Missy Elliott Becomes First Female Rapper To Be Nominated For Songwriters Hall Of Fame

By Kimberley Richards 11/07/2018 02:00 pm ET Missy Elliott has been nominated for the 2019 Songwriters Hall of Fame. Elliott is the first female rapper to be nominated for the honor, according to The Associated Press, which received a list of the nominees prior to the hall’s official announcement. The rapper,

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How ‘Night School’s Will Packer Became The Rare Producer To Open 10 Films Atop The Weekend Gross Charts

by Mike Fleming Jr October 9, 2018 9:22am EXCLUSIVE: Universal Pictures has just closed a deal to acquire Beast, an action-thriller for Will Packer to produce. The logline is being kept under wraps, but the film will show what happens when man is forced to go head-to-head with a beast.

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An Old-School Painter Adapts to a New World Order: Jack Whitten’s 50-Year Evolution

By Alex Greenberger Posted 01/19/16 12:43 pm In 1974, a monolithic, fire-red painting by Jack Whitten debuted in the Whitney’s lobby gallery. Whitten made the painting, titled Sorcerer’s Apprentice, by laying the canvas on the floor, dragging a squeegee across it to mix colors, and letting the quarter-inch-thick layer of

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Ebony, Jet Sold to Black Equity Firm as Johnson Publishing Leaves Magazine Business

By Ed Adamczyk   |   June 15, 2016 at 8:16 AM The iconic African-American magazines were sold to a Black owned Texas private equity firm. CHICAGO, June 15 (UPI) — Johnson Publishing sold African-American lifestyle magazines Ebony and Jet to a Texas private equity firm. The family-owned company, which has published

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