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Spike Lee makes history as first black filmmaker to lead Cannes Film Festival Jury

Spike Lee makes history as first black filmmaker to lead Cannes Film Festival Jury

The acclaimed director said he was "honored to be the first person of the African diaspora (USA) to be named President of the Cannes Jury." Read full article: Spike Lee makes history as first black f...→

Spike Lee makes history as first black filmmaker to lead Cannes Film Festival Jury

Spike Lee makes history as first black filmmaker to lead Cannes Film Festival Jury

The acclaimed director said he was "honored to be the first person of the African diaspora (USA) to be named President of the Cannes Jury." Read full article: Spike Lee makes history as first black f...→

Spike Lee: It's gotta be da Slade!

When it came to picking a spokesman for the new Escalade, Cadillac chose the acclaimed director whose films include Malcolm X, 4 Little Girls and Do the Right Thing. Read full article: Spike Lee: It's gotta be da Slade!...→

Traveling museum kicks off Oakton's Black History Month

Traveling museum kicks off Oakton's Black History Month

Oakton Community College invites you to celebrate Black History Month by attending a pair of free events that highlight the accomplishments of notable African Americans. Both events are open to the public. Read full article: Traveling museum kicks off Oakton's Blac...→

Spike Lee to introduce Cadillac Escalade with short film next month

Lee's film highlights the innovation of the 2021 Escalade with a filming technique that heightens the sense of motion for viewers. Read full article: Spike Lee to introduce Cadillac Escalade...→

Rutgers Set to Name First Black President in University History

Rutgers Set to Name First Black President in University History

Rutgers University is expected to announce Dr. Jonathan Holloway, the Provost of Northwestern University, as its new president, making him the school’s first black president. Holloway will be named president Tuesday, pending formal approval by the university’s Board of Governors and Board of Trustees, NBC New York has learned. The boards are expected to vote on “the appointment of an… Read full article: Rutgers Set to Name First Black Presiden...→

Latina Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia makes history as one of seven impeachment managers

Latina Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia makes history as one of seven impeachment managers

"I want to assure you that I will do everything possible to be there representing everyone — together, we have more strength." Read full article: Latina Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia makes...→

Spike Lee to lead Cannes Film Festival jury

Spike Lee to lead Cannes Film Festival jury

Lee said he was "honored to be the first person of the African diaspora" chosen for the prestigious position. Read full article: Spike Lee to lead Cannes Film Festival j...→

US Director Spike Lee to Lead Cannes Film Festival Jury

The Grammy Awards are in a New York State of Mind.... Spike Lee says it’s “fishy” that former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick remains an NFL free agent. Read full article: US Director Spike Lee to Lead Cannes Fil...→

US Director Spike Lee to Lead Cannes Film Festival Jury

Spike Lee’s new film “BlacKkKlansman” is based on the true story of Colorado Springs detective Ron Stallworth. Stallworth was the first African-American to serve in the city’s police department, and successfully infiltrated and exposed the Read full article: US Director Spike Lee to Lead Cannes Fil...→

Fitness guru Santia Deck makes history signing multimillion-dollar deal with football team

Fitness guru Santia Deck makes history signing multimillion-dollar deal with football team

Santia Deck, a fitness guru and track athlete, became the first woman to sign a multimillion-dollar football contract when the newly founded Women’s Football League Association made her the face of the organization. Read full article: Fitness guru Santia Deck makes history s...→

Awkwafina makes Globes history with 'Farewell' acting win

Awkwafina makes Globes history with 'Farewell' acting win

Awkwafina is calling it a “mind-blowing” experience" after becoming became the first woman of Asian descent to win a Golden Globe for best actress in a musical or comedy film.... The rapper and actress learned about the achievement backstage after collecting her award for her starring role in “The Farewell.” Read full article: Awkwafina makes Globes history with 'Far...→

New York Native Awkwafina Makes History At Golden Globes, First Asian To Win Lead Actress In A Film

New York Native Awkwafina Makes History At Golden Globes, First Asian To Win Lead Actress In A Film

The 31-year-old was born in New York and grew up in Forest Hills, Queens. Born, Nora Lum, she adopted her stage name while attending LaGuardia High School as a teen. Read full article: New York Native Awkwafina Makes History ...→

French rail strike makes history marching into its 29th day

French rail strike makes history marching into its 29th day

With 29 straight days of walkouts, French rail strikes against government plans to reform France’s retirement system marked a new milestone, surpassing even the lengths of strikes in the 1980s. Read full article: French rail strike makes history marchin...→

From Lower Merion to ‘Black Mamba’: Kobe Bryant’s Philly History

From Lower Merion to ‘Black Mamba’: Kobe Bryant’s Philly History

Before he was the "Black Mamba," Kobe Bryant was a high school kid on the Main Line outside of Philadelphia.... Born in Philadelphia, Kobe would live abroad before his family returned to Montgomery County, where Kobe went on to star at Lower Merion High School, leading the Aces to a state championship his senior season. Read full article: From Lower Merion to ‘Black Mamba’: Kobe...→

Rodeo celebrates black cowboys and cowgirls in history of the American west

Rodeo celebrates black cowboys and cowgirls in history of the American west

The Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo honors the legacies and contributions of black cowboys and cowgirls in history, while giving a new generation of rodeo pros the opportunity to show off their skills. Read full article: Rodeo celebrates black cowboys and cowgi...→

