The outcry began after associate producer Ben Mitchell tweeted a title card featuring images of CBS News’ “political embed unit,” composed of eight 2020 campaign reporters and four associate producers, including himself.

‘Nobody’s at the Switch’ as CBS Announces Election Coverage Team Says African Americans

NNPA NEWSWIRE — The network is taking some serious heat for excluding African-Americans from its core team of on-the-ground reporters and producers set to cover the 2020 presidential campaign cycle – an election that’s viewed almost universally as critical to Blacks and other minorities. […read more]


Wendell Pierce Set as Clarence Thomas in HBO’s ‘Confirmation’ (Exclusive)

  (The Hollywood Reporter) – HBO has found its Clarence Thomas. Treme and The Odd Couple‘s Wendell Pierce has been tapped to play the Supreme Court justice in Confirmation, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Confirmation, from HBO Films, details the explosive 1991 Supreme Court nomination hearings (at which Anita Hill testified), that brought the country to Read More


Kerry Washington, Star of Scandal, is Pregnant

by Blair Adams Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper Actress Kerry Washington (Courtesy Photo) Rumors are flying around the entertainment industry that Kerry Washington, star of the hit ABC series “Scandal”, is pregnant with her first child. Sources told E News, US Weekly and People that they thought Read More


Kerry Washington Sounds Off on Gay Rumors: ‘There’s Nothing Offensive About It’

[People] Kerry Washington is known for being intensely private and keeping a tight lid on her personal life. But the Scandal star, who is expecting her first child with husband Nnamdi Asomugha, was more than willing to weigh in on a subject that continues to Read More


If Kerry Washington’s Pregnancy Is Written Into Scandal, Who Should Be Olivia Pope’s Baby Daddy?!

[E! Online] Kerry Washington is pregnant. Which is not so scandalous on account of she’s a married woman and there have been rumors swirling for months that she might maybe is probably pregnant. Olivia Pope may or may not be pregnant. Sources say it’s “unlikely” Kerry’s Read More


Kerry Washington Weds Nnamdi Asomugha

[USA Today] Kerry Washington is a married lady! The Scandal actress tied the knot with San Francisco 49ers cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha in a secret ceremony on June 24 in Hailey, Idaho, reports E! News and ET. Details are scarce, but the marriage certificate states that Washington’s mother Valerie and father Read More


Kerry Washington Lands First Fashion Cover [GLAM]

Olivia Pope has finally made it! Scandal star Kerry Washington has finally landed her first fashion cover for Elle’s June 2013 issue. Though the star has been a regular on Ebonyand Essence (covering the March 2013 and March 2012 issues, respectively), she has only been featured inside the pages of mainstream magazines like InStyle. Read More


The ‘D’ is Silent – Django Unchained

By Linda Tarrant-Reid Special to the NNPA from The Westchester County Press   I went to see Quentin Tarantino’s latest film Django Unchained with some trepidation.  I had no idea what kind of movie-going experience I was in for.  I heard about the slavery – the Read More