Eddie Murphy, surrounded by his kids, accepts Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

On Sunday October 18, 2015, Eddie Murphy was honored with,  and he accepted, the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington.

Surrounded by his children, Eddie Murphy  was  given tributes by famous African-American and other comedians comedians including his long time friend Arsenio Hall, Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle,  Kathy Griffin,  George Lopez,and hailed as an "American icon."

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Misty Copeland, First Black Principal Dancer at American Ballet Theatre

In its 75-year history, the prestigious American Ballet Theatre (ABT) has never promoted a Black to the rank of Principal Dancer, its highest rank. The petite, 32-years old Misty Copeland, until recently a soloist ballerina, has reached the rank. She was promoted to the Principal Dancer rank of ABT on June 29, 2015. For most observers, it was overdue, as she has become the ultimate symbol of dance theatre in America and across the World.
Misty Copeland was promoted along other ballerina and dancers. She had sought the title for some time, mostly, according to her, 

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