One-woman show on the life of Bessie Coleman to kick off ECC's Black History Month Feb. 7

One-woman show on the life of Bessie Coleman to kick off ECC's Black History Month Feb. 7

Elgin Community College's celebration of Black History Month kicks off on Friday, Feb. 7, with a performance by Gigi Coleman, the great-niece of Bessie Coleman, the first black female pilot in the U.S. Read full article: One-woman show on the life of Bessie Col...→

Rutgers Names First Black President in University History

Rutgers Names First Black President in University History

Rutgers University named a high-ranking Northwestern University official as its new leader on Tuesday, making him the school’s first black president. Jonathan Holloway, 52, will start his new job on July 1 after receiving approval from the Rutgers Board of Governors. He will be the 21st president of New Jersey’s flagship university, succeeding Robert Barchi, who has led Rutgers since… Read full article: Rutgers Names First Black President in U...→

Rutgers Set to Name First Black President in University History

Rutgers University is expected to announce Dr. Jonathan Holloway, the Provost of Northwestern University, as its new president, making him the school’s first black president. Holloway will be named president Tuesday, pending formal approval Read full article: Rutgers Set to Name First Black Presiden...→

NFL player turned Oscar-nominated filmmaker wanted 'Hair Love' to 'showcase a strong black family unit'

NFL player turned Oscar-nominated filmmaker wanted 'Hair Love' to 'showcase a strong black family unit'

Director and filmmaker Matthew Cherry, 38, started in Hollywood as a production assistant and is now Oscar-nominated for his short "Hair Love." Read full article: NFL player turned Oscar-nominated filmma...→

US Director Spike Lee to Lead Cannes Film Festival Jury

According to filmmaker David Lynch, all it takes are 70 ideas to make a feature film. The visionary mind behind “Blue Velvet,” “Mulholland Drive” and “Twin Peaks” is imparting this and other wisdom, like never giving up final cut, in a new Read full article: US Director Spike Lee to Lead Cannes Fil...→

US Director Spike Lee to Lead Cannes Film Festival Jury

Tina Charles can add filmmaker to her already impressive resume.... An influential Harlem designer says he has had his meeting with Gucci’s CEO on an $890 sweater that drew widespread backlash for its resemblance to blackface, declaring it’s now time for the luxury brand to make amends. Read full article: US Director Spike Lee to Lead Cannes Fil...→

US Director Spike Lee to Lead Cannes Film Festival Jury

US Director Spike Lee to Lead Cannes Film Festival Jury

Spike Lee will lead the jury of this year’s Cannes Film Festival, and festival organizers hope the provocative American director will “shake things up” at the gathering of the world’s cinema elite. Read full article: US Director Spike Lee to Lead Cannes Fil...→

Varlamov, Lee lead Isles to 1-0 win over Avalanche

Varlamov, Lee lead Isles to 1-0 win over Avalanche

Semyon Varlamov made 32 saves against his former team, Anders Lee scored and the New York Islanders beat the Colorado Avalanche 1-0.... The Islanders had lost two straight overall, and four in a row at the Nassau Coliseum. Read full article: Varlamov, Lee lead Isles to 1-0 win over...→

Awkwafina Makes Globes’ History With ‘Farewell’ Acting Win

Awkwafina Makes Globes’ History With ‘Farewell’ Acting Win

Awkwafina said she had a “mind-blowing” experience after learning backstage she made history at the Golden Globes. Read full article: Awkwafina Makes Globes’ History With ‘Fa...→

Awkwafina makes history at Golden Globes with best actress - musical or comedy win

Awkwafina makes history at Golden Globes with best actress - musical or comedy win

She became the first actress of Asian descent to win a Golden Globe in the best performance by an actress in a motion picture – musical or comedy category. Read full article: Awkwafina makes history at Golden Globes...→

Laura Farber Makes History as First Latina to Lead Rose Parade

Laura Farber Makes History as First Latina to Lead Rose Parade

Laura Viviana Farber, president of the 2019-2020 Tournament of Roses, leads over 900 volunteers and guides the selection of The Rose Queen and Court. She alone will pick the Rose Parade Grand Marshal, with the big reveal happening October 15. Read full article: Laura Farber Makes History as First Lati...→

‘Doctor Who’ makes history by casting first black Doctor

‘Doctor Who’ makes history by casting first black Doctor

Actress Jo Martin’s incarnation of The Doctor, a shape-shifting, time-traveling alien, appeared in Sunday’s episode of the show but won’t replace Jodie Whittaker’s, who made history as the 13th Doctor in 2017. Read full article: ‘Doctor Who’ makes history by casting fi...→

Trump Makes History as First President to Speak at March for Life

Trump Makes History as First President to Speak at March for Life

President Trump declared that "unborn children have never had a stronger defender in the White House" as he spoke to the crowd gathered on the National Mall during Friday's anti-abortion event. Read full article: Trump Makes History as First President t...→

Rutgers Names First Black President in University History

Rutgers University named a high-ranking Northwestern University official as its new leader on Tuesday, making him the school’s first black president. Jonathan Holloway, 52, will start his new job on July 1 after receiving approval from the Read full article: Rutgers Names First Black President in U...→

