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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 »
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 »
Welcome Taste of Soul Co-Chair, Sheryl Underwood
September 12, 2019
You better get ready Taste of Soul Nation because Sheryl is ready for you! ... read more »
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Actress-Writer Lena Waithe: Films Fall Short of Ethnic Equality
November 2, 2018
Waithe, an actress and Emmy-winning screenwriter with the streaming comedy "Master of None'' who was in the film "Ready Player One,'' joined in conversation with comedian Hannah Gadsby at an Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences lunch. ... read more »
Viola Davis the first Black woman to win an Oscar, Emmy and Tony for acting: ‘The Triple Threat’
March 1, 2017
Recently, when Viola Davis walked onstage at the 89th Academy Awards to accept her award for Best Supporting Actress, she also got positioned into one of the most prestigious acting clubs in the world. She became the first Black woman to win an Oscar®, Emmy ® and Tony® for acting. ... read more »
Film Documenting L.A.’s Drug Era Nominated for Emmy
August 8, 2016
“This was something that I dreamed of (doing) while I was in prison. To see it come to life and then to be nominated… it’s unbelievable,” said author and filmmaker Rick Ross, whose film “Freeway, a Crack in the System” was recently nominated for an Emmy. ... read more »
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