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  • Taraji P. Henson, Viola Davis, Queen Latifah Nominated for Emmys

    Jul 16, 15 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment


    *Cookie Lyon is headed to the Emmys! Taraji P. Henson received a nomination this morning for her breakout role on Fox’s “Empire,” joining fellow nominee Viola Davis for ABC’s “How to Get Away With Murder” in the Lead Actress in a Drama category. Other top nominees included Queen Latifah for her role as Bessie Smith […]

  • Cicely Tyson Among 2015 ‘Kennedy Center Honors’ Recipients

    Jul 15, 15 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment


    *Cicely Tyson will be among the six recipients of this year’s Kennedy Center Honors, which annually salutes entertainers who influence American culture through the arts. The actress joins “Star Wars” creator George Lucas, actress Rita Moreno, singer-songwriter Carole King, rock band the Eagles and acclaimed music director Seiji Ozawa in the class of 2015. The […]

  • 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, […]