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After having a successful career in entertainment for more than 70 years, Cicely Tyson is being given her flowers for her accomplishments. Tyson, 95, has been chosen by the Peabody Awards as this year’s Career Achievement Award recipient. The veteran actress who has appeared in roles including The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, Roots, A Lesson…

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Cicely Tyson‘s name immediately commands immense respect and admiration. Black Hollywood’s undeniable matriarch turned 95 years old on Dec. 19, 2019, but unlike most nonagenarians, Tyson’s golden years are being spent preparing for a cross-country press run and finishing touches on a new series. She joins co-stars Phylicia Rashad, Crystal Fox and Bresha Webb for…

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President Barack Obama held the final Medal of Freedom ceremony of his administration. Rolling out was on hand at the White House as individuals such as Cicely Tyson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Michael Jordan, Diana Ross, Robert De Niro, Bruce Springsteen and others the Medal of Freedom. “Today, we celebrate extraordinary Americans who have lifted our spirits,…

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Keeping looks up to par after a certain age can become a challenge. Careers become hectic, children and marriages can contribute to stress, and metabolism slows down — all of which can lead to rapid physical aging. But even with the challenges women face as time goes on, many ladies manage to slow major physical signs…

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  Renowned Chicago teacher and education activist Marva Collins has died at the age of 78. Collins was a fierce educator and advocate for children who devised what came to be known as “Collins Method” of teaching that focused on phonics, math, reading, English and the classics. Unhappy with the way the schools she taught…

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The fifth annual Black Girls Rock! will celebrate six brilliant black women in entertainment, education, philanthropy, and health tonight on BET. The awards and performance show will be hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross and Regina King as they return for their fourth year. This year’s honorees are Jada Pinkett Smith (Star Power Award), Ava DuVernay…

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Happy 50th birthday Blair Underwood! Talk about aging well, Underwood has been in the entertainment industry since an appearance on “The Cosby Show” starring Bill Cosby in 1985 launched his acting career. Underwood played major roles in the television series “L.A. Law,” “In Treatment” and “Dirty Sexy Money.” He attended the same high school as…

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Tony winner Cecily Tyson, Vanessa Williams, KeKe Palmer and Blair Underwood star in the Oscar, Pulitzer Prize, and Emmy Award winning adaptation of author Horton Foote’s Tony Award nominated play, “The Trip to Bountiful.” Originally presented as “Bountiful” in 1953 as a Broadway drama and NBC teleplay, then revived as a film in 1985, the…

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Harlem Arts Alliance Presents: On the “A” w/Souleo All-star cast rehearsals for a major Broadway show can be filled with pressure and anxiety. But for The Trip to Bountiful cast it’s also about style, Chipotle and history lessons. During the press conference at Sardi’s Restaurant in New York City for the revival of Horton Foote’s…

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Although Black History Month is over, the following actors are absolutely deserving of a little extra credit. Click continue to see some of the most influential black actors who paved the way for contemporary stars. –ruthie hawkins

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