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HBCU Professor Launches ‘Ida B. Wells Textbook Fund’ To Help Students In Need

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HBCU Professor Launches ‘Ida B. Wells Textbook Fund’ To Help Students In Need

She’s paying homage to the late journalist through a worthy initiative! An HBCU professor launched the “Ida B. Wells-Barnett Textbook Fund” to help students in need, Black Enterprise reports.  Dr. Stacey Patton is a professor of journalism at Morgan State University, a historically Black college located in Baltimore, Maryland. Since she began in 2016, she often noticed that some of her students were struggling to keep up with assignments. When she found out the reason why, she decided to do something to help.  “Upon further investigation, I discovered that they had not purchased books for class because they could not...

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Remembering Fashion Icon André Leon Talley and the Powerful Legacy He Left Behind

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Remembering Fashion Icon André Leon Talley and the Powerful Legacy He Left Behind

Another legend has joined the ancestors.  As announced in an official statement on his Instagram account, fashion icon and former Editor-at-Large of Vogue, André Leon Talley has passed away at the age of 73.  Born on October 16, 1948 in Washington, D.C., Talley later moved to Durham, North Carolina where he was raised by his grandmother. His interest in fashion started at an early age as he told The Guardian in 2020, that “every Sunday I would walk across the railroad tracks into the affluent part of Durham and buy Vogue and Harper's Bazaar, and go back to my grandmother’s house, read my magazines. I was allowed to...

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Journalist Audie Cornish Set To Host New Show On CNN

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Journalist Audie Cornish Set To Host New Show On CNN

She’s diversifying her portfolio! According to CNN, Journalist Audie Cornish is set to host a new show on their network.  A veteran journalist, Cornish has been in the business for two decades, most recently serving as a co-host on NPR’s All Things Considered. In 2005, Cornish joined NPR’s National Desk, reporting from Nashville and covering critical news like the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.  She went on to join the NPR politics team in Washington, D.C. in 2008, covering the historic election of President Barack Obama and in 2011, was named host of Weekend Edition Sunday. Her interviews include a range...

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Oprah Winfrey Executive Producing New Sidney Poitier Documentary At Apple

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Oprah Winfrey Executive Producing New Sidney Poitier Documentary At Apple

They’re keeping his legacy alive! Oprah Winfrey is executive producing a new Sidney Poitier documentary at Apple, Variety reports.  Recently, legendary actor Sidney Poitier passed away at the age of 94. A pioneer and the first Black man to win an Oscar for his work, Poitier was a beloved Hollywood star and paved the way for generations to come.  Now, it has been announced that a new documentary about the trailblazing actor is coming to Apple and will be executive produced by Winfrey. For more than a year, Winfrey has been in production on the documentary in partnership with Apple...

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NAACP-CBS Production Partnership Announces New Little Rock 9 Limited Series

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NAACP-CBS Production Partnership Announces New Little Rock 9 Limited Series

The series is a deep dive into pertinent American history! According to Deadline, the NAACP-CBS production partnership will be releasing a new limited series based on the Little Rock 9. In 2020, the NAACP announced a multi-year partnership with CBS to produce content across networks aimed at amplifying Black voices. Soon after, they named Sheila Ducksworth as President and to date, the venture has already sold its first projects, announcing the creation of five new shows.  “An important way to diversify and grow our storytelling is to expand our horizons beyond the traditional studio-producer system. There is no better partnership...

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