• In this Aug. 12, 2016 file photo, Tika Sumpter, a cast member and producer of the film "Southside with You," poses for a portrait at The London West Hollywood hotel in West Hollywood, Calif. The film opens in theaters on Friday. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

    Tika Sumpter gives birth to ‘Southside With You’

    WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Tika Sumpter is about to give birth — not just to her first baby, who appears to be due any minute, but to a new chapter in her career.

  • In this Aug. 4, 2016 file photo, Nate Parker arrives at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Grants Banquet in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

    Rape case from the past casts pallor on ‘Birth of a Nation’

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 17-year-old rape accusation and recent reports that the female accuser who continued to be haunted by the case committed suicide in 2012 has cast a shadow over Nate Parker’s upcoming “The Birth of a Nation,” a film that was expected to be one of the year’s most important.