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Arizona State University Renames Film School to Honor Sidney Poitier
February 4, 2021
In an interview ahead of The Sidney Poitier New American Film School’s unveiling, University President Michael M. Crow said Poitier embodies everything that one would look for in an icon. “With Sidney Poitier, it’s his creative energy, his dynamism, his drive, his ambition, the kinds of projects he worked on, the ways in which he advanced his life,” Crow asserted, according to USA Today. ... read more »
Attorneys for Bill Cosby Lay Out Why Supreme Court Should Toss Conviction
October 1, 2020
Cosby’s lawyers remain convinced that since Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele invited the testimony of five women who allegedly had encounters with Cosby in the 1980s, there was no reason to bring up the comedian’s alleged behavior from the 1970s. ... read more »
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The Week Harry Belafonte Took Over TV is Subject of New Doc
September 10, 2020
That fascinating week of late night is the subject of the new Peacock documentary “The Sit-In,” which airs Thursday ... read more »
Bill Cosby Supports Protestors, Rips Tactical Gear Wearing Cops 
June 4, 2020
Imprisoned comedian Bill Cosby has spoken out the police murder of George Floyd, a handcuffed African American man who died a short time after police officers were filmed pressing their knees into his neck and body for nearly nine minutes.   In a statement released by his publicist Andrew Wyatt, Cosby cited the continued police killings of African Americans and the racially-motivated slayings of Black people, including his son, Ennis.   ... read more »
WATCH: NNPA’S Stacy Brown Interviews Cosby Spokesman, Andrew Wyatt on the Plea for Cosby’s Rele
May 13, 2020
During a visit to the infirmary at SCI-Phoenix for high blood pressure issues, Mr. Cosby was informed that the carotid arteries on the right and left side of his neck had 90% blockage due to plaque build-up (the carotid arteries are the major blood vessels in the neck that supply blood to the brain, neck and face). ... read more / watch video »
REVIEW: HBO’s Atlanta’s Missing And Murdered: The Lost Children —a disturbing look the death of 30 African American children
May 1, 2020
Atlanta's Missing And Murdered: The Lost Children is a five-part documentary series offering an unprecedented look at the abduction and murder of at least 30 African-American children and young adults in Atlanta between 1979 and 1981.     ... read more »
Spokesman: Cosby Lawyers to Seek Early Release Because of Pandemic
April 2, 2020
Lawyers for Bill Cosby are preparing to petition the court for his release amid the coronavirus pandemic. ... read more »
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Cosby Files Appeal to Pennsylvania Supreme Court
January 23, 2020
In the new petition, filed on Thursday, January 9, 2020, Cosby's lawyers also want the high court to consider the impact of the #MeToo movement and what they said is "public hysteria," which influenced the prosecution and outcome. ... read more »
Top National Stories of 2019
December 26, 2019
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NNPA Newswire Exclusive: Bill Cosby Counsels Prisoners Via ‘Mann Up’ Program
December 6, 2019
In addition to Cosby, who is not officially associated with the program, four members of Mann Up spoke exclusively to NNPA Newswire. “The majority of the men in Mann Up are in for long prison terms, including life without the possibility of parole,” said Tyree Wallace, co-founder and president of the Mann Up Association. ... read more »
NNPA NEWSWIRE EXCLUSIVE: Bill Cosby Speaks from Prison
November 28, 2019
During the exclusive interview with NNPA, Cosby was candid, vivid and outspoken. ... read more »
As Bill Cosby Awaits Appeal, Support for His Release Grows
November 15, 2019
Now, as he awaits an appellate court's ruling that could grant him a new trial or freedom, Cosby's support base appears more significant than at any point since charges were filed against him nearly four years ago. ... read more »
EXCLUSIVE: Dr. Benjamin Chavis Jr. Visits With a ‘Strong Bill Cosby’
October 4, 2019
Chavis noted that mainstream media’s coverage of the trial lacked facts, and the racially and politically-charged atmosphere inside and around the Pennsylvania courthouse may have deprived Cosby of a fair trial. ... read more »
State of the “Nations” Believe It Or Not?!
August 22, 2019
Success On “The Way”... Ask Dr. Jeanette ... read more »
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