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July 9, 2004 | By Acel Moore
At a Fourth of July cookout, my niece, her husband, and some of their friends gathered to eat, talk and debate current events - everything from the economy to the war in Iraq, from the Bush presidency to Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11. But the topic on the minds and lips of most people was Bill Cosby's critique of black America. On July 1, at the annual PUSH/Rainbow Coalition convention in Chicago, Cosby made the latest of a series of tough speeches about the state of the black community.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 18, 2002 | By Stephen Barol Goldstein FOR THE INQUIRER
The Greater Philadelphia Year of the Child event on Sunday will be the area's endeavor at putting children's futures into the forefront. It is a celebration of children and a tribute to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It was created for children ages 8 to 18 and their parents with the hope of inspiring education and appreciation of cultural heritage throughout the city and surrounding counties. "Our goal is to have children recognize that Mayor Street requires something of them, that they need to take control of their lives and be productive and outstanding citizens, because they are our city's future," said Lana Felton-Ghee.
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February 26, 1986 | By David Bianculli, Inquirer TV Critic
Big surprise: NBC won the week ending Feb. 23, and The Cosby Show and Family Ties were the top-rated shows of the week. With the passage of each week, the ratings race becomes interesting more for style rather than outcome. NBC is sure to win; the question is: by how much? In the big Sunday square-off, when all three networks trotted out highly publicized, original productions, NBC didn't do well at all. CBS's Blood & Orchids mini-series landed in the Top 10 with its first installment - the highest-rated start for a mini-series this season since North & South and Kane & Abel.
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April 10, 1986 | By AUDREY EDWARDS, Special to the Daily News
What does Camille Cosby have that the rest of us don't? Bill Cosby for a husband. And these days that seems to be a pretty wonderful thing to have. Bill Cosby is, after all, the No. 1 husband and father on American television. Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable, the character he plays on his hit sitcom, the "Cosby Show," is the charming kind of husband who can keep his wife in giggles with droll little comments that expose the frequent absurdities of family life. He is the wise, sensitive kind of father who can herd the family into the upstairs bathroom to attend the funeral of his youngest child's pet goldfish because he knows it's important for children to learn how to come to terms with loss.
NEWS
August 3, 2010 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
I suppose he could be mistaken, but Bill Cosby has made the startling claim that he is, indeed, alive and well. A perturbed Cosby called into Larry King' s CNN show live on Monday night to refute what seems irrefutable: The Internet. Specifically widely-disseminated Web reports that the Philly native has died. Cosby, who needs to live long enough to make his Aug. 28 date at the Borgata, seemed especially upset at the conspirator(s) who started the rumor. "I don't want this person, or whatever, I don't want them to do this anymore," Cosby, 73, told temporary host, Kyra Phillips . "I found out when my daughter called the house.
NEWS
November 12, 2014
THE REPUTATION of the man known as America's Dad took a huge hit after fellow comedian Hannibal Buress joked last month in Philly about rape allegations by a number of women against Bill Cosby. Suddenly, ugly rumors that somehow had faded away were front and center once again. A much-shared Washington Post headline asked: "Is the World Starting to Turn Against Bill Cosby?" But that hasn't stopped the Cos from being, well, the Cos. The 77-year-old actor-comedian was relaxed and jovial as he talked to me by telephone in his Jell-O voice on Friday.
NEWS
December 21, 2004
Undoubtedly, some ill-feelings have arisen since Bill Cosby's unfavorable diatribe concerning the upbringing of African-American children and the almost blatantly irresponsible actions of their parents. Some might wonder how Cosby could muster the unmitigated gall. But, what Cosby so eloquently is attempting to remind us is that the strides made during the civil rights movement, and the many lives lost because of it, should be reflected by our sense of self-integrity. There was a time when our black parents who lacked education, wholeheartedly encouraged their offspring to never settle for a second-hand education, but to excel in their studies.
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May 29, 1987 | By Richard Fuller, Special to The Inquirer
The situation is this: Young marrieds were having their first baby by natural childbirth and the husband is remembering the event: ". . . My wife and I were suddenly sharing the greatest moment in our lives. This was what we had asked God for; this was what we wanted to see if we could make. And I looked at it lovingly as they started to clean it off, but it wasn't getting any better. And then I went over to my wife, kissed her gently on the lips and said, 'Darling, I love you very much.
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January 16, 1989 | By Scott Brodeur, Special to The Inquirer
In a field inundated recently with the loud, the neurotic and the sarcastic, Bill Cosby has become a relic on the stand-up comedy circuit. Wholesome, warm-milk-before-bed humor doesn't have a place with too many of the popular late-night comedians of today, but Cosby just chugs along, doing what he has always done, the way he has always done it, and he continues to be a smashing success. During his hour-long appearances at Harrah's Marina Hotel Casino showroom over the weekend, a relaxed Cosby sat back in an easy chair and just talked about what it's like to be 51 years old and married for 25 years with five children.
NEWS
March 20, 1990 | By Tom Moon, Inquirer Popular-Music Critic
"Don't write me negative on this," Bill Cosby pleads as he launches into a pointed, even downcast, analysis of the jazz record business. "When you hear Kenny G or the Yellowjackets, you get a sheet of good sound," he says. "It's really pleasant. But if you play it for the sixth time, your ear doesn't get past what you heard the first time. There's nobody doing anything underneath. " Cosby, the producer, author and sitcom kingpin, has always been into jazz. His NBC series has featured appearances by jazz artists such as Joe Williams and Wynton Marsalis.
