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Revolutionary Comedian Dιck Gregory to Receive a Star On the Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Reported by April V. Taylor Legendary comedian, actor, and activist Dick Gregory is one of the 30 honorees recently announced by The Walk of Fame Selection Committee who will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  Committee chair Maureen Schultz states, “We Know that the new selections represent the best of the entertainment industry and will be a great addition to the Walk of Fame for both the…

Nina Simone Celebrates Blackness and Being A Woman

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  Nina Simone was a legendary jazz, blues, and folk singer and civil rights activist.  She was born Eunice Kathleen Waymon on February 21, 1933 in Tryon, North Carolina.  She began playing piano and singing in her church’s choir at just four years old.  Simone grew up poor as the sixth of seven children. After seeing her potential, Simone’s music teacher helped set up a fund to pay for Simone’s…

Civil Rights Icon To Deliver Obama’s Inauguration Invocation

Civil Rights Icon To Deliver Obama’s Inauguration Invocation

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Long-time civil rights activist Myrlie Evers-Williams will deliver the invocation at President Obama’s inauguration, the Presidential Inauguration Committee (PIC) announced Tuesday. We’ve also learned Beyonce will sing the National Anthem. As the widow of civil rights activist Medgar Evers, who was killed in his driveway in a racially charged murder in June 1963 in Jackson, Miss., her participation is significant in the second inauguration of the first black president. His…