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Paris Blues

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Ram Bowen and Eddie Cook are two expatriate jazz musicians living in Paris where, unlike the US at the time, Jazz musicians are celebrated and racism is a non-issue. 378 more words

Movie Reviews

Actors That Should Come Out of Retirement Part 4: Sidney Poitier

by Jason F. Koenigsberg

Now this man is truly the definition of a living legend. A pioneer for African-Americans in the entertainment industry and for years the only African-American that was able to earn certain roles. 715 more words

Editorials

Actors That Should Come Out of Retirement Part 1: Sean Connery

by Jason F. Koenigsberg

Retirement can be a great thing. All people that work hard in their lives deserve to relax and put their feet up if they want to. 1,298 more words

Editorials

'Quantico' Actor Blair Underwood Reflects on Early Career, Meeting Sidney Poitier

Blair Underwood solidified his place as an industry mainstay with his role as attorney Jonathan Rollins on the NBC legal drama “L.A. Law” from 1987-1994. Since then, he’s gone on to have notable turns in shows including “Sex and the City,” “The New Adventures of Old Christine,” and “Dirty Sexy Money.” He recently joined the cast of “Quantico.” Underwood has been helping to bring nonprofits to reality TV by executive-producing the daytime show “Give” — which he describes as “ ‘Undercover Boss’ meets ‘Extreme Makeover’ ” — through his production company, Intrepid, along with Bungalow Media and Litton Entertainment. 621 more words

Features

Throw Back Thursday: Sidney Poitier and Modern Racism

First of all, this post is less about Poitier and more about what has happened since him. Second of all, it kind or rambles, but it rambles through key points. 462 more words

History

HE'S THE FIRST

April 13th in history:

Firsts for African-Americans on April 13th …

Sidney Poitier became the first black man to win an Oscar for acting on April 13th, 1964. 47 more words

Today In History

TCM Classic Film Festival Honors Best Of Hollywood's Past, From Sidney Poitier To Carl Reiner And Mel Brooks

In a youth obsessed industry, the Turner Classic Movies Classic Film Festival, which runs through Sunday in Hollywood, is an oasis of cinematic treasures in the midst of a business that doesn’t always value its storied past. 1,170 more words

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