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Sidney Poitier opened the door for Black Hollywood

Elise Brisco USA TODAY Sidney Poitier, a Hollywood trailblazer and the first Black man to win an Oscar for best actor, died Thursday. He was 94.  Among his long...

Sharpe-Jefferson: Actress Cicely Tyson Epitomized the Strong Black Woman

By Keisa Sharpe-Jefferson It may have been a strange reaction, but when I heard the news of the passing of iconic actress Cicely Tyson, there...

Cicely Tyson, groundbreaking award-winning actor, dead at 96

Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Cicely Tyson, the pioneering Black actor who gained an Oscar nomination for her role as the sharecropper’s wife in...