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Oprah to give $13 million more for aid at Black college

October 11, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Oprah Winfrey  (Photo: JStone / shutterstock) associated press ATLANTA — Oprah Winfrey says she’s giving $13 million to increase a scholarship endowment at a historically black college. Winfrey announced her plan Monday at Morehouse College in Atlanta, adding to the $12 million she gave to the all-male college in 1989. She was meeting…

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Tyler Perry christens new studio with help of Oprah, others

October 11, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Tyler Perry, Stacey Abrams, and U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., pose for a photo on the red carpet at the grand opening of Tyler Perry Studios, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, in Atlanta. (Photo by Elijah Nouvelage/Invision/AP) By Ron Harris ASSOCIATED PRESS ATLANTA — Tyler Perry officially christened his massive new film studio Saturday,…

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Motown’s Lamont Dozier pens new memoir

October 11, 2019

LOS ANGELES — Lamont Dozier is one of the top songwriters in history, recognized by the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the Songwriters Hall of Fame, BMI, the Grammys and Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time.” He’s written over 100 top 10 hits and is a legend among songwriting legends. Now, Dozier…

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Diahann Carroll, Oscar-nominated, pioneering actress, dies

October 11, 2019

By Nekesa Mumbi Moody associated press NEW YORK — Diahann Carroll, the Oscar-nominated actress and singer who won critical acclaim as the first black woman to star in a non-servant role in a TV series as “Julia,” has died. She was 84. Carroll’s daughter, Suzanne Kay, told The Associated Press her mother died of cancer…

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Jessye Norman, international opera star, dead at 74

October 4, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Jessye Norman (Photo: Shutterstock) By Mesfin Fekadu ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Jessye Norman, the renowned international opera star whose passionate soprano voice won her four Grammy Awards, the National Medal of Arts and the Kennedy Center Honor, has died, according to family spokesperson Gwendolyn Quinn. She was 74. A statement released to…

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Inspiring speeches on diversity, equal pay rule on Emmy night

September 27, 2019

By Jocelyn Noveck ASSOCIATED PRESS Emmy night is always a chaotic mix of the humorous, the emotional and the inspirational, mixed with some major sequins and glitter. And on this Emmy night, all those elements came together in one glorious moment: Billy Porter’s win as best actor in a drama for “Pose,” the first openly…

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A Millennial Voice: Must watch shows during the “cuffing season”

September 27, 2019

By Danae Reid With fall and winter on the horizon, many of us are preparing to go back into lengthy periods of recluse. The second half of this seasonal cycle is commonly referred to as “cuffing season,” which inadvertently means that folks are looking for new shows to add to their arsenal. Whether you’re looking…

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Domingo withdraws from Met Opera after harassment reports

September 25, 2019

By RONALD BLUM NEW YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Opera announced Tuesday that Plácido Domingo had agreed to withdraw from his slate of scheduled performances at the opera house following allegations of sexual harassment made by multiple women in two Associated Press stories. The opera legend indicated that he would never again perform at the…

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Winfrey picks Ta-Nehisi Coates novel for her book club

September 25, 2019

This combination photo shows author Ta-Nehisi Coates at the The Gordon Parks Foundation Annual Awards Gala in New York on May 22, 2018, left, and Oprah Winfrey at an event to announce new Apple products in Cupertino, Calif. on March 25, 2019. Winfrey has selected Ta-Nehisi Coates’ novel “The Water Dancer” as her next book…

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