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The Broken Hearts Gallery: A Review

September 9, 2020

By Kharisma McIlwaine What remains after a breakup? Pictures? Clothing?  Appliances? Are those souvenirs sentimental or constant reminders in the form of torture apparatuses of love(s) lost? Maybe it’s both.  The new rom-com, “The Broken Hearts Gallery” explores all of the above. Written and directed by Natalie Krinsky, and executive produced by Selena Gomez, “The…

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Boseman honored as hometown hero in native South Carolina

September 4, 2020

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — Chadwick Boseman was remembered as a hometown hero who brought a sense of pride to his native Anderson, South Carolina. The city paid tribute to Boseman in a public memorial on Thursday evening. The actor, who became widely popular through “Black Panther,” was honored after he shockingly died last week at…

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It’s raining awards: Lady Gaga cleans house at MTV VMAs

September 3, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Lady Gaga accepts the Tricon award during the MTV Video Music Awards. (MTV via AP) By Mesfin Fekadu ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK  — With a trendy mask as her accessory — and also reflecting the current state of the world — Lady Gaga performed a medley of her songs, including the top-nominated tune…

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TCM shines a spotlight on female directors and their art

September 3, 2020

By Lindsey Bahr ASSOCIATED PRESS Women have been making great films since the silent era, although you might not know it to look at a list of the best films of all time. The American Film Institute’s top 100 famously does not include any female directors at all. But Turner Classic Movies is helping craft…

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Chadwick Boseman’s death leaves saddening mark on rough 2020

September 3, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Chadwick Boseman, who played Black icons Jackie Robinson and James Brown before finding fame as the regal Black Panther in the Marvel cinematic universe, has died of cancer. His representative says Boseman died Friday, Aug. 28, 2020 in Los Angeles after a four-year battle with colon cancer. He was 43.  (Photo by Dan…

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Give Us A Minute

September 3, 2020

While I understand that the death of Chadwick Boseman means that we’re going to get a new “Black Panther”, it’s a discussion we don’t need to have right now. By Denise Clay Since 2020 has been what can graciously be called a dumpster fire, we find ourselves using the term “read the room” a lot, especially…

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Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman dies after 4-year battle with colon cancer at 43

August 29, 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — First Chadwick Boseman slipped on the cleats of Jackie Robinson, then the Godfather of Soul’s dancing shoes, portraying both Black American icons with a searing intensity that commanded respect. When the former playwright suited up as Black Panther, he brought cool intellectual gravitas to the Marvel superhero whose “Wakanda forever!” salute…

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Denzel and more stars grieve death of Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman

August 29, 2020

“He was a gentle soul and a brilliant artist, who will stay with us for eternity through his iconic performances over his short yet illustrious career. God bless Chadwick Boseman.” — Denzel Washington, via a statement. “Chadwick…..no words to express my devastation of losing you. Your talent, your spirit, your heart, your authenticity……..It was an…

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Film shows trailblazing Black female editor, VP candidate

August 28, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Portrait of Charlotta Bass, Providence (?), ca. 1901-1910 By Russell Contrera ASSOCIATED PRESS RIO RANCHO, N.M.  — Kamala Harris made history last week by becoming the first Black woman to be nominated to run for vice president on a major party’s ticket. But the first Black woman to run for vice president in…

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Mural highlights Dolly Parton’s Black Lives Matter quote

August 28, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: A mural of Dolly Parton is seen outside The 5 Spot, a music club in Nashville, Tenn., Friday, Aug. 21, 2020. Artist Kim Radford said Dolly fans from around the world have contacted her about the mural, which contains a quote from Parton about her support for the Black Lives Matter movement. (AP…

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