'Black Panther' puts spotlight on question of connection

When Jennifer Emejulu went to see "Black Panther," the New Jersey resident didn't feel like wearing any of the traditional Nigerian clothing she routinely wears for family parties.

'Slap Rihanna' ad on Snapchat brings outrage, apologies

An ad on Snapchat asking users if they'd rather "Slap Rihanna" or "Punch Chris Brown" has spawned widespread outrage, including from the singer herself, and brought profuse apologies from the company behind the visual-messaging app.

Ava DuVernay to direct DC superhero film 'The New Gods'

Ava DuVernay's "A Wrinkle in Time" may have disappointed at the box office, but she's already booked another big-budget project.

Lisa Bonet says Bill Cosby gave off a 'sinister' energy

Lisa Bonet has broken her silence about her former TV father Bill Cosby, saying she isn't surprised he's facing sexual misconduct allegations and claiming he gave off a "sinister" energy.

Disney's 'Black Panther' reaches $1 billion globally

Disney's megahit "Black Panther" has passed the $1 billion mark at the global box office.

Q&A: Oprah plays life coach to 'Wrinkle in Time' co-stars

"A Wrinkle in Time" director Ava DuVernay insists she didn't consciously assemble three of the entertainment industry's most successful and entrepreneurial women to play the celestial, all-knowing "Mrs." characters in Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling.

“Black Panther” nears billion-dollar mark

“Black Panther” may not be an Oscar contender – yet – but it is the most talked about movie in Hollywood right now.

Peele, 'Get Out' make Oscar history with screenplay win

Jordan Peele had to dig deep to get the horror-satire "Get Out" to the screen, and his reward was the first original screenplay Oscar for an African-American.

Common singles out NRA, Kimmel takes aim at Trump at Oscars

Hollywood seized the microphone at Sunday's Oscars and wasn't shy about its passions, sprinkling political moments throughout a show that included anti-gun and pro-immigration references, as well as mocking the president's Twitter habits.

Next up at the Kennedy Center? A new focus on hip-hop

It was late October 2017 and a packed house of VIPs had gathered at Washington's Kennedy Center to watch David Letterman receive the Mark Twain award for a career in comedy. A stream of comedians took the stage to sing ...

New study finds diverse audiences drive blockbusters

Just as "Black Panther" is setting records at the box office, a new study finds that diverse audiences are driving most of the biggest blockbusters and many of the most-watched hits on television.

'Lost Tapes' series examines Malcolm X through rare footage

Malcolm X was reviled and adored during his lifetime thanks to his views of black nationalism and "by any means necessary" approach to battle racial discrimination. Following his assassination, the civil rights advocate's popularity was revived by hip-hop artists in ...

The language of 'Black Panther'? It's real. Give it a try.

Much of what is seen in "Black Panther" is fictional, including the country where the movie is based. But in Wakanda, they do speak a language that is very much real, with distinctive click sounds that had some cast members ...

Q&A: Yance Ford on race, justice and making Oscar history

In the Oscar-nominated documentary "Strong Island," Yance Ford stares back at the camera with profound sorrow and calm resilience.

Tavis Smiley sues PBS for breach of contract after firing

Talk-show host Tavis Smiley is suing his former employer, the Public Broadcasting Service, for breach of contract after he was fired over sexual harassment allegations.