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Molly Shannon’s Memoir ‘Hello Molly’ Is Already an Instant Bestseller on Amazon

Click here to read the full article. If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, Variety may receive an affiliate commission. No one can stop talking about Molly Shannon’s new memoir. In “Hello Molly,” already a #1 bestseller on Amazon, the celebrated actor and comedian brings her vulnerability, wit and empathetic comedy to the page, opening up about the tragic experience of losing her mom at the age of four before finding a gift for entertaining that blossomed into an illustrious career. Shannon’s book follows a long list of best-selling celebrity memoirs that have come out...
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Will Smith, Cicely Tyson, Issa Rae among 2022 NAACP Image Award winners: See the full list

Ahead of its Saturday night ceremony and live telecast, the 53rd Annual NAACP Image Awards have revealed winners in the non-televised award categories. Announced during the NAACP Image Awards' Virtual Experience by actor and comedian Affion Crockett, the awards included honors for achievements in literary and podcast work, as well as a special award for youth activist of the year.
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Will Smith, Jemele Hill, Stacey Abrams and Cicely Tyson Among First Wave of NAACP Image Award Winners

Click here to read the full article. Journalist Jemele Hill, civil rights activist Stacey Abrams, superstar Will Smith and the legendary Cicely Tyson were among the winners of podcast and literary kudos presented Monday as part of the 53rd NAACP Image Awards. The Image Awards’ non-televised awards are being handed out during five virtual ceremonies to stretch across the week starting Feb. 21, leading up to the live telecast for the top categories to air Feb. 26 on BET. The Monday-Friday virtual ceremonies are live-streamed via the Image Awards’ YouTube channel and Hill, the ESPN alumnus who writes for the Atlantic...

NAACP Image Awards: ‘Insecure,’ ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ Among Winners From Night Two of Non-Televised Ceremonies

The 2022 NAACP Image Awards is announcing winners in several non-televised categories via streaming presentations this week. On Tuesday, the NAACP presented awards in a number of short-form, writing and directing categories. And the organization recognized its 2022 Activist of the Year: Scot X. Esdaile, president of the Connecticut state conference of NAACP branches.More from The Hollywood ReporterCharlamagne Tha God, Alesha Renee to Host 2022 AAFCA Awards (Exclusive)Dorian Film Awards: 'The Power of the Dog' Leads Nominations From LGBTQ Entertainment CriticsOscars: Eight Awards Won't Be Telecast Live This Year (Exclusive) On Tuesday night, Insecure, which went into the awards tied with The...
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Working With Cicely Tyson and the Success of ‘Billions’ With Condola Rashad

Bakari Sellers is joined by actress of stage and screen Condola Rashad to discuss challenging herself as an artist (4:16), the legendary storytellers she looks up to (6:19), and what to expect from Season 6 of Billions (11:32). Host: Bakari Sellers. Guest: Condola Rashad. Producer: Donnie Beacham. Executive Producer: Jarrod...


30 Lafayette Ave. between Ashland Pl. & St. Felix St. In her bestselling 2021 memoir, Just as I Am (Harper, $28.99), actress and activist Cicely Tyson writes, “The era I grew up in both deepened my racial wound and soothed it with the healing balm of the arts. My childhood spanned the 1920s and 1930s, two of the most economically memorable and culturally rich decades in American history — a period when Negro literature, music and culture flourished. The Roaring ’20s rollicked joyously with jazz, decadence and illegal whiskey, while the thunderous market crash of 1929 rattled nerves throughout the ’30s. What these shifts meant to daily life, or whether they had any noticeable consequence at all, depended upon where you lived and how much you were able to earn, both of which were inextricably tied to the color of your skin.” She continues, “The United States has never been ‘one nation under God’ but several nations gazing up at him, dissimilar faces huddled beneath a single flag. In white America, the ’20s may have roared, but in my Black world — in what has been called the Other America — the decade also moaned. The fact that the Great Depression was given a name just meant that enough whites were now suffering alongside us to warrant an official title.”

Sixth-grade Cicely Tyson students engineer model cells

EAST ORANGE, NJ — asked with engineering a model of a cell, sixth-graders at Cicely Tyson Middle School in East Orange pulled out all their creative skills and went to work. Science teacher Nabila Mack said, “This cycle, students were exploring living things and how they’re made of cells. They also learned how to classify organisms as unicellular or multicellular. As a culminating activity, they were required to create a model of a plant or animal cell that a third-grader would understand.”

Wise Words From Cicely Tyson

I was really sad to hear #CicelyTyson passed away. Listen to @DABRATTV read some great words from the legendary actress in this #HotSpot.

The Grace & Greatness Of Cicely Tyson | RSMS

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Hank Aaron, Cicely Tyson, DMX, Colin Powell: The Black icons we lost in 2021

As we look back at the year that was 2021, we come to the startling realization that the number of cultural luminaries that we lost is simply astounding. From the man who was the greatest home run hitter of all time, Henry “Hammerin’ Hank” Aaron, to one of the most decorated actors to ever live in Cicely Tyson, who dazzled us on the big and small screen and the stage.