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It was 1956, and Harry Belafonte was about to usher in the era of the megaselling record. When the Harlem heartthrob entered New York’s Webster Hall Studios in 1955 to record an album of Caribbean folk songs, he could not have imagined how fateful the sessions would be. Commencing his performance of a traditional Jamaican […]

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The Undefeated In- Depth: Serena Williams sits down with Common to talk about race and identity

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Legendary performer and activist Harry Belafonte is bringing together artists and leaders of all generations this weekend in Atlanta for real life lessons in social justice. Many Rivers to Cross: A Festival of Music, Art & Justice runs October 1-2 in Chattahoochee Hills and features performances from top artists like John Legend, Public Enemy, Estelle, T.I. and Jesse […]

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Jesse Williams left no stone unturned during his acceptance speech for the Humanitarian of the Year Award at Sunday night’s BET Awards ceremony. For many, Williams’ speech put the cherry on top of what is already an impressive resume of social activism. He called out those who do nothing to empower and enfranchise black people […]

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Actor Jesse Williams — known for his work on ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” — will produce […]

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American icon Harry Belafonte, a man of infinite talents, is scheduled to receive an honorary […]

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Kanye West Speaking about his frequent foil, President Obama, in a June 2014 interview, West […]

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Morgan Freeman Although fans saw actor Morgan Freeman play an officer in the film Glory, […]

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theGRIO REPORT - Belafonte's contributions to the Civil Rights Movement are numerous -- including financially assisting Dr. Martin Luther King, who considered Belafonte to be a close confidante. He is dismayed that today's African-American celebrities do not in his opinion reflect the same level of dedication.

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OPINION - To be sure, making over-the-top statements is Bill Maher’s shtick. But sometimes it reminds you of the white guy with black friends who slips and says the “n-word,” much to the dismay of that white guy’s former black friends...

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