Documentary ALI & CAVETT: THE TALE OF THE TAPES Debuts on HBO February 11
by TV News Desk - Jan 21, 2020
Between 1968 and 1979, boxing superstar Muhammad Ali appeared on the Emmy® winning “Dick Cavett Show” no less than fourteen times. With natural charisma, quick wit and playful pugnacity, Ali was a perfect foil for the sophisticated broadcast host, and together they struck television gold. Whether discussing his prowess in the ring, the status of race relations in America or his controversial decision to refuse induction into the army during the Vietnam War, Ali was an entertaining and provocative guest.
Westport Country Playhouse Presents Sunday Symposium for SKELETON CREW
by Sarah Hookey - May 23, 2019
Herb Boyd, an award-winning author and journalist, will be guest speaker at Westport Country Playhouse's Sunday Symposium on June 9, following a 3 p.m. performance of the gripping drama, "Skeleton Crew," about four factory workers in a Detroit export auto plant on the brink of closing.
Photo Flash: Ilyasah Shabazz Promotes BETTY BEFORE X With Westchester Alumnae Chapter Of Delta Sigma Theta
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2018
Ilyasah Shabazz, the third daughter of Malcolm X and Dr Betty Shabazz promoted her recently released young adult novel focusing on her mother's childhood “Betty Before X” (Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), 2018) at a discussion sponsored by “IT'S LIT” - the lit literary initiative of the Westchester Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta (DST) Sorority Inc. on Sunday, June 10, 2018.
Pen World Voices Festival 2018 to Convene Writers, Artists, And Thinkers
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2018
With 60+ Events Across New York City, the United States' Leading International Literary Festival, Curated by Chip Rolley, Turns Its Global Lens on Its Home Country
The 2018 PEN World Voices Festival: Resist And Reimagine Unites Writers, Artists, and Thinkers From All Over the World
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018
PEN America presents the 2018 PEN World Voices Festival: Resist and Reimagine, this year's incarnation of the renowned international literary festival, which will bring together the world's foremost authors and other luminaries at a time when many are turning to literature and the arts not for escapism, but as a guide to navigate contemporary crises. Salman Rushdie founded the festival in the isolationist aftermath of September 11, 2001, to fortify links with the rest of the world; now again the need to connect and draw inspiration from beyond America's borders is pressing.
Acting Company Extends X: OR, BETTY SHABAZZ V. THE NATION
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2018
In response to popular demand, The Acting Company (Ian Belknap, Artistic Director; Elisa Spencer-Kaplan, Executive Director) extends their acclaimed production of playwright/poet Marcus Gardley's X: Or, Betty Shabazz v. the Nation through February 25, 2018. Coinciding with African Heritage Month, the Ian Belknap-directed play deepens our understanding of one of America's most complex, compelling historical figures, and explores the tumultuous landscape of ideology and activism in the 1960s.
Roslyn Ruff to Star in The Acting Company's X: OR, BETTY SHABAZZ V. THE NATION Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2017
The Acting Company presents their acclaimed production of playwright/poet Marcus Gardley's X: Or, Betty Shabazz v. the Nation in a full Off-Broadway run, January 14-February 18, 2018, at the Theatre at St. Clement's.
Huntington Theatre Co Announces Special Events In Conjunction With TOPDOG/UNDERDOG
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017
In conjunction with its upcoming production of Topdog/Underdog the Huntington Theatre Company will host a number of special events and post-show conversations. Admission to onsite post-show events is free with a ticket to Topdog/Underdog, available at huntingtontheatre.org/topdog by phone at 617 266 0800, or in person at the BU Theatre (264 Huntington Avenue) and Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA (527 Tremont Street) box offices. Tickets start at $25. Performances begin Friday, March 10, 2017 at the Avenue of the Arts/BU Theatre.
The 6th Annual Anguilla Lit Fest is Announced
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017
THE VALLEY, Anguilla, March 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ Literary buffs will want to mark their calendars for the sixth annual Anguilla Lit Fest: A Literary Jollification, featuring award-winning authors, celebrity writers and note-worthy publishers from across the USA, Canada and the Caribbean, as well as Anguilla. From May 18-21, 2017, at the beautiful Paradise Cove Resort, attendees will gather for stimulating panels, presentations and workshops, against the stunning backdrop of Anguilla's tropical beauty.
