Cosby cancels Cincy appearance

CINCINNATI, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Comedian Bill Cosby has decided to cancel two scheduled shows in Cincinnati to comply with a boycott of the city because of racial tensions.

Cosby cancels Cincy appearance


Some minorities riding through recession

NEW YORK, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Some minority-owned businesses in New York and Washington have managed to flourish despite the economic downturn and Sept. 11 attacks.
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Sidney Poitier to receive honorary Oscar

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 23 (UPI) -- The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Wednesday that it will present an honorary Oscar to Sidney Poitier.

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HOLLYWOOD, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- In an unfortunate sense television, the dominating mass media of our time, contributes to an old evil, apartheid.
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N.Y.'s senators to work for $54 bn

ALBANY, N.Y., Oct. 10 (UPI) -- New York's senators said Wednesday that the $54 billion requested by Gov. George Pataki from the federal government to help New York City recover from the terro
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Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby, Camille Cosby and Ruby Dee arrive on the red carpet for the Apollo Theater 75th Anniversary Gala at the Apollo Theater in New York City on June 8, 2009. (UPI Photo/John Angelillo)

William Henry "Bill" Cosby, Jr. (born July 12, 1937) is an American comedian, actor, author, television producer, educator, musician and activist. A veteran stand-up performer, he got his start at various clubs, then landed a starring role in the 1960s action show, I Spy. He later starred in his own series, the situation comedy The Bill Cosby Show. He was one of the major characters on the children's television series The Electric Company for its first two seasons, and created the educational cartoon comedy series Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, about a group of young friends growing up in the city. Cosby has also acted in a number of films.

During the 1980s, Cosby produced and starred in what is considered to be one of the decade's defining sitcoms, The Cosby Show, which aired eight seasons from 1984 to 1992. The sitcom highlighted the experiences and growth of an affluent African-American family. He also produced the spin-off sitcom A Different World, which became second to The Cosby Show in ratings. He starred in the sitcom Cosby from 1996 to 2000 and hosted Kids Say the Darndest Things for two seasons.

He has been a sought-after spokesman, and has endorsed a number of products, including Jell-O, Kodak film, Ford, Texas Instruments, and Coca-Cola, including New Coke. In 2002, scholar Molefi Kete Asante included him in his book, the 100 Greatest African Americans.

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