Archive for 'Entertainment'

Access Denied: BET Awards Not A Positive Experience for Black Press

Access Denied: BET Awards Not A Positive Experience for Black Press

by Brandon Brooks and Jennifer Bihm Special to the NNPA from the Los Angeles Sentinel “At a black event there is no reason that a black photographer shouldn’t be there,” said Valerie [...]

A Challenge for the Hip Hop Generation

A Challenge for the Hip Hop Generation

By Jineea Butler NNPA Columnist Lately, Hip Hop news has been fueled with beef and rants of all kinds. Meek Mill is beefing with Wale because Wale wasn’t supporting Mill’s current project enough on social media, [...]

Movie Review: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Movie Review: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic At the end of Rise of the Planet of the Apes, the 2011 version of the classic 1968 ape movie, you were left with a haunting sense that humans had [...]

Movie Review: ” Deliver Us From Evil”

Movie Review: ” Deliver Us From Evil”

By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic What do you get when you mix cop/thriller elements with a paranormal film? Dread, fear, anguish, action, suspense anxiety, curiosity, disbelief, demons, thrills… At first, you might think that this [...]

The 2014 American Black Film Festival

The 2014 American Black Film Festival

By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic In 18 years, the American Black Film Festival has migrated from Acapulco, Mexico, to Los Angeles to Miami and now New York City. The locations have varied; the mission to [...]

Film Review: Jersey Boys By Dwight Brown

Film Review: Jersey Boys By Dwight Brown

By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic Four guys stand under a street lamp, singing their hearts out. That’s the iconic vision of Doo-wop/pop groups like The Four Seasons. The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Jersey Boys puts [...]

Former Tribune Freelancer Works in New Film ‘Selma’

Former Tribune Freelancer Works in New Film ‘Selma’

By Janice Malone Selma, AL – Filming is now underway this week, for the new film SELMA. The civil rights themed movie is executive produced by Oprah Winfrey and Brad Pitt. The movie centers on three [...]

African American Music Legends Honored

African American Music Legends Honored

By Janice Malone NASHVILLE, TN — The National Museum of African-American Music Legends Luncheon took place last Friday, (June 20th) at the Wild Horse Saloon. It was a perfect event to mark the conclusion of African-American [...]

Al Bell: The Heart & Soul of Memphis Music

Al Bell: The Heart & Soul of Memphis Music

  For over four decades soul music legend Al Bell has been one of the key voices that help put the Memphis Soul Sound on the international map. The award winning singer/songwriter/ producer and record executive/owner [...]

Bridging The Gap

Bridging The Gap

By Henry Beecher Hicks CEO of National Museum of African American Music This coming weekend The National Museum of African American Music will partner with Nashville’s Jefferson United Merchant Partnership (“JUMP”) to produce the 14th Annual Jefferson [...]

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