Tag: Cicely Tyson

Black Lawmaker & Celebrity Reactions To Hillary Clinton’s DNC Presidential Nomination Acceptance Speech

Thursday night, the Democratic National Convention culminated a presidential primary season that saw a self-proclaimed billionaire rise to prominence on the strength of bombastic rhetoric, thinly veiled racially charged comments, and the idea that America is broken and needs to be made “great again.” The same election cycle that produced Donald Trump has also produced Hillary Clinton, who […]

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Lifestyle

Fashion Watch: The man behind Cicely Tyson’s dress

Right from the start, B Michael was fated to be a fashion designer. Growing up in Durham, Connecticut, he found early inspirations in his mother, whose family extends back four generations. Her creativity and keen sense of style passed on to her son, and like his eclectic family tree, B Michael incorporates the fantastic with understated cool, sensational color with elegance and emotion. His designs have been featured editorially on Halle Berry and Cate Blanchett and this year at the 2013 Tony Awards, Cicely Tyson was wrapped in a royal blue ruffled gown by B Michael. Sisters Venus and Serena Williams have been spotted sitting front-row at his runway shows wearing B Michael clothes. But B Michael is not just a nine to five o’clock designer.

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Entertainment

Big night for African-American actors, women at Tony Awards

Patina Miller, Tony Award winner of the best actress in a musical category for her role in “Pippen,” left, Cicely Tyson, winner of the best actress in a play category for “The Trip to Bountiful”, center, and Billy Porter, winner of the best actor in a musical category for his role in “Kinky Boots,” pose with their awards in the press room at the 67th Annual Tony Awards, on Sunday, June 9, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP) by Jocelyn Noveck AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — On a feel-good night for Broadway, it was only natural that the Tony award go to its most feel-good musical, the joyous “Kinky Boots.” But most everything about Sunday’s Tony telecast was warmhearted, from inspiring speeches about the theatrical community to the inspired antics of Neil Patrick Harris, who should officially be awarded the host job on a permanent basis.