HOUSTON, Texas – A mock awards ceremony for Texas middle school students ended on a sour note for one seventh-grader. Lizeth Villanueva tells KHOU teachers in the room were snickering as she and other students were handed certificates Tuesday at Channelview’s Anthony Aguirre Junior High, though she wasn’t laughing when she saw what her certificate […]

Producer Russell Simmons attends the ALL Def Movie Awards at Lure Nightclub on February 24, 2016 in Hollywood, California. *The first-ever All Def Movie Awards, created by Russell Simmons in the wake of #OscarsSoWhite, handed out its honors Wednesday night in a ceremony hosted by Tony Rock (the brother of Oscar host Chris Rock), and […]

Fans noticed Natalie Cole was missing from the in memoriam performances.   Just two months into 2016, the music world has been rocked by the deaths of David Bowie,Maurice White, Glenn Frey (Eagles Founder) and Natalie Cole. The Grammys honored the fallen musical talents by featuring Lady Gaga’s stand out David Bowie ode and the musical mashup honoring Earth, […]

Nicki Minaj and Drake have both been nominated for the 2015 TIME Person of the Year award, and more.

Washington will add another award to his legendary career   Denzel Washington has another accolade to add to his stellar career. The actor will be honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 2016 Golden Globes, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced today. The award, named after the legendary director, is viewed as a Lifetime […]

Eddie Murphy refused to play Bill Cosby during SNL 40 because “there’s nothing funny about it. If you get up there and you crack jokes about him, you’re just hurting people. You’re hurting him. You’re hurting his accusers.” He added, “I was like, ‘Hey, I’m coming back to SNL for the anniversary, I’m not turning […]

  (WOIO) – The U.S. Department of Justice awarded seven cities and agencies a total of $124 million in grants to create, protect, and add new law enforcement positions. The money is coming from the Justice Department’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS). Included in the funds, $5.1 million will be coming to Ohio. […]

  CLEVELAND – Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus were honored Tuesday evening at the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children’s HOPE Awards in Washington, D.C. Berry and DeJesus were rescued one year ago today from their decade-long captivity on Seymour Avenue. The pair expressed their gratefulness of being presented with the 2014 HOPE award.   READ MORE: NewsNet5.com Article and Picture […]

*“Scandal” star Kerry Washington is among the recipients of Women in Film’s 2014 Crystal + Lucy Awards honoring exemplary women in the entertainment industry. Washington will receive the Lucy Award for Excellence in Television, while recent Oscar winner Cate Blanchett will pick up the Crystal Award for Excellence in Film and Rose Byrne will be […]

  CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – The Boys and Girls Clubs of Cleveland 8th Annual Youth of the Year and Recognition Breakfast was held on Friday morning. The Boys and Girls Clubs offer a safe place to come in from the cold. Celebrating 60 years in Cleveland, the clubs also provide education and tutoring in addition […]

  *LL Cool J is Harvard’s 2014 Artist of the Year, and will be honored at the annual Cultural Rhythms Festival on Feb. 22. Harvard Foundation director S. Allen Counter made the announcement Wednesday, saying of the entertainer born James Todd Smith: “His pioneering contributions to a new genre of music and distinguished history of […]

Hundreds gathered at the Sheraton Hotel in Manhattan to honor Cathy Hughes, a woman who has blazed a trail for Black media in America. The Equity and Parity luncheon, which was a part of Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow PUSH Coalition 17th Annual Wall Street Project Economic Summit, was moderated by Sharon Epperson, correspondent for CNBC, […]