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Entertainment

Olivia Newton-John, Grammy-winning star who played Sandy in ‘Grease,’ dies at 73

August 12, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Olivia Newton-John appears during an interview in Los Angeles in December 1990. Newton-John, a longtime resident of Australia whose sales topped 100 million albums, died Monday at her southern California ranch, John Easterling, her husband, wrote on Instagram and Facebook. She was 73. (AP Photo/Julie Parkes, File) ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Olivia…

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The Young Great Society Reunion 

August 12, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Group photo of participants at the Young Great Society Reunion in Mantua (Photos by Jim Brown) By Jim Brown During a recent reunion of the neighborhood’s old players, coaches, and administrators at Miles Mack Playground, Mantua residents reflected on its 58-year-old past, recalling a childhood that few could have imagined possible. In many…

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Atlanta’s image challenged by facts of 1906 race massacre

August 5, 2022

By Michael Warren associated press ATLANTA— Everyone who moves through downtown Atlanta today passes places where innocent Black men and women were pulled from trolleys, shot in their workplaces, chased through the streets and beaten to death by a mob of 10,000 white men and boys. But few have been taught about the 1906 Atlanta…

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Nichelle Nichols, Lt. Uhura on ‘Star Trek,’ has died at 89

August 5, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Actress Nichelle Nichols, who played Lt. Uhura on “Star Trek,” waves as she arrives at the “Star Trek: 30 Years and Beyond” tribute at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles Sunday, Oct. 6, 1996. The body of Nichols’ younger brother, Thomas A. Nichols, 59, was found Wednesday, March 26, 1997, with those of 38…

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‘Star Trek’ alums, more react to death of Nichelle Nichols

August 5, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Nichelle Nichols, the actor who portrayed Lt. Nyota Uhura on the 1960s television series “Star Trek,” speaks after the Space Shuttle Endeavour lands aboard a NASA Boeing 747 at the conclusion of its last flight, at Los Angeles International Airport, Friday, Sept. 21, 2012. Nichols died Saturday, July 30, 2022, at age 89….

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Apollo Levine stars as Quincy Jones and Tito Jackson in ‘MJ the Musical’

August 5, 2022

By Kharisma McIlwaine Michael Jackson is arguably the greatest entertainer of all time. Dubbed the “King of Pop,” his global reach is unmatched with a career that spanned over four decades. The Guinness World Records recognizes Jackson as the “Most Successful Entertainer of All Time,” with over 400 million records sold worldwide, 13 #1 records,…

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New exhibition shows how we all affect the ocean, no matter where we live

July 28, 2022

A new exhibition opening this summer at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University takes visitors on an exciting journey through our watersheds to understand how everyone’s actions on land affect the ocean, even if they don’t live down the Jersey Shore.  Ocean Bound, opening Saturday, Aug. 20, abounds with hands-on activities, eye-popping aquatic…

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The Zeta Phi Beta Inc. 2022 Grand Boulè

July 28, 2022

A grand affair, last week’s convention will go down in Philadelphia history.  By Afea Tucker Over 6,000 enthusiastic participants registered for the Zeta Phi Beta Inc. 2022 Grand Boulè convention. The event took place at the Philadelphia Convention Center from July 18 through July 24, marking the first time that the Zeta Phi Beta Inc….

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Marvel teases new Avengers movies, ‘Black Panther’ sequel

July 28, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Ryan Coogler attends a panel for Marvel Studios on day three of Comic-Con International on Saturday, July 23, 2022, in San Diego. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP) By Lindsey Bahr ASSOCIATED PRESS Marvel Studios unveiled the first trailer for “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever ” — set to “No Woman No Cry” — to fans…

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