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American League Clinches 3-2 Victory in MLB All Star Game
July 20, 2022
With a two-run home run, Giancarlo Stanton became MVP of the 2022 MLB All-Star Game. ... read more »
Debbie Allen’s Dance Academy Sponsors 2022 ‘Uplifting Minds II’ National Talent Competition with a Dance Scholarship
January 27, 2022
Debbie Allen’s Dance Academy (DADA) has joined a long list of sponsors offering a prize to the winners of the 2022 “Uplifting Minds II” (ULMII) Entertainment Conference’s national talent competition. DADA is offering the dance category winner 10 classes to the Debbie Allen’s Dance Academy. The “ULMII” competition other categories include singing, songwriting and acting. Performers get 4 minutes to showcase their talents before the “ULMII” industry panelists make their decision. ... read more »
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Review: Washington’s aging Macbeth is one for the ages
December 30, 2021
His hair is graying. His nerves are fraying. Denzel Washington’s Macbeth is a man quite literally running out of time — even before he meets those witches. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: Monday, December 28, 2020 – Brought to you by Black365
December 28, 2020
 Actor, director, and producer Denzel Hayes Washington Jr. was born in Mount Vernon, NY, 1954. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: Wednesday, November 18, 2020 – Brought to you by Black365
November 18, 2020
The movie Malcolm X, starring Denzel Washington, premiered on this date in 1992. ... read more »
A CELEBRATION: Robin Claire Ross
May 21, 2020
Robin Claire Ross was born to Barbara and Walter “Buddy” Wilkinson in New York City on August 21, 1954. Her spiritual and physical beauty were recognized early in life, and by the first grade she appeared on two, New York-area children’s television shows, “Romper Room”, and “The Jewish Fourth R.” She attended Taft and Columbus High Schools in the Bronx, and went on to Hunter College.  ... read more »
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 »
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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 »
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