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August 19, 2015
ISSUE | DISCRIMINATION On knowing when to say 'Aye, aye' A county clerk refuses to issue marriage licenses to gay couples - in other words, to do her job. She is fired and ends up on the talk-show circuit, wailing and crying about how she was discriminated against because the state expected her to fulfill her properly constituted function. It reminds me that back when I was in the Navy, we had a disbursing clerk, or "DK," who refused to make payments to some sailors. Our DK thought the payments were improper even though they were authorized by rules set down by Congress - that is, by people who were way above his pay grade.
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August 14, 2015 | By Howard Gensler
The daily Cosby If you've been sexually assaulted by  Bill Cosby , celebrity attorney  Gloria Allred  (a Philadelphia native and Penn grad) will find you . . . or you will find her. Allred held a press conference yesterday with three new women accusing Cosby of sexual assault. Allred represents 21 of Cosby's accusers. Linda Ridgeway Whitedeer  said that Cosby forced her into a sex act in 1971 when she was an aspiring actress and met him for an interview on a movie set. Not creepy enough?
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August 11, 2015 | BY REGINA MEDINA, Daily News Staff Writer medinar@phillynews.com, 215-854-5985
BILL COSBY'S lawyers have filed a motion seeking to grill some of his accusers' attorneys, claiming in court documents that they "may have played" a role in releasing the comic's damning deposition to the New York Times and other media outlets. But lawyers for three accusers - Tamara Green, Therese Serignese and Linda Traitz - filed a counter-motion on Friday seeking to block Cosby's request. They also filed a motion to financially sanction Cosby's legal team, Patrick J. O'Connor and George M. Gowen III, with Cozen O'Connor, for its motion.
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August 3, 2015 | By Sofiya Ballin, Inquirer Staff Writer
It's the afternoon of the release of Jill Scott's new album. It's also the 15th anniversary of her debut album, Who Is Jill Scott?, and the middle of the Jill Scott Summer Tour. Speaking by phone from the road in Cincinnati, the Grammy-winning singer says she feels as though she's given birth. "It feels like I've been pregnant for a long time," Scott says. The baby she's talking about is her fifth studio album, Woman. She's been working on it for 21/2 years. "I can finally let the baby go," Scott says.
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July 31, 2015 | BY JOE BRANDT & VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writers brandtj@phillynews.com, 215-854-4890
FORMER JANE DOES from Andrea Constand's civil suit against Bill Cosby filed a motion in federal court yesterday supporting the release of the full transcripts of depositions in the case. Beth Ferrier, a former model from Denver who first told her story to the Daily News in 2005, and Rebecca Neal of Las Vegas filed the motion yesterday in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia. "The Jane Doe Witnesses merely seek to clarify that they have no objection to [Constand's] attempt to unseal [Cosby's]
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July 30, 2015 | BY JOE BRANDT, Daily News Staff Writer brandtj@phillynews.com, 215-854-4890
BILL COSBY might be able to read women, as he testified in 2006, but Andrea Constand's attorneys say he couldn't read her. In court filings yesterday in Constand's case against the comedian in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia, attorneys Dolores Troiani and Bebe Kivitz revealed that Constand is a lesbian. "Despite [Cosby's] talent for interpreting female reactions to him, he did not realize [Constand] was gay until police told him," the lawyers wrote in a memorandum. Constand, formerly the director of operations for Temple University's women's basketball team, accused Cosby of molesting her at his Cheltenham mansion in January 2004.
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July 30, 2015 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Inquirer Staff Writer
Andrea Constand, the former Temple University employee at the center of a 2005 sexual battery lawsuit against Bill Cosby, pushed back Tuesday against his claim that he is adept at reading sexual cues from women. The basis for her argument? Cosby failed to realize she was gay and dating a woman at the time they had what he has since described as a consensual sexual encounter. "Despite his talent for interpreting female reactions to him, he did not realize [Constand] was gay until the police told him," her lawyer, Dolores Troiani, wrote.
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July 29, 2015 | BY JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer shawj@phillynews.com, 215-854-2592
ATTORNEYS FOR Bill Cosby yesterday filed a notice appealing a judge's order earlier this month that unsealed certain documents in a civil case. The case was filed by a former Temple University employee who has accused the actor-comedian of sexually assaulting her. Attorneys Patrick O'Connor and George Gowen of the Cozen O'Connor law firm wrote in their one-page notice that they are appealing to the Third Circuit in Philadelphia U.S. District Judge...
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July 24, 2015 | BY JOE BRANDT, Daily News Staff Writer brandtj@phillynews.com, 215-854-4890
A MURAL that included embattled comedian Bill Cosby among civil-rights crusaders was wiped away Tuesday after spray-painters had tagged it with phrases including "rapist" and "dudes with ludes. " The Father's Day Rally Committee's mural on Broad Street near Indiana Avenue was painted over with a gray coat, according to Jane Golden, the Mural Arts Program's executive director. "It was attracting a lot of graffiti," Golden told the Daily News yesterday. "We moved it up on our decommission list.
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July 24, 2015 | Howard Gensler, Daily News Staff Writer
Root joins 'Roots' A+E Networks announced yesterday that  Questlove  will be the music director for the new four-night, eight-hour reboot of  Alex Haley 's "Roots. " Phillip Noyce  ("Patriot Games," "Salt") and  Thomas Carter  ("Coach Carter," "Gifted Hands: The  Ben Carson  Story") are set to direct nights one and three, respectively. Directors for nights two and four are to be announced.   Dr. Seuss 'Pet' project finally gets release THE BIGGEST publishing story of the year may be the discovered Harper Lee manuscript for Go Set a Watchman , but also going on sale this week is a discovered novel by another beloved author.
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