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National Trust Raises Over $10 Million to Preserve Historic Black Sites
November 22, 2018
The National Trust for Historic Preservation announced that one year after the launch of the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund the organization has hit a funding milestone, raising more than $10M dollars for this $25M initiative. ... read more »
Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun
November 19, 2018
For movies opening Thanksgiving 2018: ... read more »
Natalie Paul Discusses Role In “The Sinner”
September 20, 2018
The highly popular show “The Sinner” continues to receive positive reviews, including a Golden Globe nomination. The anthology series examines how normal people commit brutal crimes. ... read more »
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Phylicia Rashad is Still Teaching Us About Life (& Death) in ‘Head of Passes’
September 28, 2017
On Sunday, September 24, The Mark Taper Forum presented the opening night of the Public Theater and Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s production of “Head of Passes,” headlining multi-award-winning (television and stage) actress, ... read more »
This Week in Black History June 15th – June 21st
June 24, 2017
Vernon E. Jordan Jr., former executive director of the United Negro College Fund was appointed executive director of the National Urban League. ... read more / view gallery »
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 »
Director Phylicia Rashad Makes August Wilson’s Words Come Alive With ‘Ma Rainey’ 
September 13, 2016
In 2016, the way in which playwright August Wilson’s words remain so timely and poignant is almost eerie. Though written in 1982, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”, which is set in 1920s Chicago, gives a peek into the complex personal and professional lives of musicians seeking to literally and figuratively have their voices heard. ... read more »
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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