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15 Jun. 2012

Q&A With Tavis Smiley & Cornel West


  Authors of The Rich and the Rest of Us: A Poverty Manifesto Q. What was the motivation behind this book? Cornel West: There were a number of contributing factors that led to the writing of this book. First and foremost, my dear brother Tavis and I are avid disciples of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. […]

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08 Jun. 2012

Funny Lady Yvette Nicole Brown


Yvette Nicole Brown Photo credit: Tina B. Henderson Perhaps you know her smiling face from TV commercials or the numerous roles she’s had on situation comedy shows, among them, NBC’s The Office, HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasmand Entourage.  Maybe you recognize her trademark scowl and eyebrow roll or tune in each week to see her hilarious character, Shirley Bennett, […]

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02 Jun. 2012

Della Reese, still making history and creating special moments


The sensational Della Reese performs Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 16-18, at The Rrazz Room, 222 Mason Street (at Ellis) in San Francisco.  For tickets and more information, call 800.380.3095 or visit the website at www.therrazzroom.com. Born Deloreese Patricia Early in Detroit, Michigan Della Reese began on the path that would lead her to show business by singing […]

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27 May. 2012

Sandra Varner’s Celebrity Profiles


Marching into the Oscar season, one of 2011’s best films is “The Help,” a powerful story of redemption and sisterhood starring Academy Award nominee Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer and Emma Stone among a laudable cast of stars.  The Help is now available on DVD.  This is certainly a film worthy of your collection. Octavia Spencer […]

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26 May. 2012

Saying Goodbye to Whitney Houston


We come to grasp the reality of Whitney Houston; her greatness, her battles, her last days blended with our collective grief.  The shocking passing of this 48-year-old musical giant, mother and daughter whose career holds chart-topping albums and singles along with record-breaking sales, left the body on Saturday, February 11, 2012. Though absent from among […]

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22 May. 2012

Dr. Gardner C. Taylor talks Faith in the Fire Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr, his protégé, expounds


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 and revelation.  Retired pastor of the Concord Baptist Church of Brooklyn, NY, he has recently released his latest book, “Faith in the Fire” from […]

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20 May. 2012

“Horrible Bosses” cast hired to do their thing


Everyone remembers his or her worst boss.  Did you ever consider killing them? This hilarious yet thought-provoking premise drives the Warner Bros. comedy, Horrible Bosses, starring Jason Bateman, Jennifer Aniston, Colin Farrell, Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day, Wendell Pierce, Julie Bowen, Donald Sutherland and Academy Award winners Kevin Spacey and Jamie Foxx. Even a “kiss up” gets […]

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22 Apr. 2012

Swank brings something special to SOMETHING BORROWED


Two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank and Molly Smith produce “Something Borrowed” Hilary Swank packs a punch in front of and behind the camera.  The two-time Oscar winner (Million Dollar Baby, Boys Don’t Cry, P.S. I Love You) serves as producer for the new romantic comedy, Something Borrowed, starring Oscar nominee Kate Hudson along with Ginnifer Goodwin […]

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11 Apr. 2012

Two Passionate Moms on Mother’s Day weekend make for movie magic


Devine as Mrs. Taylor and Bassett as Mrs. Watson in the romantic comedy, “Jumping the Broom” Many moviegoers have been clamoring for a sweet romantic comedy where African Americans are cast in a story that displays the rich shades of cultural variety and societal nuance that highlights the non-monolithic black community.  Jumping the Broom, starring Angela […]

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07 Apr. 2012

Something Borrowed is a Keeper


An entertaining adult love story without the schmaltz, yes, believe it, “Something Borrowed” whets appetites with a plausible premise and an unpredictable outcome.  Sure to generate opposing views depending on how one defines true love, kudos to the filmmakers for daring to present something different to audiences long served the quintessential fairytale ending and to […]

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