(LOS ANGELES) -- Viola Davis made history Monday morning when the 2021 Oscar nominations were announced: The actress received a best actress nomination for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, which marked her fourth Oscar nod. With her 2021 nod for playing Ma Rainey in the George C. Wolfe-directed... Read More.
By CATHERINE THORBECKE and BENJAMIN SIU, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- A Georgetown Law School professor has been terminated after comments she made about a lot of her "lower" students being Black went viral and sparked a firestorm of backlash on social... Read More.
(LOS ANGELES) -- The Producers Guild of America (PGA) on Monday announced its nominees for 32nd Annual Producers Guild Awards, taking place virtually on March 24. Warner Bros.’ Judas and the Black Messiah made history as the first film with an all-Black producing team to... Read More.
(LOS ANGELES) -- The 26th Annual Critics Choice Awards, hosted for the third time by Taye Diggs, were handed out on Sunday in-person/virtual hybrid ceremony airing live on The CW. Nomadland topped the winners in the film categories with four awards, including Best Picture, Best Director... Read More.
By HALEY YAMADA and ERIC NOLL, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Maia Chaka will become the first Black female on-field official in NFL history, the league announced on Friday.Chaka, who has officiated college football and XFL games, will begin... Read More.
This Friday, Black Sabbath will release deluxe reissues of 1980's Heaven and Hell and 1981's Mob Rules, the iconic metal band's first two albums with new lead singer Ronnie James Dio. Dio had joined Sabbath in place of Ozzy Osbourne, who was... Read More.
BY: DEBORAH KIM, EMILY TAGUCHI AND ANTHONY RIVAS, ABC NEWS (NEW YORK) — Josephine Bolling McCall was only 5 years old when her father was killed in 1947 in a brutal lynching on the side of the historic U.S. Route 80 in Lowndes... Read More.
By ASHLEY BROWN, EMILIE DE SAINTE MARESVILLE and ALLIE YANG, ABC News(EVANSTON, Ill.) -- Evanston, Illinois, is like a lot of American cities. The city just north of Chicago appears picturesque, updated and grand on one side -- but not... Read More.
(LOS ANGELES) -- Following a report that found that the 90-member Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the governing body behind the Golden Globes, does not include a single Black journalist, the HFPA's higher ups took the stage Sunday... Read More.
By MARLENE LENTHANG, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Pamela A. Smith has been named as the first Black woman to lead the U.S. Park Police in the agency's 230-year history.Smith, a 23-year veteran of the Park Police, officially takes over on... Read More.