U.S. Postal Service Honors Gwen Ifill With Forever Stamp

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The United States Postal Service plans to honor trailblazing journalist Gwen Ifill with a commemorative Forever stamp, PBS reports. The PBS NewsHour anchor’s stamp was unveiled today featuring a 2008 photo of Ifill by photographer Robert Severi with her name across the bottom and...

Zora Neale Hurston’s Lost Harlem Renaissance Stories to be Published in New Short Story Collection

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She’s one of the most influential figures in American letters and a hero of the Harlem Renaissance. Now, Zora Neale Hurston fans have a new slate of stories to dig into from the renowned scholar and writer. A new collection...

Prince’s Memoir, ‘The Beautiful Ones,’ Is A Brief But Compelling Affirmation Of His Blackness

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I watched Prince’s performance at the 2007 Super Bowl halftime show from my college dorm room, which was furnished with outdated devices from home. I popped a blank VHS tape into my VCR to capture what music lovers — and internet polls...

Lupita Nyong’o Tackles Colorism In New Children’s Book, Sulwe

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Lupita Nyong’o has released a children’s book to help kids be comfortable in the skin that they’re in. “When I was younger, I had trouble accepting my skin,” the actress tells Good Morning America. “I grew up in Kenya around...

Remembering The Legacy Of TV Trailblazer Diahann Carroll

LEGACY OF TV TRAILBLAZER DIAHANN CARROLL
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Diahann Carroll, a pioneering and Oscar-nominated actress who broke the color barrier in network television, died of cancer on Oct. 4 in Los Angeles. She was 84. Carroll’s daughter, Suzanne Kay, released a statement praising her mother’s trailblazing work...

‘We’ve Survived So Much’: Jada Pinkett Smith Opens Up About CPS Showing Up to Home Over Claims She Was ‘Abusing’ Willow Smith

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“We’ve been through so much as a family, it takes a lot to rock us,” she told the Daily Mail when talking about the worst thing that has ever happened to her clan.

Detroit’s Stevie Wonder mural is finally finished

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A massive new mural commemorating Motown great Stevie Wonder has just wrapped up.  London-based artist Richard Wilson tells Metro Times that he put the finishing touches on the mural on Wednesday morning. The 100-foot-tall, 8,000-square-foot painting is located on the south wall of Detroit's Music...

Tyra Banks Launching Docuseries That She Says Will ‘Redefine the Definition of Beauty’

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About five months after Tyra Banks revealed that she’s opening a theme park based on modeling, the West Coast native announced that she’s executive producing and starring in a new docuseries titled “Beauty.” The project is slated to run on the entertainment...

Akon Wants African Actors Cast in ‘Coming to America’ Sequel

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“They should cast some African comedians and African actors because the film industry in Africa is huge.” ByChristina Santi Akon is anticipating the release of Coming to America 2, the sequel to the 1988 film starring Eddie Murphy as a...

Jay-Z’s ‘Blueprint,’ Curtis Mayfield’s ‘Superfly’ And Others Named To National Registry

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Then Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry has some new entrants for 2019. They range from Cab Calloway‘s iconic “Minnie the Moocher” from 1939 to Jay Z‘s 2001 “The Blueprint” album to Curtis Mayfield’s “Superfly” album from 1972 and Earth, Wind & Fire’s “September” single which was released...

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