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By NEKESA MUMBI MOODY, AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Diahann Carroll, the Oscar-nominated actress and singer who won critical acclaim as the first black woman to star in a non-servant role in a TV series as "Julia," has died. She was 84. Carroll's daughter, Susan Kay, told The Associated...
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By BRENDAN FARRINGTON, Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan disclosed Wednesday that he will be the majority investor in the nation’s only 24-hour news network aimed at African American viewers, telling The Associated Press he wants to help meet the need of an underserved community. The...
One of Memphis’ own, the Dickerson family, will face off against another lucky family on the immensely poplar "Family Feud" game show on Monday (October 7) at 3 p.m. on Fox-13. The Dickerson’s flew to Los Angeles earlier this year for the taping after being picked during an audition held...
NNPA NEWSWIRE — Chavis noted that mainstream media’s coverage of the trial lacked facts, and the racially and politically-charged atmosphere inside and around the Pennsylvania courthouse may have deprived Cosby of a fair trial.
Metaphysical therapist Cue Reaves says we would all be much happier if we could find a way to tap into our truer, subconscious selves. And a Saturuday night event hosted by The Lioness Frequency aims to be a profound and life-changing experience for those who attend. Reaves, an Atlanta-based spiritual...
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Netflix just dropped the first official trailer for American Son and in it, Kerry Washington is a mother on the brink of breaking. Based on the acclaimed Broadway play, American Son tells the story of Kendra Ellis-Connor (Kerry Washington), the mother of a missing teenage boy, as she struggles to...
When I tell you much of Memphis is afire, aglow and aflutter about the premiere of “Bluff City Law,” I mean it. And that’s great to see! The much-anticipated series debuts on Monday, September 23rd at 9 p.m. CT on NBC. It stars veteran actor Jimmy Smits (“LA Law,” “The...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdCjZhGWx3E The 2019 Emmy Awards went down on Sunday night in Los Angeles and we have mixed emotions about TV’s biggest night. There were some groundbreaking moments throughout the night, including Billy Porter making history as the first openly gay actor to nab an Emmy for Outstanding Actor in a Drama...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FI81y4gX88 Billy Porter just made history as the first openly gay actor to win the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Pray Tell in FX’s groundbreaking series, POSE.  Kerry Washington presented the award, noting “And once again we watch history unfold,” before announcing Porter...
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In collaboration with Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Rhodes College and The Collective, Indie Memphis has introduced the Black Independence Film Series. The Black Independence Film Series is a citywide celebration of the past, present, and the future of black independent films. The mini-film festival will showcase international films...