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.

Wendy Williams diagnosed with Graves’ Disease, will take 3-week break

Wendy Williams announced Wednesday that she is taking a three-week hiatus due to illness. Williams, host of the syndicated talk show, “The Wendy Williams Show,” told her viewers that she has been diagnosed with Graves’ Disease and that she will ...

Film showcases historically black colleges and universities

Filmmaker Stanley Nelson knew he wanted to tell a story about the nation's historically black colleges and universities — not just about individual HBCUs, many of which have their own celebrated histories, but about what they collectively have meant to ...

'Black Panther' blows away box office with $192M weekend

A wave of feverish anticipation, fawning critical acclaim and groundbreaking cultural meaning pushed "Black Panther" to a record-setting $192 million debut in U.S. and Canada theaters, firmly establishing the superhero sensation as a box-office landmark.

At 31, Ryan Coogler ascends to the top with 'Black Panther'

Ryan Coogler was feeling overwhelmed by "Black Panther."

Quincy Jones spills the tea on Michael Jackson, the Clintons and more in new interview

In a rambling interview with Vulture, music impresario Quincy Jones spoke candidly about a variety of topics.

HBO welcomes ‘2 Dope Queens’

The dopest podcast on NPR is now on HBO.

Review: 'Black Panther' is dazzling grand-scale filmmaking

The supposedly cosmically vast Marvel Cinematic Universe, as it's called, spans planets peppered throughout the galaxy, but Ryan Coogler's Earth-bound "Black Panther," glittering and galvanizing, stands worlds apart.

Jill Scott returns to TV in ‘Black Lightning’

Jill Scott is returning to the small screen. The Grammy Award-winning singer will make her debut on the new CW hit “Black Lightning” on Jan. 30 as the diabolical villainess Lady eve.

At Grammys, Dave Chappelle leads a comic interlude

The 60th Grammy Awards primetime broadcast featured no awards handed out for rock or R&B, but comedy — and Dave Chappelle — got the spotlight on music's biggest night.

Bruno Mars crashes rap's big party at the Grammys

The Grammy Awards seemed poised to make this a triumphant year for rap at music's showcase event — until Bruno Mars crashed the party.

Cardi B surpasses Beyoncé with most Top 10 hits

To say that rapper Cardi B is having a moment is an understatement.

Cress Williams plays CW’s first black superhero Black Lightning

The CW is introducing its first African-American superhero and he is fully charged and ready to strike. “Black Lightning” makes its electrifying debut on Jan. 16.

Black Panther movie causing excitement around country

There's a Black Panther party going on all around the country.