Sevigny’s commercial approach

PASADENA, Calif. — Actress Chloe Sevigny insists that her reputation as a sassy rebel is way off the mark. Though she favors art-house movies, openly criticizes projects she’s doing, admits to toying with drugs and refuses to swim in the Hollywood stream, that’s not who she is, she says.


‘12 Years a Slave’ adds to Oscar momentum

LOS ANGELES _ “12 Years a Slave,” director Steve McQueen’s harrowing depiction of slavery in America, won top motion picture honors at the 45th NAACP Image Awards on Saturday evening at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.

Black horror films take an interesting turn

  Black horror movies like ‘Candyman’ featuring Anthony Todd in 1992, ‘Bones’ starring Snoop Dogg in 2001, and ‘Dead Heist’ with E-Bone, Bone Crusher, and Big Daddy Kane in 2007, were all great horror movies that kept many on the edge of their seats.

Justices deny two NRA appeals

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has turned down a pair of Second Amendment appeals lodged by the National Rifle Association, keeping in place laws that restrict those under 21 years old from buying or carrying a handgun.


White House names two students as HBCU All-Stars

Webster’s Dictionary defines an all-star as a performer who is famous or very skillful; outstanding performers or participants. According to the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (WHIHBCU), North Carolina A&T State University has two all-stars.



1. The Career Fair? 2. Chicken and waffles in the cafe? 3. Miami for Spring Break? 4. Everybody hitting the gym the week before break? 5. Nobody in the gym the week after? 6. Seeing the same swimsuits at the beach? 7. Seeing your entire class? 8. Teachers giving projects the week before break? 9. Balling with refund checks and tax refunds? 10. Poetic Justice braids? 11. Quick weaves and bundles? 12. People not showing up for group meetings, but you run into each other in Miami? 13. Test dates getting pushed back to after break? 14. Library packed after Spring Break? 15. Midterm grades? 16. Basketball Wives LA? 17.Real Housewives of Atlanta? 18. Counting down the days until “Scandal?” 19. The season finale of “Being Mary Jane?” 20. Inclement weather?


Mexican drug lord caught

CULIACAN, Mexico — Almost as soon as Sinaloa Cartel boss Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, reputedly the head of one of the world’s largest crime syndicates, was captured after a 13-year manhunt, young drug dealers began campaigns to take his place _ a sign that the group, responsible for 25 percent of all illegal drugs smuggled into the United States, might not be headless for long.


Health advisory We’re all going to be much sicker

LOS ANGELES _ With much of the country still suffering through a record cold snap, it’s hard to think about global warming. But this horrific winter is the “weather on steroids” that climate scientists have been predicting for decades in which hotter days get hotter and cold spells are even more intense.