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Quincy Jones on Keepin' On and Other Pearls of Wisdom

Alex Simon | Posted 09.19.2014 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

Quincy Jones is to music what Steven Spielberg is to film. In a career that has spanned over 60 years, Jones has been a musician, composer, producer, mentor, philanthropist and guiding force that has helped shape the music business, popular culture, and much of society's manners, mores and events.

First Nighter: Denzel Washington Good, Not So Good in "A Raisin in the Sun"

David Finkle | Posted 06.03.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

With Washington's return to The Great White Way in the revival of Lorraine Hansberry's 1959 A Raisin in the Sun at the Barrymore, he does a tremendous favor. Once again, as he did with his limited-runs Julius Caesar and Fences, he brings large audiences--especially African-American audiences--to a theater and to theater in the larger sense.

PHOTOS: 10 Black Hollywood Stars Who Conquered Broadway

Posted 04.02.2014 | Black Voices

After years of toiling on TV shows, films, and recording studios, many acclaimed actors and musicians venture off to the Great White Way to lend their...

Black Hollywood Legends Unite At Essence Honorary Ceremony

AP | NEKESA MUMBI MOODY | Posted 03.05.2014 | Black Voices

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — "This is historic!" a photographer yelled as he surveyed the image before him — Sidney Poitier in the center, Spike L...

Jamie Foxx: The Modern Day Renaissance Man, Plus Life Lessons from Other Oscar-Winning Heroes

Tywan Wade | Posted 04.10.2014 | College
Tywan Wade

I grew up with Jamie Foxx and having done so may have been the most beneficial experience of my life. Being just 19-years-old, it's surely taken a while to really connect with someone who looks like me.

Sidney Poitier's New Novel Is Superb!

Jay Weston | Posted 08.19.2013 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

Poitier takes us on a wild journey from New York to Europe to a small Caribbean island (not unlike the Bahamas, where he grew up). It's an elegant book, like the man who wrote it.

It's Tyson Time, Tripping to Bountiful!

Lonna Saunders | Posted 08.06.2013 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

Cicely Tyson. I remember when she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress when I was still in school for Sounder (1972). Yet it wasn't u...

My Afternoon With Nelson Mandela, Muhammad Ali and Sidney Poitier

Tavis Smiley | Posted 03.05.2013 | Media
Tavis Smiley

I don't even have a language to describe the chants, the dancing, the full-faced smiles, the love, the joy, the sheer ecstasy in that hallway as we walked toward Nelson and Winnie Mandela.

Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained Is a Mad Masterpiece!

Jay Weston | Posted 02.17.2013 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

I think I can safely say that Django Unchained is ambitious, astonishing and unpredictable film is the best thing that Tarantino has done since Pulp Fiction.

19 Celebs Who Are Older Than You Think

Posted 11.30.2012 | Celebrity

One of the most surprising takeaways from Carly Rae Jepsen's recent interview with Cosmo was her age: 27. “If people think I look younger, then ...

Sidney Poitier Finds A New Home In The Bahamas

AP | Posted 12.10.2012 | Black Voices

NASSAU, Bahamas — A bridge in the Bahamas is being renamed to honor Sidney Poitier, who spent part of his childhood in the island chain east of ...

Denzel Washington: 'I Don't Know How To Be A Celebrity'

Posted 09.21.2012 | Black Voices

That's not my job to put stuff out there. Sidney Poitier told me this years ago: "If they see you for free all week, they won't pay to see you on the ...

To Sir With Love, and With Respect

Glen Lineberry | Posted 10.08.2012 | Education
Glen Lineberry

I'm showing my juniors in American History To Sir With Love, the great 1967 movie written and directed by James Clavell, and starring Sidney Poitier.

Kia Makarechi

Dee Rees On Hollywood's Race Problem

HuffingtonPost.com | Kia Makarechi | Posted 01.09.2012 | Arts

For all the talk of "liberal Hollywood," diversity is not among the movie industry's strengths. Dee Rees, the director of "Pariah," a semi-autobiog...

Hotel Bel Air Reopens... And the Swans Are Back!

Jay Weston | Posted 12.24.2011 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

The formerly somewhat dreary hotel, nestled into the woods of rustic Bel Air, has been brightened, refurbished and rebuilt to maintain its oh, so romantic atmosphere while accommodating guests in this wired age.

Blaxploitation Era Icons: Where Are They Now?

Posted 10.03.2011 | Black Voices

The 1970s represented the dawning of a new era for African Americans, specifically in Hollywood as a deluge of movies centering on empowerment, pride ...

10 Classic Movies That Turn Up the Heat for Summer

John Farr | Posted 06.03.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

I googled "best summer-themed movies" but I think what I got was "any summer-themed movie."For those who want a little extra quality in their summer fare, here comes a varied but more rewarding list.

Two Passing Greats: A Tribute to Arthur Penn and Tony Curtis

John Farr | Posted 06.20.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

One had to acknowledge and admire Tony Curtis's sheer spirit and zest. But while Curtis was the ultimate public personality, filmmaker Arthur Penn, who died two days ago, was basically a private man.

The Best "Back to School" Movies

John Farr | Posted 06.20.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Given the profound significance of education in our lives, it's no surprise there's no shortage of movies on the subject. Here are ten of my own favorite films about school, learning, and those mostly noble souls who teach.

From Gods And Monsters and Quiet Riot to Tina Turner and Citizens Of The World: A Conversation With Spencer Proffer

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Spencer Proffer is considered a leader in entertainment, pioneering media integrations before it was fashionable to do so.

Post-Racial Hollywood? One Huge 'Cop Out'

Morris W. O'Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Morris W. O'Kelly

Hollywood will not have put down its racial baggage until it permanently moves away from flaunting the "racial" formulas and themes which garner the biggest bang for their buck.

Thoughts on Haiti, And the Spirit of Activism in Film

John Farr | Posted 06.28.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Great activist movies portray the ongoing struggle between the welfare of working people and larger societal forces, seemingly beyond their control, that threaten their integrity, livelihood, and often, their very survival.

Medals Of Freedom: Obama Honors Ted Kennedy, Harvey Milk And 14 Others

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to 16 people, including political ally Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, ...

Beer Summit

Giles Slade | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Giles Slade

Nobody has the right to obstruct anyone else's pursuit of happiness. Have a brewski, and chill. For God's sake! Let's get the wheels back on the wagon.

Hollywood's Hottest Older Men: Better With Age? (PHOTOS, POLL)

Huffington Post | Katy Hall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Aging men in Hollywood have it easier than their female counterparts, thanks to the distinguished male sexiness that can be found in salt-and-pepper h...