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11:15 AM / Sunday June 16, 2019

Entertainment

Jemele Hill still speaking her mind, this time on podcast

April 19, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Jemele Hill  (Photo: Kathy Hutchins / shutterstock) By David Bauder associated press NEW YORK — Jemele Hill has moved on, but not from speaking her mind. The former ESPN host, best known to the non-sports world for tweets about President Donald Trump that provoked the White House to unsuccessfully seek her firing, launches…

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Pulitzers given to Aretha Franklin, author Richard Powers

April 19, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Aretha Franklin By Hillie Italie associated press NEW YORK — Aretha Franklin received an honorary Pulitzer Prize on Monday, as judges praised the Queen of Soul “for her indelible contribution to American music and culture.” Competitive Pulitzers were awarded to books about two other giants of American history: Frederick Douglass and Alain Locke….

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A changing of the guard at The Mann

April 19, 2019

Nancy Newman, long-time executive vice president, announces retirement; Joan Roebuck-Carter, arts & culture development veteran, to join Mann leadership With the successful completion of its most recent capital campaign and $11 million of renovations now in place in the ready-to-open pavilion of the Mann Center for the Performing Arts, executive vice president Nancy Newman assessed…

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Gugu Mbatha-Raw shines bright in “Fast Color”

April 19, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Gugu Mbatha-Raw stars as “Ruth” in FAST COLOR. By Kharisma McIlwaine  In recent years, we have seen a surge of content created by women of color starring women of color. The upcoming film, “Fast Color” is one of the newest additions to the list. The film, directed by Julia Hart, stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw…

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Smollett’s lawyer warns Chicago not to sue ‘Empire’ actor

April 12, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Actor Jussie Smollett talks to the media before leaving Cook County Court after his charges were dropped, Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty) By Don Babwin ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO — An attorney for Jussie Smollett has written a letter warning that if Chicago follows through on its vow to sue…

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“Little” review

April 12, 2019

By Danae Reid The new Universal Studios comedy, “Little”, reminds some of us that wishing we could “go back to childhood” should remain both a mere and fleeting thought. Four years ago, “black-ish” star Marsai Martin pitched the idea of the film to Universal Studios, and evidently, her vision came to fruition. The creation of…

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Bill Duke Explains It All

April 12, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Bill Duke Actor/director/writer Bill Duke talks about his life both in and out of the spotlight in his new autobiography, “Bill Duke: My 40-Year Career On Screen and Behind The Camera”. By Denise Clay When I connected with actor/director/writer Bill Duke for our interview about his career and his new autobiography, “Bill Duke: My…

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