Category Archives: Movies

Friday Open Thread | Cicely Tyson Week

Happy Fry-day, Everyone! Hope you’re enjoying Ms. Tyson this week. Today it’s the show The Trip to Bountiful.

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Thursday Open Thread | Cicely Tyson Week

The many faces of Cicey Tyson on the cover of Ebony Magazine

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Wednesday Open Thread |Cicely Tyson Week

Happy Hump day! Hope you’re enjoying Cicely Tyson week. Now let’s get to the ROOTS! In 1977, Cicely Tyson starred as Kunta Kinte’s mother in the ground-breaking TV Mini series ROOTS.

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Tuesday Open Thread | Cicely Tyson Week

More Cicely! Today we look at Ms tyson and the movie The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman. Realistic Fiction Novel The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman is a 1971 novel by Ernest J. Gaines. The story depicts the struggles ofAfrican … Continue reading

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Monday Open Thread | Cicely Tyson Week

Happy Monday, Everyone! This week’s featured artist is the incomparable Ms. Cicely Tyson. Her career and life spans for 8 decades. We’ll explore her work as an actress and her ground-breaking work in TV and film. Cicely L. Tyson (born … Continue reading

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Tuesday Open Thread | Mariah Carey Week

More of Mariah Carey.     1993–96: Music Box, international breakthrough, and Daydream During early 1993, Carey began working on her third studio album, Music Box.[49] After Emotions failed to achieve the commercial heights of her debut album, Carey and … Continue reading

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Ava DuVernay, Director: “We (BLACK People) Don’t Need to be Saved by Anyone”

Watch interview here.   Transcript of  60 Minute  Bob Simon interview  With Ava Duvernay This is the real life version of what happened at the foot of that bridge, described in 1965 by CBS News correspondent Bill Stout. Bill Stout: … Continue reading

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