A Major Retrospective of Black Filmmaking Debuts at the Academy Museum

Regeneration: Black Cinema 1898-1971,’ opening Aug. 21, explores the myriad of ways Black filmmakers and performers have impacted film history and visual culture across decades. A still from William Selig’s ‘Something Good — Negro Kiss’ (1898), with Saint Suttle and Gertie Brown. COURTESY OF USC HMH FOUNDATION Regeneration: Black Cinema 1898-1971, the Academy Museum of Motion […]

Video shows broad-daylight shootout on NYC street

On this edition of ‘The Countdown,’ Eyewitness News dug deeper into Tuesday’s New York Democratic primary and the major races as candidates worked to pick up any last minute votes. HARLEM, Manhattan (WABC) — Police are searching for two people wanted for a broad-daylight shootout on a busy Harlem street. It happened around 7:30 p.m. on […]

Teacher’s ‘Welcome to Kindergarten’ music video is a must-watch for calming first-day jitters

A Chicago educator named Dwayne Reed is paying musical tribute to kindergarten students and their teachers. Dwayne Reed has a knack for speaking to kids through music.Mr. Reed via YouTube A teacher’s “Welcome to Kindergarten” song is helping to reduce first-day-of-school anxieties for many children this year. Dwayne Reed, a dean of students at a […]

Sightings of a lifetime’: Whales and dolphins flock to NYC waters

Here’s one increase in city traffic that won’t have you pounding a car hood: The waters of our archipelago city have been rife with sightings of marine life all summer long.  While sharks have gotten the most attention, pictures of whales, bottlenose dolphins, rays and other underwater urbanites have flooded social media, enchanting beachgoers and dramatically updating perceptions […]

Brittney Griner is set to serve time in one of Russia’s penal colonies, where abuse is common, disease is rampant, and labor is forced

Brittney Griner is escorted from the court room following her Russian trial. Evgenia Novozhenina/Pool/Reuters The WNBA star Brittney Griner was convicted of drug smuggling and sentenced to nine years in Russian prison after customs agents found vape cartridges containing cannabis oil in her luggage in February. Griner’s team has appealed the decision, but if she’s not included in […]