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Howard University Announces Legendary Actress, Alumna Phylicia Rashad As Dean of the Newly Reestablished College of Fine Arts
May 28, 2021
“In this full circle moment, Ms. Phylicia Rashad will take the training and skills that she honed as a student at Howard and exuded in an outstanding performing career, and she will share those pearls of wisdom with the next generation of students in the College of Fine Arts. Her passion for the arts and student success makes her a perfect fit for this role,” announced Howard’s Provost Anthony K. Wutoh. ... read more »
Fallen Actor Chadwick Boseman Not Honored Posthumously at Oscars
April 29, 2021
I will not lie. There was an audible gasp of surprise heard inside the virtual pressroom when it was clear that Mr. Boseman did not win for his mesmerizing performance in "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom.” Boseman did win the SAG Award, the Critic’s Choice Award, and a Golden Globe, to name a few. ... read more »
2021 Golden Globe Awards — African-American Actors Took Home Multiple Trophies
March 4, 2021
African-American actors took home multiple trophies at the 2021 Golden Globe Awards, as the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), the organization behind the awards were harshly criticized for its complete lack of African-American members, which was discovered by The Los Angeles Times.  ... read more »
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‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ — an Oscar contender directed by George C. Wolfe. On Netflix Dec. 18
December 10, 2020
Oscar-winner Davis fills the screen as Ma Rainey giving life to a complicated, proud, and immensely talented legend in the early 20th century. ... read more »
Exclusive Interviews with Phylicia Rashad & The Cast Of “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”
October 15, 2016
"Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" is currently captivating audiences at the Mark Taper Forum in downtown Los Angeles. Director Phylicia Rashad and her ensemble cast: Keith David, Glynn Turman, Damon Gupton, Jason Dirden and Lillias White speak exclusively to the L.A. Sentinel about the importance of continuing to produce August Wilson's plays for the enlightenment of a younger generation. -Bakewell Media- Danny J. Bakewell, Sr. - Executive Producer Brandon I. Brooks - Producer Zon D'Amour - Correspondent/Videographer/Editor ... read more / watch video »
Stage Play: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
September 1, 2016
Sept. 1 & 11 The production of August Wilson’s “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” directed by Phylicia Rashad, starts previews on September 1 and opening on September 11 at the Mark Taper Forum. ... read more »
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