| Feb 16, 2015
| 4:00 AM
As a handsome period miniseries, "The Book of Negroes," which premieres Monday on BET and continues through Wednesday, is a first for a network whose original offerings have often seemed something less than ambitious. That the miniseries is Canadian-made,...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 4:43 PM
Black History Month is a celebration of African-American history and culture. This year, the Daily Press is presenting a Black History Primer with the information you need to know about African-American history in four Peninsula localities. Each Sunday in...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 12:30 PM
"The Book of Negroes," based on the award-winning novel from Johns Hopkins University alum Lawrence Hill, has been made into a television mini-series to be shown later this month on BET.
American actor Aunjanue Ellis plays the main character, Aminata...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 3:00 AM
John Ondrasik is holding the Stanley Cup.
The pop-rock musician has just finished coaching a team to a big hockey win and is walking across the ice to deliver sports' most famous trophy, his shoes stepping tentatively toward a far face-off circle.
| Feb 2, 2015
| 11:11 AM
Newport News Public Schools earned a 2015 Programs That Work Award from the Virginia Mathematics and Science Coalition for its iSTEM Innovation Institute, a series of instructional courses for teachers, according to a statement from schools officials....
| Jan 20, 2015
| 3:27 PM
Selma * * * ½
Antes de ser asesinado en 1968, Martín Luther King Jr. se convirtió en símbolo de libertad e igualdad, pero con el paso del tiempo la propaganda oficial lo redujo a una simple estatua que muchos veneran, pero pocos conocen.
| Jan 15, 2015
| 7:22 AM
Columbia's own Edward Norton scored an Oscar nod for his work on "Birdman," in nominations announced early Thursday morning by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Norton, whose grandfather was Columbia founder James Rouse, earned a Best...
| Jan 10, 2015
| 5:36 PM
BET's upcoming miniseries "Book of Negroes" is set during the same tumultuous American era as "Roots" and as last year's Oscar-winning "12 Years a Slave." Although the story contains depictions of atrocities, it is at its heart a tale of triumph.
| Jan 8, 2015
| 8:05 PM
The story of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s epic 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala., in support of civil rights legislation to protect African-American voters. David Oyelowo's performance as King has drawn rave reviews. Oprah Winfrey and Cuba...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 10:37 AM
John Travolta will return to the small screen in FX's miniseries about the O.J. Simpson case.
Travolta, who owns a home in Ocala, will play defense attorney Robert Shapiro in "American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson" and be a producer on the...
| Jan 4, 2015
Scarcely have the holidays departed, the last bite of figgy pudding or sip of egg nog cycled through our system, the last present sorted for use or reuse, than the winter television season comes crashing down upon us, laden with gifts of its own. Yes,...