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  • Harry Belafonte, MLK Estate Settle Lawsuit

    Apr 11, 14 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment

    *Lawyers say Harry Belafonte will retain possession of historical documents he acquired during his friendship with Martin Luther King Jr., reports the AP. The singer had sued the estate in Manhattan federal court in October to establish rights to the documents. They include an outline of a Vietnam War speech by King and notes for […]

  • Harry Belafonte Gets Honorary Degree from Berklee College of Music (Pics)

    Mar 7, 14 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment

    *Boston’s Berklee College of Music presented an honorary doctor of music degree to singer, songwriter and activist Harry Belafonte on Thursday during a concert held in his honor. Berklee students and faculty performed an array of Belafonte’s music, from “Banana Boat Song” to “We are the World.” Belafonte was a confidante of Martin Luther King […]

  • New York Film Critics Circle Apologizes for Steve McQueen Heckling

    Jan 7, 14 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment

    *The New York Film Critics Circle has issued a formal apology for the behavior of at least one of its member critics at last night’s awards ceremony when director Steve McQueen accepted his prize for “12 Years A Slave.” As previously reported, Variety identified the heckler as CityArts editor and well known contrarian critic Armond […]

  • Koch Brothers Respond to Belafonte’s Ku Klux Klan References

    Nov 5, 13 by Cory Alexander Haywood 12 Comments

    *Quiet as it’s kept, 86-year-old actor Harry Belafonte knows his politics and speaks regularly at campaign events for government officials and candidates he supports and against those he doesn’t. The spritely ol’ chap, and staunch supporter of democratic policy, recently delivered a speech at the First Corinthian Baptist Church in NYC, hurling Klu Klux Klan […]

  • Jacksons to Sing for Berry Gordy at Ebony’s Power 100 Gala

    Oct 24, 13 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment

    *The Jacksons are set to salute music mogul Berry Gordy by performing in his honor at an upcoming gala for Ebony magazine. The Motown Records founder will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the publication’s annual Power 100 celebration in New York next month and Michael Jackson’s brothers will hit the stage to pay tribute. […]

  • Harry Belafonte Sues Martin Luther King’s Estate

    Oct 16, 13 by EURpublisher02 1 Comment

    *Harry Belafonte sued the estate of Martin Luther King Jr. Tuesday over the fate of three documents he tried to sell at an auction. The lawsuit in federal court in Manhattan seeks unspecified damages and a court declaration that names Belafonte as the rightful owner. The documents are an outline of a Vietnam War speech […]