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‘Inside the Actors Studio’ host James Lipton dies at 93

March 6, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: James Lipton (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File) By Andrew Dalton ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES — James Lipton, an actor-turned-drama-school-dean who got hundreds of Hollywood luminaries to open up about their life and art and became an unlikely celebrity himself as the longtime host of “Inside the Actors Studio,” died Monday. Lipton died of…

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Teens love the video app TikTok. Do they love it too much?

March 6, 2020

By Tali Arbel ASSOCIATED PRESS From the perspective of teens, TikTok is a major new outlet for self-expression, one proudly home to the silly, the loud and the weird. To others, the Chinese-owned online video service is an unnerving black box that could be sharing information with the Chinese government, facilitating espionage, or just promoting…

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OWN’s ‘Cherish the Day’ is a rare celebration of Black love

February 28, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Ava DuVernay, from left, Cicely Tyson, Xosha Roquemore and Alano Miller appear at the OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network’s “Cherish the Day” during the Discovery Network TCA 2020 Winter Press Tour at the Langham Huntington on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP) By Lynn Elber ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES…

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PJP At Waldorf School Jazz Brunch

February 28, 2020

The Philadelphia Jazz Project (PJP) has been invited to participate in The Waldorf School of Philadelphia’s 2nd annual Black History Brunch and Celebration.  It takes place on Saturday, February 29 from 10am-2pm at The Waldorf School of Philadelphia, located at 6000 Wayne Avenue. Homer Jackson, the director of the Philadelphia Jazz Project, will give a…

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Harvey Weinstein found guilty in landmark #MeToo moment

February 28, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Harvey Weinstein and his attorney Donna Rotunno, right, leave the courtroom during jury deliberations in his rape trial, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) By Michael R. Sisak and Tom Hays ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Harvey Weinstein was convicted Monday of rape and sexual assault against two women…

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Review: ‘Driving While Black’ opens road to civil rights

February 28, 2020

By Russell Contreras “Driving While Black: African American Travel and the Road to Civil Rights,” Liveright/W.W. Norton, by Gretchen Sorin Chuck Berry had his Cadillac. Scholar W.E.B. Du Bois drove his 1920s convertible. African Americans in 1950s Pittsburgh overwhelming preferred their Buicks. By the mid-20th century, a travel revolution struck Black America and allowed African…

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FiFi Bell-Clanton, owner of ‘The Crabby Shack’ talks Black female entrepreneurship

February 26, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: (from left to right) Fifi Bell-Clanton, Gwen Woods, Renae Bluitt and Tamron Hall.  (Photo credit ABC/Lou Rocco) By Kharisma McIlwaine Philadelphia native FiFi Bell-Clanton originally began her career in fashion. As a fashion stylist to the stars, Bell-Clanton was very successful. Despite her success, she desperately wanted a change. With no prior experience in…

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Lizzo talks diversity, self-confidence and femininity

February 24, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Lizzo (Photo: Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP) By Berenice Bautista associated press MEXICO CITY — Fresh from winning three Grammys, singer Lizzo visited Mexico City for a private concert, surprising her fans with acoustic versions of her hits and a toast with tequila. The star from Detroit, who won best pop solo performance (“Truth Hurts”), best…

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