New Plano Police Chief Makes History

New Plano Police Chief Makes History

For the first time in nearly two decades, Plano has a new police chief. Ed Drain hasn’t even started the job yet, but he’s already making history as the city’s first African American police chief. “I think the Plano community is accustomed to that. We have a mayor who is African Ameircan in Plano,” Drain said. Drain is no stranger… Read full article: New Plano Police Chief Makes History...→

Spike Lee is first black person to lead Cannes Film Festival jury

Spike Lee is first black person to lead Cannes Film Festival jury

Lee succeeds Alejandro G. Iñárritu, whose 2019 jury awarded the Palme d’Or to Korean director Bong Joon-ho’s “Parasite." Read full article: Spike Lee is first black person to lead ...→

US Director Spike Lee to Lead Cannes Film Festival Jury

It’s Monday, February 25th – and NBC 6 has the top six stories you need to know for the day.... The Lexington Police Department tweeted out photos showing the officers in various stages of sarcastic grief after the Krispy Kreme truck that caught fire had been loaded onto a tow truck and was being taken from the scene. Read full article: US Director Spike Lee to Lead Cannes Fil...→

US director Spike Lee to lead Cannes film festival jury

US director Spike Lee to lead Cannes film festival jury

Spike Lee will lead the jury of this year’s Cannes Film Festival, and festival organizers hope the provocative American director will “shake things up” at the gathering of the world’s cinema elite. Read full article: US director Spike Lee to lead Cannes fil...→

US Director Spike Lee to Lead Cannes Film Festival Jury

Spike Lee will lead the jury of this year’s Cannes Film Festival, and festival organizers hope the provocative American director will “shake things up” at the gathering of the world’s cinema elite.... Three years ago, filmmaker Nate Parker came under scrutiny for a rape allegation from his college days that essentially derailed the release of his Nat Turner film “The Birth of a Nation.” Now, with a new film about police brutality debutin Read full article: US Director Spike Lee to Lead Cannes Fil...→

'Parasite' Makes History With Oscar Nominations

'Parasite' Makes History With Oscar Nominations

It's the first South Korean movie to be nominated for best picture and best international film. Read full article: 'Parasite' Makes History With Oscar Nomi...→

Varlamov, Lee Lead Islanders In Win Over Avalanche

Varlamov, Lee Lead Islanders In Win Over Avalanche

The Islanders had lost two straight overall and four in a row at the Nassau Coliseum. Read full article: Varlamov, Lee Lead Islanders In Win Over...→

Awkwafina makes Globes’ history with ‘Farewell’ acting win | WTOP

Awkwafina makes Globes’ history with ‘Farewell’ acting win | WTOP

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Awkwafina said she had a “mind-blowing” experience after learning backstage she made history at the Golden Globes. The rapper and actress on Sunday became the first woman… Read full article: Awkwafina makes Globes’ history with ‘Fa...→

Vatican makes history: Pope allows Islamic prayers, Koran readings

Vatican makes history: Pope allows Islamic prayers, Koran readings

For the first time in Vatican history, the pope allowed for the reading of Islamic prayers and Koran readings from the Catholic facility. Read full article: Vatican makes history: Pope allows Islam...→

Philadelphia Picks 1st Black Female to Lead Police Force

Philadelphia Picks 1st Black Female to Lead Police Force

Philadelphia appointed a new police chief to lead the troubled department that has been plagued by sexual harassment lawsuits and racial discrimination. Read full article: Philadelphia Picks 1st Black Female to L...→

Green, Lee Lead As Warriors Blast Past Rockets 116-104

Green, Lee Lead As Warriors Blast Past Rockets 116-104

Draymond Green scored 16 of his 20 points in the second half, Damion Lee had 22 points and a career-high 15 rebounds and the Warriors beat the Rockets 116-104 on Christmas Day. Read full article: Green, Lee Lead As Warriors Blast Past R...→

Spike Lee: It's gotta be da Slade!

When it came to picking a spokesman for the new Escalade, Cadillac chose the acclaimed director whose films include Malcolm X, 4 Little Girls and Do the Right Thing. Read full article: Spike Lee: It's gotta be da Slade!...→

‘Doctor Who’ makes history by casting first black Doctor

‘Doctor Who’ makes history by casting first black Doctor

Actress Jo Martin’s incarnation of The Doctor, a shape-shifting, time-traveling alien, appeared in Sunday’s episode of the show but won’t replace Jodie Whittaker’s, who made history as the 13th Doctor in 2017. Read full article: ‘Doctor Who’ makes history by casting fi...→

Rodeo celebrates black cowboys and cowgirls in history of the American west

Rodeo celebrates black cowboys and cowgirls in history of the American west

The Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo honors the legacies and contributions of black cowboys and cowgirls in history, while giving a new generation of rodeo pros the opportunity to show off their skills. Read full article: Rodeo celebrates black cowboys and cowgi...→

Traveling museum kicks off Oakton's Black History Month

Traveling museum kicks off Oakton's Black History Month

Oakton Community College invites you to celebrate Black History Month by attending a pair of free events that highlight the accomplishments of notable African Americans. Both events are open to the public. Read full article: Traveling museum kicks off Oakton's Blac...→

