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 ‘We Grown Now,’ Film Starring Birmingham’s Blake James, 13, Now in...

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The Birmingham Times Thirteen-year-old Blake James is back home. And he can be seen in area theatres starring in “We Grown Now” playing at AMC...

Sidney Poitier opened the door for Black Hollywood

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Elise Brisco USA TODAY Sidney Poitier, a Hollywood trailblazer and the first Black man to win an Oscar for best actor, died Thursday. He was 94.  Among his long...

Jackson-Olin High School, ASU grad to make Broadway debut as star...

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By Alec Harvey Alabama NewsCenter The last time Brandon A. McCall was on stage as Simba in “The Lion King” was Wednesday, March 11, 2020, in...

Actor Michael K. Williams, Omar on ‘The Wire,’ dead at 54

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NEW YORK (AP) — Actor Michael K. Williams, who as the rogue robber of drug dealers Omar Little on “The Wire” created one of...

Clarence Williams III, ‘The Mod Squad’s’ Linc, dies at 81

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By LINDSEY BAHR Associated Press Clarence Williams III, who played the cool undercover cop Linc Hayes on the counterculture series “The Mod Squad” and Prince’s father...

David Parker: UAB Grad putting Theatre Dreams ‘In Motion’

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By Shannon Thomason UAB News David H. Parker’s “big dream” is in motion. Parker will graduate May 1 from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, with a Bachelor...

Ramsay High Alum Christian Taylor’s Role In ‘Coming 2 America’ —...

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By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Dancer and businesswoman Christian Taylor accomplished two of her biggest goals before the age of 30. “One of my top things...

Actor Yaphet Kotto Of ‘Live And Let Die’ And ‘Alien’ Dies...

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Associated Press Yaphet Kotto, who played supervillain Mr. Big in “Live and Let Die” and starred in “Alien,” has died at the age of 81. Kotto’s...

Andra Day Becomes First Black Best Actress Winner in 35 Years

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By Jackie Strause Holly Wood Reporter Andra Day won the Golden Globe best actress in a drama trophy for her performance in Hulu's The United States vs. Billie Holiday,...

Billy Porter, Jharrel Jerome among top winners during 71st Primetime Emmys 

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Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two African-American actors were among the top winners at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards Sunday night.  Actors Billy Porter and...