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Rep. Waters Applauds Tyler Perry for Historic Grand Opening of Tyler Perry Studios
October 10, 2019
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) wrote a letter of commendation to Tyler Perry – the first African American to own a major movie studio – following the grand opening of the Tyler Perry Studios, which Congresswoman Waters attended in Atlanta. The 330-acre major motion picture studio is “one of the largest production facilities in the country” and includes “40 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, 12 sound stages, 200 acres of greenspace, and a diverse backlot.” Her letter follows: ... read more »
Ebony, Jet Fire Remainder of Staff, May Close Its Doors For Good 
July 11, 2019
Timeless editions of Ebony featured some of the biggest stars in Black America, including issues covered by Diana Ross, Sidney Poitier, as well as President & first lady Barack & Michelle Obama. ... read more »
Patrick Gaspard to Receive Prestigious NAACP Spingarn Medal
July 11, 2019
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the nation’s foremost civil rights organization, has announced that Ambassador Patrick Gaspard will be awarded the prestigious Spingarn Medal during the NAACP’s 110th Annual Convention taking place in Detroit, Michigan on July 24. ... 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 »
This Week in Black History (April 14-20)
April 14, 2016
This Week In Black History ... read more / view gallery »
History of Black Entertainment from 1960-1970s
February 10, 2016
Black Entertainment Facts for Black History Month. ... read more »
History of Black Entertainment from 1910-1950s
February 3, 2016
In 1914, actor Sam Lucas became the first African American actor to star in a full-length film and play in “Uncle Tom’s Cabin.” His career began in blackface minstrelsy, but he soon branched out to pursue serious dramas such as “The Creole Show” and “A Trip to Coontown”. ... read more »
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