 18, 2012
| 7:19 PM
They are more likely to get shot, go to jail, drop out of school, end up in foster care, be abandoned by their fathers and have children of their own while they're still teenagers.
Compared with other Americans, young black men have the statistical...
| Apr 13, 2012
| 6:00 PM
In the weeks after a 17-year-old black boy was found dead in a gated Sanford neighborhood, outraged blacks took to the streets, insisting police arrest the Hispanic shooter, George Zimmerman.
The chorus thundered: Justice for Trayvon! I am Trayvon! We...
| Mar 9, 2013
| 3:49 PM
The room became dark at the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles, where Jay-Z lyrics in the song, "Ni**as In Paris," repeated loudly.
"Jackson, Tyson, Jordan, Game Six," looped on the sound system. And then just, "Tyson. Tyson. Tyson."
The crowd cheered...