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29 May. 2015

“Modern Family” star tapped for inaugural honor


Sofia Vergara will receive the inaugural Actors Inspiration Award, to be presented at its 6th Annual Los Angeles Golf Classic on Monday, June 8th by the Screen Actors Guild Foundation. As part of the SAG Foundation’s 30th anniversary celebration, they are launching the honor to recognize Vergara as a SAG-AFTRA member who has given back […]

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25 May. 2015

SAN ANDREAS rocks, women steady


Born in Hayward, California, raised in Hawaii and having spent considerable time in Florida, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson may know a thing or two about earthquakes, volcanoes and hurricanes, respectively.  Had he not become one of the most successful hero icons in contemporary filmmaking, he surely could have pursued a career as the best looking […]

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21 Apr. 2015

HEAD OF PASSES, faith and then some


Playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney on his stirring HEAD OF PASSES Imagine the powerful prose of Lorraine Hansberry, the genteel tenacity of August Wilson and the intellectual prowess of James Baldwin all reincarnated in the body of a contemporary African American playwright, hailed creative genius before his 30th birthday.  I describe the composite of Tarell Alvin […]

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16 Apr. 2015

City Year: Help for urban youth through education


A myriad of decisions swirl around and within the minds of young teens, principally, education remains at the forefront for them and their parents.  Choices are complex and solutions are not always within reach when it comes to opportunities for urban youth.   Recently, we became aware of City Year, an education organization fueled by […]

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15 Apr. 2015

Gospel According to Jazz IV, soothing inspiration


It’s as if he was born for this project and by every indication, the popularity of Kirk Whalum’s Gospel According to Jazz (GATJ) series–a compilation of traditional gospel favorites and original pieces–forever inspires.  Whalum, acclaimed world renowned saxophonist and recording artist, continues the GATJ tradition with an assemblage of complementary artists. This time around, Whalum […]

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09 Apr. 2015

Dr. Gardner C. Taylor, THANK YOU


Our Salute to Dr. Gardner C. Taylor June 18, 1918 to April 5, 2015   This content  is a reprint from our 2011 conversation  Dr. Gardner C. Taylor – Known throughout the nation as America’s preeminent preacher of the gospel, at the magnificent age of 93, this significant giant in our world continues to provide insight […]

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17 Mar. 2015

Oscar in Common’s space


History teaches that truly great personalities “are so” because they maintain the common touch. Common is a global celebrity ensconced in a grounded aura each time I’ve interviewed the 43-year-old Chicago native, now recipient of a Best Original Song Academy Award for SELMA: deemed America’s reminder of courage in the face of fierce opposition. Lonnie […]

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06 Mar. 2015

Tribeca Film Festival 2015


The 2015 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) announced its lineup of 60 short films, 40 of which are world premieres of selections curated from 3076 submissions. The 2015 program includes shorts from 18 countries, including Argentina, Austria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Liberia, Mexico, Northern Ireland, Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and […]

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28 Feb. 2015

New play brings truth to power for young women


Tracie Collins puts action to her words.  This Bay Area playwright is known for championing issues surrounding equality for women and race relations. As an actress, writer, producer and director, Collins is unafraid of transparency and the controversial social injustices that plague communities.  Her current body of work Cold Piece of Werk, explores the real-life human sex […]

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09 Feb. 2015

Ready for love? February 14 awaits!


What’s in your Valentine’s Day Vault? Valentine’s Day is less than one week away. There are a number of celebrity couples that make love look beautiful!  A few of our favorite famous couples include: Boris Kodjoe and wife Nicole Ari Parker, Samuel L. Jackson and wife LaTanya Richardson Jackson, “Big Willy” Will Smith and wife […]

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