One-woman show on the life of Bessie Coleman to kick off ECC's Black History Month Feb. 7

One-woman show on the life of Bessie Coleman to kick off ECC's Black History Month Feb. 7

Elgin Community College's celebration of Black History Month kicks off on Friday, Feb. 7, with a performance by Gigi Coleman, the great-niece of Bessie Coleman, the first black female pilot in the U.S. Read full article: One-woman show on the life of Bessie Col...→

Rutgers Names First Black President in University History

Rutgers University named a high-ranking Northwestern University official as its new leader on Tuesday, making him the school’s first black president. Jonathan Holloway, 52, will start his new job on July 1 after receiving approval from the Read full article: Rutgers Names First Black President in U...→

Rutgers Set to Name First Black President in University History

Rutgers University is expected to announce Dr. Jonathan Holloway, the Provost of Northwestern University, as its new president, making him the school’s first black president. Holloway will be named president Tuesday, pending formal approval Read full article: Rutgers Set to Name First Black Presiden...→

Latina Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia makes history as one of seven impeachment managers

Latina Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia makes history as one of seven impeachment managers

"I want to assure you that I will do everything possible to be there representing everyone — together, we have more strength." Read full article: Latina Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia makes...→

Spike Lee is first black person to lead Cannes Film Festival jury

Spike Lee is first black person to lead Cannes Film Festival jury

Lee succeeds Alejandro G. Iñárritu, whose 2019 jury awarded the Palme d’Or to Korean director Bong Joon-ho’s “Parasite." Read full article: Spike Lee is first black person to lead ...→

US Director Spike Lee to Lead Cannes Film Festival Jury

According to filmmaker David Lynch, all it takes are 70 ideas to make a feature film. The visionary mind behind “Blue Velvet,” “Mulholland Drive” and “Twin Peaks” is imparting this and other wisdom, like never giving up final cut, in a new Read full article: US Director Spike Lee to Lead Cannes Fil...→

US Director Spike Lee to Lead Cannes Film Festival Jury

The Grammy Awards are in a New York State of Mind.... Spike Lee says it’s “fishy” that former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick remains an NFL free agent. Read full article: US Director Spike Lee to Lead Cannes Fil...→

US director Spike Lee to lead Cannes film festival jury

US director Spike Lee to lead Cannes film festival jury

Spike Lee will lead the jury of this year’s Cannes Film Festival, and festival organizers hope the provocative American director will “shake things up” at the gathering of the world’s cinema elite. Read full article: US director Spike Lee to lead Cannes fil...→

US Director Spike Lee to Lead Cannes Film Festival Jury

US Director Spike Lee to Lead Cannes Film Festival Jury

Spike Lee will lead the jury of this year’s Cannes Film Festival, and festival organizers hope the provocative American director will “shake things up” at the gathering of the world’s cinema elite. Read full article: US Director Spike Lee to Lead Cannes Fil...→

'Parasite' Makes History With Oscar Nominations

'Parasite' Makes History With Oscar Nominations

It's the first South Korean movie to be nominated for best picture and best international film. Read full article: 'Parasite' Makes History With Oscar Nomi...→

Varlamov, Lee lead Isles to 1-0 win over Avalanche

Varlamov, Lee lead Isles to 1-0 win over Avalanche

Semyon Varlamov made 32 saves against his former team, Anders Lee scored and the New York Islanders beat the Colorado Avalanche 1-0.... The Islanders had lost two straight overall, and four in a row at the Nassau Coliseum. Read full article: Varlamov, Lee lead Isles to 1-0 win over...→

Awkwafina makes Globes history with 'Farewell' acting win

Awkwafina makes Globes history with 'Farewell' acting win

Awkwafina is calling it a “mind-blowing” experience" after becoming became the first woman of Asian descent to win a Golden Globe for best actress in a musical or comedy film.... The rapper and actress learned about the achievement backstage after collecting her award for her starring role in “The Farewell.” Read full article: Awkwafina makes Globes history with 'Far...→

Awkwafina makes Globes’ history with ‘Farewell’ acting win | WTOP

Awkwafina makes Globes’ history with ‘Farewell’ acting win | WTOP

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Awkwafina said she had a “mind-blowing” experience after learning backstage she made history at the Golden Globes. The rapper and actress on Sunday became the first woman… Read full article: Awkwafina makes Globes’ history with ‘Fa...→

Awkwafina makes history at Golden Globes with best actress - musical or comedy win

Awkwafina makes history at Golden Globes with best actress - musical or comedy win

She became the first actress of Asian descent to win a Golden Globe in the best performance by an actress in a motion picture – musical or comedy category. Read full article: Awkwafina makes history at Golden Globes...→

French rail strike makes history marching into its 29th day

French rail strike makes history marching into its 29th day

With 29 straight days of walkouts, French rail strikes against government plans to reform France’s retirement system marked a new milestone, surpassing even the lengths of strikes in the 1980s. Read full article: French rail strike makes history marchin...→

Philadelphia Picks 1st Black Female to Lead Police Force

Philadelphia Picks 1st Black Female to Lead Police Force

Philadelphia appointed a new police chief to lead the troubled department that has been plagued by sexual harassment lawsuits and racial discrimination. Read full article: Philadelphia Picks 1st Black Female to L...→

