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PBS celebrates Black history and culture

PBS celebrates Black history and cultureArlington, VA (BlackNews.com) -- In commemoration of Black History Month and as part of its year-round commitment to provide diverse programming and resources for all Americans, PBS today announced new shows and online content celebrating the African American experience past, present and future. From an American Masters profile of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker, to an Independent Lens documentary about the secret spy agency created to maintain segregation in 1950's Mississippi, Black History Month on PBS will provide programs that educate, inform and inspire viewers to learn more about the rich culture of our nation.
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SNAPSHOTSBlue-eyed soul icon Bobby Caldwell during the final show of a two-day engagement at the Dakota Jazz Club. Caldwell joked a highlight of his career was being awarded Billboard's "Best Black Artist" in 1979.
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Forest Whitaker shines in biopic about butler who served eight presidents

Forest Whitaker shines in biopic about butler who served eight presidentsLee Daniels' The Butler

DVD Review

Eugene Allen (1919-2010) served eight presidents over the course of an enduring career in the White House during which he rose from the position of Pantry Man to Head Butler by the time he retired in 1986. In that capacity, the African-American son of a sharecropper felt privileged to be an eyewitness to history, since his tenure coincided with the implementation of most of the landmark pieces of legislation dismantling the Jim Crow system of racial segregation.
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Are the Twin Cities losing Black professionals due to lacking social scene?

Are the Twin Cities losing Black professionals due to lacking social scene?Recently on a local sports talk radio station the hosts were lamenting on the poor play of the Timberwolves and began discussing what they called an overall lack of talent.
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REVIEW: The Global Obama: Crossroads of Leadership in the 21st Century

REVIEW: The Global Obama: Crossroads of Leadership in the 21st Century"Barack Obama [has] garnered higher approval ratings in most parts of the world than in the United States. What a paradox. The first black president, loved by people around the world, yet struggling for approval for his policies at home—whether it be the healthcare initiative, the stimulus to bail out the economy, or his 'leading from behind' on foreign policies.
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SNAPSHOTSEric Roberson sings into an audience member's cell phone video recorder during his recent Dakota Jazz Club performance.
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American Hustle lands a trio of trophies: Abscam comedy emerges as early Oscar favorite

2014 Golden Globes recap

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association staged its 71st Annual Golden Globes in Beverly Hills on Sunday evening, with SNL alumna Tina Fey and Amy Poehler again sharing the hosting duties. The night's big winner was "American Hustle" for Best Picture (Musical or Comedy) as well as Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence for Best Lead and Supporting Actress, respectively.
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