Black space engineer, housing advocate Ken Kelly dies at 92
The 92-year-old also worked to erase race barriers in the Navy, in California housing and on the newspaper comics pages. Kelly had Parkinson's disease before his death on Feb. 27, 2021 his son Ron Kelly said. The 92-year-old also worked to erase race barriers in the Navy, in California housing and on the newspaper comics pages. Kelly had Parkinson's disease before his death on Feb. 27, his son Ron Kelly said. He is survived by his ex-wife Loretta Kelly, his third wife Anne Kelly, his son Ron Kelly, his stepson Steve Kelly, their wives and two grandchildren.
20 Black filmmakers who have changed Hollywood in the last century
These films used Black stereotypes about poverty and drug abuse to put Black actors at the center of the action. While Black filmmakers are more prevalent and celebrated in Hollywood in the 21st century, there's still a lot of work to be done. The meta-documentary, as it has come to be called, featured a documentary, a documentary about a documentary and a documentary that documented a documentary about a documentary. Parks became Hollywood's first major Black director, bringing the iconic "Shaft" to theaters in 1971. "Get Out" was nominated for four Oscars, including best picture, best director, best actor and best screenplay.cnbc.com
Longtime editor Genevieve Young left legacy in publishing
This 2018 photo released by the Gordon Parks Foundation shows Genevieve Young, a publishing editor and wife of photographer and filmmaker Gordon Parks. She was a publishing editor with a long and diverse legacy. (Gordon Parks Foundation via AP)NEW YORK – Genevieve Young was a publishing editor with a long and diverse legacy. She also edited the groundbreaking photographer and filmmaker Gordon Parks, married him in the 1970s and later helped oversee his estate. Young was Park's editor at Harper.