From Lower Merion to ‘Black Mamba’: Kobe Bryant’s Philly History

From Lower Merion to ‘Black Mamba’: Kobe Bryant’s Philly History

Before he was the "Black Mamba," Kobe Bryant was a high school kid on the Main Line outside of Philadelphia.... Born in Philadelphia, Kobe would live abroad before his family returned to Montgomery County, where Kobe went on to star at Lower Merion High School, leading the Aces to a state championship his senior season. Read full article: From Lower Merion to ‘Black Mamba’: Kobe...→

Trump Makes History as First President to Speak at March for Life

Trump Makes History as First President to Speak at March for Life

President Trump declared that "unborn children have never had a stronger defender in the White House" as he spoke to the crowd gathered on the National Mall during Friday's anti-abortion event. Read full article: Trump Makes History as First President t...→

Spike Lee to introduce Cadillac Escalade with short film next month

Lee's film highlights the innovation of the 2021 Escalade with a filming technique that heightens the sense of motion for viewers. Read full article: Spike Lee to introduce Cadillac Escalade...→

Rutgers Names First Black President in University History

Rutgers Names First Black President in University History

Rutgers University named a high-ranking Northwestern University official as its new leader on Tuesday, making him the school’s first black president. Jonathan Holloway, 52, will start his new job on July 1 after receiving approval from the Rutgers Board of Governors. He will be the 21st president of New Jersey’s flagship university, succeeding Robert Barchi, who has led Rutgers since… Read full article: Rutgers Names First Black President in U...→

Rutgers Set to Name First Black President in University History

Rutgers Set to Name First Black President in University History

Rutgers University is expected to announce Dr. Jonathan Holloway, the Provost of Northwestern University, as its new president, making him the school’s first black president. Holloway will be named president Tuesday, pending formal approval by the university’s Board of Governors and Board of Trustees, NBC New York has learned. The boards are expected to vote on “the appointment of an… Read full article: Rutgers Set to Name First Black Presiden...→

New Plano Police Chief Makes History

New Plano Police Chief Makes History

For the first time in nearly two decades, Plano has a new police chief. Ed Drain hasn’t even started the job yet, but he’s already making history as the city’s first African American police chief. “I think the Plano community is accustomed to that. We have a mayor who is African Ameircan in Plano,” Drain said. Drain is no stranger… Read full article: New Plano Police Chief Makes History...→

NFL player turned Oscar-nominated filmmaker wanted 'Hair Love' to 'showcase a strong black family unit'

NFL player turned Oscar-nominated filmmaker wanted 'Hair Love' to 'showcase a strong black family unit'

Director and filmmaker Matthew Cherry, 38, started in Hollywood as a production assistant and is now Oscar-nominated for his short "Hair Love." Read full article: NFL player turned Oscar-nominated filmma...→

Spike Lee to lead Cannes Film Festival jury

Spike Lee to lead Cannes Film Festival jury

Lee said he was "honored to be the first person of the African diaspora" chosen for the prestigious position. Read full article: Spike Lee to lead Cannes Film Festival j...→

US Director Spike Lee to Lead Cannes Film Festival Jury

It’s Monday, February 25th – and NBC 6 has the top six stories you need to know for the day.... The Lexington Police Department tweeted out photos showing the officers in various stages of sarcastic grief after the Krispy Kreme truck that caught fire had been loaded onto a tow truck and was being taken from the scene. Read full article: US Director Spike Lee to Lead Cannes Fil...→

US Director Spike Lee to Lead Cannes Film Festival Jury

Tina Charles can add filmmaker to her already impressive resume.... An influential Harlem designer says he has had his meeting with Gucci’s CEO on an $890 sweater that drew widespread backlash for its resemblance to blackface, declaring it’s now time for the luxury brand to make amends. Read full article: US Director Spike Lee to Lead Cannes Fil...→

US Director Spike Lee to Lead Cannes Film Festival Jury

Spike Lee’s new film “BlacKkKlansman” is based on the true story of Colorado Springs detective Ron Stallworth. Stallworth was the first African-American to serve in the city’s police department, and successfully infiltrated and exposed the Read full article: US Director Spike Lee to Lead Cannes Fil...→

US Director Spike Lee to Lead Cannes Film Festival Jury

Spike Lee will lead the jury of this year’s Cannes Film Festival, and festival organizers hope the provocative American director will “shake things up” at the gathering of the world’s cinema elite.... Three years ago, filmmaker Nate Parker came under scrutiny for a rape allegation from his college days that essentially derailed the release of his Nat Turner film “The Birth of a Nation.” Now, with a new film about police brutality debutin Read full article: US Director Spike Lee to Lead Cannes Fil...→

Fitness guru Santia Deck makes history signing multimillion-dollar deal with football team

Fitness guru Santia Deck makes history signing multimillion-dollar deal with football team

Santia Deck, a fitness guru and track athlete, became the first woman to sign a multimillion-dollar football contract when the newly founded Women’s Football League Association made her the face of the organization. Read full article: Fitness guru Santia Deck makes history s...→

Varlamov, Lee Lead Islanders In Win Over Avalanche

Varlamov, Lee Lead Islanders In Win Over Avalanche

The Islanders had lost two straight overall and four in a row at the Nassau Coliseum. Read full article: Varlamov, Lee Lead Islanders In Win Over...→

