Legendary actress Cicely Tyson is adding more awards to her repertoire. The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) recently announced that the 91-year-old actress will be a recipient of a lifetime achievement award in the arts. Tyson will also be joined by “Being Mary Jane” actor Richard Roundtree and music icon Dionne Warwick during the foundation’s 20th Annual Celebration of Leadership in the Fine Arts.

Michelle Carter saved her best for last, claiming the gold medal and breaking the American record on her final throw. New Zealand’s Valerie Adams seemed poised to become the first woman to win three consecutive Olympic shot put gold medals before Carter’s final attempt. Adams’ best throw, 20.42m (67 feet), had her in first place by

The USA women’s water polo team is favored to win gold: the Americans are the reigning Olympic, World Cup, World League and Pan-American champions. In goal is Ashleigh Johnson, the 21-year-old Princeton student who’s ability to read — and reach — opponent’s shots is setting a new standard. “She’s plays the position of goalie unlike

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Miss Ruby Wilson, the Queen of Beale Street, has passed away. According to the singer’s Facebook page, she passed away at 1:10 p.m. Funeral announcements will be made available at a later date. Wilson’s health had taken a turn in the last few years. She had a stroke in 2009, but recovered

Oprah Winfrey is in final negotiations to join the cast of Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time” adaptation that Ava Duvernay is on board to direct. Jennifer Lee, who wrote and co-directed “Frozen” with Chris Buck, is penning the adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s book for Disney. The story follows children as they travel through time and visit strange worlds in order

The Women’s National Basketball Association said it is rescinding fines imposed on players who violated league uniform rules in expressing support for the “black lives matter” movement. WNBA President Lisa Borders made the announcement Saturday, following fines imposed on teams and players and criticism from some players. The Indiana Fever, New York Liberty and Phoenix

In its inaugural class of “30 Most Powerful Women in Sports,” Adweek showcased the powerhouses that influence sports from the boardroom to the court itself. “There was a time when sports was considered a man’s world,” Michael Bürgi wrote for Adweek, “but that’s ancient history now.” Of these women, there are a special seven who add to

NEW YORK (AP) — Under a barrage of hateful posts on Twitter, “Ghostbusters” star Leslie Jones said she was “in a personal hell” and urged the social networking service to do more to eradicate abuse.  In a series of posts Monday night, Jones said she had been pummeled with racist tweets. She retweeted numerous tweets directed at

Assata: Exile since 1979 On May 2 1973, Black Panther activist Assata Olugbala Shakur (fsn) Joanne Deborah Chesimard, was pulled over by the New Jersey State Police, shot twice and then charged with murder of a police officer. Assata spent six and a half years in prison under brutal circumstances before escaping out of the