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Love & Relationships

Angela Bassett Has Sweet Words for Hubby Courtney B. Vance

Black Panther star Angela Bassett has a lot to celebrate. In addition to being a member of the cast of what is currently one of the hottest films in the world, the Academy Award-nominated What’s Love Got To Do with It star is not being shy about telling the world how wonderful her man is. When asked how

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Arts & Entertainment

‘The People vs. O.J. Simpson’ Guilty of Good TV

My memories of the O.J. Simpson trial are scant. I know it interrupted Days of Our Lives. I vaguely remember the Bronco chase. I recall the sentiment that we were all watching “the trail of the century” repeatedly being drilled into everyone’s heads. What lingers most, though, is the day the verdict was reached. I

Arts & Entertainment

Nas Tracks His Ancestry on ‘Finding Your Roots’

Ford has joined forces with PBS to bring Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. back next week for a second season. The 10-part series finds “Skip” Gates continuing on his quest to—as he puts it—“get into the DNA of American culture.” By weaving a group of celebrity stories together, each episode takes viewers

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Arts & Entertainment

Blacks Shine at Tony Awards

Four African-American actors won statues in major categories from the American Theatre Wing. The three-hour telecast on CBS saluted Broadway’s best and among them were the legendary Cicely Tyson (The Trip to Bountiful), who won for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play; Billy Porter (Kinky Boots), winner for Best Performance by an Actor