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  • West Side Preparatory Founder Marva Collins Dies at 78

    Jun 26, 15 by Qwest7 4 Comments


    *Marva Collins, the founder of the West Side Preparatory School, has died. News of the education activist’s passing was revealed by her son, who said Collins died Wednesday night (June 24) in South Carolina, and was first reported by Jet. She was 78. In addition to starting West Side Preparatory School in Chicago’s Garfield Park neighborhood […]

  • Black Hollywood Turns Out to Honor African American Achievements in TV

    May 15, 15 by Qwest7 Leave a comment


    *A celebration of African American achievements in television drew a who’s who of Black Hollywood Wednesday night as the stars reflected on the past, present and future of blacks on the small screen. Those on hand for the Paley Center for Media-hosted event included Oprah Winfrey, Cicely Tyson, Larry Wilmore, Tracee Ellis Ross, Lee Daniels, […]

  • Celebrities Gather For Tribute to African-Americans in TV

    May 13, 15 by Qwest7 1 Comment


    *The stars keep lining up to honor the achievements of African Americans in television. Page Six reports that Gabrielle Union, Gladys Knight and Brandy are among those joining previously-announced attendees Oprah Winfrey, Michael Strahan, Cicely Tyson and Lee Daniels for the Paley Center for Media’s Tribute to African-American Achievements in Television black-tie gala this week. […]

  • ‘Roots’ Remake to Air on History, A&E & Lifetime as an Event Series

    May 1, 15 by Qwest7 5 Comments


    *”Roots,” the classic 1977 miniseries that aired on ABC, is making a return to the small screen as a remake equipped with three networks on tap to reintroduce it to viewers as an event series. TheWrap.com reports the remake will be executive produced by Will Packer (“Ride Along,” “Think Like a Man”) and Mark Wolper, […]

  • James Earl Jones, Cicely Tyson Reunite on Broadway for ‘The Gin Game’

    Apr 22, 15 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment


    *Broadway will have two legends gracing the same stage this fall. Producers said Wednesday that Tony Award-winners James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson will star in a revival of D.L. Coburn’s “The Gin Game” at the Golden Theatre. Previews start Sept. 21. In the play, an elderly man and woman play repeated games of gin […]

  • Michelle Obama Inspires Crowd at ‘Black Girls Rock!’ (Pics)

    Mar 30, 15 by EURPublisher01 2 Comments


    *First Lady Michelle Obama was at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center on Saturday celebrating the power of black women and promoting her own message of education for girls at Black Girls Rock!, an annual event honoring trailblazing women of color from all walks of life. “No matter who you are, no matter where you come […]