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A VOTE FOR DIVERSITY: Sandra Evers-Manly joins the Academy of Motion Pictures

HOLLYWOOD — Sandra Evers-Manly, filmmaker and champion for Black Hollywood, had every reason to celebrate. On June 30, she was inducted into the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, and will get to vote for the nominees and winners of future Academy Awards. Yet Evers-Manly decided to sit out the Fourth of July, like Read More…

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BILL VAUGHAN’S TASTY CLIPS: July 4 ignites with ‘John Lewis: Good Trouble,’ ‘Hamilton’

“John Lewis: Good Trouble,” a remarkable, heartfelt look at the life and career of the legendary civil rights activist and Democratic representative from Georgia, makes its premiere on demand via various digital and streaming services July 3. Using interviews and rare archival footage, the documentary chronicles John Robert Lewis’ 60-plus years of social activism and Read More…

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BOOK CORNER: Retired military man teaches leadership in new memoir

“Serving to Lead: Lessons in Adversity and Resilience from the Battlefield, Gridiron, and the Corporate World,” a new memoir by Sgt. Maj. Keith L. Craig, presents lessons in leadership that will make readers grow not only as leaders, but as people. Craig is candid with readers as he shares his story of humble beginnings to Read More…