‘Great day in my life': Spike Lee is marathon grand marshal
He’s a noted filmmaker, a teacher, an honorary Oscar winner, a crazy New York sports fan and now this: Spike Lee is the next grand marshal of the New York City Marathon. “It’s gonna be a great day in my life,” Lee said in an interview about his new... Read more
Levar Burton recalls tv roles while touting power of education
With an English teacher for a mother, LeVar Burton grew up in an environment where reading was “mandatory.” “In my house, you either read a book, or she hit you upside the head with one,” he told a group of several hundred at the Scranton Cultural Center on Tuesday.... Read more
Ali, Holder, rapper Nas among 2015 DuBois Medal recipients
Boxing legend Muhammad Ali, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and rapper Nasir “Nas” Jones are among the 2015 recipients of Harvard’s W.E.B. DuBois Medal. This year’s winners will gather Wednesday at Harvard for an awards ceremony and panel discussion. Ali, who is battling Parkinson’s disease, will appear via a... Read more
Procter & Gamble Commits to Helping 100 Million Girls and Women Build Confidence
P&G announced a new Commitment to Action today at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting to help 100 million girls and women build confidence. The global goal aims to help girls and women boost and maintain confidence and avoid traps that create negative feelings of self-worth. The Company also... Read more
‘The Jemima Code’ explores African-American history through cookbooks
Even if you weren’t born in this country, you can probably imagine Aunt Jemima. Thanks to the still-popular brand of pancakes, the image of a smiling black woman with a head wrap will come to mind. Like Uncle Ben, whose image also continues to grace grocery store shelves, she’s... Read more