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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 »
MOTHER’S DAY – 365 DAYS A YEAR
May 6, 2021
As you grow older, the hope is that we also grow wiser and this usually begins with understanding a big chunk of the advice given, so patiently, by our mothers. ... read more »
Cicely Tyson, the Iconic and Legendary Black Woman of Hollywood
February 4, 2021
The world was taken for a surprise Thursday, January 28 when the news broke that legendary actress Cicely Tyson had passed away at the age of 96. The pioneering Hollywood actress left a legacy of grace, beauty, and immeasurable talent after starring in television shows and films for over 60 years.   ... read more »
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PHOTO GALLERY: Cicely Tyson celebration of life
February 4, 2021
Cicely Tyson Gallery Photos ... read more / view gallery »
Cicely Tyson, groundbreaking award-winning actor, dead at 96
January 28, 2021
Cicely Tyson, the pioneering Black actor who gained an Oscar nomination for her role as the sharecropper’s wife in “Sounder,” a Tony Award in 2013 at age 88 and touched TV viewers’ hearts in “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman,” died Thursday at age 96. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: Thursday, November 26, 2020 – Brought to you by Black365
November 26, 2020
Cicely Tyson and legendary jazz trumpeter Miles Davis were married, 1981. ... read more »
The Celebration Of Life For Diahann Carroll
November 28, 2019
A Trailblazing Icon And Activist — 1935–2019 ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: Nov. 26, 2019- Brought to you by Black365
November 26, 2019
Cicely Tyson and legendary jazz trumpeter Miles Davis were married, 1981. ... read more »
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Rep. Waters Applauds Tyler Perry for Historic Grand Opening of Tyler Perry Studios
October 10, 2019
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) wrote a letter of commendation to Tyler Perry – the first African American to own a major movie studio – following the grand opening of the Tyler Perry Studios, which Congresswoman Waters attended in Atlanta. The 330-acre major motion picture studio is “one of the largest production facilities in the country” and includes “40 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, 12 sound stages, 200 acres of greenspace, and a diverse backlot.” Her letter follows: ... read more »
At 94, The Legendary Cicely Tyson Remains an ‘Optimist’
February 14, 2019
There isn’t a day – I’m grateful to say – that when I walk out of my doors, I don’t run into somebody who says, ‘I can’t tell you what you’ve done for me. ‘You changed my life,’” Tyson shared with TIME. “It just confirmed for me that I was on the right track and I stayed on the right track.” ... read more »
Actress Cicely Tyson to Receive Honorary Oscar
September 7, 2018
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Cicely Tyson, composer Lalo Schifrin and publicist Martin Levy will be getting honorary Oscar statuettes this fall at the film academy’s Governors Awards, ... read more »
Cicely Tyson Honored with Hand & Footprint Ceremony  
May 3, 2018
Cicely Tyson, an Emmy and Tony Award winner, was honored by Turner Classic Movies (TCM) on Friday, April 27 at the TCL Chinese Theatre with a hand and footprint ceremony.  ... read more »
This Week In Black History (December 14 – December 20)
December 20, 2017
This Week In Black History (December 14 – December 20) ... read more / view gallery »
BET Presents the 2017 ABFF Honors Awards
March 20, 2017
BET Presents its 2nd Annual ABFF Honors Awards Hosted by Regina Hall. Watch has the Los Angeles Sentinel catches up with the nights' stars to talk about Black Excellence in Hollywood. Correspondent: Brittany K. Jackson Videographer: Kelli Scates ... read more / watch video »
CBCF to Honor Cicely Tyson, Richard Roundtree and Dionne Warwick with Lifetime Achievement Awards at 20th Annual Celebration of Leadership in the Fine Arts
September 1, 2016
Cicely Tyson, Richard Roundtree, and music icon Dionne Warwick will accept awards for their lifetime achievements in the arts during the 20th Annual Celebration of Leadership in the Fine Arts. ... read more »
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