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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...
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...
Sunday, Mar. 31, 2019
Beyonce was named entertainer of the year at the 50th annual NAACP Image Awards that highlighted works by entertainers and writers of color.
After Beyonce accepted the award Saturday night, the superstar paid homage to the people who were nominated in the same category as her. She beat...
Monday, Feb. 25, 2019
"Black Panther" went back-to-back into the Oscar history books on Sunday evening.
Ruth E. Carter and Hannah Beachler became the first African-Americans to win in their respective categories. Carter was first up as she took home an Academy Award for costume design, then Beachler followed...
Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019
“Wonder Woman” took moviegoers by storm in 2017, taking in more than $820 million in ticket sales worldwide. And Patty Jenkins’ role as director of the blockbuster was part of a positive — if possibly short-lived — trend for women directors that year.
Counting each year’s 200 top-grossing...
Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019
For Grammy-winning producer-songwriter Alexander Shuckburgh, the Academy Awards are so close and yet so far.
Shuckburgh should be celebrating as an Oscar nominee since a song he co-wrote — "All the Stars" from the "Black Panther" soundtrack — is competing for best original song at Sunday'...
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019
It was a big night for costume designer Ruth E. Carter at the 21st CDGA (Costume Designers Guild Awards) celebrating excellence in film, television, and short-form costume design. During a gala CDGA ceremony on Tuesday evening (2/19) at the Beverly Hilton. Carter’s work on the Ryan Coogler-...
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019
It's a big week for Ruth E. Carter, who on Sunday could become the first African-American to win an Academy Award for costume design through her Afro-futuristic wardrobes in "Black Panther." But before that show, Carter will receive a career achievement award Tuesday at the 21st annual Costume...
Monday, Feb. 18, 2019
It’s been an eventful awards season for composer Ludwig Goransson who in recent months earned his first career Oscar and Golden Globe nominations--for Best Original Score for Black Panther (Marvel Studios/Disney). Last week he also won his first two Grammy Awards, sharing Song of the...