Chicago Filmmaker Gets Oscar Nomination For 'Hair Love'"The story was incredibly personal to us because it allowed us to tackle the negative societal stereotypes around natural hair and black fathers, and to normalize the depiction of a loving black family that we know so well and yet have seen so little of in media."
Illinois State Museum Names Director After Nationwide SearchShe has served in leadership posts at the Abbe Museum in Maine and the General Lew Wallace Study and Museum in Indiana, which won awards during her tenure.
‘Boyz N The Hood’, ‘2 Fast 2 Furious’ Filmmaker John Singleton Dead At 51 Following StrokeThe Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences mourned the loss of the "youngest-ever Best Director nominee and an inspiration to us all."
John Singleton Of 'Boys N the Hood' In Coma After StrokeSingleton became the first black director to receive an Academy Award nomination when he was cited for his debut feature, "Boyz N the Hood." The 1991 film about the lives of young men in South Central Los Angeles starred Cuba Gooding, Jr., Ice Cube, Angela Bassett and Laurence Fishburne.
John Singleton, Director Of 'Boyz N The Hood' Hospitalized With StrokeSingleton became the first black filmmaker to receive an Oscar nomination when he was cited for his debut feature, "Boyz N the Hood," set in his native Los Angeles and released in 1991.
Ava DuVernay To Make Prince Documentary For NetflixThe documentary will be made with extensive use of Prince's archives and will span the artist's entire life.
'BlacKkKlansman': Ron Stallworth, The Black Cop Who Duped The KKK, Still Carries Klan CardStallworth went on to forge a relationship by phone with the KKK chapter and even attended events where he could hide his race under a white hood.
Spike Lee On 'BlacKkKlansman': Don't Call It A ComebackSpike Lee heard the whispers. Just a few years ago, some were suggesting that Lee was no longer the essential filmmaker he had once been.
Director, Second City Alum Mike Nichols Dead At 83Mike Nichols, the director of matchless versatility who brought fierce wit, caustic social commentary and wicked absurdity to such film, TV and stage hits as "The Graduate," ''Angels in America" and "Monty Python's Spamalot," has died. He was 83.
Spike Lee Still Courting Controversy With Latest FilmThe prominent director talks with CBS 2's Jim Williams about his latest movie, "Red Hook Summer," a coming-of-age story sure to trigger debate among audience members.
Ald. Moore To Head Up Illinois EPA?Gov. Pat Quinn’s office says it’s just a rumor at this point, but talk is circulating that Ald. Joe Moore (49th) might be going off to Springfield as the new head of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.
Quinn Names Former Chicago Cop As State Police ChiefGov. Pat Quinn has tapped a former high-ranking Chicago police officer and top aide at the Cook County State's Attorney's office to run the Illinois State Police.
Fitzgerald On Short-List For New FBI Director?U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald may be in for a major promotion.
Director Accused Of Embezzling $290K From Union League Club FoundationA 58-year-old woman was charged with embezzling nearly $290,000 from a foundation affiliated with the Union League Club of Chicago, officials said.