Congratulations are in order for LL Cool J. He’s among the recipients of Harvard University’s prestigious 2017 W.E.B. DuBois medal honoring those who’ve made a significant contributions to African American history and culture. Other honorees this year include director Ava DuVernay, political strategist Donna Brazile, artist Kara Walker, Microsoft Chairman John Thompson, and Ford Foundation President Darren Walker. The Hutchins Center Honors ceremony…

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The Kennedy Center Honors announced today that its honorees for 2017 will be actress Carmen de Lavallade, singer Gloria Estefan, hip hop artist LL COOL J, television writer and producer Norman Lear and renowned musician Lionel Richie. They will be recognized during The 40th Annual Kennedy Centers Honors to be broadcast Tuesday, December 26th at 9PM…

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