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Arsenio Hall, Black Panther, Coming to America, Coming To America 30th anniversary, Eddie Murphy, Entertainment, Film, Roots, Ryan Coogler -

Thirty years ago, when Coming to America was released, most of the white critics didn’t like it. “In making Coming to America, Murphy seems to have set his sights on the lowest prize imaginable. He aspires to blandness,” Washington Post staff writer Hal Hinson wrote in his review.  Coming to America is a whole lot of […]

The post Why we still love ‘Coming To America’ 30 years later and Hollywood doesn’t appeared first on theGrio.

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Arsenio Hall, Girls Trip, Jada Pinkett Smith, Kevin Hart, Movies, Queen Latifah, Richard Pryor, Tiffany Haddish -

Here’s the thing: Tiffany Haddish has been here. For a while. “In every character I play,” she says, “I try to infuse a little bit of myself. I always try to find the places where I can put Tiffany in it.” It works. Haddish “made it” a bit ago when she was knighted by Arsenio […]

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1900 – Negro national anthem ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing’ performed To celebrate President Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, James Weldon Johnson wrote the poem Lift Every Voice and Sing, which was turned into a song that was first performed by a group of 500 students in Jacksonville, Florida. It was later adopted by the NAACP as […]

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His steps were slow and his movement stiff. But as soon as Muhammad Ali opened his mouth during his appearance on The Arsenio Hall Show in August 1989, it was clear that his mind was still razor-sharp. As an icebreaker to start the segment, Hall pulled out a bottle of Ali’s signature cologne and asked […]

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SLIDESHOW - In anticipation of his big comeback, theGrio has compiled this slideshow of some of the most memorable moments from his iconic 1989-1994 talk show...

The post Arsenio Hall is coming back to late night! Remembering his most memorable moments appeared first on theGrio.

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NEW YORK (AP) - Arsenio Hall is returning to TV's late-night scene, where he flourished with a talk show two decades ago...

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theGRIO REPORT - Donald Trump on Saturday employed a novel defense: he can't be racist, he just picked a black guy as the 'Celebrity Apprentice'...

The post Donald Trump on birtherism, employs the 'black friend' defense appeared first on theGrio.

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