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I’m Happy That Nikole Hannah-Jones and Ta-Nehisi Coates Are Going to Howard. Now, Howard Folks Get to Be More Insufferable. Yay

Photo: Mike Coppola/Zach Gibson (Getty Images) Yesterday, Academic African America was abuzz with the exciting news that Nikole Hannah-Jones had not only rebuffed the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill’s last-ditch attempt to save face by granting her tenure, but was taking (or bringing, depending on where you are located) her talents to Howard University in […]

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What’s New and Black on Broadway: Seven Shows to Catch Now That Theater Is Back

Photo: Courtesy Michael Davis Broadway is back—and Blacker than ever, it seems. According to Time Out, the Great White Way will see the production of at least seven plays written by Black playwrights throughout the 2021 season. Broadway shows have opened or have plans on reopening via a staggered schedule due to ongoing coronavirus pandemic. […]

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Bill Cosby Accuses Howard University Of Censuring Phylicia Rashad’s ‘Freedom Of Speech’

NewsOne Featured Video Source: The Washington Post / Getty Over the holiday Bill Cosby released an incoherent message regarding the backlash against Phylicia Rashad, his former TV wife, received after she voiced her support once the court vacated Cosby’s sexual assault charge last week. “FINALLY!!!! A terrible wrong is being righted- a miscarriage of justice […]

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Phylicia Rashad Pens Apology Letter To Howard University Community Over Cosby Tweet

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Dia Dipasupil / Getty Actress Phylicia Rashad issued a second apology Friday, this time directing her statement to Howard University students, parents and alumni after tweeting an eye-brow-raising response to Bill Cosby‘s overturned conviction. “This week, I tweeted a statement that caused so much hurt in so many people – both […]

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Phylicia Rashad Apologizes to Howard Students and Parents for ‘Insensitive’ Cosby Tweet

Actress Phylicia Rashad attends the “Belief” New York premiere at TheTimesCenter on October 14, 2015 in New York City. Photo: Jamie McCarthy (Getty Images) Days after jumping out the entire window and celebrating the overturning of Bill Cosby’s sexual assault conviction on Twitter, Phylicia Rashad has offered her “most sincere apology” to the students and […]

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‘No One Is Going to Work With Him’: Bill Cosby’s Chances of a Hollywood Ending

Bill Cosby speaks to reporters outside of his home on June 30, 2021.Photo: Michael Abbott (Getty Images) On Wednesday, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned Bill Cosby’s sexual assault conviction, citing a couple of technicalities such as a “non-prosecution agreement” with a previous prosecutor and the fact that five additional accusers were able to testify against […]

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It Hurts When It’s One of Your Own

Photo: Brendan Hoffman (Getty Images) My parents divorced in the ’90s when I was relatively young, so memories of my mom, dad and siblings under one roof are few and far between. One vivid memory is clear: me, my sister and my parents piled into their bed watching The Cosby Show every Thursday night at […]

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Bill Cosby Celebrates Technicality-Based Prison Release; Howard University and Janet Hubert Respond to Phylicia Rashad

Bill Cosby speaks to reporters outside of his home on June 30, 2021; Phylicia Rashad attends the premiere of Tyler Perry’s “A Fall From Grace” at Metrograph on January 13, 2020; Janet Hubert on PopViewers.Photo: Michael Abbott (Getty Images), Jamie McCarthy (Getty Images), Screenshot: PopViewers/YouTube (Getty Images) Content Warning: The following article contains information that […]

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The Original Aunt Viv From ‘Fresh Prince’ Had The Best Response To Phylicia Rashad’s ‘Terribly Wrong’ Bill Cosby Tweet

Bill Cosby was released from prison on Wednesday after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned his 2018 conviction for sexual assault. He served less than three years of a 10-year sentence. In response to the news, his The Cosby Show co-star, Phylicia Rashad, tweeted, “FINALLY!!!! A terrible wrong is being righted — a miscarriage of justice […]

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Phylicia Rashad Addresses Backlash From Tweet Rejoicing At Bill Cosby’s Prison Release

NewsOne Featured Video Phylicia Rashad and Bill Cosby on the set of “The Cosby Show” in an undated photo. | NBC / Getty The news had barely broken on Wednesday that Bill Cosby‘s release from prison was imminent when Phylicia Rashad publicly expressed her joy about the ruling in a tweet. “FINALLY!!!!” tweeted the celebrated […]

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Bye, Phylicia: Social Media Reacts to Phylicia Rashad’s Message of Support for Bill Cosby’s Overturned Sexual Assault Conviction

Phylicia Rashad attends the premiere of Tyler Perry’s “A Fall From Grace” at Metrograph on January 13, 2020 in New York City.Photo: Jamie McCarthy (Getty Images) Bill Cosby is a free man. As previously reported by The Root, the once-loved comedian was released from prison on Wednesday after the high court of Pennsylvania saw fit […]

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Bye, Phylicia: Social Media Reacts to Phylicia Rashad’s Message of Support for Bill Cosby’s Overturned Sexual Assault Conviction [Updated]

Phylicia Rashad attends the premiere of Tyler Perry’s “A Fall From Grace” at Metrograph on January 13, 2020 in New York City.Photo: Jamie McCarthy (Getty Images) Bill Cosby is a free man. As previously reported by The Root, the once-loved comedian was released from prison on Wednesday after the high court of Pennsylvania saw fit […]

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Phylicia Rashad Joins Cast in Nikyatu Jusu’s Supernatural Thriller Nanny

Phylicia Rashad visits SiriusXM Studios on January 13, 2020; Nikyatu Jusu, Shorts Competition: Suicide By Sunlight.Photo: Dia Dipasupil (Getty Images), Screenshot: Sundance Institute/YouTube (Getty Images) One of our beloved Black TV and film matriarchs is starring in a new supernatural thriller, y’all! Advertisement According to Deadline, Phylicia Rashad has been cast in Nanny, Nikyatu Jusu’s […]

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TKO Now Means Thirst Knockout Because Jonathan Majors May Co-Star in Creed III Opposite Michael B. Jordan

Jonathan Majors attends SiriusXM’s Town Hall with Matthew McConaughey And The Cast Of “White Boy Rick” on September 12, 2018.Photo: Astrid Stawiarz (Getty Images) Picture it, Philly. You run to the top of the stairs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and punch the air in triumph. What are you celebrating? The potential thirst traps […]

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Howard University To Rename Its College Of Fine Arts After Visionary Chadwick Boseman

NewsOne Featured Video From the campus of Howard University to the silver screen, late actor Chadwick Boseman left a lasting impact on every space that he entered, and his alma mater will honor his legacy in a special way. Howard announced its re-established College of Fine Arts will be named after the visionary. Boseman graduated […]

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Howard University’s College of Fine Arts Is Now Named After Chadwick Boseman

Chadwick Boseman attends Netflix world premiere of “THE BLACK GODFATHER on June 03, 2019.Photo: Charley Gallay (Getty Images) Howard University has announced an amazing tribute to one of its most notable alumni—the late beloved actor Chadwick Boseman. Advertisement According to the Washington Post, Howard University announced on Wednesday that it will be naming its newly […]

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