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Actor is fourth African-American to portray Phantom
Saturday, February 24, 2018
At 6-foot-7 and almost 250 pounds, Quentin Oliver Lee makes an imposing character. But it’s not his statue that commands the stage. It’s his presence. An actor and trained opera singer, Lee portrays the Phantom in producer Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of “The Phantom of the Opera,” which opens at the Durham
 
Durham Arts Council displays ‘America Wants’
Friday, February 23, 2018
DURHAM – Turning photos into powerful messages, Owens Daniels is using photography and digital art to make a statement about relevant social issues of the moment. Originally from Richmond, Virginia, Daniels considers himself a “hybrid North Carolinian.” A retired military veteran, he got his start in photography at the U.S. Army
 
BOOK: First mixed-race woman in British royal family
Monday, February 19, 2018
Invisible Queen By Stephanie E. Myers R.J. Myers Publishing Invisible Queen tells the story of Queen Sophia Charlotte, a mixed-race woman born in Germany who married King George III in 1761, and served as Queen of England and Ireland for 57 years. "Many of us don't know there was a Queen of England with black heritage that was handed down from the Moors of
 
‘Black Panther’ stars and creators reflect on its arrival
Friday, February 16, 2018
Fans who bought a record-setting number of advanced tickets weren’t the only ones anticipating the Feb. 16 opening of “Black Panther,” Marvel’s historic first black superhero film. “I’ve been waiting a long time. I was just so, so excited because this was a movie we all felt a lot of ownership that we thoroughly enjoyed
 
BOOK: Chilling story of wrongful conviction
Friday, February 16, 2018
GHOST OF THE INNOCENT MAN: A True Story of Trial and Redemption By Benjamin Rachlin Little, Brown and Company, $27 HC Rachlin was 26 years old when he read a local newspaper story in North Carolina about a man named Willie J. Grimes, who had been wrongfully imprisoned for 24 years. In an instant, Rachlin understood exactly how long this was – the
 
Brown Sugar adds exclusive original programming
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
ATLANTA – Brown Sugar, the popular subscription video-on-demand service featuring the biggest collection of the baddest African-American movies of all-time, will add exclusive original content beginning this month. Brown Sugar's first exclusive original will be the new documentary, "Am I Black Enough?" which will be available for streaming on Feb.
 
A good excuse to improve a relationship
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
You may be someone who either loves Valentine's Day, is indifferent to it or hates what an over-commercialized holiday it is. But regardless, it's still a good opportunity to think about the romantic relationships in which we're involved. This doesn't mean you have to run out and buy big boxes of chocolates or giant bunches of flowers, but it can be a good
 
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Actor is fourth African-American to portray Phantom

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Durham Arts Council displays ‘America Wants’

DURHAM – Turning photos into powerful messages, Owens Daniels is using photography and