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BLACK IN THE GREEN ROOM – Jasmine Guy Wins First Emmy Award!

Jasmine Guy starred as “Whitley Gilbert” in the late 1980s and early 1990s hit television sitcom “A Different World.”  But she never won an Emmy for that iconic role. While on the red carpet for the 75th Emmy Awards in 2024, Guy told former “A Different World” costar Darryl M. Bell, with tears in her eyes as she hugged him, “This is our Emmy.”

‘Black Panther’ costume designer blazes trail to inspire

Ruth E. Carter is a black woman blazing a trail as a costume designer in a film industry with not many who look like her. But through her upcoming career achievement award and Oscar nomination for her Afro-futuristic wardrobes in the superhero film “Black Panther,” Carter believes she can “knock down” more doors so others like herself can walk through them. If Carter wins an Oscar for best costume design this month, she would become the first African-American to win in the category. Despite “very stiff competition,” Carter believes she has a good chance going up against Mary Zophres, Alexandra