It was more than half a century ago that Dick Gregory became the Jackie Robinson of stand-up comedy, arguably the first black comic to break through to the white American mainstream. Yet he's only…
When Daily Variety covered the March on Washington, the banner headline the day after the historic civil rights event read, “March Tramples on D.C. Boxoffice; Showfolk Figure in Demonstration.” The…
The weather outside was melancholy — sheets of rain and a thick blanket of fog — but inside the Chicago Theater, the mood was altogether exuberant at Thursday evening's Roger Ebert memorial…
"Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary" delivers a political discourse inspired by its subject and espoused by left-wing writers, actors, educators and activists, with the opposition represented only by…
With the presidential election getting nastier by the day, the American Film Institute is trying to give the Washington aud a healthy dose of political comedy.
Black women's groups urged a national crusade Friday to persuade the music industry to clean up violent gangsta rap lyrics that they said demean and threaten women.