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U.S. Supreme Court Asked to Flip Decision and Put Bill Cosby Back in Jail
December 16, 2021
Kevin Steele, the prosecutor who put legendary actor and comedian Bill Cosby, 84, in jail in 2018, has filed an appeal to the United States Supreme Court to reinstate Cosby’s conviction. ... read more »
Cosby Prosecutors Urge Supreme Court to Restore Conviction
December 2, 2021
Prosecutors urged the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate Bill Cosby’s sexual assault conviction, complaining in a petition released Monday the verdict was thrown out over a questionable agreement that the comic claimed gave him lifetime immunity. ... read more »
Lawyers for Cosby Accuser Seek to Limit Comedian’s Access to Medical Info
November 24, 2021
Lawyers for a Riverside County woman who filed a sexual battery lawsuit against Bill Cosby will get a hearing next month on their request to limit the extent the comedian’s attorneys can examine the plaintiff’s medical background. ... read more »
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Melvin Van Peebles — the “godfather of modern black cinema” left his cinematic immortal mark
October 7, 2021
Melvin Van Peebles, the pioneering African-American filmmaker who is best known for his films “Watermelon Man” and “Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song,” transitioned on September 21, 2021, at his home in Manhattan. He was 89 years old. ... read more »
PA Supreme Court Judge Rips Cosby Prosecutor: ‘He Broke the Rules’
July 15, 2021
While social media and many who still have not understood the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Bill Cosby’s conviction continue to mislabel their decision as a “technicality,” the chief justice remarkably refuted those claims. ... read more »
EXCLUSIVE: Bill Cosby Urges Black Press to ‘Push Forward’
July 8, 2021
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s ruling to vacate Bill Cosby’s conviction is not only about vindication for the comedian. ... read more »
Cosby Conviction Overturned! Attorney says, “We Are on Our Way Now to the Prison to Pick Him Up”
July 1, 2021
The state Supreme Court ruled that Cosby’s deal with former prosecutor Bruce Castor should have been honored. In a phone call with Cosby attorney Jennifer Bonjean, she states, “I am thrilled! I haven’t made my way through the entire opinion yet, but it seems that the court agrees with what we knew all along, that Mr. Cosby never should have been prosecuted in the first place. If a prosecutor’s word is not his bond, then we as a society — and the entire criminal justice system — is in trouble.” ... read more »
IN MEMORIAM: Iconic Actor Clarence Williams III Dead at 81
June 10, 2021
His role as “Linc” on “The Mod Squad” in the 1970s, catapulted Williams into the mainstream. But some of his best work came on the big screen, particularly as Prince’s father in the 1984 hit, “Purple Rain,” and nine years later in the Wesley Snipes drama, “Sugar Hill.” ... read more »
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While Awaiting Pennsylvania Supreme Court Decision, Parole Board Denies Cosby’s Early Release 
June 4, 2021
“The news that the Pennsylvania State Parole Board has denied [Cosby’s] parole is not a surprise to Mr. Cosby, his family, his friends, and his legal team,” Cosby’s spokesman Andrew Wyatt said in a statement. “It was brought to our attention by Mr. Cosby that over the past months, members of the PA State Parole Board had met with him and empathically stated, ‘if he did not participate in SVP [Sexual Violate Predator] courses that his parole would be denied,’” Wyatt continued.  ... read more »
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 »
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 »
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