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23 Apr. 2014

“Housewives” doctor keynotes SF breast cancer conference


The Stanford Cancer Institute’s (SCI) Community Partnership Program (CPP), will host its’ annual breast cancer education and advocacy program uniquely designed to address breast cancer disparities in African American populations in the Greater SF Bay Area and surrounding communities. The 3rd Annual Conference: Breast Cancer & African Americans (BCAA) will be held on Saturday, May […]

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25 Feb. 2014

Doing good deeds in the world


Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone from the highly anticipated motion picture The Amazing Spider-Man 2 have chosen to back two separate projects on ‘Earth Hour Blue’, a new crowd funding and crowdsourcing platform for the planet.  With a message to inspire individuals to use their power to become a Super Hero for the planet, the […]

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24 Feb. 2014

Strong Year for 2014 NAACP Image Awards


                      Congratulations to all of the nominees and winners of the 2014 NAACP Image Awards, among them: Forest Whitaker (Lee Daniels’ “The Butler”) Angela Bassett (“Black Nativity”) Steve McQueen (Director, “12 Years A Slave”) Regina King (TV Drama “Southland”) Wendy Raquel Robinson (TV Comedy “The […]

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20 Jan. 2014

Life of a King’s Lisagay Hamilton


Hamilton on new film, future choices As the story the goes, this film is based in truth. Eugene Brown’s truth and his often cited quote, “To teach the un-teachable, reach the un-reachable and always think before you move,” the core mission of the Big Chair Chess Club located in the nation’s capital. The organization teaches […]

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23 Dec. 2013

AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL 2014


ANNOUNCEMENT:  Saturday, January 25th through Wednesday, February 26th  LOCATION: UC BERKELEY ART MUSEUM & PACIFIC FILM ARCHIVE, Pacific Film Archive Theater, 2575 Bancroft Way, Berkeley For more information call 510-642-1124, For tickets call 510-642-5249 http://bampfa.berkeley.edu facebook.com/bampfa General admission: $9.50 for one program, $13.50 for double bills. BAM/PFA members, children; UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff: $5.50/$9.50. […]

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09 Dec. 2013

Holiday Entertainment & Goodwill


BATTLE OF THE YEAR, available Dec. 10 on Blu-ray™ 3D, Blu-ray™ and DVD starring Josh Holloway (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, TV’s “Lost”), Laz Alonso (Jumping the Broom, Avatar), Caity Lotz (TV’s “Arrow,” Bring It On: All or Nothing), Josh Peck (Red Dawn, TV’s “Drake & Josh”) and GRAMMY®-winning artist Chris Brown (Best R&B Album, […]

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22 Nov. 2013

Porgy and Bess, alluring!


Country boy meets city girl but girl already has a man. Boy is lonely and no match for girl’s man. Man does girl wrong, boy rescues girl, new love and a better life begin. Time passes, girl tempted by man, succumbs to man’s evil, throbbing allure. Man is murdered; boy is blamed, as he should be. Community […]

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20 Nov. 2013

Filmmaker Kasi Lemmons tells a new story


We were mesmerized by her first major on screen release in 1997, EVE’s BAYOU, the arresting and beguiling drama about the southern ways of an aristocratic black family—the film that introduced Jurnee Smollett-Bell and Meagan Good—led by Samuel L. Jackson, cast as a doting father, quasi-revered local physician with an untenable bedside manner. From there, […]

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07 Nov. 2013

Global United Fellowship off to great start!


A magnificent procession ushered in pomp and celebratory where some 2,800 people comprised of congregants, parishioners, clergy, elected officials, corporate executives, 500 out-of-town visitors, well wishers, special guests, family and friends fitly dressed came out on a Wednesday night (Nov. 6th) to take part in the high order of Bishop Neil Clarence Ellis, named Presiding […]

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