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Teen Wins Prestigious Writing Award That Stephen King, Capote & Other Famous Writers Won

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Malachi Jones (Charleston County School of the Arts Middle & High School) By Robin White Goode Malachi Jones, the 17-year-old wunderkind who is heading to Columbia University this fall, has been awarded a Gold Medal Portfolio, the highest honor of the 2018 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards presented by the nonprofit Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. The high school…

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Tiffany Haddish Keeps Her Word & Honors Her Father & Eritrea at the Oscars

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Photo Tiffany Haddish at the 2018 Oscars By Mwabi Kaira It took years for Tiffany Haddish to find her Eritrean father, Tsihaye Reda Haddish, after a turbulent childhood that includes foster care. She didn’t give up her search and was happy to be reunited with him and connect as a young woman. Although everything between them wasn’t always smooth sailing,…

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7 Must-See Moments from the Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards Luncheon!

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  Tess Thompson, Lena Waithe, Tiffany Haddish, Danai Gurira By Michelby Coco Whitehead Have you ever taken a deep breath and thought to yourself, “God, I love being a Black Woman in 2018?!” From Amara La Negra to the women of Wakanda, and Ava DuVernay’s highly anticipated A Wrinkle In Time film, being a sister is lit! And this year’s…

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