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Tennessee Student is Centennial Scholar Recipient of Ossie Davis Scholarship
November 28, 2019
Earlier this month, after a rigorous selection process, the family of the late actors and activists, together with the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), announced that Lane College senior, Jade Allen, is the recipient of the Ossie Davis Legacy Scholarship. "We are always motivated by mom and dad's love of education and what a struggle it was for each of them to get higher education and the sacrifices that their parents made," Davis Day told NNPA Newswire. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: Nov. 18 , 2019- Brought to you by Black365
November 18, 2019
The movie Malcolm X, starring Denzel Washington, premiered on this date in 1992. ... read more »
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 »
Black365 releases Black History Cards
September 6, 2019
A recent study conducted by the Pew Research Center indicates that high school dropout rates for African Americans are declining; however, the African American dropout rate is still extremely high in comparison to other racial groups. One theory on why the African American dropout rate remains high is the problem of implicit bias. A recent Los Angeles Times article revealed that some educators, despite race, view African American students through a biased lens. This results in lowered expectations and lower academic performance. These lowered expectations occur as a result of educators and student not being informed about the significant accomplishments that African Americans have made around the globe. Some educators have a diminished view of students' potential. ... read more »
100-Year-Old Legendary African American Debate Coach Awarded 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award from NSDA
July 26, 2019
Dr. Thomas Freeman’s 70-plus year resume includes teaching Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during his time at Morehouse, former U.S. Reps. Leland and Jordan, Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis, gospel superstar Yolanda Adams, and Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington, who sought out Freeman’s expertise to coach the cast of the Golden Globe-nominated film “The Great Debaters.” ... read more »
Frank Lucas, Druglord Portrayed in ‘American Gangster,’ Dies
June 3, 2019
NEW YORK (AP) — Frank Lucas, the former Harlem drug kingpin whose life and lore inspired the 2007 movie “American Gangster,” has died, a relative said Friday. ... read more »
Black History: Hattie McDaniel First African American Oscar Winner
February 14, 2019
The pinnacle of McDaniel’s career, Gone with the Wind, premiered in 1939 amid controversy. Though the role would eventually lead to an Oscar win for McDaniel, she was banned from the premiere. In fact, none of Gone with the Wind’s Black actors were allowed to attend the film’s Atlanta premiere. ... read more »
Viola Davis to Portray Shirley Chisholm in Film by Amazon Studios 
December 6, 2018
Amazon Studios won a bidding war for the rights to produce the Shirley Chisholm film. The project is the first Amazon Studios production deal emerging from the partnership between Viola Davis and Julius Tennon’s JuVee Productions and Amazon. ... read more »
Denzel Washington Inspired LeBron James to Strive for Greatness
December 4, 2018
Two-time Oscar award-winning actor Denzel Washington spoke to the Lakers as part of the team’s speaker series after suffering one of their toughest losses of the season in Denver. ... read more »
Debbie Allen’s “Hot Chocolate Nutcracker” Returns For The Holidays
November 22, 2018
Tisha Campbell, Debbie Allen and others return for the ninth annual performance at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center. ... read more »
Denzel Washington to Receive AFI Life Achievement Award
October 11, 2018
The American Film Institute is honoring Denzel Washington with a Life Achievement Award. The organization said Friday that Washington will receive the award at a Gala Tribute on June 6 in Los Angeles. It will be broadcast on TNT. ... read more »
Denzel Reprises Role for First Time in Gritty Vigilante Thriller
July 19, 2018
Although Denzel Washington has made about four dozen movies over the course of his legendary career, he's never reprised a role until now. In The "Equalizer 2," the two-time Oscar-winner (for "Glory" and "Training Day") returns to play Robert McCall again, a retired CIA agent who turns vigilante to dole out street justice on behalf of the downtrodden. ... read more »
Film Review: Roman J. Israel, Esq.
November 16, 2017
This unorthodox arrangement worked well for Roman who, besides his disorder, is a longtime political activist dedicated to a progressive agenda, namely, to assist downtrodden individuals unfairly ensnared in the net of the prison-industrial complex. ... read more »
Brad Pye’s National Sports Beat (2/23-3/1/17)
February 24, 2017
Notes, quotes and things picked up on the run from coast-to-coast and all the stops in between and beyond. ... read more / view gallery »
Actor Saniyya Sidney: “I’m having the time of my life”
February 15, 2017
Saniyya Sidney talks about her unique experience of playing in both "Fences" and "Hidden Figures." Host: Brittany K. Jackson ... read more / watch video »
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