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For Oprah Winfrey, ‘Sidney’ is an act of love for Poitier

By Jake Coyle, AP Film Writer Oprah Winfrey was discussing her profound affection for trailblazing actor Sidney Poitier — a longtime friend and mentor to...

Sidney Poitier – Hollywood’s first Black leading man reflected the civil rights movement on screen

By Aram Goudsouzian, University of Memphis In the summer of 1967, Martin Luther King Jr. introduced the keynote speaker for the 10th-anniversary convention banquet of...

Melvin Van Peebles, Creative Genius

By Julianne Malveaux, TriceEdneyWire.com One of the first Broadway plays I ever saw was Melvin Van Peeble’s Ain’t Supposed to Die a Natural Death. A....

Arizona State University Renames Film School to Honor Sidney Poitier

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent Arizona State University has named its new film school after legendary actor Sidney Poitier. According to a...