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The Hollywood diversity fix

There is nothing new about #OscarsSoWhite. Once upon a time, Hollywood’s diversity battle stretched as far as The White House.

RAMBLING ROSE: Good weather, good entertainment, good fun!

Hello my good friends, I just want you to know, I truly appreciate you. I say that because during this Black History Month I had book signings at Lexington Market, The Avenue Market and the Hollins Street Market and I ...

Comcast, Smithsonian Channel, MLB host premiere screening "The Hammer of Hank Aaron"

Comcast, Smithsonian Channel and Major League Baseball partnered to present a private, premiere screening of “The Hammer of Hank Aaron.” The screening took place on Wednesday, February 17, 2016, at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History ...

Film Review: Triple 9

Honor among thieves? Not with this bunch. These guys are playing a mean duplicitous game, and as they do, you can’t guess who will survive. That’s the mark of a solid, tense cop/crime/thriller. A good one will keep you speculating, ...

Film Review: Race

“On the track, there is no Black and White, just fast and slow. For those 10 seconds you are free,” says Jesse Owens (Stephan James) in this very moving and inspiring bio/sports movie that captures the essence of this legendary ...

Louis Farrakhan offers concert security for Beyoncé

Beyoncé is getting some high-profile support from Minister Louis Farrakhan.

TV One re-brands to ‘Represent’ best in black culture, entertainment

Viewers of the 47th annual NAACP Image Awards earlier this month may have noticed a bold and new look emanating from the network that carried the popular program.

Concert highlights words of Langston Hughes, Malcolm X and others

Before composing music and climbing onto a stage, Benny Russell says he listens to the voices of several trailblazing African-Americans.

First African-American driver leads Monster Jam into Baltimore

It’s an unusual sight that gets both five-year-olds and 95-year-olds alike excited.

EdAnime Productions creates educational animated hip-hop series for youth

Jalen Bailey was four years old when his mother, Dr. DeAnna Bailey, became tired of letting her son watch entertaining cartoons that lacked educational value and positive images of African-American people. Bailey, 34, remarked that educational programs on television were ...

Former Baltimore gangster and "The Wire" inspiration dies in jail

Nathan "Bodie" Barksdale, the inspiration behind the show "The Wire," has died in a federal prison. He was 54.

Celebrities talk diversity at 47th Annual NAACP Image Awards

The 47th annual NAACP Image Awards was a hit at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, Calif., as Black entertainers showed their support for one another and the show, while some expressed concerns over the lack of diversity in other ...

Kanye West drops album, says he's $53 million in debt

Oh, Kanye West. Wow. Even by your attention-grabbing standards, this was a night to remember. Or maybe to forget.

“Jazz Singers” exhibition opens at Library of Congress

“Jazz Singers” opened on Thursday, February 11, 2016 in the Performing Arts Reading Room Foyer on the first level of the Library’s James Madison Memorial Building, 101 Independence Avenue S.E., Washington, D.C.

RAMBLING ROSE: Happy Valentine’s Day to all Baltimore couples

Hello everyone, I hope all is well and the snow around your home is all melted so you can go out and enjoy life. I want to say Happy Valentine’s Day to all the lovebirds who read my column.