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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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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
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.
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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
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
NEWS
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
December 12, 2014 | By Howard Gensler
"YOU ARE a motherf---er, aren't you?" If the day comes when women stop coming forward accusing Bill Cosby of sexual assault, that may be the takeaway line. It was said to the Cos by Beverly Johnson , Vogue 's first African-American cover girl, when she claims he drugged her and tried to sexually assault her in his NYC brownstone in the mid-1980s. Johnson, 62, wrote about the alleged incident on VanityFair.com yesterday. Johnson says she ended up at Chez Cosby when he invited her to rehearse with him for a part on "The Cosby Show.
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July 24, 2015 | By Howard Gensler
ALTHOUGH the lion's share of the attention for the film "Paper Towns," which opens this weekend, has been focused on Cara Delevingne , the draw for the teen girl crowd - the film's key demo - is Nat Wolff . Wolff is an actor, singer-songwriter, keyboardist and guitarist. At 20, he already has had an album on the Billboard chart, won two Teen Choice awards and starred in last summer's hit, "The Fault In Our Stars," which, like "Paper Towns," was based on a novel by John Green . Green's involvement was key for Wolff.
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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.
NEWS
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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July 23, 2015 | By Jeremy Roebuck and Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writers
Bill Cosby and his supporters went on the offensive Tuesday, launching a multipronged defense in response to a barrage of negative publicity following last weekend's release of his testimony in a 2005 sexual-assault lawsuit. In federal court in Philadelphia, Cosby's legal team asked a judge to sanction Andrea Constand, a former Temple University employee and the accuser in the case, saying she and her lawyers failed to prevent a court reporting service from sharing the actor-comedian's deposition.
NEWS
July 22, 2015 | BY REGINA MEDINA, Daily News Staff Writer medinar@phillynews.com, 215-854-5985
FORMER Montgomery County District Attorney Bruce L. Castor Jr. remembers his office's 2005 investigation into claims of sexual misconduct by Bill Cosby. "At the time I thought he was guilty, and I certainly haven't changed my mind about that," said Castor, now a county commissioner. "His statements were vague and imprecise and not responsive to the questions. " Nonetheless, his office declined to file charges against Cosby, Castor said yesterday, due to a lack of forensics and alleged victim Andrea Constand's fuzzy recollection of the January 2004 night the alleged assault took place.
NEWS
July 22, 2015 | By Chris Mondics, Inquirer Staff Writer
The head of the Temple University faculty union said that board of trustees chairman Patrick O'Connor's representation of comedian Bill Cosby in a sexual-assault lawsuit posed a conflict of interest and that O'Connor should "seriously consider" stepping down. Art Hochner, president of the Temple Association of University Professionals, said Monday that O'Connor should have either stepped down from the Temple board before representing Cosby in 2005, or asked Cosby to find another lawyer.
NEWS
July 22, 2015 | BY REGINA MEDINA, Daily News Staff Writermedinar@phillynews.com, 215-854-5985
ATTORNEYS FOR embattled comedian Bill Cosby filed a motion late Tuesday in federal court seeking to block one of his accusers from releasing the now-infamous, nearly 1,000-page deposition from a settled civil case. Dolores M. Troiani, an attorney for Andrea Constand, had filed a motion July 8 asking U.S. District Judge Eduardo C. Robreno to lift the confidentiality clause from the settlement agreement. Constand filed a civil suit after the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office declined to file charges against Cosby.
NEWS
July 21, 2015
ISSUE | DATA BREACH Burned before As one of the 21.5 million people affected by the Office of Personnel Management data breach, I am far from comforted by the government's response. First, this is not the only time the OPM has adversely affected my life. Due to its temporary loss of my security clearance paperwork, I was let go from a government assignment after only three weeks. Second, I have grave doubts about the firm that the OPM retained to provide credit monitoring, since it seems to be passing the actual work on to an even less experienced firm.
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July 21, 2015 | By Jeremy Roebuck and Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writers
The lawyer who represented Bill Cosby in a 2005 sexual assault lawsuit filed by a former Temple University employee said Sunday his client had been treated unfairly by the release of new excerpts from a deposition Cosby gave in the case. Published Saturday by the New York Times, the excerpts included sworn testimony in which Cosby discussed his serial philandering, his use of his celebrity to bed starstruck young women, and his use of drugs in sexual encounters. But, lawyer Patrick O'Connor said in his first public statements since the transcript's release, that's only one side of the story.
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July 17, 2015 | By Howard Gensler, Daily News
INSTEAD of leading today's column with more unsavory Bill Cosby stuff (see below), let's congratulate the 2015 honorees of The Kennedy Center Honors, which celebrates its 38th year in December by honoring six big names instead of the usual five. While it's true that the honorees have gone from mostly high culture to mostly mainstream pop culture over the decades, reflecting the country's changing tastes in the arts, this year's group is impressive: American rock band the Eagles , singer-songwriter Carole King , "Star Wars" filmmaker George Lucas , actress and singer Rita Moreno , conductor Seiji Ozawa and actress and Broadway star Cicely Tyson . Each has enjoyed lengthy, ground-breaking careers.
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