Harry Belafonte

NEW YORK (AP) — Lena Horne was a fierce advocate for civil rights in her later years, but that part of her legacy is often pushed behind her glamorous image. Her good friend Harry Belafonte hopes that a new award in her honor will push that aspect of her life front and center. “She had […]

Harry Belafonte celebrated his 90th birthday on March 1, reaching a milestone age where many would be glad to relax and look back fondly on their achievements. However, the veteran entertainer, actor and activist is hardly resting on his laurels as he continues his global humanitarian work while using his fame to bridge generational gaps. […]

NEW YORK (AP) — Harry Belafonte is turning 90 in a few weeks, and he’s planning to use the milestone to release an album that will underscore part of his life’s work — fostering racial harmony. A multi-ethnic children’s choir will perform a new version of his classic “Island in the Sun” for a new […]

NEW YORK (AP) — Harry Belafonte is turning 90 in a few weeks, and he’s planning to use the milestone to release an album that will underscore part of his life’s work — fostering racial harmony. A multi-ethnic children’s choir will perform a new version of his classic “Island in the Sun” for a new […]

NEW YORK (AP) — A searing new public service announcement starring Michael B. Jordan, Danny Glover and Michael K. Williams takes on the issue of racial bias in police shootings with a simple message: “Black is not a weapon.” The 4-minute, black-and-white PSA features the actors up against a wall to a soundscape of news […]

This week on News One Now, Roland S. Martin spoke with humanitarian and civil rights activist Harry Belafonte. In an exclusive interview Belafonte shared his thoughts on San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick‘s decision to not stand for the National Anthem to protest an America which he says does not value its veterans or Black lives. […]

  NEW YORK (AP) — Harry Belafonte says it’s unfair that Nate Parker’s shining moment with his film “The Birth of a Nation” is being overshadowed by a 17-year-old rape case. But the iconic performer and activist adds that he’s not clear about the facts and wants to look more into the story that’s been […]

Legendary actor and Humanitarian Harry Belafonte and his daughter Gina are hosting the Many Rivers To Cross Social Justice Music and Arts Festival taking place in Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia October 1st and 2nd. The father-daughter duo talk to the Tom Joyner Morning Show about the premise beind “We’re having a two-day festival with multiple stages…lots of […]

Actor/activist Jesse Williams revealed during the Denzealots pop culture podcast that he’s doing a biopic on another actor and activist, Harry Belafonte. On top of the Belafonte feature, Williams says he also producing two documentaries. One, not surprisingly, is on the Black Lives Matter movement for BET and another dealing with the school to prison […]

Ebony magazine and its new Editor in Chief Kierna Mayo are on a roll. This week, the magazine dropped its second controversial cover in a row. The 70-year-old publications Dec/Jan cover features Grey’s Anatomy actor/activist Jesse Williams, legendary actor/singer/activist Harry Belafonte and outspoken actress Zendaya Coleman. After their last cover featuring a photo of the […]

NEW YORK (AP) — As he considered his growing commitment to activism, Usher only needed to look at the man seated next to him, Harry Belafonte, to know how much more he could give. “Unfortunately, no matter what I say I’m never going to be able to upstage (Belafonte),” the million-selling musician joked during a […]

  New York, NY (May 5, 2015) – Community leaders and change agents are invited to participate in a nationwide telephone town hall with Legendary…