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"Black 14" kicked off Wyoming football team receives apology

Nov. 10, 2019 12:06 AM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Fifty years isn't long enough to keep the tears from welling up in Melvin Hamilton's eyes, eventually spilling onto his face and rolling down his cheeks. He's usually a cheerful guy. But the peaceful sunroom inside his quiet Lake City home can't offset the Charleston native's...

Lincoln Center in New York City to honor Spike Lee in April

Nov. 7, 2019 12:22 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Spike Lee will receive Film at Lincoln Center's 46th Chaplin Award. Lincoln Center announced Thursday that the 62-year-old filmmaker will be honored in its annual fundraising gala on April 27. For its 50th anniversary last year, Lincoln Center skipped a Chaplin Award honoree and instead...

Black man who led neo-Nazi group dies amid bid to destroy it

Nov. 4, 2019 6:07 PM EST

A black activist who took control of one of the nation's largest neo-Nazi groups — and vowed to dismantle it — has died amid a legal fight over who would lead the group. James Stern died Oct. 11 after getting hospice care for cancer, according to one of his attorneys, Bob Ross, and a friend, Arne...

Years spent homeless were no barrier to Yale medical student

Oct. 22, 2019 3:57 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Chelesa Fearce knows how to make a home for herself. That's true at Yale University, where she's a first-year medical student and a doctoral candidate in chemistry. It was true at Spelman College in Atlanta, surrounded by other intelligent, supportive African-American women. And it...

Film academy honors 16 Student Academy Award winners

Oct. 18, 2019 1:55 AM EDT

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — "I'd like to thank the academy" is a phrase many only ever get to say in front of their bathroom mirrors. But 16 student filmmakers actually got to utter those words on stage Thursday at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science in Beverly Hills. Not only that: They're all...

Tyler Perry christens new studio with help of Oprah, others

Oct. 6, 2019 11:23 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Tyler Perry officially christened his massive new film studio Saturday, beaming as his fellow entertainment industry luminaries descended on Atlanta and strode a red carpet to his sprawling complex for an opening gala. The attendees warmly greeted Perry, a man who had once been homeless and...