Saturday, Mar. 27, 2021

Eddie Murphy was inducted into the NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame at the organization's show that highlighted works by entertainers and athletes of color.

After Murphy accepted his induction award Saturday night, the actor-comedian said he was "very moved" by the honor. He was presented...

Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021

Chadwick Boseman received two posthumous individual nominations and two ensemble nominations from the 27th Screen Actors Guild Awards on Thursday, while the Korean American family drama “Minari” and Spike Lee’s Vietnam veteran drama “Da 5 Bloods” were among the nominees for best ensemble....

Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021

With his final two performances, the late Chadwick Boseman earned two NAACP Image Awards nominations Tuesday, while "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" could make its presence felt at next month's ceremony.

Boseman scored nods for his work in the Netflix films "Da 5 Bloods" and "Ma Rainey's Black...

Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020

Like many of those involved in the making of "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom," it's not easy for Viola Davis to summarize what playwright August Wilson has meant to her except to answer, "Everything." 

Davis' first stage role was in Wilson's "Joe Turner's Come and Gone." She made her Broadway...

Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020

Chadwick Boseman surges onto the screen as fast-talking trumpeter Levee in "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" like a man on an electrified tightrope -- balancing precariously between hope and cynicism, humor and sadness, joy and pain, and love and hate.

Unlike with some of Boseman's other famous...

Monday, Oct. 19, 2020

Netflix on Monday previewed George C. Wolfe's August Wilson adaptation "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom," showcasing Chadwick Boseman's final performance opposite Viola Davis' powerhouse blues singer.

The film, shot last year, was already one of the year's most anticipated, coming as the next...

Tuesday, Sep. 1, 2020

A special airing of "Black Panther" in the wake of the death of star Chadwick Boseman was a bright spot for the broadcast networks in a ratings week otherwise utterly dominated by Fox News Channel's coverage of the Republican National Convention. 

ABC's last-minute scheduling Sunday night...

Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020

Lady Gaga cleaned house at the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards, while The Weeknd took home the top prize — and both pop stars sent important messages to viewers about the current state of the world: "Wear a mask" and "Justice for Jacob Blake and Breonna Taylor."

Gaga won five honors Sunday,...

Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020

The image that keeps replaying in my head since the death of Chadwick Boseman is from early 2018. It was just days before "Black Panther" would open in theaters and the exhilaration aroused by this long-in-coming cultural event was everywhere around Boseman. Flocked by fans, he repeatedly paused...

Friday, Aug. 28, 2020

Chadwick Boseman, who played Black icons Jackie Robinson and James Brown with searing intensity before finding fame as the regal Black Panther in the Marvel cinematic universe, died Friday of cancer, his representative said. He was 43. 

Boseman died at his home in the Los Angeles area...

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