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Black theater, Hollywood stars honored at NAACP Theater Awards

LOS ANGELES — Jenifer Lewis wanted everyone in the audience to know Feb. 26 that the hardships she has endured in her 61 years of life never stopped her from pursuing her dreams. “I want you guys to know that I came through the fire,” she said. “Untreated bipolar disorder, molestation, abortions, knives at my Read More…

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Entrepreneurs connect the dots after ‘Roots’

Kunta Kinte still haunts us. Nearly 40 years after it premiered, “Roots” — Alex Haley’s iconic quest, tracing his ancestry from slavery back to Juffure, The Gambia — still inspires African-Americans to reclaim their heritage. Today, the ripple effect of the 1977 ABC miniseries is evident in reality shows, such as “Finding Your Roots,” and now Read More…

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BILL VAUGHAN’S TASTY CLIPS: ‘Blackbird’ hits big screen

“I look for stories that are going to not only entertain, but are going to strike conversations that could bring about levels of healing or with a point of view that you never considered,” said actor/producer Isaiah Washington about his new film, “Blackbird” opening April 24th. “I know the film challenges a lot of people’s Read More…