D.L. Hughley at the 72nd Annual Peabody Awards Luncheon for "The Endangered List" Waldorf-Astoria Hotel / (Photo: Janafrench93/Wikimedia Commons)D.L. Hughley at the 72nd Annual Peabody Awards Luncheon for "The Endangered List" Waldorf-Astoria Hotel / (Photo: Janafrench93/Wikimedia Commons)
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Hughley brings “the funny” to IMPROV

NNPA NEWSWIRE — Hughley’s smooth, come¬dic style and relevant material seemed flawlessly unscripted and was delivered with relat¬able honesty and perfection. The clever combination of nat¬ural comedic talent on Hugh¬ley’s tour was one for the his¬tory books. […read more]

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Commentary

BEST FILMS OF 2018

NNPA NEWSWIRE — In 2018, the stories told, talent on view, compelling characters, emotions expressed, and genres stretched were just amazing. It was more than enough to make viewers track films from the theaters to streaming services. Or vice versa. Check out the year in movies. Enjoy. […read more]

Entertainment

Spike Lee to Receive Honorary Oscar

(USA Today) – Director Spike Lee and actress Gena Rowlands will receive honorary Oscar awards, while the coveted Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award will go to Singin’ in the Rain star Debbie Reynolds. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences made the announcement of the honorary awards on Thursday after Read More

Entertainment

Ray Allen Mulling ‘He Got Game’ Sequel

TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer MIAMI (AP) — Jesus Shuttlesworth returns to the court this week. Jesus Shuttlesworth may return to the big screen in the future. Miami Heat guard Ray Allen, who played the Shuttlesworth role in the 1998 movie “He Got Game,” says Read More

Entertainment

Spike Lee Sued Over George Zimmerman Tweet

[ABC News] An elderly Florida couple who found themselves caught in the center of the George Zimmerman-Trayvon Martin case last year has filed a lawsuit against film director Spike Lee for retweeting information that mistook their home for Zimmerman’s. Lee sent a Twitter message last year Read More

Op-Ed

Blacks Schooled to Stay in a Daze

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist   I was flipping through the TV channels last week and came across one of Spike Lee’s best movies, School Daze.  This was a 1988 film written and directed by Lee.  The movie took an inside look at some of the Read More

Entertainment

Dick Gregory: Spike Lee is a Punk and a Thug

Special to the NNPA from the Tri-State Defender DICK GREGORY (LEFT) AND SPIKE LEE Legendary social activist, comedian and author, Dick Gregory, has weighed in on the controversial Quentin Tarantino film, “Django Unchained,” and he did so in explosive fashion. In an interview posted to Read More

Op-Ed

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