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Black Excellence Honored At 2019 Oscars

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The 2019 Oscars definitely honored the talent and skills of several black actors, directors, and designers!

Ruth Carter is the first African American to win an Oscar for best costume design for the “Black Panther” film.

Other Oscar winners tonight include:

Spike Lee (Best Adapted Screen Play, BlackkKlansman),

Regina King (Best Supporting Actress, If Beale Street Could Talk),

Peter Ramsey, on the left (Best Animated Feature Film, for Spider Man Into The Spider Verse)

Hannah Beachler (first Black person to win the award for Best Production Design for Black Panther)

Mahershala Ali (Best Supporting Actor – Green Book).

Sources:

https://www.essence.com/awards-events/red-carpet/oscars/black-academy-award-winners-2019/#415434

Morehouse College: Celebrating 150th Anniversary

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Morehouse College is a private historically black college (HBCU) for men. Morehouse opened its doors in 1867 to educated black males who were formerly enslaved to become ministers and teachers. It opened approximately 2 years after the close of the Civil War. Its original name was Augustus Institute and it was located in Augustus Georgia. The Augustus Institute relocated to Atlanta in 1879 and became the Atlanta Baptist Seminary. Classes were first held in the basement of Friendship Baptist Church. The school moved to its current location in the 1880’s after John D. Rockefeller donated land to the college.

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Which Celebrity Did NOT Attend An HBCU?

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On Wednesday, January 20, 2016, we asked our Black Mail Readers to guess which celebrity on the list below did not attend an HBCU (Historically Black College/University).

  1. Jesse Jackson (Civil Rights Activist)
  2. Spike Lee (Actor/Director)
  3. Erykah Bahdu (Singer)
  4. Langston Hughes (Writer)
  5. Alice Walker (Writer)
  6. K. Michelle (Singer)
  7. Samuel L. Jackson (Actor)
  8. Oprah Winfrey (Actress/Talk Show Host)
  9. Jerry Rice (Former NFL Player)
  10. Common (Entertainer/Actor/Rapper)

The answer is #2-Spike Lee.  Spike Lee attended New York University. 

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