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Janet Jackson two-part documentary set to air on A&E and Lifetime

Janet Jackson is getting the star treatment with a two-night documentary event that will air simultaneously on both A&E and Lifetime.
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Race and Data Discrimination In America

Today there is a welcomed breath of fresh political air in Washington, DC even amidst the unprecedented spread of the global COVID-19 pandemic throughout the United States. According to the Biden-Harris Administration the issues of racial justice and equity are ...
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Cicely Tyson, iconic and influential actress, dies at 96

Cicely Tyson, an award-winning icon of the stage and screen who broke barriers for Black actresses with surpassing dignity, died Thursday, her longtime manager Larry Thompson confirmed to CNN.
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Hollywood pays tribute to Cicely Tyson

Cicely Tyson was a petite woman, but to those lucky enough to walk any of the paths she carved in Hollywood, she was the giant on whose shoulders they stood.
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Cicely Tyson's radiant power

For Black women of a certain age, Cicely Tyson, who died this week, holds a very particular place as an artist.
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"I've Been to the Mountaintop," Address Delivered at Bishop Charles Mason Temple on April 3, 1968 in Memphis, Tenn.

Thank you very kindly, my friends. As I listened to Ralph Abernathy and his eloquent and generous introduction and then thought about myself, I wondered who he was talking about. [Laughter] It's always good to have your closest friend and ...
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Biden taps Susan Rice to lead White House Domestic Policy Council

President-elect Joe Biden has tapped Susan Rice to lead the White House Domestic Policy Council, a surprising move that gives the longtime national security veteran major influence over Biden's "build back better" agenda that is expected to focus on racial ...
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Biden set to appear with Gen. Lloyd Austin as he lobbies Democrats to back waiver for defense secretary nominee

President-elect Joe Biden will begin trying to sell his choice for defense secretary, retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin, to congressional Democrats who are balking at the prospect of waiving the requirement that the position be filled by someone who has ...
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The rich really are different: They're buying more jewelry during Covid

MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM starring Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman coming to Netflix December 18th and in select theaters in November. This is one of Boseman's last projects.
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Lift Every Voice: The Biden Plan for Black America

Joe Biden knows that African Americans can never have a fair shot at the American Dream so long as entrenched disparities are allowed to quietly chip away at opportunity. He is running for President to rebuild our economy in a ...
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Fact check: Kamala Harris and Mike Pence debate

Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris are participating Wednesday in the lone vice presidential debate of the 2020 election.
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'I Can See Clearly Now' singer Johnny Nash dies at 80

Johnny Nash, best known for his 1972 hit "I Can See Clearly Now," died Tuesday morning, his son, John Nash, told CNN. He was 80 years old.
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How to watch tonight's vice presidential debate

Kamala Harris and Mike Pence are scheduled to face off Wednesday night in the first and only general election vice presidential debate of 2020. The debate will begin at 9 p.m. ET.
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HMAAC and Pink & Green Foundation: A Charitable Art Auction

HMAAC in partnership with the Pink & Green Charitable Foundation is bringing to you a Zoom Art Auction you definitely don't want to miss. Buy original art online from top artists while making a donation to two great cultural organizations.
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Regina King and Uzo Aduba wear shirts honoring Breonna Taylor during the Emmys

Actresses Regina King and Uzo Aduba both wore shirts in tribute to Breonna Taylor during their respective acceptance speeches at the Emmy Awards on Sunday.
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