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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At South-View Cemetery, Winifred Watts Hemphill is Keeper of Black Atlanta’s Departed History

By  Adina Solomon August 9, 2018   While Winifred Watts Hemphill was growing up in Durham, North Carolina, dinner discussions often revolved around funerals. Her grandmother, who lived with her family, had the Atlanta Constitution delivered to Durham. After all, she needed to check on business at South-View Cemetery, one

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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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Lynching Memorial And Museum Opens To Public In Montgomery

By BETH J. HARPAZ, AP Travel Editor MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The public is getting its first look at a lynching memorial and museum in Montgomery, Alabama. The National Memorial for Peace and Justice, opening Thursday, is dedicated to 4,400 individuals who lost their lives in lynchings and other racial killings

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