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South African jazz musician Hugh Masekela dies at 78

January 24, 2018

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Hugh Masekela, the legendary South African jazz musician and anti-apartheid activist, has died after a decade-long fight with cancer. He was 78. Often called the “Father of South African jazz,” Masekela died in Johannesburg after what his family said Tuesday was a “protracted and courageous battle with prostate cancer.” Masekela was a…

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DuVernay, ‘black-ish,’ ‘Power’ win at NAACP Image Awards

January 19, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Ava DuVernay, left, accepts the award for the entertainer of the year as Mary J. Blige looks on at the 49th annual NAACP Image Awards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)   By Sandy Cohen associated press LOS ANGELES — A jubilant…

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Guest Commentary: Cancellation of Roland Martin Show: A sign of Black powerlessness

January 19, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Roland Martin   By A. Peter Bailey TriceEdneyWire.com When first hearing about TV One’s cancellation of Roland Martin’s show for “budgetary” reasons, my immediate reaction was “bull crap”. I am convinced that his show was cancelled because some advertisers and some “Trumpets” were outraged because of Roland’s Afrocentric perspective when reporting and interpreting…

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Jo Jo White, former Celtics great, dies at 71

January 19, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Boston Celtics director of special projects JoJo White displays a lucky charm, one of Red Aurbach’s cigars, before the NBA draft lottery, Tuesday night, May 23, 2006, in Secaucus, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)   associated press Basketball Hall of Famer Jo Jo White, one of the greatest players to come out of St….

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Hanks and Streep co-star in Spielberg Freedom of the Press thriller

January 19, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Tom Hanks (as Ben Bradlee) and Meryl Streep (as Kay Graham) star in Twentieth Century Fox’s THE POST.   Review by Kam Williams “The Post” is a picture fated to be compared to a couple of classic newsroom thrillers: “All the President’s Men” (1976) and “Spotlight” (2015). Like the former, it’s set in…

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Philly Cultural Beat for Jan. 19 -21

January 19, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO: Vincent Herring   By Steve Bryant The music isn’t letting up as a lot of great artists are coming to grace Philadelphia’s stages this weekend. Among them is an all-too-rare appearance from a member of Jazz’s avant-garde and two of the best veteran sax players on the contemporary jazz scene. Saturday, Jan. 20 Bobby…

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Ann Curry says she wasn’t surprised by Matt Lauer allegations

January 17, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — Former “Today” show anchor Ann Curry said Wednesday that the atmosphere of verbal sexual harassment when she worked at the morning show left her not surprised by the allegations that got former colleague Matt Lauer fired. Meanwhile, the show she left behind named a new executive producer for its first two…

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