Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson admits he was "in panic mode" when he decided to put out his directorial debut Summer of Soul, a documentary-film which chronicles the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival. "I called Ava [DuVernay] up a lot," Thompson reveals to ABC Audio. "Just to get names.. and know, "[Who] should... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- With the rise in airline passengers has come a rise in violence and aggression in our nation's airports and onboard flights throughout the country. On Tuesday, two federal U.S. agencies, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) sounded the alarm... Read More.
Spike Lee had a rough time on Saturday when he inadvertently announced French actress Julia Ducournau as the winner of the Cannes Film Festival's top award, the Palme d’Or, for the horror-thriller Titane, at the top of the show, instead of the end. It started when the event’s hostess... Read More.
(LOS ANGELES) — Health officials in Los Angeles County are warning that the delta variant's spread among unvaccinated people is driving a spike in new COVID-19 infections in the county. On Monday, the health department reported 1,059 new COVID-19 cases, a significant increase since June,... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- While COVID-19's surge has ebbed, violence is on the rise across the United States. There has been a rash of gun violence in what President Joe Biden called an "epidemic," including several public mass shootings, increases in incidents in major metropolitan areas... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Drug and alcohol-related jail deaths have skyrocketed in recent years, according to a recent report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics and experts say that spike goes hand-in-hand with the continued criminalization of substance abuse in the United States and lack... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- When Charlie and Makayla Hardin's infant son Moxxon began to experience symptoms like a runny nose and cough, they thought he had a typical cold. The Hardins, of Amarillo, Texas, did not expect Moxxon, the youngest of their four children, to be... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Memorial Day weekend is upon us, marking the unofficial start to summer. And as temperatures across the country begin to rise, you may be in the market for some seasonal essentials, like air-conditioners, to keep you cool. But it’s going to... Read More.
(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) -- Missouri hospitals are reeling from an influx of COVID-19 patients and the surge has prompted one hospital to open up a second intensive care unit. COVID-19 hospitalizations have soared 135% at Saint Luke’s Health System in Kansas City over two weeks... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- States across the country are reporting large numbers of people getting their coronavirus shots, and according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 95 million doses have been administered over the last month alone. Regardless, the number of newly... Read More.
Director and Academy Award winner Spike Lee is responding to one of the most viral moments of Sunday night's Oscars ceremony: the moment when Glenn Close recognized his 1988 film School Daze and danced to E.U.'s "Da Butt." In an
Netflix has unveiled the trailer for its upcoming special Chadwick Boseman: Portrait of an Artist. The special intimately explores Boseman’s extraordinary life and Oscar-nominated career, with appearances from Spike Lee, Danai Gurira, Viola Davis and Taylour Paige, the latter two of whom co-starred alongside Boseman... Read More.