April 13,1964 Sydney Poitier becomes the first African American to win the Academy Award for Best Actor, for his role for “Lilies of the Field”

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Poitier was born in 1924, while his parents were visiting the United States from the Bahamas, where his father was a tomato farmer. As a teenager, Poitier dropped out of school and returned to America to enlist in the U.S. Army during World War II. After his military stint, he became […]

27th Annual NAACP Theatre Awards Announces Nominations

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Beverly Hills, CA — The NAACP Beverly Hills/Hollywood Branch’s Theatre Viewing Committee announces nominations for the 27th Annual NAACP Theatre Awards. This year’s nominee roster is overwhelmingly filled with multiple EMMY, Tony and previous NAACP Theatre award winners throughout all 31 categories. To honor such outstanding examples of black excellence in […]

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