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Key BLACK HISTORY Subject: CICELY TYSON

In Book, Communication, Griot, Movies, News, Self Improvement, TV Shows on February 2, 2016 at 6:04 am

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It is with great pleasure that I ink a write on this lady of vital historical reference: Ms. CICELY TYSON. Growing up you could not tell me that this woman’s name was not Ms. JANE PITTMAN. Seeing her in other movies only shaped my believe that Ms. Jane Pittman was also an actress. 😀 But indeed Ms. Jane Pittman is a fictional character and Ms. Cicely Tyson is the real life deal.  I love her and her contributions have not gone un noticed though not always awarded either.

She was nominated for the Academy and Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress for her performance as Rebecca Morgan in Sounder (1972). For this role she also won the NSFC Best Actress and NBR Best Actress Awards. She starred in The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1974), for which she won two Emmy Awards and was nominated for a BAFTA Award.

During her career she has been nominated for twelve Primetime Emmy Awards, winning three. In 2011, she appeared in the film The Help, for which she received awards for her ensemble work as Constantine from the BFCA and SAG Awards and she has an additional four SAG Award nominations. She starred on Broadway in The Trip to Bountiful as Carrie Watts, for which she won the Tony Award, Outer Critics Award, and Drama Desk Award for Best Actress in a Play. She previously received a Drama Desk Award in 1962 for her Off-Broadway performance in Moon on a Rainbow Shawl.

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FUN FACT:
Cicely Tyson turned down the role to play Christy Love, (the tv 
version of Foxy Brown) back in the 70's because she didn't like
the direction of the role.

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Ms. Cicely Tyson may be wise enough to be your mothers mother
still she looks sexy enough to be a threat – Candied eyes do love her. ❤

Born in New York City, she’s nine decades old and SO WHAT!
She’s strong, she’s Black and she’s yielded me love.

I saw her melanin on TV and embraced diversity’s )))HUG(((I mean that man.
It was everything for me, as a child, to see her portraying Ms. Jane Pittman.

It’s understatement to say that I’m just a fan – I truly love this lady,
I’m Qui
trying to look 16. You gotta age slow to aspire to be like this lady.

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What about CICELY TYSON

In Book, Communication, Movies, Networking, News, Self Improvement on August 12, 2013 at 8:50 am

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Letter On a recent trip to New York City, I had the pleasure of seeing the Broadway play The Trip to Bountiful. While the show was amazing, the real treat for me was meeting its star, the incomparable Miss Cicely Tyson, who brought the house down with a performance that earned her, at age 79, her first Tony award. As I waited after the curtain went down to be ushered backstage, it occurred to me that I was about to have the once-in-a-lifetime experience of meeting a living legend whom I have admired for as long as I can remember. And in that moment, nothing else mattered. I felt happy and full of life. Which is my definition of wealth.

Ebony Mag_QuoteSure, our annual Black Wealth issue is packed with important financial advice that will enable you to get on the right path toward financial freedom and security. and in this issue, EBONY launches our 12-month Black Wealth Challenge, where each month, we will be offering you tips, tools and a specific plan to guide you toward your financial goals. The ultimate prize, however shouldn’t be to have the biggest house and drive the fanciest car.

True wealth isn’t about the stuff you collect; it’s about your ability to enjoy the wonderful experiences that life has to offer. Some of those experiences may require more resources than others. Sending your child off to college is an experience that will require significant funds. Taking a long walk at sunset with someone who loves you will not. And take it from me: Your feeling of personal contentment won’t increase relative to the number of red-bottomed shoes in your closet. But if you wear any pair of shoes to a restaurant to meet good friends for a night of great conversation, that’s priceless.

While some important experiences wil require saving up, fortunately, so many of the most meaningful experiences you can have cost little or no money. Here are five ideas that will help you create a rich and layered life:  EbonyMag_Quote2

We hope you will join our EBONY Wealth Building Challenge, but also keep in mind all the components of living a rich life. Email me or hit me up on Twitter to let me know what experiences make your life feel more full.

–Amy DuBois Barnett
Editor-in-Chief
Twitter: @amydbarnett | Email: amy@ebony.com
[Reference source: Ebony Magazine August 2013]
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Cicely Tyson is still very much in play
at the tender age of 1 + 78.

One can only hope and one can only pray
to be comparable to her success in their wisest day.

She has conquered many fortified tasks, having been born in 1933.
And was a prime source of art inspiration to a much younger Qui.

My heart does love all that she has contributed to the EBONY me and you.
I’m Qui
Still mesmerized by her work in Miss Jane Pittman too. Ooo!

Today is all about Cicely Tyson – may she know how much she’s seriously affected us.
From the streams of Maine, to the New York Plains, to the plateaus of the red state Texas.
May the ripples of progress connect us.

Good Night Ms. Jane Pittman

In Book, Communication, Griot, Movies, Music, News, Self Improvement, TV Shows, Video on January 29, 2021 at 5:38 am

Yesterday evening Ms. Cicely Tyson, in her excitement of her new book: “Just as I Am: A Memoir,” crossed over to have a romantic evening with Miles Davis, I am sure. The most memorable role that she portrayed to me, was in the mini-series, “Miss. Jane Pittman.” But even Miss Pittman failed to meet the measure of this woman. 

Let us take a moment and sit with the Legendary Cicely Tyson in her last interview that aired just 3-days ago:

Mourn not for Ms. Tyson, she lived a full life of love and adventure. She crossed over as a strong black woman; the magnification of her worth un-censured.  

I’m going to miss her and all that she encompassed about her. I will press on, from dusk to dawn and thank God for every hour. As much as she endured in her lifespan, she portrayed to us no sour.” 

She was born 12-years after my maternal grandmother; Tyson was born in 1924. She only married once, and did not marry anymore. In the video she speaks of her daughter, Joan; fans had not known before.

Who knew the legendary woman reaped a “mini-me score?” Ms. Tyson’s life force, I do adore. She was one-of-kind, there will be no more. 

I mean, really? Who keeps a secret for a lifetime? Behold Cicely Tyson, a graceful bison; today we celebrate her life shine.

I can’t even feel down, because she left us on such a high note,

I’m Qui

I love the legacy of Ms. Cicely and have already ordered the Memoire that she wrote.

STAY TUNED for the review that’s COMING SOON.

December 19, 1924 – January 28, 2021