Ossie Davis

via eurweb: The legacy of slain civil rights leader Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. will be recognized on Monday, January 15, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday. A sea of mourning engulfed America on April 4, 1968 the day King was assassinated. Negroes were drowning in despair after his senseless murder in Memphis. […]

The loss of Ruby Dee (pictured) stunned fans of the award-winning actress, who passed away at the age of 91 in New Rochelle, N.Y. With…

    Stage and screen legend Ruby Dee, who personified grace, grit and progress at a time when African-American women were given little space in movies and on stage, died Wednesday in New Rochelle, N.Y. She was 91. The death was confirmed Thursday by a family member, who declined to answer any questions pending the […]

After years of viewing their public talents through their various award-winning projects, the backstage life and times of Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee will finally be recognized in the forthcoming documentary, “Life’s Essentials With Ruby Dee.” Directed by Dee’s grandson Muta’Ali Muhammad and his partner Jevon “NJ” Frank, the documentary marks the first official project […]