Awkwafina Makes Globes’ History With ‘Farewell’ Acting Win

Awkwafina Makes Globes’ History With ‘Farewell’ Acting Win

Awkwafina said she had a “mind-blowing” experience after learning backstage she made history at the Golden Globes. Read full article: Awkwafina Makes Globes’ History With ‘Fa...→

New York Native Awkwafina Makes History At Golden Globes, First Asian To Win Lead Actress In A Film

New York Native Awkwafina Makes History At Golden Globes, First Asian To Win Lead Actress In A Film

The 31-year-old was born in New York and grew up in Forest Hills, Queens. Born, Nora Lum, she adopted her stage name while attending LaGuardia High School as a teen. Read full article: New York Native Awkwafina Makes History ...→

Vatican makes history: Pope allows Islamic prayers, Koran readings

Vatican makes history: Pope allows Islamic prayers, Koran readings

For the first time in Vatican history, the pope allowed for the reading of Islamic prayers and Koran readings from the Catholic facility. Read full article: Vatican makes history: Pope allows Islam...→

Laura Farber Makes History as First Latina to Lead Rose Parade

Laura Farber Makes History as First Latina to Lead Rose Parade

Laura Viviana Farber, president of the 2019-2020 Tournament of Roses, leads over 900 volunteers and guides the selection of The Rose Queen and Court. She alone will pick the Rose Parade Grand Marshal, with the big reveal happening October 15. Read full article: Laura Farber Makes History as First Lati...→

Green, Lee Lead As Warriors Blast Past Rockets 116-104

Green, Lee Lead As Warriors Blast Past Rockets 116-104

Draymond Green scored 16 of his 20 points in the second half, Damion Lee had 22 points and a career-high 15 rebounds and the Warriors beat the Rockets 116-104 on Christmas Day. Read full article: Green, Lee Lead As Warriors Blast Past R...→

Spike Lee: It's gotta be da Slade!

When it came to picking a spokesman for the new Escalade, Cadillac chose the acclaimed director whose films include Malcolm X, 4 Little Girls and Do the Right Thing. Read full article: Spike Lee: It's gotta be da Slade!...→

From Lower Merion to ‘Black Mamba’: Kobe Bryant’s Philly History

From Lower Merion to ‘Black Mamba’: Kobe Bryant’s Philly History

Before he was the "Black Mamba," Kobe Bryant was a high school kid on the Main Line outside of Philadelphia.... Born in Philadelphia, Kobe would live abroad before his family returned to Montgomery County, where Kobe went on to star at Lower Merion High School, leading the Aces to a state championship his senior season. Read full article: From Lower Merion to ‘Black Mamba’: Kobe...→

‘Doctor Who’ makes history by casting first black Doctor

‘Doctor Who’ makes history by casting first black Doctor

Actress Jo Martin’s incarnation of The Doctor, a shape-shifting, time-traveling alien, appeared in Sunday’s episode of the show but won’t replace Jodie Whittaker’s, who made history as the 13th Doctor in 2017. Read full article: ‘Doctor Who’ makes history by casting fi...→

Rodeo celebrates black cowboys and cowgirls in history of the American west

Rodeo celebrates black cowboys and cowgirls in history of the American west

The Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo honors the legacies and contributions of black cowboys and cowgirls in history, while giving a new generation of rodeo pros the opportunity to show off their skills. Read full article: Rodeo celebrates black cowboys and cowgi...→

Trump Makes History as First President to Speak at March for Life

Trump Makes History as First President to Speak at March for Life

President Trump declared that "unborn children have never had a stronger defender in the White House" as he spoke to the crowd gathered on the National Mall during Friday's anti-abortion event. Read full article: Trump Makes History as First President t...→

Traveling museum kicks off Oakton's Black History Month

Traveling museum kicks off Oakton's Black History Month

Oakton Community College invites you to celebrate Black History Month by attending a pair of free events that highlight the accomplishments of notable African Americans. Both events are open to the public. Read full article: Traveling museum kicks off Oakton's Blac...→

Spike Lee to introduce Cadillac Escalade with short film next month

Lee's film highlights the innovation of the 2021 Escalade with a filming technique that heightens the sense of motion for viewers. Read full article: Spike Lee to introduce Cadillac Escalade...→

One-woman show on the life of Bessie Coleman to kick off ECC's Black History Month Feb. 7

One-woman show on the life of Bessie Coleman to kick off ECC's Black History Month Feb. 7

Elgin Community College's celebration of Black History Month kicks off on Friday, Feb. 7, with a performance by Gigi Coleman, the great-niece of Bessie Coleman, the first black female pilot in the U.S. Read full article: One-woman show on the life of Bessie Col...→

Rutgers Names First Black President in University History

Rutgers Names First Black President in University History

Rutgers University named a high-ranking Northwestern University official as its new leader on Tuesday, making him the school’s first black president. Jonathan Holloway, 52, will start his new job on July 1 after receiving approval from the Rutgers Board of Governors. He will be the 21st president of New Jersey’s flagship university, succeeding Robert Barchi, who has led Rutgers since… Read full article: Rutgers Names First Black President in U...→

