Today is Fri September 22, 2017

Inspiration

26 Jul. 2017

DETROIT, then and now, new film


What has history taught us? How do we celebrate the progress and successes made in the past decades while the struggle continues for racial equity and harmony? The new film, DETROIT from Annapurna Pictures is helmed by famed Oscar winning director, Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty, The Hurt Locker) and opens in theaters this week. […]

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20 Jul. 2017

Uncommon heroes celebrated in Christopher Nolan’s DUNKIRK


There are angels all around us—some we recognize, some not. In the new film, DUNKIRK, directed by Christopher Nolan (Inception, The Dark Knight, Insomnia), for Warner Bros, is based on the British conflict of World War II and the heroic civilian rescuers who risked their lives to save the imperiled enlisted. Their account of bravery […]

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21 Jun. 2017

DuVernay & Abrams, Diversity in Hollywood


Academy Award nominated and acclaimed film director Ava DuVernay (13th, Selma, OWN’s Queen Sugar) has a penchant for moving the needle forward on discussions about the need for increased diversity in Hollywood–in all areas. According to reports from Variety’s Ricardo Lopez @rljourno, recently, DuVernay and J.J. Abrams challenged their industry to boost diversity on the big […]

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01 Jun. 2013

BET 2013 Awards, Dwayne Wade and Chris Tucker


On Sunday, June 30, 2013, live from the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live, Miami Heat shooting guard Dwyane Wade will be honored with the BET Awards ‘13 Humanitarian Award presented by State Farm for his commitment to excellence and dedication to community and worldly charitable causes. R&B singer Miguel has been added to the line-up of […]

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16 May. 2013

VENUS and SERENA documentary May 24


What you haven’t heard or seen about the top stars of tennis One of my favorite picks from 56th Annual San Francisco International Film Festival An unrestricted view of siblings and tennis greats, Venus Williams and Serena Williams, makes its way into theaters May 24 from Magnolia Pictures.  What we’ve imagined, heard tidbits of, speculated […]

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10 May. 2013

Diahann Carroll, exclusive interview


“Life is an awful lot of colors and situations to be handled…” Neither ashamed nor embarrassed to admit that I was giddy and nervous at the thought of a one-on-one conversation with the one-and-only Diahann Carroll, she made the few minutes spent, worth the years of anticipation. Every little brown girl in America who grew […]

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30 Jan. 2013

Anthony Hamilton Speaks, Sings in Bay Area


Grammy Award -winning singer Anthony Hamilton, who also serves as the national spokesman for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), is the keynote speaker for the 2013 Black History Celebration at University of the Pacific. He will both lecture and then perform a short intimate set of songs at 7 p.m. Feb. 7 in the Bob […]

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19 Oct. 2012

John Beasley’s Walk of Faith


TV Land –one of America’s beloved cable networks– continues with a string of popular sitcoms that showcase relatable slice-of-life scenarios.  One such show is The Soul Man starring Cedric the Entertainer (Original Kings of Comedy, Barbershop movie franchise) and Niecy Nash (TV’s Reno 911, Clean House). Cedric, as Boyce “The Voice” Ballentine, a former R&B […]

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