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Fun fact: I’ve been low-key lobbying for us, just once, to turn The Root 100 into a costume party, where all of the guests and honorees are expected to come as their favorite black historical figure or pop cultural reference. After all, our annual gala takes place close to Halloween—and it’d be an understatement to…

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When you hit the post office this month, make sure to ask for a very special stamp to commemorate one of the most talented and beautiful women in American history: Lena Horne. The United States Postal Service is honoring the award winning actress, singer, and activist Lena Horne with a Forever stamp. Born June 30th, 1917, […]

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Propelled by stellar reviews, a glut of musical talent and a star-creating lead performance by […]

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NEW YORK (AP) — Geoffrey Holder, a Tony Award-winning director, actor, painter, dancer and choreographer who during an eclectic show business career led the groundbreaking show "The Wiz" to Broadway, pitched 7-Up on TV and played a scary villain in a James Bond film, has died. He was 84...

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