Rutgers Names First Black President in University History

Rutgers University named a high-ranking Northwestern University official as its new leader on Tuesday, making him the school’s first black president. Jonathan Holloway, 52, will start his new job on July 1 after receiving approval from the Read full article: Rutgers Names First Black President in U...→

Rutgers Set to Name First Black President in University History

Rutgers Set to Name First Black President in University History

Rutgers University is expected to announce Dr. Jonathan Holloway, the Provost of Northwestern University, as its new president, making him the school’s first black president. Holloway will be named president Tuesday, pending formal approval by the university’s Board of Governors and Board of Trustees, NBC New York has learned. The boards are expected to vote on “the appointment of an… Read full article: Rutgers Set to Name First Black Presiden...→

Rutgers Set to Name First Black President in University History

Rutgers University is expected to announce Dr. Jonathan Holloway, the Provost of Northwestern University, as its new president, making him the school’s first black president. Holloway will be named president Tuesday, pending formal approval Read full article: Rutgers Set to Name First Black Presiden...→

New Plano Police Chief Makes History

New Plano Police Chief Makes History

For the first time in nearly two decades, Plano has a new police chief. Ed Drain hasn’t even started the job yet, but he’s already making history as the city’s first African American police chief. “I think the Plano community is accustomed to that. We have a mayor who is African Ameircan in Plano,” Drain said. Drain is no stranger… Read full article: New Plano Police Chief Makes History...→

Latina Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia makes history as one of seven impeachment managers

Latina Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia makes history as one of seven impeachment managers

"I want to assure you that I will do everything possible to be there representing everyone — together, we have more strength." Read full article: Latina Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia makes...→

NFL player turned Oscar-nominated filmmaker wanted 'Hair Love' to 'showcase a strong black family unit'

NFL player turned Oscar-nominated filmmaker wanted 'Hair Love' to 'showcase a strong black family unit'

Director and filmmaker Matthew Cherry, 38, started in Hollywood as a production assistant and is now Oscar-nominated for his short "Hair Love." Read full article: NFL player turned Oscar-nominated filmma...→

Spike Lee is first black person to lead Cannes Film Festival jury

Spike Lee is first black person to lead Cannes Film Festival jury

Lee succeeds Alejandro G. Iñárritu, whose 2019 jury awarded the Palme d’Or to Korean director Bong Joon-ho’s “Parasite." Read full article: Spike Lee is first black person to lead ...→

Spike Lee to lead Cannes Film Festival jury

Spike Lee to lead Cannes Film Festival jury

Lee said he was "honored to be the first person of the African diaspora" chosen for the prestigious position. Read full article: Spike Lee to lead Cannes Film Festival j...→

US Director Spike Lee to Lead Cannes Film Festival Jury

According to filmmaker David Lynch, all it takes are 70 ideas to make a feature film. The visionary mind behind “Blue Velvet,” “Mulholland Drive” and “Twin Peaks” is imparting this and other wisdom, like never giving up final cut, in a new Read full article: US Director Spike Lee to Lead Cannes Fil...→

US Director Spike Lee to Lead Cannes Film Festival Jury

It’s Monday, February 25th – and NBC 6 has the top six stories you need to know for the day.... The Lexington Police Department tweeted out photos showing the officers in various stages of sarcastic grief after the Krispy Kreme truck that caught fire had been loaded onto a tow truck and was being taken from the scene. Read full article: US Director Spike Lee to Lead Cannes Fil...→

US Director Spike Lee to Lead Cannes Film Festival Jury

The Grammy Awards are in a New York State of Mind.... Spike Lee says it’s “fishy” that former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick remains an NFL free agent. Read full article: US Director Spike Lee to Lead Cannes Fil...→

US Director Spike Lee to Lead Cannes Film Festival Jury

Tina Charles can add filmmaker to her already impressive resume.... An influential Harlem designer says he has had his meeting with Gucci’s CEO on an $890 sweater that drew widespread backlash for its resemblance to blackface, declaring it’s now time for the luxury brand to make amends. Read full article: US Director Spike Lee to Lead Cannes Fil...→

US director Spike Lee to lead Cannes film festival jury

US director Spike Lee to lead Cannes film festival jury

Spike Lee will lead the jury of this year’s Cannes Film Festival, and festival organizers hope the provocative American director will “shake things up” at the gathering of the world’s cinema elite. Read full article: US director Spike Lee to lead Cannes fil...→

US Director Spike Lee to Lead Cannes Film Festival Jury

Spike Lee’s new film “BlacKkKlansman” is based on the true story of Colorado Springs detective Ron Stallworth. Stallworth was the first African-American to serve in the city’s police department, and successfully infiltrated and exposed the Read full article: US Director Spike Lee to Lead Cannes Fil...→

US Director Spike Lee to Lead Cannes Film Festival Jury

US Director Spike Lee to Lead Cannes Film Festival Jury

Spike Lee will lead the jury of this year’s Cannes Film Festival, and festival organizers hope the provocative American director will “shake things up” at the gathering of the world’s cinema elite. Read full article: US Director Spike Lee to Lead Cannes Fil...→

