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Sidney Poitier, First Black to Win Best Actor Oscar, Dies at 94

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From Newsmax Sidney Poitier, who broke through racial barriers as the first Black winner of the best actor Oscar for his role in “Lilies of the Field,” and inspired a generation during the civil rights movement, has died at age 94, Bahamas Prime Minister Philip Davis said Friday. “It is with great sadness that I […]

Public memorial planned for actress and civil rights activist Ruby Dee

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From Caribbean360 NEW YORK, United States, Friday January 20, 2014 – A public memorial is planned to celebrate the life of acclaimed actress and civil rights activist Ruby Dee, who died last week at the age of 91. Dee’s long career spanned stage, radio, television and film, and brought her an Oscar nomination at age […]