NBC's THE WIZ LIVE, David Alan Grier Among Winners of 2016 NAACP Image Awards
by TV News Desk - Feb 5, 2016
Among the winners announced was NBC's THE WIZ LIVE in the category of Outstanding Television Movie, Mini-Series, or Dramatic Special.
American Library Association Announces 2016 Youth Media Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016
BOSTON, Jan. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the top books, video and audio books for children and young adults including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz awards at its Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits in Boston.
Malcolm X's Daughter Releases X: A NOVEL on 50th Anniversary of Assassination, 2/21
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015
SOMERVILLE, MA - February 21, 2015, marks the fiftieth anniversary of the assassination of famed civil rights leader Malcolm X. His legacy lives on in his daughter Ilyasah Shabazz, who has written X: A Novel, a revelatory and timely book about her father's young adulthood and his journey toward becoming the man who made history.
Sen. Cory Booker, Rapper Talib Kweli & Comedian Bill Burr Set for LARRY WILMORE Premiere
by TV News Desk - Jan 19, 2015
Senator Cory Booker, Talib Kweli and Bill Burr will get a taste of extra nightlyness when they appear as the inaugural panel during the debut episode of Comedy Central's 'The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore' tonight, January 19 at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT.
BLACK-ISH, GET ON UP, Jennifer Hudson Among Nominees of 46th ANNUAL NAACP IMAGE AWARDS
by Movies News Desk - Dec 9, 2014
Nominations have been revealed for the 46th annual NAACP Image Awards. The event will take place on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, and be broadcast live on TV One.
Ilyasah Shabazz Attends African Burial Ground National Monument's 2014 JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014
African Burial Ground National Monument is proud to announce that Ilyasah Shabazz, esteemed daughter of Malcolm X, will be the special guest for the 2014 Juneteenth Celebration today, June 19th at 12 noon. This special presentation honors the Civil Rights Movement. Ms. Shabazz will also be available after the question-and-answer session of the presentation for a book signing of her children's masterpiece,'Malcolm Little: The Boy Who Grew Up To Become Malcolm X.' There will be more information forthcoming about this unforgettable celebration. Hold the date!
Ilyasah Shabazz to be Featured Guest at Juneteenth Celebration, Today
News Desk - Jun 18, 2014
The Juneteenth Celebration, set for Today, June 19, 2014, will welcome special guest speaker Ilyasah Shabazz, the daughter of Malcolm X, it was announced today.
lyasah Shabazz, Daughter of Malcolm X, to Speak at African Burial Ground's 2014 Juneteenth Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014
Juneteenth, also known as Emancipation Day, is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the Civil War had ended. General Order No. 3 stated, "The people of Texas are informed that in accordance with a Proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are
Ilyasah Shabazz to be Featured Guest at Juneteenth Celebration, 6/19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2014
The Juneteenth Celebration, set for Thursday, June 19, 2014, will welcome special guest speaker Ilyasah Shabazz, the daughter of Malcolm X, it was announced today.
Ilyasah Shabazz to Attend African Burial Ground National Monument's 2014 JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION, 6/19
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014
African Burial Ground National Monument is proud to announce that Ilyasah Shabazz, esteemed daughter of Malcolm X, will be the special guest for the 2014 Juneteenth Celebration on June 19th at 12 noon. This special presentation honors the Civil Rights Movement. Ms. Shabazz will also be available after the question-and-answer session of the presentation for a book signing of her children's masterpiece,'Malcolm Little: The Boy Who Grew Up To Become Malcolm X.' There will be more information forthcoming about this unforgettable celebration. Hold the date!
Barnes & Noble Celebrates Black History Month with Free Storytime Events & Promotions
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014
Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS), one of the nation's largest booksellers and the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced it will celebrate Black History Month with special Storytime events and promotions recognizing the significant contributions by African-Americans to the world's social, political and economic development. Barnes & Noble stores nationwide will host events throughout the month featuring a reading of Henry's Freedom Box and other Black History Month-themed picture books, with booksellers and prominent members of the local African-American community serving as guest storytellers*.
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