How to spend holiday gift cards wisely

BY DEBBIE CARLSON CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS Chances are, you received a gift card as a holiday present. Before rushing to spend it, think about how to make it...

B-CU names recipient of award from Beyoncé

FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS Demetrius Weaver, a Pompano Beach, native is Bethune-Cookman University’s recipient of the Beyoncé Knowles-Carter Homecoming Scholars Award for the 2018-2019...

Harpist to perform 
Sunday with orchestra

Atlanta harpist Angelica Hairston will perform with the Daytona Solisti Chamber Orchestra in its 2017-2018 concert series, “Heavenly Harps and Strings.” This will be...

Motown legends to perform Saturday in Daytona

The “Legendary Ladies of Motown” tour featuring Mary Wilson of the Supremes and Martha Reeves & the Vandellas stops at The Peabody on Feb....

Timberlake’s new album will feature Williams, others

BY RANDY LEWIS LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS Justin Timberlake is getting back to nature — with a little help from Pharrell Williams, among others. Timberlake tweeted Monday that...

DuVernay, Oyelowo united in the struggle

BY TRE’VELL ANDERSON LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS By all accounts, 2012 was supposed to be Ava DuVernay’s year. Her breakout sophomore feature, “Middle of Nowhere,” nabbed best director...

BET celebrates Black women at awards show

BY LAUREN POTEAT NNPA NEWS WIRE During a star-studded showcase of social activism, creativity and courage, BET celebrated the achievements of Black women and girls at...

Black Hollywood legend pens memoir

Jenifer Lewis opens up about comedy, sex, glamour, sorrow in her new book BY LAUREN POTEAT NNPA NEWSWIRE Jenifer Lewis, affectionately nicknamed “Auntie” in Black Hollywood, recently...

Youth Reality Show returns with depiction of Black heroes

Resiliency was unmistakable in the delivery of the Feb. 18 youth show, standing for 15 years of active, educational learning, involving youth through cooperative...

Bryant thanks Rimes and Winfrey for their studio advice

BY JESSICA GELT LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS After Kobe Bryant won an Oscar for best animated short, the former NBA champion took a question backstage in the...

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