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Your guide to Juneteenth Celebrations in Greater Philadelphia for 2021

June 11, 2021

VISITPHILLY.COM Travel Responsibly: As the region recovers from COVID-19, safety guidelines have evolved at attractions, restaurants, shops and hotels. Mask-wearing and advance tickets or reservations remain recommended or necessary at many spots. Your best bet: Check online or call ahead. Philly offers many ways to celebrate Juneteenth, the annual commemoration of the end of slavery…

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Clarence Williams III, ‘The Mod Squad’s’ Linc, dies at 81

June 7, 2021

By LINDSEY BAHR Clarence Williams III, who played the cool undercover cop Linc Hayes on the counterculture series “The Mod Squad” and Prince’s father in “Purple Rain,” has died. He was 81. Williams died Friday at his home in Los Angeles after a battle with colon cancer, his manager Allan Mindel said Sunday. Tributes came…

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Tulsa massacre documentaries offer deep dive into tragedy

June 3, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: FILE – An image of devastation from the Tulsa Race Massacre is shown on a drive-in movie screen from the documentary “Rebuilding Black Wall Street,” during a screening of documentaries for centennial commemorations of the destruction of the Black neighborhood in Tulsa, Okla. (AP Photo/John Locher, File) By Jonathan Landrum Jr. ASSOCIATED PRESS…

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Blair Underwood, wife Desiree DaCosta ending marriage

June 3, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Desiree DaCosta, left, and Blair Underwood arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) ASSOCIATED PRESS Actor Blair Underwood and his wife, Desiree DaCosta, have announced they’re ending their marriage after 27 years. In a joint statement posted to Instagram, the…

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Gavin MacLeod, ‘Love Boat’ captain, dies at 90

June 3, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: The cast of the television series “The Love Boat,” at the Great Wall near Beijing, China. From left to right: Fred Grandy, Ted Lange, Jill Whalen, Gavin MacLeod, Lauren Tewes and Bernie Kopell. Gavin MacLeod has died. His nephew told the trade paper Variety that MacLeod died early Saturday, May 29, 2021.(AP Photo/Liu…

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Review: ‘The Other Black Girl’ a bold, poignant debut novel

June 2, 2021

By ALICIA RANCILIO “The Other Black Girl,” by Zakiya Dalila Harris (Atria) Congratulations are in order for debut novelist Zakiya Dalila Harris. Her first book “The Other Black Girl,” is one of the most highly-anticipated novels of the summer, if not the year, and it lives up to the hype. An intriguing mash-up of mystery,…

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Back to spreading love

June 2, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Take 6 ( Photo/Pascal Martos) As he prepares to come to the Bristol Riverside Theater next Friday, Khristian Dentley and the other members of Take 6 are excited about sharing their music. By Denise Clay-Murray While a lot of businesses took a big hit due to the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the industries…

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Blair Underwood, wife Desiree DaCosta ending marriage

May 31, 2021

Desiree DaCosta, left, and Blair Underwood arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) Actor Blair Underwood and his wife, Desiree DaCosta, have announced they’re ending their marriage after 27 yearsIn a joint statement posted to Instagram, the couple called their marriage “a…

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ABC’s new ‘Women of the Movement’ about Emmett Till’s mother

May 28, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Cedric Joe as Emmett Till, left, and Adrienne Warren as Mamie Till-Mobley in “Women of the Movement.” (Matt Sayles. ABC via AP) By David Bauder ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — ABC will air a short-run series “Women of the Movement” next season about Mamie Till-Mobley, whose son Emmett Till became a symbol of…

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