Remembering the Famed Senegalese sculptor Ousmane Sow – see video

Sow spent most of his adult life between Dakar and Paris, where he first moved when he was 22. Famed for his monumental sculptors of Nubian wrestlers, he produced a series of striking bronzes of muscular African men. The series included “The Massai”, “The Zulus” and “The Fulani” and were widely exhibited in France and at the prestigious Documenta festival in Germany as well as in Venice Biennale.Sow also sculpted the late South African leader, Nelson Mandela as a goalkeeper, […]

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Watch Cynthia Nixon, Kristen Bell, Tracee Ellis Ross and Michelle Monaghan Debate Ageism, Sexism, Diversity and Female Equality in Television

US actresses Cynthia Nixon, Kristen Bell, Tracee Ellis Ross and Michelle Monaghan, all of whom have played a key part in changing the TV landscape, have taken part in a filmed debate for The EDIT to discuss contentious yet crucial topics such as sexism, diversity (of all shapes, ages and colors) and opportunity for women. The four women talk passionately about issues affecting them, their peers and the industry. On the subject of pressure on female actors to look good, Tracee Ellis Ross – daughter of Diana Ross and the first […]

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BLACK AMERICA SINCE MLK: AND STILL I RISE, Henry Louis Gates, Jr.’s Latest Documentary Chronicling 50 Years of the African-American Experience, to Air on PBS November 15 and 22, 2016

Features Interviews With Oprah Winfrey, Nas, Ava DuVernay, Jesse Jackson, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, Donna Brazile, Robert L. Johnson, Former Attorney General Eric Holder,Shonda Rhimes and Many More  BLACK AMERICA SINCE MLK: AND STILL I RISE, a two-part, four-hour documentary series hosted, executive produced and written by Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., will premiere on PBS In BLACK AMERICA SINCE MLK, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. looks at the last 50 years of African-American history — from Dr. King to […]

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South African Soprano Pretty Yende, A Rising Star With A Modern Fairy-Tale Story, Releases Debut Album

– Born 1985 in a remote town in South Africa, Pretty Yende was first introduced to operatic music at the age of sixteen when hearing the Flower Duet from Delibes’s opera Lakmé in a British Airways commercial. At that moment she decided to become an opera singer. – First artist in history to win first prize in every category of the International Belvedere Competition (2009) and prizewinner at Plácido Domingo’s Operalia competition (2011), again in all categories. – International breakthrough […]

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