Past Lives was named best feature and Celine Song best director for her work on the film at the 2024 Film Independent Spirit Awards, handed out on Sunday, February 25 in Santa Monica. Da’Vine Joy Randolph took home best supporting performance honors for her... Read More.
U2’s 1991 album Achtung Baby has won Ireland’s RTÉ Choice Music Prize for Classic Irish Album. In announcing the choice, the judging panel, made up of Irish music media and industry professionals, said “you cannot deny the album’s authenticity... Read More.
On this day in Black history, February 22:-- In 1911, activist, writer and speaker Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, also known as the "Bronze Muse," died. She was one of the first Black women to be published in the United States.-- In 1979, St. Lucia, an... Read More.
Lenny Kravitz was honored Sunday night with the Music Icon Award at the 2024 People’s Choice Awards.Kravitz talked about how when he first started out people offered him big deals but only if he changed his music, sharing he turned them down because... Read More.
On this day in Black history, February 9: -- In 1953, author Ralph Ellison became the first Black writer to win the National Book Award for his debut novel, Invisible Man. -- In 1971, Leroy "Satchel" Paige became the first Negro League veteran to be nominated for the Baseball Hall of... Read More.
Two of the state’s top educators were surprised with the Milken Educator award for their outstanding educator skills and received $25 thousand dollars. The recipients are Slidell teacher Kelly Ryan and Destrehan teacher Lauren Waguespack. Ryan says she could have never prepared herself for... Read More.
Billie Eilish has never worn a costume while starring in a movie or designed a costume for a movie herself, but the Costume Designers Guild will nevertheless present her with a special honor at its upcoming awards. Billie will receive the first-ever Vanguard... Read More.
Two south Louisiana teachers earned the national Milken Educator Award and a cash prize of $25,000 on Tuesday. The winners were Christine Bayard and Derrick Winn. New Iberia math teacher, Christine Bayard, won the award for her innovative approach to transforming her classroom into... Read More.
Kelvin Harrison Jr., who portrays Martin Luther King Jr. on National Geographic's Genius: MLK/X, will be honored at the sixth American Black Film Festival Honors. He's set to receive the 2024 Rising Star Award — an acknowledgement of his "recent success and future promise in the film and... Read More.
The Santa Barbara International Film Festival announced Monday that the Oscar-nominated Oppenheimer star Robert Downey Jr. will be presented with the highest honor — the Maltin Modern Master Award — later this week. Leonard Maltin, the film scholar for which the award was renamed in... Read More.