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Celebrate Black History Month with the Free Library

February 10, 2024

ABOVE PHOTO: BILLY DEE WILLIAMS (l) in conversation with award-winning journalist and broadcaster Tracey Matisak. The Free Library of Philadelphia invites patrons to participate in its celebration of Black History throughout the month of February. Neighborhood libraries throughout the city have scheduled programs, including craft and music workshops, and film screenings that spotlight the remarkable…

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Dolls, Idols, and Ideals

February 10, 2024

An exhibition of shared experiences of Black identity ABOVE PHOTO: Poodle | 2018, paper clay, sheep fur, 22″ h By Kimberly Camp PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — InLiquid Gallery has announced the opening of “Dolls, Idols, and Ideals, “an exhibition featuring Kimberly Camp and Emilio Maldonado, two artists investigating their personal and shared experiences of Black identity…

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Book review of ‘The Tigerbelles, Olympic legends from Tennessee State’

February 10, 2024

By Constance Garcia-BarrioMost bookies would have looked askance at the prospects of Black women athletes in the South in the 1950s. “The Tigerbelles, Olympic Legends from Tennessee State,” by Aime Alley Card (Lyons Press, 2024), tells the story of how the steadfast collegians of TSU chewed up the odds and became some of the world’s…

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David Oyelowo visits Philadelphia to discuss his role in ‘Lawmen: Bass Reeves’

February 10, 2024

ABOVE PHOTO: David Oyelowo Photo courtesy: David Oyelowo By Kharisma McIlwaine David Oyelowo visited Philadelphia on February 3 for an FYC/SAG Awards screening event for “Lawmen: Bass Reeves.” The screening of the first episode of the eight episode Paramount+ Originals series was held at AMC Dine-In Fashion District 8. Executive produced by Taylor Sheridan and…

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What you need to know about the origins of Black History Month

February 10, 2024

By Jesse J. HollandAssociated Press ABOVE PHOTO: Wreaths from the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Wreath Laying Ceremony are pictured at The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, Monday, Jan. 15, 2024. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana) Black History Month is considered one of the nation’s oldest organized history celebrations, and has been recognized…

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George Carlin estate sues over fake comedy special purportedly generated by AI

February 2, 2024

By Andrew DaltonASSOCIATED PRESSLOS ANGELES — The estate of George Carlin is suing the media company behind a fake hourlong comedy special that purportedly uses artificial intelligence to recreate the late standup comic’s style and material. The lawsuit filed in federal court in Los Angeles on Thursday asks that a judge order the podcast outlet…

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Sheila Jones stars in the national tour of ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’

February 2, 2024

By Kharisma McIlwaineABOVE PHOTO: Photo: Joan Marcus/Academy of Music The 1993 film “Mrs. Doubtfire” captured the hearts of many over 30 years ago. The film, based on the 1987 Alias Madame novel “Madame Doubtfire,” tells the story of Daniel Hillard, an out-of-work actor, brilliantly played by the late Robin Williams, and his quest to spend…

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National Geographic premieres the Emmy award-winning anthology series, ‘Genius: MLK/X’

February 2, 2024

ABOVE PHOTO: Martin, played by Kelvin Harrison Jr., and Coretta, played by Weruche Opia, talk with Bayard Rustin, played by Griffin Matthews, in GENIUS: MLK/X. (National Geographic/Richard DuCree) WASHINGTON, D.C. – At National Geographic’s content showcase at Hall des Lumières, Nat Geo executive vice president of Scripted and Documentary Films, Carolyn Bernstein, announced that the…

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