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How do you celebrate six decades of groundbreaking dance? If you’re the legendary Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, you stage a yearlong anniversary celebration titled “Ailey Ascending,” with a star-studded gala and new ballet as its centerpiece.

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Last night, I had the privilege to attend the 2018 Governors Awards in Hollywood, Calif., and saw Cicely Tyson receive her honorary Oscar. She is the first black woman to ever win the honor.

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It was an honor more than 45 years in the making, but Cicely Tyson finally took home an Oscar on Sunday night at the 10th annual Governors Awards in Hollywood, Ca.

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This fall, legendary actress Cicely Tyson, composer Lalo Schifrin and publicist Martin Levy will be receiving honorary Oscar statuettes at the film academy’s Governors Awards. Wednesday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the honorees after a Tuesday night vote by its board of governors, PageSix.com reports. READ MORE: Black police detective who worked for NYC mayor […]

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At five feet, three inches, 93-year-old acting legend Cicely Tyson may be a petite woman, but her presence has always been larger than life—as was the hat she wore to pay tribute to friend Aretha Franklin last Friday.

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1. At 3:30 p.m. Friday afternoon—a time which was already 30 minutes past the very optimistic target ending time on the agenda for Aretha Franklin’s homegoing—my wife and I left the house during Rev. Jesse Jackson’s speech to buy a mattress for a bed delivered to us the day before.

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She could’ve simply stopped the show with that magnificent hat, but living legend, activist and still incredible actress Cicely Tyson’s final tribute to the Queen of Soul expressed the true breadth of excellence that Aretha Franklin represented—especially to black America.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cicely Tyson’s legend is being cemented into film history. Turner Classic […]

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"This is particularly impressive class." President Obama's opening line from his final Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony Tuesday turned out to be an understatement of epic proportions...

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Cicely Tyson, Daily Uplift, Diana Ross, Get Lifted, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Michael Jordan, Most Undefeated 2016, Presidential Medal of Freedom -

Resilience. Survival. Perseverance. Change. These four words represent the four black legends who make up a quadrant of 21 people who will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Nov. 22. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Cicely Tyson, Diana Ross and Michael Jordan exemplify black excellence. The four living legends are some of the trailblazers who paved the […]

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Before the word magic was pinned to black girls, there was award-winning actress Cicely Tyson paving the way for black girls and women in the entertainment world. And she is still going strong. On Sunday, the 91-year-old Tyson attended the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards and chatted with reporters on the red carpet. Just a few […]

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Cicely Tyson, along with singer/songwriter Carole King, filmmaker George Lucas, actress Rita Moreno, and conductor Seiji Ozawa, […]

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Alfre Woodard, Angela Bassett, Cicely Tyson, Diahann Carroll, Entertainment, Esther Rolle, Film, Mother's Day, Mothers, Phylicia Rashad, Ruby Dee, Slideshow, Television, Tichina Arnold, Top Stories -

SLIDESHOW - Looking back on memorable films and television shows there are several characters that stand out as unforgettable mothers...

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