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Why I Cheered When Will Smith Slapped Chris Rock 
April 8, 2022
I didn’t watch the Oscars. I was traveling, and working, and organizing.   ... read more »
Motion Picture Academy Bans Will Smith from Oscars for 10 Years
April 8, 2022
Actor Will Smith was banned today, April 8, from attending any Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences events -- including the Academy Awards -- for 10 years in response to his on-stage smack of comedian Chris Rock during this year's Oscar ceremony. ... read more »
The Slap Heard Around the World  
March 31, 2022
It has been referred to as the slap that has been heard around the world. Chris Rock made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith’s baldhead saying that he cannot wait for “G.I. Jane 2.” Unfortunately, the joke triggered her husband, Will Smith, and he gave Rock an old-fashioned, pimp-styled slap on live television.  ... read more »
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Sidney Poitier: Pioneer in American Film
January 13, 2022
Sidney Poitier performed wholeheartedly and inspired multiple generations. As an actor, producer, and writer, Poitier encapsulated his energy in every scene and in every verse. ... read more »
Critics’ Choice Association Celebrates Black Cinema & Television
December 9, 2021
Halle Berry, Anthony Anderson, Jennifer Hudson, and Barry Jenkins were among numerous honorees tonight at the Critics Choice Association's fourth annual Celebration of Black Cinema & Television. ... read more »
September 25: Willard Carroll Smith Jr., aka Will Smith, was born in Philadelphia, PA, 1968
September 25, 2021
September 25: Willard Carroll Smith Jr., aka Will Smith, was born in Philadelphia, PA, 1968 ... read more »
Dodgers Squander Revenge At Home Against Astros
August 4, 2021
The two teams slugged it out during the 2017 World Series in a back and forth seven games full of drama and emotion ending with the Houston Astros crowned champs in a very odd and easy game seven victory. ... read more »
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Biz Markie, known for classic rap song ‘Just a Friend,’ dies
July 16, 2021
Biz Markie, a hip-hop staple known for his beatboxing prowess, turntable mastery and the 1989 classic “Just a Friend,” has died. He was 57. ... read more »
Gavin Lux & Chris Taylor Show Memorial Day Heroics Giving Dodgers Edge Over Cardinals
June 1, 2021
Looking to bounce back after dropping three straight games against the Giants, the Dodgers started a 3-game series against the St. Louis Cardinals on Memorial Day.  ... read more »
Rays fend off Dodgers to even World Series
October 21, 2020
After game one’s offensive surge, it looked like the locked and loaded Dodger bats were lightyears ahead of Tampa Bay’s hitters. ... read more »
Dodgers fight back, advancing to third World Series in four years
October 18, 2020
One swing. The difference between going home, and advancing to the team's third World Series appearance in four years was one swing. 2019 National League MVP Cody Bellinger stood at the plate. ... read more »
Dodgers live to fight another day with Will Smith, Corey Seager home runs
October 17, 2020
Most home runs, best regular-season record, and eight straight National League West division titles were all irrelevant with the Dodgers facing elimination Friday night. But the boys in blue came through with a 7-3 victory in Game 5 keeping hope and the series alive.  ... read more »
Peacock Orders Two Seasons of Highly Competitive Drama Series ‘Bel-Air’ from Westbrook Studios and Universal Television
September 10, 2020
Set in modern-day America, "BEL-AIR" is a serialized one-hour dramatic analogue of the 90’s sitcom “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” ... read more »
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 »

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