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Poet Nikki Giovanni shares memories, tears in new collection
Nikki Giovanni has been candidly sharing her views on the state of the world and the state of her life for 50 years, but she sees her new work, "A Good Cry," as her closest to "confessional."
As 'Jungle Fever' Turns 25, Queen Latifah Shares Her Memories
June 7 marks 25 years since Spike Lee ’s "Jungle Fever" was released in movie theaters. The movie was the fifth film written, produced and directed by the then-burgeoning Brooklyn filmmaker. Recognized as an irreverent voice of the new pack of Hollywood filmmakers, Lee pushed the envelope with the
The Citadel Denies Muslim's Request to Wear Headscarf
The Citadel military college in South Carolina today denied a request from an incoming Muslim student to wear a traditional religious headscarf as part of her uniform, saying all cadets must "adopt a common uniform" while enrolled.
Instant Index: Actress and Activist Ruby Dee Dead at 91
Index take back tonight. Old adage better late than never. Their first album has finally gone gold and a possible 38 years after its release in 1976. Half a million copies finally Unlike some. This And we have some breaking news from the set of the new Star Wars movie Harrison Ford reprising his
Oscar Nominee Ruby Dee Dead at 91
Legendary actress Ruby Dee has died, a family spokeswoman confirmed today. She was 91. Dee died of natural causes at her New Rochelle, New York, home surrounded by family, the spokeswoman said. A private service will be held for family and friends. A public memorial will be held at a later date.
Watch Audra McDonald React to Historic Win
One of the most emotional moments of Sunday night’s Tony Awards was when Audra McDonald made history by receiving her sixth Tony. McDonald, 43, who topped Angela Lansbury and Julie Harris’s previous records of five acting Tonys each, openly wept as she received a prolonged...
The Radical Camera: New York's Photo League
In 1936, a group of young, idealistic photographers formed an organization in Manhattan called the Photo League. Artists in the Photo League were known for capturing sharply revealing, compelling moments from everyday life. Coney Island ● circa 1947 (Sid Grossman/The Jewish Museum/© Howard ...
Black Girls Rock!
Black girls rock is an organization that works to empower women of color across the cloak their annual awards ceremony will premiere on BET this Sunday. And we're thrilled to have DJ on the founder and executive producer of black girls rock. Here with us to give us a preview of the ceremony either
Austin Musicians Receive Free Vision Screening, Prescription Eyeglasses
Uninsured musicians are getting a new outlook on life -- literally. Nearly 200 local musicians gathered on Saturday in Austin, Texas to receive a full eye exam as well as vouchers for prescription eyeglasses at no cost. Carolyn Schwartz, executive...
Remember Them? From Soaps to Stars
After 72 years on the air, the soap opera " Guiding Light " is finally saying farewell. "Guiding Light" debuted on NBC radio in 1937 and moved to television in 1952, making it the longest running soap opera in radio and television history. The saga of four families' lives in the fictional town of