Entertainment

Bill Pickett, rodeo star of bulldogging fame

Two weeks ago I featured Sarah Jane Woodson Early in this column, a profile prompted by the arrival of Williams Loren Katz’s “The Black West,” the sixth edition of the classic.
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Our fight for reparations

The Dec. 12th Movement International Secretariat will host a screening of the “Durban 400,” a documentary film of the historic World Conference against Racism held in Durban, South Africa in 2001.
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The truth about Black people and country music — we created it!

The global success of rapper Lil Nas X's hip hop country song "Old Town Road" should not be a surprise to anyone.
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B.B. King closes doors—Slick Rick and Doug E. Fresh give a great send off

B.B. King closes doors—Slick Rick and Doug E. Fresh give a great send off
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The legacy of Lena Horne

Lena! Just Lena--and the Horne automatically followed. There was only one Lena Horne and her angelic voice and stunning beauty are now part of the ages.
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Trinidad moves to resume hangings

Authorities on both political sides are so fed up with the number of murders in Trinidad that they are moving to make the oil and gas-rich nation among the first of the Caribbean Community countries to resume hangings of criminals ...
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Muhammad Ali: The greatest people’s champion

A People’s Memorial Rally for the phenomenal and courageous Muhammad Ali was held in the streets of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn Saturday June 11, 2016, in front of Sistas’ Place coffee house, on the corner of Nostrand and Jefferson avenues.
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Blue Note Jazz Festival, Vision Fest review

It’s not the norm, a jazz gig held at 4 p.m. in the afternoon June 18 at the Blue Note jazz club (131 W. 3rd St.), featuring the renowned poet Sonia Sanchez, accompanied by her friend, the brilliant alto saxophonist/composer ...
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Broadway musings and a mini-review

African-Americans attend theater and purchase tickets on Broadway for a myriad of shows.
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A word with some Tony nominees

Don’t shoot the messenger.
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Apollo Theater inducting Prince into Walk of Fame at spring gala

The Apollo Theater is hosting 11th Annual Spring Gala on Monday, June 13.
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Double Treble returns to Harlem for Black History Month

Convent Avenue Baptist Church in Harlem will again serve as host of Double Treble, the dynamic duo of Roderick Demmings Jr. and Karl Van Richards as they put on a special performance in honor of Black History Month.
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Gugu Mbatha-Raw brings depth to ‘Beyond The Lights’

Honored this past October with the “Emerging Icon” award from Elle Magazine at the celebration for their 21st annual “Women in Hollywood” issue, Gugu Mbatha-Raw is an actress on the rise.
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Angélique Kidjo concert will honor the late Miriam Makeba

The internationally renowned singer Angelique Kidjo will be paying tribute to her idol, Miriam Makeba, at Carnegie Hall this coming Wednesday, Nov. 5.
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Denzel Washington plays ‘Equalizer’ with signature quiet intensity

Denzel Washington reteams with his Training Day director Antoine Fuqua in the action thriller, The Equalizer.
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