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Richard Roundtree broke out with the role of New York private eye John Shaft in 1971’s Shaft.

Shaft Star Richard Roundtree Dead at 81

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By Dave Nemetz Richard Roundtree, who played the iconic lead character in the 1971 movie Shaft and its sequels, has died at the age of 81. The...

A.H. Parker High School Grad to Get Star on Alabama Walk...

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The Birmingham Times The Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame and Urban Impact are awarding the first Star on the Alabama Walk of Fame to Henry...

Birmingham’s Vasthy Mompoint Makes Directorial Debut in ‘Dreamgirls’

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By Nicole S. Daniel The Birmingham Times Vasthy Mompoint always knew she loved the Dreamgirls musical, but she didn’t know how much until she became director...

K’la Inman’s Daughter Appeared in ‘Black Panther’ film; Then Came the...

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By Nicole S. Daniel The Birmingham Times After her daughter, Sybella, was booked as an orphan in the blockbuster 2018 film Black Panther, K’la Inman was...

What Makes Birmingham One of America’s Best Food Cities, According to...

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Shauna Stuart | sstuart@al.com It’s no secret celebrity chef Andrew Zimmern loves the food in Birmingham. He’s been singing the city’s praises for almost 10 years...

Q&A: Tyler Perry on directing his 1st script, 27 years later

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By Jake Coyle AP Film Writer TORONTO (AP) — Tyler Perry has directed his first screenplay, 27 years after writing it. “A Jazzman's Blues,” which is premiering at...

Nichelle Nichols, 89, Lt. Uhura on ‘Star Trek,’ Broke Barriers for...

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By Lindsey Bahr Associated Press Nichelle Nichols, who broke barriers for Black women in Hollywood as communications officer Lt. Uhura on the original “Star Trek” television...

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...

Birmingham boasts an extraordinary musical legacy over 150 years

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By Chuck Chandler Alabama News Center In 1989, Erskine Hawkins, Sun Ra and The Temptations all played at Birmingham’s inaugural City Stages music festival. Tickets that...

Ensley High School grad an accomplished Hollywood actor

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  By Chanda Temple Birmingham City Schools     Ensley High School graduate Yohance Myles is an accomplished Hollywood actor with appearances in the CW network's "Containment" and the AMC network's "...