‘The Amazing Nina Simone’: a tumultuous tale, well told
After Trayvon Martin was fatally shot three years ago in Sanford, Fla., a song from the civil-rights era, “Mississippi Goddam,” erupted on the airwaves.... Read more
Erykah Badu Announced as Host of the Soul Train Awards 2015
CENTRIC today announced that the SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2015 will be hosted by the incomparable singer-songwriter Erykah Badu. The hippest trip led... Read more
Has primetime TV finally accepted black actresses?
Has prime time TV finally accepted black actresses? Last week’s Emmy Awards suggests it has: This year, black women were nominated for 10 Emmys, nine of... Read more
‘Key & Peele’ ‘quit before it dips’ after finding laughs in fraught topics
It’s fitting, if entirely coincidental, that the sketch comedy show “Key & Peele” is coming to an end during the... Read more
‘American Masters: Althea’ review: A quiet tennis icon
REVIEW BOTTOM LINE: Moving, beautifully told story of race, first, and sports, second. THE SHOW “American Masters: Althea” WHEN — WHERE Friday night at 9... Read more