Op-Ed

Black Nativity – A Review

By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic   “When a mother bestows a name on her child, it reveals her hopes.”   Black Nativity, a celebrated “gospel song-play” by acclaimed poet/novelist/playwright Langston Hughes, was first staged in the 1950s with Alvin Ailey and Carmen De Lavallade. Read More

Entertainment

The Apollo Honors Chaka Kahn

By Dwight Brown NNPA Entertainment Critic The legendary lady of funk and soul Chaka Kahn was recently inducted into the Apollo Legends Hall of Fame in celebration of her 40th anniversary in the music business. Kahn follows in the footsteps of Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones and other world-renown musicians who have Read More