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11 Aug. 2014

Marin Theatre Company’s West Coast Premiere


One snuck in the back door, so the other could walk in the front. Why would the shining son of the Nation of Islam seek help from one of the most vilified figures of black American culture? In this knockout new play, San Francisco native Will Power investigates an unlikely friendship of the Civil Rights […]

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13 Jul. 2014


Global United Fellowship Forges Ahead – International Gathering in Winston Salem, North Carolina Clergy and congregants from around the world gather in Winston Salem, North Carolina this week to carry on and expand the organization’s mission of worldwide evangelism and global ministry led by Bishop Neil C. Ellis. The gathering runs July 15-18, opening with […]

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22 Jun. 2014

US Mayors: Meeting of the minds


Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio make big anouncement, affects AMERICA’S CITIES  Reports and updates from Dallas, TX during the 82nd annual U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) meeting June 20-23, 2014: USCM President Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the Cities of Opportunity Task […]

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16 Jun. 2014

Hip Hop on Broadway, Kenny Leon breaks new ground


Monday, June 16, marked the 43rd birthday of the late hip hop, improvisational street poet, inner city legend and international icon, Tupac Shakur. When describing 2Pac, it is convenient to reach for words from contemporary jargon, held beliefs by distant observers; but to know him was to explore his lyrics, his rhymes and poetry, his […]

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29 May. 2014


OWN HONORS DR. MAYA ANGELOU, SUNDAY, JUNE 1 Tribute Features Oprah’s Interviews with Maya including “Super Soul Sunday,” “Oprah’s Master Class,” “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” and Network Premiere of “Oprah Winfrey’s Legends Ball” Oprah Winfrey Network’s special tribute in memory of Dr. Maya Angelou with encore presentations including “Super Soul Sunday, “Oprah’s Master Class,” “The […]

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21 May. 2014

“Selma” readies for the big screen


Principal photography has begun on SELMA, the new motion picture from Paramount Pictures and Pathé, directed by Ava DuVernay (“MIDDLE OF NOWHERE.”) The film is shooting in the cities of Atlanta, Montgomery and Selma, Alabama. The screenplay was written by Paul Webb (“Four Nights in Knaresborough”). Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner will produce […]

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28 Apr. 2014

Derrick Sanders explains emotional gait of Wilson’s FENCES


The beauty of the late playwright August Wilson’s prolific canon is its immortality; his protagonists and antagonists live on in perpetuity and–depending on the phase of life you encounter them– your interpretation too may evolve through the ages. Under the direction of Derrick Sanders, one of Wilson’s protégés, a student at his knee as it […]

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24 Apr. 2014

RZA speaks, talks “Brick Mansions” and then some


Known as RZA, of the world renowned Wu-Tang Clan, Brooklyn-born Robert Fitzgerald Diggs is one of hip hop’s enigmatic impresarios; a veritable renaissance man of untold talents. One facet being acting–RZA costars in the new urban drama, BRICK MANSIONS, also starring David Belle (“Columbia”) and the late Paul Walker (“Fast & Furious”). In BRICK MANSIONS, […]

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23 Apr. 2014

Congratulations to Tavis Smiley!


Tavis Smiley receives his Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Thursday, April 24, 2014, from the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. Smiley receives the prestigious, once-in-a-lifetime recognition for his seminal contributions of more than 20-plus years as a TV broadcaster. We join in the chorus of friends, supporters and admirers to congratulate Tavis Smiley for his commitment […]

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