Atlanta police chief sidesteps responsibility, blames courts for crime increase

“The magistrate court, they set the bond. All we are asking of magistrate court is that before you make a decision if that person should walk out the door you have that person’s criminal history in front of you and the police report. That’s it. Shields virtually called for magistrate judges at first appearance to […]

‘Law and Order’ actor and Watergate attorney Fred Thompson dies

Fred Thompson, 73, died on November 1, 2015 after a recurrence of lymphoma, according to a statement issued by the Thompson family. “It is with a heavy heart and a deep sense of grief that we share the passing of our brother, husband, father, and grandfather who died peacefully in Nashville surrounded by his family. […]

‘San Andreas’ star Todd Williams on why he loves big movies

Todd Williams has been gaining notice on television for years. The New Yorker has appeared on “Law & Order: SVU,” “Third Watch” and “The Vampire Diaries,” but is best known to audiences for his roles on “In Plain Sight” and, most notably, “The Chicago Code.”

10 hip-hop artists who starred in TV series

Once you make it to Hollywood, it looks like you can do just about anything. Being a multi-talented is something this group of celebrities have in common. Check out 10 hip hop artists who have starred in TV series.

15 best TV dramas of all time

Earlier this month, we broke down the top 10 comedies of all time. Now, it’s time for a little drama. From zombies to cowboys and bad boys to the unexpected hero, the following 15 TV shows round out our 15 best TV dramas ever. –ruthie hawkins

S. Epatha Merkerson Returns to Television With Plea to Find Missing Black Americans

When you hear S. Epatha Merkerson’s name, you immediately think of the matriarch Nanny in Lackawanna Blues or even firm-but-fair Lt. Anita Van Buren in NBC’s long-running “Law  & Order,” which aired for 20 seasons and left loyal viewers with a void after its cancellation in 2010. Starting this January, the Emmy, Golden Globe and […]

Jesse Martin Stars in New Film, ‘Puncture’

The movie Puncture is the true story about partners in the small law firm Weiss and Danziger who were approached by a potential client. The client, an inventor, was having trouble selling a safety syringe developed to protect health care workers from accidentally being infected by dirty needles. Government bureaucracy was the reason. Laws like […]

S. Epatha Merkerson Joins Cast of New Medical Drama Pilot

Score another one for small screen diversity. Actress S. Epatha Merkerson, of “Law & Order” fame, is making a return to prime time television this fall, joining the cast CBS’ new supernatural medical drama pilot. According to, the as yet untitled show will center on the character of Michael (Patrick Wilson) a highly competitive […]