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Author Wil Haygood Shares His Story On The Road From “The Butler: A Witness to History” to “Lee Daniels’ The Butler”

Wil Haygood, Washington Post reporter, author of “The Butler: A Witness To History” the book that inspired the hit movie, “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” is enjoying both book and movie success and doesn’t mind sharing how he got there. Haygood, shared his story about the road he took to becoming both a New York Times […]

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Celebrates African American History Everyday

  The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati celebrates African American History 365 days a year. According to Assia Johnson, Public Relations and Social Media Coordinator National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, the center is vital to the culture and history of African Americans. She said, “The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is so important to […]

St. Louis Celebrates African American History Month Honoring Sidney Poitier With Classic Black Film Festival

The St. Louis Black Film Festival celebrates African American History Month with its first Classic Black Film Festival in a tribute to Sidney Poitier, the first African American actor to win an Oscar for Best Actor (1964 Lilies of the Field). The AARP sponsored festival is showcasing eight of Poitier’s movies, including “Lilies of The […]

Settlement Reached In Robin Thicke “Blurred Lines” v. Marvin Gaye Family “Got To Give It Up” Copyright Lawsuit

Robin Thicke’s Grammy nominated “Blurred Lines” topped the charts in 2013, and spawned a lawsuit between Thicke and Marvin Gaye’s family over copyright violation of Gaye’s  1970s hit, “Got To Give It Up.” A partial settlement was recently reached by Thicke’s record label, Sony ATV. According to Time.com, in August 2013 Thicke and his “Blurred […]

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