Monday, July 1, 2013

Cicely Tyson Graces Cover Of Jet Talks Six Decades of Being An Actress

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Legendary actress Cicely Tyson graces the latest cover of JET® Magazine, which hits newsstand July 1st. 

Known for her roles in prevalent movies such as Roots, The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman and The Help, Tyson discusses her role in A Trip to Bountiful and winning her first Tony award. 

 Tyson on winning a 2013 Tony Award:

“Honestly, I never expected the Tony.  If you were watching, when they mentioned my name, I said, ‘What?’  I truly did not expect it.  I tell you, it’s the cherry on the pie.”

The July 1st issue also covers:

Hollywood’s Seven Hottest Singles are also featured in the new issue, highlighting celebrities such as Kelly Rowland, Terrence J, Rochelle Aytes, Jamie Foxx, Idris Elba, Rihanna and Taraji P. Henson

Miss Tyson on the cover of Jet in 1973 (right). readers also selected their picks for the hottest non-celebrity singles and the winners are Paris Hamilton of Norfolk, Va and Promysce of Clarksville, Tn.
Learning Curve: Currently affirmative action on an academic level is threatened.  Two major lawsuits – Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin and Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action – are looking to do away with the policy.  

“If Grutter v. Bollinger is overturned, it would be a major step backward in our nation’s long march toward equal opportunity for all.” –Jeremy Leaming, American Constitution Society for Law & Policy

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