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Harry Belafonte to Receive Academy's Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award

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  • August 28, 2014 5:12 PM
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He joins Jean-Claude Carrière, Hayao Miyazaki And Maureen O'Hara Who Will Receive The Academy's Honorary Award

"Will Hollywood Let Negroes Make Love?" - A Trip Down Memory Lane; But What's Really Changed?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 10, 2014 2:49 PM
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Is there still very much a suppression of *black sexuality* in mainstream cinema?

Harry Belafonte: 'Faced With Oppression, I Had To Act' (Video)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 23, 2014 5:18 PM
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Harry Belafonte: 'Faced with oppression, I had to act' (Watch)

Listen To Harry Belafonte’s New York Film Critics Circle Awards Speech On Race & Cinema

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 7, 2014 1:14 PM
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Listen To Harry Belafonte’s Stirring New York Film Critics Circle Awards Speech On Race & Cinema

Harry Belafonte, Martin Scorsese Teaming To Produce Miniseries On Leopold II's Brutal Congo Reign

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 12, 2013 6:59 PM
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Interesting and pleasantly unexpected pairing, and a curious subject that they've chosen to tackle...

TV One to Premiere Harry Belafonte Doc 'Sing Your Song' Commemorating March on Washington

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 19, 2013 1:40 PM
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To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington, TV One will air Sing Your Song, the critically-acclaimed documentary profiling revered singer, actor and activist Harry Belafonte, on Sunday, August 25 at 11 am ET.

Jay-Z Responds To Harry Belafonte's Challenge: 'My Presence Is Charity' (My Thoughts)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 27, 2013 12:37 PM
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"I’m offended by that because first of all, and this is going to sound arrogant, but my presence is charity. Just who I am. Just like Obama’s is. Obama provides hope. Whether he does anything, the hope that he provides for a nation, and outside of America is enough. Just being who he is. You’re the first black president. If he speaks on any issue or anything he should be left alone…I felt Belafonte he just went about it wrong. Like the way he did it in the media, and then he big’d up Bruce Springsteen or somebody. And it was like, “whoa,” you just sent the wrong message all the way around…Bruce Springsteen is a great guy. You’re this Civil Rights activist and you just big’d up the white guy against me in the white media. And I’m not saying that in a racial way. I’m just saying what it is. The fact of what it was. And that was just the wrong way to go about it."