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FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2018 photo, actor John David Washington poses for a portrait at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles. Washington stars in the Christopher Nolan film

John David Washington cements his stardom in ‘Tenet’

Sep. 2, 2020 1:24 PM EDT

Christopher Nolan only casts movie stars as his leading men. From Leonardo DiCaprio and Hugh Jackman to Christian Bale and Matthew McConaughey, Nolan’s actors are larger-than-life, capital “S” stars. So it was more than a little exciting for John David Washington when Nolan hand-picked him...

FILE - In this March 4, 2018 file photo, Chadwick Boseman arrives at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.   Actor Chadwick Boseman, who played Black icons Jackie Robinson and James Brown before finding fame as the regal Black Panther in the Marvel cinematic universe, has died of cancer. His representative says Boseman died Friday, Aug. 28, 2020 in Los Angeles after a four-year battle with colon cancer. He was 43.  (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Chadwick Boseman, who embodied Black icons, dies of cancer

Aug. 29, 2020 3:37 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — First Chadwick Boseman slipped on the cleats of Jackie Robinson, then the Godfather of Soul’s dancing shoes, portraying both Black American icons with a searing intensity that commanded respect. When the former playwright suited up as Black Panther, he brought cool intellectual...

FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2018 photo, actor Chadwick Boseman poses for a portrait in New York to promote his film,

Chadwick Boseman didn't just play icons. He was one.

Aug. 29, 2020 1:37 PM EDT

The image that keeps replaying in my head since the death of Chadwick Boseman is from early 2018. It was just days before “Black Panther” would open in theaters and the exhilaration aroused by this long-in-coming cultural event was everywhere around Boseman. Flocked by fans, he repeatedly paused for...

FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2018 file photo, actors Michael B. Jordan, Leitia Wright, Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong'o, Daniel Kaluuya and Danai Gurira pose for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film

Shock, grief, and gratitude after death of Chadwick Boseman

Aug. 29, 2020 2:51 AM EDT

“He was a gentle soul and a brilliant artist, who will stay with us for eternity through his iconic performances over his short yet illustrious career. God bless Chadwick Boseman.” — Denzel Washington, via a statement. “Chadwick.....no words to express my devastation of losing you....

FILE - Tyrese Gibson attends the Black Girls Rock! Awards on Aug. 5, 2017, in Newark, N.J.   Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

Inspired by George Floyd, singer Tyrese finds a new voice

Aug. 27, 2020 12:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy-nominated singer and “Fast & Furious” actor Tyrese grew up around police brutality, gang violence, murders and psychological trauma in the Watts neighborhood of Southern Los Angeles. But the artist known for R&B hits focused on love (“Sweet Lady”)...