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Oprah Winfrey, Ta-Nehisi Coates Among Speakers At Tribute To Toni Morrison

NEW YORK (AP) — In offering tribute to Toni Morrison, speakers from Oprah Winfrey to Fran Lebowitz on Thursday each…

Acclaimed novelist Ernest Gaines dies at 86

By CHEVEL JOHNSON and REBECCA SANTANA undefined NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Novelist Ernest J. Gaines, whose poor childhood on a…

Beloved ‘Friday’ Actor-comedian John Witherspoon Dies At 77

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor-comedian John Witherspoon, who memorably played Ice Cube’s father in the “Friday” films, has died. He…

Elijah Cummings remembered as ‘fierce champion’ at funeral

BALTIMORE (AP) — Congressman and civil rights leader Elijah Cummings was remembered Friday as a “fierce champion of truth, justice…

Hollywood said ‘no’ to Deon Taylor, so he made his own path

LOS ANGELES — Deon Taylor doesn’t take no for an answer when it comes to filmmaking. And it’s a word…

Cummings Provided Strength And Harmony For Urban Baltimore

BALTIMORE (AP) — He stood up for the poor and the disadvantaged throughout urban America — but Elijah Cummings was…

Powerful Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings Has Died

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, a sharecropper’s son who rose to become a civil rights champion and…

Family: Atatiana Jefferson Was A Positive, Loving Influence

DALLAS (AP) — Atatiana Jefferson was devoted to her family and had moved into her mother’s Fort Worth home earlier…

Queen Latifah To Receive Harvard Black Culture Award

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Music artist and actress Queen Latifah is among the honorees being recognized by Harvard University this…

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Wins Nobel Peace Prize

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed won the Nobel Peace Prize for 2019 in recognition of…
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