Bill Cosby will receive the nation's top humor prize from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for a prolific career that often focused on race relations and breaking down stereotypes, the center announced Wednesday.
Six design concepts for the future national black history museum planned for the National Mall were unveiled Friday, mostly breaking with the tradition of boxy Smithsonian Institution museums by showcasing earthy elements and varied shapes.
HBO hosted an invitation-only premiere Tuesday night at Philadelphia's Prince Music Theater for its newest series, "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency," but while British author Alexander McCall Smith was expected to be there, the Philly girl at the show's heart wasn't able to make it.
How do you control time? Ask Grandmaster Flash. PopMatters has the answer in this latest edition of 20 questions, which highlights the legendary hip-hop innovator's first high profile studio effort in more than two decades, "The Bridge" (Strut Records).
Anne Wiggins Brown, the African-American soprano who starred as the original Bess in George Gershwin's landmark folk opera "Porgy and Bess" but saw her career limited by racial discrimination, has died at age 96.