Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Oscar Micheaux, Pioneering Filmmaker, Immortalized on U.S. Postage Stamp

NEW YORK, June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Film director, screenwriter, producer and distributor Oscar Micheaux, who illuminated the African-American experience through more than 40 feature films, was immortalized on a U.S. postage stamp today, taking his place as the 33rd person honored in the popular Black Heritage commemorative stamp series.

Micheaux's unique storytelling ability shattered stereotypes and challenged film audiences with realistic representations of African-Americans. The stamp was dedicated today at a ceremony in Miller Auditorium at Columbia University.

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Full story at: PRNewswire

Did you put a postage stamp on your kitten? Kitten dumped in Indiana mailbox.

LINTON, Ind. (WTHI) - A Wabash Valley woman is in trouble after dropping off a "kitty letter." Linton police said Breanna Russell put a small kitten in a U.S. mailbox hoping that someone would adopt it.

She's active, affectionate, and even adorable. But it seems no one wanted her. So after trying to hand the kitten off to strangers outside the Linton Walmart last week, police chief Troy Jerrell said Breanna Russell, 19, sent her straight down the chute.

The kitten's name is Zippy, which is short for zip code. She got her name thanks to an hour spent living on envelopes and postcards in a big blue U.S. mailbox.

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Full story at: Fox10tv