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Black Fact of the Day: Feb. 24, 2020- Brought to you by Black365
February 24, 2020
Blackkklansman was nominated for 6 Academy Awards and won Spike Lee his first Oscar, 2019. ... read more »
Cynthia Erivo brings iconic figure Harriet Tubman to life in ‘HARRIET’
October 31, 2019
Cynthia Erivo has a Tony, Emmy, and a Grammy — can an Oscar be next? "Harriet" opens November 1 and some Hollywood insiders think —yes! ... read more »
Mahershala Ali Wins Supporting Oscar for ‘Green Book’
March 1, 2019
"It was the first time I had that kind of responsibility,'' Ali said, telling reporters at the Dolby Theatre he usually "contribute(s) to stories in a more limited way. ... This was the first time I got to stretch my legs.'' ... read more »
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Hannah Beachler First Female African-American to Win Oscar for Production Design
March 1, 2019
Hannah Beachler, the first African American woman to take home an Oscar for production design, said backstage that she was having a hard time processing reporters' questions due to the euphoria she felt after winning for "Black Panther.'' ... 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 »
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 »
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 »
American Masters to honor Blues legend B.B. King during Black History Month Specials on PBS
February 10, 2016
B.B. King, born Riley B. King, was one of the most influential and celebrated blues musicians of all time. From his roots as a sharecropper's son, working in the cotton fields of Mississippi, he rose to become a living legend -- the most renowned blues singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer of the past 40 years -- earning the moniker 'King of the Blues'. King's story of struggle and triumph is chronicled in American Masters: B.B. King: The Life of Riley, premiering nationwide during Black History Month on Friday, February 12 at 9 p.m. (ET) on PBS (check local listing). Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman narrates and appears in the film. ... read more »
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