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Charles 'Chuck' Barksdale, Bass Singer of The Dells, Dead at 84

Charles ‘Chuck’ Barksdale, Bass Singer of The Dells, Dead at 84

The singer was known for the popular songs, “Oh, What a night,” “The Love We Had Stays on My Mind” and “Stay in My Corner.”

Netflix to Air 'Classic Black Films' on the Streaming Service

Netflix to Air ‘Classic Black Films’ on the Streaming Service

Netflix took to Twitter Monday addressing concerns from viewers about the quantity of “classic Black…

Harry Lennix: 'The Five Heartbeats' Introduced Me to Black Hollywood

Harry Lennix: ‘The Five Heartbeats’ Introduced Me to Black Hollywood

Harry Lennix sat down with EBONY to discuss the beginning of his television and film…

Robert Townsend’s ‘The Five Heartbeats’ is Headed to Broadway

Robert Townsend’s 1991 film The Five Heartbeats will soon make its way to Broadway. Townsend,…

‘The Five Heartbeats’ Turns 25! [INTERVIEW]

If you’re part of Generation X or older, you or someone you know may’ve quoted…

Robert Townsend Stays in the Shuffle [INTERVIEW]

Robert Townsend is not the brash young upstart he once was in the 1980s. He…

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5 Black Sitcoms to Fill the ‘Cosby’ Void

I was a Cosby Show Stan for most of my 31 years on this planet…

2014 American Black Film Festival: A Wrap-Up

During June 18 – 22, New York City hosted the annual American Black Film Festival…