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Today in black history: Actor Sidney Poitier born

Born to Bahamian parents in Miami, Fla., while they were selling produce from their island farm, Poitier began life in humble working-class circumstances, which he never forgot.

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First black actor to win an Oscar: Hattie McDaniel

Roles in film for African Americans at the time were almost exclusively as maids and servants. McDaniel excelled at appearing in such roles, for which she received wide criticism.

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Reuther story gets new addition

Will a new movie about the Reuther brothers tell the whole story?

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Political murder in Vietnamese America - a new film

An unexplored and deadly consequence of the Vietnam war occurred on U.S. soil - the political assassinations of six Vietnamese-Americans, five of them journalists - between 1981 and 1990.

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"Tony and Janina": Film of love, deportation to tour Michigan

To give the immigration debate a "human face" is the goal of director Ruth Leitman in her new film "Tony and Janina's American Wedding."

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Bridges brothers honor Hollywood "Red" Betty Garrett

Actor Jeff Bridges was among those who eulogized actress Betty Garrett in an April 6 memorial service attended by hundreds of entertainment community members.

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Movie review: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Another title for this important Swedish film is “Men Who Hate Women.”

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Weathering racial storms, Lena Horne rose above

Lena Horne, an African American pioneer who fought for equality as an artist-activist, died May 9 at age 92. She is remembered as a crusader for civil rights and a symbol of black pride.