Pam Grier and Jessye Norman Win Harvard University’s 2016 W.E.B. DuBois Medals

September 26, 2016

Actress Pam Grier and opera soprano Jessye Norman win Harvard University’s 2016 W.E.B. Du Bois medals honoring, they have made significant contributions to African and African American history and culture. Grier and Norman will be honored at the fourth annual Hutchins Center Honors on Oct. 6. Other medalists this year include hip hop artist and activist Lana “MC Lyte” Moorer, writer and producer David Simon and the 1966 Texas Western Miners…

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NY teacher’s Effort to Reunite Jewish Survivors of Nazi concentration camp train with the U.S. soldiers

concentration camp train with the U.S. soldiers
September 22, 2016

“A Train Near Magdeburg” compiles years of research and interviews by Matthew Rozell, a history teacher at Hudson Falls High School. A student project he started years ago led him to the story of American soldiers who liberated 2,500 starving Jewish prisoners from a German train in April 1945. Nine years ago this month, one of those soldiers and three of the survivors held a reunion in Rozell’s classroom. Since…

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New PBS Series about Modern Presidential Campaigns, “The Contenders: 16 for ’16.”

September 14, 2016

Each hour-long episode of the series, debuting 8 p.m. EDT Tuesday (check local listings) and airing through Nov. 1, examines two White House hopefuls who, whether they won or lost, left a mark on future races. The approach often makes for political odd couples, with host and producer Carlos Watson teasing out the shared elements of their campaigns. Watson promises “The Contenders” will offer useful perspective on what he calls…

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2017 Miss America Pageant Latest News – Savvy Shields Has Been Crowned

September 12, 2016

Here are the latest news on the 2017 Miss America pageant (all times local): 11 p.m. Savvy Shields, of Arkansas, has been crowned Miss America 2017. The winner of the nationally televised pageant was announced Sunday night. The outgoing Miss America, Betty Cantrell, placed the crown on the head of her successor. Shields won the talent competition on the second night of preliminaries with a jazz dance to a song…

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New Miss America Savvy Shields Has advice for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton

September 12, 2016

Miss America Savvy Shields had a clear vision of what she hopes America will look like at the end of her term next year. “I hope that at the end of my year, we’re starting to reward politicians for compromise,” she said. Shields, who represented Arkansas in the pageant, won the crown Sunday night in Atlantic City. She was asked during her onstage interview what she thought of Democratic nominee Hillary…

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Barbra Streisand Uses Song to Mock Trump at Clinton fundraiser Into Song Friday Night

September 10, 2016

At an LGBT fundraiser for Hillary Clinton Friday, the singer performed a parody of the Stephen Sondheim song “Send in the Clowns” with lyrics about the Republican nominee. “Is he that rich, maybe he’s poor, ’til he reveals his returns, who can be sure?” Streisand sang to an applauding crowd of about 1,000. “Something’s amiss, I don’t approve, if he were running the free world, where would we move?” Streisand…

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New York Fashion Week Hightlights : Tommy Hilfiger Returned to the Fashion Week Schedule after Time Off

September 10, 2016

Have a look at Some highlights from New York Fashion Week:   A FERRIS WHEEL, COTTON CANDY, AND TAYLOR SWIFT It’s often remarked that New York Fashion Week feels like a carnival. Hilfiger decided to take that idea to its most literal conclusion, erecting a real-life carnival on a pier at Manhattan’s South Street Seaport to display his wares. On a muggy summer Friday night, under a gaggle of strung-up lights…

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Leonardo DiCaprio unveils climate change ‘Before the Flood’ at the Toronto International Film Festival

September 10, 2016

At the Toronto International Film Festival, Leonardo DiCaprio has unveiled his climate change documentary “Before the Flood”. The film was directed by Fisher Stevens. It chronicles DiCaprio’s exploits around the globe to raise awareness about climate change. DiCaprio is a United Nations Ambassador of Peace. He was greeted by fans outside the film’s premiere Friday. The Academy Award-winning actor says, “We are truly at a turning point in history.” He says this…

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2017 Miss America : Miss Arkansas and Miss Maryland Win the 2nd Night

September 8, 2016

Miss Maryland and Miss Arkansas have won preliminary contests in the second night of the Miss America pageant. The second night of the Miss America pageant, Miss Maryland and Miss Arkansas have won preliminary contests. Miss Maryland Hannah Brewer won the swimsuit competition, while Miss Arkansas Savvy Shields won the talent portion by jazz dancing to a song from the former TV show “Smash.” The competition was held at Boardwalk Hall in…

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As the First Openly Lesbian Contestant, Miss Missouri, Erin O’ Flaherty Will Compete for the Miss America This Weekend

September 7, 2016

Miss Missouri, Erin O’ Flaherty, as the first openly lesbian contestant, will compete for the Miss America crown this weekend. “Behind the scenes, we’ve been well-represented, but I’m the first openly gay title holder, so I’m very excited,” she told The Associated Press in a recent interview. “I knew going in that I had the opportunity to make history. Now I get to be more visible to the community and…

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