NY TIMES: Los Angeles Film Festival to Highlight the City as Star - Festival director Stephanie Allain wants to make annual event to rediscover and celebrate LA movie culture. Read Story
DAILY BEAST: The Historic Gathering of America’s African-American Senators. Read Story
MODESTO BEE - “Politics, Poetry and Art Highlighted at Black Art Conference” - Black History Month came to a close in dynamic fashion over the weekend in Merced, as poets, musicians, artists and activists convened a three-day conference titled “The Black Arts Movement and Its Influences: 50 Years On.” Read Story
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Lupita Nyong’o won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in “12 Years a Slave.” Watch her thoughtful acceptance speech.
NY TIMES: “Pharrell Williams Takes a Stand on Cheery Musical Ground" - “G I R L” (Columbia), his second album as a solo performer. It’s intensely catchy and harmlessly empty, and succeeds largely because of Mr. Williams’s bravery at standing firm on territory no one else is trying to claim. Read Story
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NPR: 'Mad Black Men' - Yes, There Were Black People in ’60s Advertising - New web series parodies the real presence of black in early advertising, which is ignored in the hit series Mad Men.
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC: "How Slaves Shaped American Cooking" - Growing numbers of researchers, many of them African-American, are bringing to light the uncredited ways slaves and their descendants have shaped how Americans eat. Read Story
NY TIMES: Discovery Leads Yale to Revise a Chapter of its Black History - For generations, Edward Bouchet has been hailed as the first African-American to graduate from Yale College, in 1874. Newly discovered documents reveal the university awarded a degree to another African American man, Richard Henry Green, two decades earlier. Read Story