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Bill Cosby named Marian Anderson Award winner

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Bill Cosby will be the next recipient of the Marian Anderson Award.

The Philadelphia native is to accept the award and $100,000 prize at an April 6 ceremony at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia.

The comedian, actor and educator is being honored for his cultural impact as well as his work in encouraging academic achievement and calling for accountability in the black community.

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