Official Statements

Actor Michael K. Williams

Statement on the Passing of Michael K. Williams Emmy Award-winning actor Michael K. Williams was an extraordinary actor, activist, and philanthropist. I was saddened to hear of his passing in advance of the National Congress of Black Women Annual Awards Ceremony. On September 6, 2021, Michael made his transition. He recorded his acceptance speech just days before his death where he touched on his life's...

Transition of Cicely Tyson

Statement on the Passing of Cicely Tyson I often write when I am in pain.  Tonight is such a night, so please bear with me.  I was just discussing putting a television in "her room" today with Dr. Christian Gregory since we are going through remodeling my place.  I call the room I was speaking of her room, but actually she had a place to sleep when she was here on all three floors. It...

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