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Mayor Bowser Appoints HU’s Natalie Hopkinson, Ph.D., To DC Arts And Humanities Commission

“I am so grateful to Mayor Bowser for the opportunity to serve this institution that is so critical to the future of the cultural fabric of D.C. I look forward to getting down to the serious work of sparking creativity across the city,” said Hopkinson.

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‘Boyz N The Hood’ Esther Scott, Dead At 66

Esther Scott appeared in at least “73 films and shows dating back to the ‘80s.” Some of her roles can be seen in “Encino Man,” “Beverly Hills, 90210,” “Full House,” “Martin,” and “The King of Queens.” 

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Houston Hologram Tour Set To Begin

“Now is just the right time,” said Pat Houston, the singer’s sister-in-law, former manager and the executor of her estate, which is producing the show in collaboration with BASE Hologram. “In the spirit of Whitney, I know we’re doing all the right things right now.”

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National Black News Channel Makes Debut

“I was sitting there leaning forward looking at the screen, and Gary goes, ‘OK, in about two minutes we’re going to see if this baby comes out.’ And sure enough it did,” Watts said in an interview at the studio. “We birthed a child on Feb. 10 at 6 a.m. Eastern Standard Time — a healthy child — and now we have to nurture it on to adulthood.”

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White House Correspondents’ Dinner Returns To Comedic Roots

“Kenan and Hasan are two of the most engaged and engaging entertainers in America. I’m thrilled they’ll help us celebrate the role of a free press in our democracy,” said Jonathan Karl, Chief White House correspondent for ABC News and president of the White House Correspondents’ Association.

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All-Star Weekend, As Expected, Was About Honoring Kobe

Jennifer Hudson, wearing the Lakers’ deep purple, performed a pregame tribute to Bryant and sang “For All We Know.” Players on James’ team wore Gianna’s No. 2 on their jerseys and players on Antetokounmpo’s team wore Kobe’s No. 24 on theirs. And all players wore a patch with nine stars, one for each victim of the crash.

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Free Tax Filing Has Confused Many Americans. Here’s Help.

Free File should be easier to use in 2020. But, with tax season getting into full gear, users should know the details of the service and the alternatives.

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Jennifer Hudson Set For Kobe Bryant Tribute At All-Star Game

The NBA has released a list of entertainers headed to All-Star weekend, the group headlined by Hudson — the two-time Grammy winner and Oscar winner — who, just before Sunday night’s player introductions, will perform a special tribute to Bryant, his daughter Gianna and the seven other victims of the helicopter crash that took their lives in Southern California on Jan. 26.

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Review: ‘The Photograph’ Develops Nicely Into A Fine Film

Written and directed by Stella Meghie, the film is a gentle and attentive inter-generational tale with a first-rate cast. To the always-charged romantic question “Do I love this stranger?” it adds another equally fraught query: “Am I becoming my mom?”

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Gayle King Accepts Snoop Dogg’s Apology For Rant Over Kobe

“I accept the apology and understand the raw emotions caused by this tragic loss,” King said in a statement to The Associated Press.

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