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Berrigan & Sheen & Churchill for One Night Only

Barry Singer | Posted 05.06.2016 | Arts
Barry Singer

I can only imagine what Winston Churchill would have made of Daniel Berrigan. I do find it rather poignant to recall Father Berrigan, the Jesuit priest and peace activist, who died last Saturday at 94 and whose funeral Mass is today in New York City, descending on Chartwell Booksellers, my little Winston Churchill bookshop, in April 1988 to read from his then-just-published memoir, To Dwell in Peace.

KFC Says David Alan Grier Is Not The New Colonel Sanders (UPDATE)

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 01.16.2017 | Black Voices

UPDATE: March 4 -- In a statement provided to The Huffington Post, Kevin Hochman, KFC's chief media officer, said that comedian David Alan Grier's twe...

NBC Finally Gets It Right with The Wiz

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 12.04.2016 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

NBC had big shoes to fill for me, and their track record was dismal. Well NBC you've proven you can bring live theatre, which is what this really was, back to television in a fresh way, a way that feels contemporary yet one that connects with the hearts of the viewers. As for TV musicals this year, The Wiz wins.

'The Wiz Live!' Finds a Brand New Day on the Small Screen | Posted 12.04.2016 | Black Voices

While the production may have gathered ire from some, for most (and at least Black Twitter), the star-studded cast of NBC's The Wiz Live didn't disappoint.

David Alan Grier Talks Race, Comedy, And Leslie Jones Controversy

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 05.09.2014 | Black Voices

David Alan Grier knows a thing or two about mixing race and comedy. From his breakthrough days on the hit series "In Living Color," to his recent skit...

Could 'In Living Color' Get Away With Its Gay Sketches Today?

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

"In Living Color" veteran David Alan Grier joined HuffPost Live this week for an exclusive interview. During the chat, the comedian looked back on...

This Advice On How To Tell Black People Apart Is Just What The World Needs

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 04.25.2014 | Black Voices

David Alan Grier may be responsible for solving Hollywood's most awkward problem -- those moments when black celebrities are confused with other black...

It's About Time The NRA Did This

Posted 11.09.2013 | Comedy

Since the NRA's stated goal is to ensure that all Americans have a basic right to firearms, isn't it about time that they spun off into the Black NRA ...

WATCH: 'Peeples' Star Shares Most Disgusting Proposal Story Ever

Posted 05.15.2013 | Weddings

At the premiere of Tyler Perry's new film, "Peeples", last weekend, star David Alan Grier shared one of the ickiest proposal stories we've ever heard....

Peeples Premiere Hits Hollywood!

Danai P. Maraire | Posted 07.13.2013 | Entertainment
Danai P. Maraire

Tyler Perry's new film could be an Adam Sandler comedy. But perhaps of greater interest is the fact that this film is color-blind. In essence, the Peeples family could helm from any upper crust American family, regardless of race, though class is evident.

Beware of Comics for Conservation

Pete Dominick | Posted 06.28.2013 | Comedy
Pete Dominick

Comics love irony. So you might think that there would be truckloads of good jokes floating around about our environment. After all, you've got global warming, melting polar ice caps and millions of cows whose flatulence create less than desirable methane levels.

WATCH: The Amazing Cast Of Tyler Perry's 'Peoples'

Posted 04.27.2013 | Black Voices

What do you get when you combine the amazing talent of Craig Robinson, David Alan Grier and Kerry Washington? One incredibly funny cast that's sure to...

CBS' 'Bad Teacher' Finds Its Principal

Posted 02.18.2013 | TV

"In Living Color" star David Alan Grier will play Principal Carl Gaines in the CBS adaptation of Cameron Diaz's "Bad Teacher," according to The Hollyw...

Humanities and Technology Unite

Tiffany Crawford | Posted 11.20.2012 | Technology
Tiffany Crawford

The Museum was facing a key challenge. The team had the capacity to scan and process up to 700 digital images per day. However, its three catalogers, faced with a more tedious task, could only annotate up to 150 records per day.

2012 Tony Awards: Best-Dressed Stars (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 06.11.2012 | Black Voices

The 2012 Tony Awards took place Sunday night in New York City and Broadway's biggest stars were out and shining. Dressed in a bold cobalt blue one...

Mallika Rao

David Alan Grier On Broadway vs Hollywood | Mallika Rao | Posted 06.09.2012 | Home

This is one in a series of nominee snapshots in the lead-up to the Tony Awards Sunday night. "In Living Color" star David Alan Grier could win a To...

Last Night In New York City: 'In Living Color' Cast Honored

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 04.16.2012 | Black Voices

The legendary (and hilarious) cast of "In Living Color" was honored last night at the 10th Annual TV Land Awards in New York City. The Wayans clan...

Why Quibble? The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess Revived on Broadway

Regina Weinreich | Posted 04.02.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

A controversy over whether or not the original 1935 opera Porgy and Bess can work clouds over what should be a celebration. Filled with perhaps the most well-known lyrics in the American songbook, Porgy and Bess in any variation is welcome.

Mamet Addresses Issues of Race

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Danny Groner

Mamet's chosen entry into the difficult discussion of race leaves some with ambivalence not over the subject matter at play, but the mechanism to put it on display.

Stage Door: Race, 39 Steps, Flahooley

Fern Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Fern Siegel

Never one to shy from provocative themes, Mamet's latest play, Race, at the Ethel Barrymore, sounds incendiary, but fails to deliver a knockout punch.

David Mamet's Race Against the Cultural Clock

Thane Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Thane Rosenbaum

While most conversations about race inspire deep ambivalence if not outright silence, Mamet converts the stage into a raucous racial seminar jacked up on truth serum.

Race and American Comedy

Sabiyha Prince | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sabiyha Prince

What about the black political variety on U.S. television? To whom have Richard Pryor and Dick Gregory passed the baton of African American comedic observation?

"Chocolate News" With David Alan Grier Canceled

New York Times | Dave Itzkoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Fans of David Alan Grier, the comedian and "In Living Color" alumnus, will have to sate themselves with his performances on "Dancing With the Stars" f...

"Chocolate News": Obama's Not Black (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

David Alan Grier, host of Comedy Central's new "Chocolate News," questions whether Barack Obama would really be the "first black president." After all...

Chocolate News: David Alan Grier To Host Fake News Show From Black Perspective

New York Times | Brian Stelter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Get ready for a black, tongue-in-cheek version of "Dateline." "Chocolate News," a new sketch comedy series on Comedy Central, will made its debut in ...