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Viola Davis Accepts Harvard University's 'Artist Of The Year' Award

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Viola Davis Accepts Harvard University's  'Artist Of The Year' Award

2017 is quickly becoming the year of Viola Davis! On Saturday, Davis received Harvard University's Artist of the Year Award from the Harvard Foundation. The honor comes less than week after Davis made history at the Academy Awards, where she won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role in "Fences". The win made her the first Black woman to ever earn an Oscar, Emmy and Tony award for acting. After Davis accepted the Artist of the Year award from Harvard professor and director of the Harvard Foundation, Dr. Allen Counter, she shared with the audience a powerful message about an artist's role and responsibility...

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Meet The 14-Year-Old Girl Who Just Won First Place In National Music Competition

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Meet The 14-Year-Old Girl Who Just Won First Place In National Music Competition

  You're going to want to remember the name, Ifetayo Ali-Landing. She's a 14-year-old musical prodigy who started playing the cello at the remarkable age of 4. Since deciding to switch from the violin to the cello at age 3, Ifetayo has continued to hone her craft at the Hyde Park Suzuki Institute, a non-profit organization in Chicago that trains and exposes its students to world-renowned musicians.  Ifetayo's incredible talent has now led her to become the first prize winner of the national Sphinx Competition, which according to the Chicago Defender, "provides young Black and Latino classical string instrument musicians the opportunity to compete under the...

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LEGO Honors Hidden Figures' Katherine Johnson In Its New 'Women Of NASA' Set

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LEGO Honors Hidden Figures' Katherine Johnson In Its New 'Women Of NASA' Set

  Just days after pioneering NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson received a well-deserved standing ovation at the Academy Awards on Sunday night, LEGO announced that she will be included in its new "Women of NASA" collection. The Oscar nominated film, "Hidden Figures" was inspired by Johnson's incredible life and contributions to NASA's space program, which included calculating historic flight trajectories for the first American to go into space, the first American to orbit earth, and the first human trip to the moon. Taraji P. Henson portrayed Johnson in the film; Janelle Monáe and Octavia Spencer starred alongside Henson, playing Mary Jackson and Dorothy Vaughan,...

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So This Is Happening! James Earl Jones And Donald Glover Set To Star In Disney's 'Lion King' Remake

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So This Is Happening! James Earl Jones And Donald Glover Set To Star In Disney's 'Lion King' Remake

In 1994, Walt Disney Pictures released "The Lion King:" an animated musical film that went on to define a generation and become known as one of Disney's greatest movies ever. Now, as Disney looks to reboot the classic childhood film, the legendary James Earl Jones is set to reprise his role of Mufasa and Donald Glover will join the cast as Simba. It has been reported that although the film will not be live-action like "The Jungle Book" remake, it will appear to be live-action. Director Jon Favreau, who also helmed "The Jungle Book," took to Twitter yesterday to announce the exciting news.  ...

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This Young Man Owns A Multi-Million Dollar Company And He's Not Even 21 Yet

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This Young Man Owns A Multi-Million Dollar Company And He's Not Even 21 Yet

  At 12-years-old, Jaylen Bledsoe had $100 dollars and a dream. A dream that would lead him on an incredible path toward entrepreneurship. Proving that you're never too young to start your own business, Jaylen launched his own information technology consulting business called Bledsoe Technologies, LLC. By 14, he had more than 150 contracted employees, and landed people like singer Jordin Sparks and comedian and television host Steve Harvey on his client list.   With the key focus of Jaylen's company being brand development, Jaylen renamed his company The Jaylen D. Bledsoe Global Group and went on to expand it into a $3.5 million...

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