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American Film Institute honors Denzel Washington

HOLLYWOOD — The American Film Institute presented the 47th Life Achievement Award to actor Denzel Washington June 6 at a gala tribute at the Dolby Theatre.  Mahershala Ali, Chadwick Boseman, Jodie Foster, Antoine Fuqua, Jamie Foxx, Morgan Freeman, Michael B. Jordan, Issa Rae, Julia Roberts and Cicely Tyson all paid tribute to Washington’s life and work Read More…

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Acclaimed director John Singleton dies

LOS ANGELES — Oscar-nominated director John Singleton, best known for helming the gritty South Los Angeles drama “Boyz n the Hood,” died April 29 after being removed from life support at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Singleton’s family announced earlier that they had made the “agonizing decision” to remove him from life support. By early afternoon, Singleton Read More…

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Tom Joyner to receive special honor at Image Awards

HOLLYWOOD — Mass media icon Tom Joyner will be honored with the Vanguard Award at the 50th NAACP Image Awards March 30 at the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood Highland Complex.  The Vanguard Award is presented to a person whose groundbreaking work increases understanding and awareness of racial and social issues. To date, the special Read More…