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12:25 AM / Tuesday November 12, 2019

Entertainment

“Harriet”: A Discussion With director and writer Kasi Lemmons

November 1, 2019

By Kharisma McIlwaine Kasi Lemmons began her career with a love for acting. After studying acting for years, her passion eventually birthed another gift… writing. Lemmons made yet another career shift with her feature film directorial debut “Eve’s Bayou” in 1997. She went on to direct “The Caveman’s Valentine,” “Talk to Me,” and adapted the…

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Film academy honors 16 Student Academy Award winners

October 24, 2019

By Lindsey Bahr ASSOCIATED PRESS BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — “I’d like to thank the academy” is a phrase many only ever get to say in front of their bathroom mirrors. But 16 student filmmakers actually got to utter those words on stage Thursday at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science in Beverly…

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Queen Latifah to receive Harvard Black culture award

October 24, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Queen Latifah arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards (Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, file photo) at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. Musical artist and actress Queen Latifah is among the honorees being recognized by Harvard University this year for their contributions to black history and culture. Harvard is set to award the…

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A One on One with ‘Black and Blue’ director Deon Taylor

October 24, 2019

By Kharisma McIlwaine The “blue code of silence” is a term used to describe the unity and familial bond of brother and sisterhood amongst police officers. When the code of ethics and the oath to protect and serve that police are sworn to uphold are overshadowed by a commitment to the aforementioned pact, the Blue…

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Two writers claim they deserve credit on Lizzo’s ‘Truth Hurts’

October 18, 2019

By Mesfin Fekadu Associated Press NEW YORK — There’s a debate about the truth behind Lizzo’s “Truth Hurts.” Lizzo’s breakthrough tune, which spent six weeks on top of Billboard’s Hot 100 chart this year, features the signature line: “I just took a DNA test, turns out I’m 100 percent that bitch.” The lyric originated from…

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Manhattan prosecutor: 12 Gooding accusers could testify

October 18, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Cuba Gooding Jr.   (Photo: Tinseltown / shutterstock) ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Up to a dozen accusers could testify at the sexual misconduct trial of Cuba Gooding Jr., a Manhattan prosecutor said Tuesday. Prosecutor Jenna Long made the comment as the actor pleaded not guilty to an indictment alleging two instances of…

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Review: The tech is advanced, but ‘Gemini Man’ is lifeless

October 18, 2019

By Lindsey Bahr ASSOCIATED PRESS Will Smith is usually an asset for a movie. He’s the kind of true movie star whose charisma can elevate even the most mediocre material. You’d think then that it would be a good thing to have not just one but two Will Smiths in a movie if you can….

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The return of the signified monkey

October 18, 2019

With his new movie “Dolemite Is My Name,” Eddie Murphy and a cast filled with really funny people give you not only an excuse to go to the movies, but a reason to renew your Netflix subscription. By Denise Clay Unless you’re a real film buff or someone who can remember when the president staring…

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Oprah to give $13 million more for aid at Black college

October 11, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Oprah Winfrey  (Photo: JStone / shutterstock) associated press ATLANTA — Oprah Winfrey says she’s giving $13 million to increase a scholarship endowment at a historically black college. Winfrey announced her plan Monday at Morehouse College in Atlanta, adding to the $12 million she gave to the all-male college in 1989. She was meeting…

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