LOS ANGELES  — Oscar-nominated actor Robert Loggia is dead at 85, according to TMZ. His wife told TMZ that Loggia had been battling Alzheimer’s for nearly 5 years and his health took a turn for the worse on Wednesday. Loggia was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for “Jagged Edge.”   He is also known for […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Former U.S. Congressman Louis Stokes, who died last week at the age of 90, was laid to rest Tuesday. Hundreds lined up for the service at Olivet Institutional Baptist Church, located at 8712 Quincy Avenue in Cleveland. Vice President Joe Biden attended the home-going celebration. Other political dignitaries included: Rep. Mary Rose Oakar, Rep. Dennis […]

  *Actor Forest Whitaker is set to receive the Kirk Douglas Award For Excellence In Film at the eighth annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival. The star of “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” will be feted at the event in California on Dec. 15. Announcing this year’s recipient, movie veteran Kirk Douglas said, “Forest Whitaker is […]

  *Hmm, contrary to popular belief, not everybody in Brooklyn is feelin’ Biggie. Just when vintage hip hop fans were celebrating the idea of the late Biggie Smalls getting a street named after him, some community board members said he was a misogynist criminal who was too fat to be honored. Lucy Koteen, a CB2 […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Tequila Pennington-Calwise, a third-grade teacher with Cleveland’s Euclid Park School, has been named the Hardest Black Working Woman in America by Essence magazine. She was nominated for the award based on the work she does not only for her school, but for her community and family. Pennington-Calwise, who has a Master’s in Education, has been teaching […]

Seven years ago, Whitney Houston took the stage and performed at the annual VH1 Divas Concert. In 2012, the performers will sing in her memory.