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Wednesday, Sep. 21, 2022
Sidney Poitier was not expected to live. He was born two months premature to uneducated tomato farmers in the Caribbean. His father planned to use a shoe box as a makeshift coffin.
Poitier's rise from that humble origin to become an Oscar-winning box office draw and civil rights figure...
Monday, Sep. 12, 2022
Oprah Winfrey was discussing her profound affection for trailblazing actor Sidney Poitier — a longtime friend and mentor to her — when she was overcome by emotion during an interview on the upcoming documentary " Sidney," a life-spanning portrait. She plunged her head into her hands and cried, "...
Monday, Oct. 30, 2017
At first blush it might seem that director Reginald Hudlin was moving out of his comfort zone when taking on a drama, Marshall, that sought to shed light on Thurgood Marshall, the attorney who successfully argued the landmark civil rights case Brown vs. The Board of Education and later...
Friday, Oct. 13, 2017
Chadwick Boseman knows a little about portraying icons: his acting resume includes Jackie Robinson, James Brown and comic book's first black superhero, the Black Panther.
But even Boseman was wary after director Reginald Hudlin approached him about portraying the younger days of the...
Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017
Thurgood Marshall, a titan of 20th-century law and a civil rights pioneer, has until now largely eluded Hollywood's notice. Despite its title, "Marshall," too, is wary of taking on the Supreme Court justice in full, sticking to a minor case from Marshall's early career as counsel for the NAACP....