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FILE - This undated photo shows boxer Jack Johnson. President Donald Trump says he's considering "a Full Pardon!" for boxing's first black heavyweight champion more than 100 years after Jack Johnson was convicted by all-white jury of "immorality" for one of his relationships. Trump tweets that the actor Sylvester Stallone called him to share Johnson's story. Trump says Johnson's "trials and tribulations were great, his life complex and controversial." The president adds: "Others have looked at this over the years, most thought it would be done, but yes, I am considering a Full Pardon!" (AP Photo/File
April 21, 2018 - 4:59 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump says he's considering a posthumous pardon for boxing's first black heavyweight champion more than 100 years after the late Jack Johnson was convicted by all-white jury of accompanying a white woman across state lines. Trump announced Saturday on...
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In this April 18, 2018 photo, President Donald Trump listens during a news conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Trump's private Mar-a-Lago club, in Palm Beach, Fla. The Democratic National Committee on Friday sued President Donald Trump's campaign, Trump's son, his son-in-law, the Russian Federation and WikiLeaks. The Democrats accuse the defendants of conspiring to help Trump win the 2016 presidential election after breaking into DNC computers and stealing tens of thousands of emails and documents. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
April 21, 2018 - 2:17 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Democratic Party sued Donald Trump's presidential campaign, Russia, WikiLeaks and Trump's son and son-in-law Friday, accusing them of an intricate conspiracy to undercut Democrats in the 2016 election by stealing tens of thousands of emails and documents. The lawsuit filed in...
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Kerry Washington, cast member of "Scandal" arrives a the live stage reading of the series finale at El Capitan Theatre on Thursday, April 19, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
April 20, 2018 - 12:34 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kerry Washington hopes that when people look back on "Scandal," they remember the show as courageous and bold. The woman who made the character Olivia Pope a household name spoke about the ABC series' impact as it aired its final episode after seven seasons on Thursday. While...
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In this Jan. 25, 2012 photo provided by the University of California, Irvine, Donald McKayle watches a dancer in a studio on the campus of the UCI. McKayle, a modern dancer and choreographer who brought the black experience in America to the Broadway stage in musicals such as "Raisin" and "Sophisticated Ladies," has died. He was 87. His wife, Lea McKayle, told UCI that McKayle died Friday night, April 6, 2018. He was a UCI professor emeritus of dance. (Michelle S. Kim/UCI via AP)
April 10, 2018 - 12:45 am
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Donald McKayle, a modern dancer and choreographer who brought the black experience in America to the Broadway stage in musicals such as "Raisin" and "Sophisticated Ladies," has died. He was 87. His wife, Lea McKayle, told the University of California, Irvine that McKayle died...
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Musician Ronnie Wood, right, and Sally Wood pose for photographers upon arrival at the Olivier Awards in London, Sunday, April 8, 2018. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)
April 08, 2018 - 2:23 pm
LONDON (AP) — Women's rights activists joined stage stars on the red carpet Sunday at British theater's Olivier Awards, where "Hamilton" led the race for trophies with 13 nominations. Inspired by the Time's Up movement against sexual harassment and abuse, several leading actresses brought guests...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by Penguin Random House shows writer Ta-Nehisi Coates. Coates made an unannounced appearance Monday, April 2, 2018, at a staged recital of his prize-winning book "Between the World and Me," at New York's famed Apollo Theater. A second performance follows on Tuesday. “Between the World and Me,” published in 2015, is Coates’ letter to his son about police violence against blacks. (Nina Subin/Penguin Random House via AP, File)
April 03, 2018 - 12:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Apollo Theater audience cheered and cheered for Ta-Nehisi Coates, and the readers of "Between the World and Me." A capacity crowd at the famed New York City venue was on hand Monday night for a stage recital of Coates' prize-winning book, one met throughout with applause and...
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March 23, 2018 - 6:15 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The actor who plays Captain America may be ready to hang up his shield. Chris Evans tells The New York Times he has no plans to return to the Marvel movie franchise after reshoots of the fourth "Avengers" movie later this year. Evans says "you want to get off the train before they...
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FILe - In this Feb. 16, 1999 file photo, Sammy Williams rehearses a song from the show "Too Old for the Chorus" at the ASCAP Foundation/Disney Musical Theatre Workshop in Burbank, Calif. Williams, who won a Tony Award in the original Broadway production of “A Chorus Line,” died of cancer in Los Angeles on Saturday, March 17, 2018. He was 69. (AP Photo/Jill Connelly, File)
March 21, 2018 - 7:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Sammy Williams, who won a Tony Award in the original Broadway production of "A Chorus Line," has died. He was 69. Family spokeswoman and friend Brandee Barnaby says Williams died of cancer Saturday in Los Angeles. Williams won best featured actor in a musical in 1976 for the role of...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 14, 2018 file photo, staff working for the Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival work as an election campaign banner of Egyptian presidential candidate President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, with partial translation of Arabic that reads, "for safety, stability, and moving forward for our beloved Egypt, we support President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi," hangs on a building in front of them, in Cairo. State censors have banned a play, that is part of the festival, the day of its Cairo premiere, saying it could not be shown without the removal of five scenes. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty, File)
March 18, 2018 - 11:33 am
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's state censors prohibited the performance of a play just hours before its Sunday premiere in Cairo, the latest episode in authorities' unrelenting crackdown on free speech. Director Ahmed El Attar cancelled the Sunday and Monday showings of Before The Revolution, a two-actor...
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March 12, 2018 - 11:16 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Oleg Tabakov, a Russian actor and theater director who for decades was one of the most revered figures in Russia's theater and film communities, has died. He was 82. The Moscow Art Theater said Tabakov died Monday of an unspecified illness at a Moscow hospital. Tabakov led the theater...
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