US Director Spike Lee to Lead Cannes Film Festival Jury

Spike Lee will lead the jury of this year’s Cannes Film Festival, and festival organizers hope the provocative American director will “shake things up” at the gathering of the world’s cinema elite.... Three years ago, filmmaker Nate Parker came under scrutiny for a rape allegation from his college days that essentially derailed the release of his Nat Turner film “The Birth of a Nation.” Now, with a new film about police brutality debutin Read full article: US Director Spike Lee to Lead Cannes Fil...→

'Parasite' Makes History With Oscar Nominations

'Parasite' Makes History With Oscar Nominations

It's the first South Korean movie to be nominated for best picture and best international film. Read full article: 'Parasite' Makes History With Oscar Nomi...→

Fitness guru Santia Deck makes history signing multimillion-dollar deal with football team

Fitness guru Santia Deck makes history signing multimillion-dollar deal with football team

Santia Deck, a fitness guru and track athlete, became the first woman to sign a multimillion-dollar football contract when the newly founded Women’s Football League Association made her the face of the organization. Read full article: Fitness guru Santia Deck makes history s...→

Varlamov, Lee lead Isles to 1-0 win over Avalanche

Varlamov, Lee lead Isles to 1-0 win over Avalanche

Semyon Varlamov made 32 saves against his former team, Anders Lee scored and the New York Islanders beat the Colorado Avalanche 1-0.... The Islanders had lost two straight overall, and four in a row at the Nassau Coliseum. Read full article: Varlamov, Lee lead Isles to 1-0 win over...→

Varlamov, Lee Lead Islanders In Win Over Avalanche

Varlamov, Lee Lead Islanders In Win Over Avalanche

The Islanders had lost two straight overall and four in a row at the Nassau Coliseum. Read full article: Varlamov, Lee Lead Islanders In Win Over...→

Awkwafina makes Globes history with 'Farewell' acting win

Awkwafina makes Globes history with 'Farewell' acting win

Awkwafina is calling it a “mind-blowing” experience" after becoming became the first woman of Asian descent to win a Golden Globe for best actress in a musical or comedy film.... The rapper and actress learned about the achievement backstage after collecting her award for her starring role in “The Farewell.” Read full article: Awkwafina makes Globes history with 'Far...→

Awkwafina Makes Globes’ History With ‘Farewell’ Acting Win

Awkwafina Makes Globes’ History With ‘Farewell’ Acting Win

Awkwafina said she had a “mind-blowing” experience after learning backstage she made history at the Golden Globes. Read full article: Awkwafina Makes Globes’ History With ‘Fa...→

Awkwafina makes Globes’ history with ‘Farewell’ acting win | WTOP

Awkwafina makes Globes’ history with ‘Farewell’ acting win | WTOP

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Awkwafina said she had a “mind-blowing” experience after learning backstage she made history at the Golden Globes. The rapper and actress on Sunday became the first woman… Read full article: Awkwafina makes Globes’ history with ‘Fa...→

New York Native Awkwafina Makes History At Golden Globes, First Asian To Win Lead Actress In A Film

New York Native Awkwafina Makes History At Golden Globes, First Asian To Win Lead Actress In A Film

The 31-year-old was born in New York and grew up in Forest Hills, Queens. Born, Nora Lum, she adopted her stage name while attending LaGuardia High School as a teen. Read full article: New York Native Awkwafina Makes History ...→

Awkwafina makes history at Golden Globes with best actress - musical or comedy win

Awkwafina makes history at Golden Globes with best actress - musical or comedy win

She became the first actress of Asian descent to win a Golden Globe in the best performance by an actress in a motion picture – musical or comedy category. Read full article: Awkwafina makes history at Golden Globes...→

Vatican makes history: Pope allows Islamic prayers, Koran readings

Vatican makes history: Pope allows Islamic prayers, Koran readings

For the first time in Vatican history, the pope allowed for the reading of Islamic prayers and Koran readings from the Catholic facility. Read full article: Vatican makes history: Pope allows Islam...→

French rail strike makes history marching into its 29th day

French rail strike makes history marching into its 29th day

With 29 straight days of walkouts, French rail strikes against government plans to reform France’s retirement system marked a new milestone, surpassing even the lengths of strikes in the 1980s. Read full article: French rail strike makes history marchin...→

Laura Farber Makes History as First Latina to Lead Rose Parade

Laura Farber Makes History as First Latina to Lead Rose Parade

Laura Viviana Farber, president of the 2019-2020 Tournament of Roses, leads over 900 volunteers and guides the selection of The Rose Queen and Court. She alone will pick the Rose Parade Grand Marshal, with the big reveal happening October 15. Read full article: Laura Farber Makes History as First Lati...→

Philadelphia Picks 1st Black Female to Lead Police Force

Philadelphia Picks 1st Black Female to Lead Police Force

Philadelphia appointed a new police chief to lead the troubled department that has been plagued by sexual harassment lawsuits and racial discrimination. Read full article: Philadelphia Picks 1st Black Female to L...→

Green, Lee Lead As Warriors Blast Past Rockets 116-104

Green, Lee Lead As Warriors Blast Past Rockets 116-104

Draymond Green scored 16 of his 20 points in the second half, Damion Lee had 22 points and a career-high 15 rebounds and the Warriors beat the Rockets 116-104 on Christmas Day. Read full article: Green, Lee Lead As Warriors Blast Past R...→