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Viola Davis (Photo Courtesy: Flickr) 

When Viola Davis started her production company nearly a decade ago, she was determined to bring about change in Hollywood with a strategic mandate: Normalize people of color on screen.

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In this March 9, 2007 file photo, Chef Leah Chase stands outside her famous Creole restaurant, Dooky Chase's (AP Photo/Cheryl Gerber, File) 

Chef Leah Chase, who ran a family restaurant where civil rights strategies were discussed over gumbo and fried chicken in the 1950s and '60s, died June 1 at age 96

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Photo courtesy of David Kidd 

‘Smoke Screen’ is on display through June 30

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Jussie Smollett (AP Photo/Matt Marton) 

Producers mum on actor Smollett’s future with the show

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Katy Perry attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala on Monday, May 6, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP) 

This year's gala theme, "Camp: Notes on Fashion," was inspired by a 1964 essay which describes the phenomenon as something that shan't be talked about: "To talk about Camp is therefore to betray it."

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Once barred from competing, three black women now hold national pageant titles

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John Singleton arrives at the 80th Academy Awards (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File) 

The family for John Singleton says the Oscar-nominated filmmaker will be taken off life support Monday after suffering a stroke almost two weeks ago.

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Beyonce beat LeBron James, Regina King, Chadwick Boseman and Ryan Coogler to be named entertainer of the year

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On March 30, Self Enhancement, INC. (SEI) will host a grand reopening at The Center for Self Enhancement to unveil changes and a permanent space in the library dedicated to Mitchell S. Jackson.

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Parkland activists, Janelle Monáe and John Leguizamo among this year’s honorees 

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