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In this video grab issued Sunday, June 28, 2020, by BET, rapper DaBaby performs

BET Awards highlight Black voices as artists turn political

Jun. 28, 2020 11:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The BET Awards served as an extension of the voices of Black people protesting in the streets about the inequalities Black people face daily, as artists used their performances to highlight the Black Lives Matter movement, civil rights and the lives of those lost because of police officers,...

A rainbow light display illuminates the night sky in the West Village near The Stonewall Inn, birthplace of the gay rights movement, Saturday, June 27, 2020, in New York. The light installation was presented by Kind snack foods to mark what would have been the 50th anniversary of the NYC Pride March, which is canceled this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

In NYC, marking 50th anniversary of Pride, no matter what

Jun. 28, 2020 10:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — There were protests, rainbow flags and performances — it was LGBTQ Pride, after all. But what was normally an outpouring on the streets of New York City looked a little different this year, thanks to social distancing rules required by the coronavirus. With the city’s massive...

FILE - In this April 11, 2018, file photo, actor Dwayne Johnson poses for photographers at the premiere of the

Shakira, Dwayne Johnson highlight coronavirus equity concert

Jun. 22, 2020 1:06 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Dwayne Johnson will host and Shakira, Miley Cyrus and Jennifer Hudson will perform on a globally broadcast concert calling on world leaders to make coronavirus tests and treatment available and equitable for all. The advocacy organization Global Citizen and the European Commission...

This combination photo shows actress-singer Queen Latifah at the Oscars in Los Angeles on Feb. 24, 2019, left, and Queen Latifah portraying

Queen Latifah: Let ‘Gone with the Wind’ be gone forever

Jun. 15, 2020 7:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — While some have criticized HBO Max's removal of “Gone With the Wind” from its streaming service — including those who wonder if it hurts the legacy of Hattie McDaniel, the first African American woman to win an Academy Award — Oscar nominee Queen Latifah says...

This image released by ESPN Films shows Bruce Lee, the subject of the the documentary

New this week: Apollo benefit, docs on Bruce Lee, spelling

Jun. 1, 2020 2:19 PM EDT

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES —For the first time since World War II, the Scripps National Spelling Bee was canceled this year due to the pandemic. The...

FILE - This July 14, 2019 file photo shows Beyonce at the

Beyoncé to give graduation speech alongside the Obamas

May. 19, 2020 2:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Beyoncé has been added to the list of guest speakers for YouTube's virtual commencement ceremony that will also feature the Obamas. YouTube announced Tuesday that Beyoncé will deliver an inspirational message to the 2020 class for its “Dear Class of 2020" event, which will...