Black Actors

From NYDailyNews.com: Step aside Dear Abby, a new advice guru has arrived and his name is The Old Spice Guy.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Karate Kid” has won a 1980s showdown at the box office against “The A-Team.”

From Newsweek: All of us, together, with a few simple keystrokes and mouse clicks, can make things happen.

3rd PROVO, Utah – Gary Coleman, the child star of the smash 1970s TV sitcom “Diff’rent Strokes” whose later career was marred by medical and legal problems, died Friday after suffering a brain hemorrhage. He was 42. Utah Valley Regional Medical Center spokeswoman Janet Frank said life support was terminated and Coleman died at 12:05 […]

From BlackVoices.com: Comedienne Sheryl Underwood will be the new host of the Starz network series ‘Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Stand-Up,’ when it returns for a fifth season later this year.

From TheGrio.com: By Ronda Racha Penrice Reports that The Wanda Sykes Show will most likely not return to Fox for another season isn’t exactly a newsflash.

From BlackVoices.com: Lionsgate has announced that director-producer Tyler Perry will reprise his signature role as the straight-shooting Madea in ‘Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family.’ The film is adapted from his new stage play, ‘Madea’s Happy Family,’ which is currently on tour in the United States. “It’s very important to me to make movies that […]

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – Almost two decades after his breakout stint on “In Living Color,” Oscar winner Jamie Foxx is back at Fox with another sketch-comedy show.

From Slate.com: Among the police officers and drug dealers and stickup men and politicians and dockworkers and human smugglers and teachers and students and junkies and lawyers and journalists who populate the late, great HBO series The Wire, there is one academic.

From TheDailyVoice.com: Is it already the end of the road for Hollywood’s newest black stars?

Image is everything. Whoever said that was apparently right, especially in the Los Angeles area, home of the movie industry, the recent Academy Awards and the annual Wadsworth Elementary School Black History Month parade. All have been in the news lately highlighting the continuing controversy over representations of blackness. The controversy is centered on one […]