Chicago Native Melvin Van Peebles Godfather of Black Cinema Dies at Age 89

Chicago Native Melvin Van Peebles Godfather of Black Cinema Dies at Age 89

Chicago native and African American auteur Melvin Van Peebles has passed away at the age of 89. He was the man behind the 1970s films “Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song” and “Watermelon Man.” He died in his Manhattan, New York home on the evening of Sept. 22, 2021. Van Peebles’ family, The Criterion Collection, and Janus […]

‘Jeopardy!’ Announces Temporary Hosts Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings

‘Jeopardy!’ Announces Temporary Hosts Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings

An unfortunate but not unusual set of circumstances left the game show ‘Jeopardy!” without a full-time host. As a result, the game’s producers announced actress Mayim Bialik and former contestant Ken Jennings would share hosting responsibilities through the end of the year, on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2021. This latest twist in the search to find […]

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