Amazing Grace: Berklee student makes film debut in ‘Black Nativity’

Berklee College of Music student, Grace Gibson, makes her big screen debut in the Fox Searchlight Pictures film "Black Nativity." She plays two roles in the contemporary musical drama, which is based on Langston Hughes’ classic gospel play.

‘The Best Man Holiday’ is a sequel worth the wait

When released back in 1999, "The Best Man" was dismissed by some as merely an African-American variation on "The Big Chill," and by others as the black male answer to the sassy sisters dishing the dirt in "Waiting to Exhale." ...

India.Arie living her truth with new music

Back in the public eye after a four-year, self-imposed hiatus, India.Arie — known for the empowering songs "Brown Skin," "Video" and "I Am Not My Hair" — has given us a glimpse into her journey of self-discovery through her latest ...

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Sweet Dreams: Documentary film examines all-female drumming troupe

One survivor of the Rwandan Civil War in 1994, theater director Kiki Katese, determined to do something to alleviate the suffering, asked, "How do you rebuild a human being?" So, she founded Ingoma Nshya (meaning "new drum, new kingdom"), an ...

Examining the beauty and harmony of Islamic artist Shirin Neshat

Beauty and harmony are paramount in Islamic art. These qualities are also integral to the photographs, videos and films of Shirin Neshat. Born in Iran in 1957, the New York-based artist engages the Persian aesthetic and cultural traditions of her ...

Lauren Keyandra Palmer talks about TLC biopic

Born in Harvey, Ill., on Aug. 26, 1993, Lauren Keyana "Keke" Palmer has been wowing audiences since the tender age of 9. Here she talks about her latest outing as Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas in "Crazy Sexy Cool: The TLC Story," ...

Hub resident creates retail outlet for designers — The Haute House Design Studio

Boston resident Taneshia Camillo-Sheffey aims to uncover the fashion world’s best-kept secrets with her online retail store, The Haute House Design Studio.

Raw Boston closes out season with awards extravaganza

Sundays are good for lots of things — namely church, football, family dinner and catnaps. But if you’re looking to put a cherry on top, spend it with RAW Boston.

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Beautiful black women of all shades swarmed to Hibernian Hall in support of the natural health and hair expo "Curls Gone Wild." Comedian Anjelah Johnson took to The Wilbur stage this past weekend bringing her character Bon Qui Qui to ...

On big screen, ‘12 Years a Slave’ adaptation is a sobering slave narrative

Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor) was a black man born free in upstate New York in 1808. A skilled carpenter and fiddler, he and his wife (Kelsey Scott) settled in Saratoga Springs, where they were raising their children (Quvenzhane Wallis and ...

New MFA Boston gallery offers rare view of ancient Edo culture

With a diverse crowd of over 250 people, it was no ordinary evening at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. At the opening of the Benin Kingdom Gallery, many gathered to celebrate and witness the history, art and culture of ...

Welcome to the jungle: ‘The Jungle Book’ play is a joyful dream at Huntington Theatre

Author Rudyard Kipling transformed the 19th-century colonial India of his childhood into a realm of adventure in "The Jungle Book." In turn, Walt Disney recast Kipling’s dark tales into a high-spirited 1967 animated musical movie. Now onstage at the Huntington ...

God Save McQueen!

Artist and filmmaker Steven Rodney McQueen talks about his latest film, "12 Years a Slave," which recently won the People’s Choice Awards for Best Film and Best Director at the Toronto Film Festival.

Going All the Way: Theater cast immerses completely in President Lyndon Baines Johnson’s world

In the stirring first minutes of ‘All the Way,’ at the American Repertory Theater’s Loeb Drama Center in a sold-out run through Oct. 12, actor Bryan Cranston stands in a pool of light and becomes President Lyndon Baines Johnson.