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Arts Apr 26Chloé Zhao makes history with best director Oscar win for ‘Nomadland’
Chloé Zhao has made history at the Academy Awards. Zhao won the Oscar for best director for “Nomadland,” becoming just the second woman and the first woman of color to win the award.
Arts Apr 25DMX immortalized by family and close friends at memorial
DMX’s legacy was immortalized as a man beloved by his family, honored for his strong faith and respected as one of hip-hop’s greatest icons at his memorial service Saturday, with several heartfelt speeches from those who knew the rapper best.
Arts Apr 09Rapper DMX dead at age 50
The Grammy-nominated performer died after suffering “catastrophic cardiac arrest,” according to the hospital in White Plains, New York, where he died.
Arts Apr 04Rapper DMX on life support after heart attack, lawyer says
DMX’s longtime New York-based lawyer, Murray Richman, said the rapper was on life support Saturday evening at White Plains Hospital. “He had a heart attack. He’s quite ill,” Richman said.
Arts Mar 28Eddie Murphy inducted into NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame
Eddie Murphy was inducted into the NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame at the organization’s show that highlighted works by entertainers and athletes of color.
Arts Feb 02Chadwick Boseman earns nominations for NAACP Image Awards
Boseman scored nominations Tuesday for his work in the Netflix films "Da 5 Bloods" and "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom." The actor died last year after he privately battled colon cancer.
Arts Dec 14‘Dark Knight,’ ‘Grease’ added to National Film Registry
This year’s inductees into the National Film Registry include a record number of female directors and filmmakers of color as well as a new crop of movies ranging from a silent short film thriller, classic musicals and an acclaimed Batman…
Arts Sep 10Kool & the Gang co-founder Ronald ‘Khalis’ Bell dies at 68
Kool & the Gang grew from jazz roots in the 1960s to become one of the major groups of the 1970s, blending jazz, funk, R&B and pop.
Arts Aug 30Chadwick Boseman’s death leaves saddening mark on rough 2020
The deaths of Chadwick Boseman, Rep. John Lewis and Kobe Bryant have left saddening marks in a year marred with deaths of popular Black icons. Their deaths have come at a time filled with racial tension and protests against the…
Arts Aug 24Nigerian boy gains fame with dance video as stars pay homage
Anthony Mmesoma Madu’s practice dance session was so impressive that it earned him a ballet scholarship with the American Ballet Theater in the U.S.