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  The Hand & Footprint ceremony for actress and activist Cicely Tyson took place on Friday, April 27 at the TCL CHINESE THEATER IMAX. As part of the ninth annual TCM Classic Film Festival, the 1972 film “Sounder” Cicely Tyson starred in was screened with Tyson in attendance. At 93 years old, it seems the […]

R&B stars Mary J. Blige and Andra Day have been invited to posthumously honor Nina Simone as she is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Class of 2018 induction ceremony, which will take place on April 14 in Cleveland, where Andra will perform a tribute to Simone. Blige tells RollingStone.com, “I […]

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cicely Tyson‘s legend is being cemented into film history. Turner Classic Movies says it will honor the 93-year-old actress and activist with an official hand-and-footprint ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood on April 27. Tyson is best known for performances in films like “Sounder” and television films “Roots” and […]

  Denzel Washington will receive another award for his stage work this spring. The actor, about to make his Broadway return in George C. Wolfe’s production of The Iceman Cometh, will receive New Dramatists’ 2018 Distinguished Achievement Award at the group’s 69th Annual Spring Luncheon tribute on May 15 in New York. The honor, presented […]

  Denzel Washington will receive another award for his stage work this spring. The actor, about to make his Broadway return in George C. Wolfe’s production of The Iceman Cometh, will receive New Dramatists’ 2018 Distinguished Achievement Award at the group’s 69th Annual Spring Luncheon tribute on May 15 in New York. The honor, presented […]

When the words Confederacy or confederate soldiers come to mind the thought of the Civil War, slavery, white supremacy and racism follow there after. Through all of that questions of honoring Confederate soldiers come up time and time again. Should they are should they not be honored? Roland Martin talks with Virginia’s Lt. Gov Justin Fairfax […]

Mary J. Blige will be honored with her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The ceremony will take place on January 11, with Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs taking part in the unveiling, according to Variety. The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul will be in the recording category, despite her work in film and television. The […]

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Dawn Staley had a homecoming to remember. The women’s basketball coach at South Carolina returned to Philadelphia this week with her defending NCAA champion Gamecocks to play Temple. It wasn’t her first time back in the city where she grew up since winning the national title in April. But this was a […]

Della Reese one of the best singers and actresses of our time has passed on at the age of 86. Russ and the crew remember Della Reese and the great things about her. Listen above for more. Don’t Miss Out! Follow The Russ Parr Show on Twitter and Instagram Keep Up With The Russ Parr Morning Show  On […]

NEW YORK (AP) — Tracee Ellis Ross will be close by when her mom, Diana Ross, is honored at Sunday’s American Music Awards because she’ll be hosting the show. The “Black-ish” actress says she’s excited to be named the host but is “especially thrilled” to do it the year that her mother is getting the […]

For the third consecutive year, Erykah Badu will host BET’s “Soul Train Awards,” which will be filmed on Nov. 5 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. BET Presents: 2017 Soul Train Awards will then air on BET and BET HER on Nov. 26 at 8 p.m. ET. Special honorees Toni Braxton and SWV are […]

For the third consecutive year, Erykah Badu will host BET’s “Soul Train Awards,” which will be filmed on Nov. 5 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. BET Presents: 2017 Soul Train Awards will then air on BET and BET HER on Nov. 26 at 8 p.m. ET. Special honorees Toni Braxton and SWV are […]