(l-r) Faatemah Ampey, Essence Shabazz, Briana McCall Cress and Stephenetta (isis) Harmon (Photo by: Steve Floyd | MSR News)

Black hair took the crown at Sister Spokesman event

MINNESOTA SPOKESMAN-RECORDER — Hair enthusiasts of all ages packed into a suite at Thor Companies in North Minneapolis for a wide-ranging conversation that touched on everything from the importance of representation and self-love to healthy scalp and hair maintenance and proper hair care for children. […read more]



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]


Film Review: The Jungle Book

By Dwight Brown (NNPA News Wire Film Critic) Start the great debate right now. Is The Jungle Book the best kid’s action film ever made? Possibly. Expect to hear both sides of that argument waged by millions over lattes at Starbucks after they exit theaters. Read More


Lupita Nyong’o Named New WildAid Ambassador

  WASHINGTON (UPI) – Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o, 32, is leading the fight against elephant poaching and ivory sales. Nyong’o a native Kenyan, known for her break out Oscar-winning performance in Twelve Years a Slave, returned to her home country to become a global elephant ambassador, The Hamilton Read More


Lupita Nyong’o Joins ‘Star Wars’ Cast

NEW YORK (AP) — Three months after winning an Oscar, Lupita Nyong’o is going to a galaxy far, far away. The Walt Disney Co. announced Monday that Nyong’o is joining the cast of “Star Wars: Episode VII.” The 31-year-old actress became a breakthrough star for her award-winning performance in “12 Read More