Rihanna: Singer, Actress . . . and Humanitarian of the Year

  Harvard University has named Rihanna as their 2017 Humanitarian of the Year. In honor of the late Rev. Professor Peter J. Gomes, the award recognizes “prominent public-spirited leaders.” Past honorees include James Earl Jones, Kofi Annan, and Malala Yousafzai. Rihanna’s recognition is due to her extensive charitable work. S. Allen Counter, director of the…

“Moonlight,” Mahershala, and Viola Win Big at 2017 Oscars

    The 89th annual Academy Awards were full of surprises, Hollywood stars rubbing elbows, and of course wonderful golden statues being handed out. Even after the huge mix-up for the Best Picture award, the star-studded event concluded with accolades of praise, recognition, and appreciation. The 2017 awards showed definite progress from 2016’s #OscarsSoWhite fiasco,…