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Where are the Central Park Five now?

June 7, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Director Ava DuVernay, center, with the Central Park 5: Raymond Santana, from left, Kevin Richardson, Korey Wise, Anthony McCray and Yuesf Salaam, attend the world premiere of “When They See Us,” at the Apollo Theater in New York. A former prosecutor in the Central Park Five case has resigned from at least two…

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A chat with Food Network’s Guy Fieri

June 5, 2019

Above photo: Food Network star Guy Fieri poses in front of the star he received on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in May 2019. Credit: Shutterstock By Monica Peters Before my time here at The SUN, many moons ago, I had the chance to chat with Food Network’s Guy Fieri in Atlantic City. I am…

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Kam Williams, Prolific Film and Literary Critic Dies at 66

June 3, 2019

Above photo of Kam Williams submitted courtesy of Williams family Prolific Film and Literary Critic Dies at 66 Over the past two decades, film and literary critic Kam Williams published nearly ten thousand articles and reviews. Throughout his nearly 22-year career as a writer, he was most known for his film reviews and celebrity interviews…

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A host of celebrities speak out on criminal justice reform

May 31, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Nipsy Hustle  (Photo: JStone / shutterstock),  Common (Photo: JStone / shutterstock),  and Kevin Hart (Photo: Featureflash / shutterstock.) By Marcela Isaza ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES— Kim Kardashian West isn’t the only celebrity speaking out for prison reform. It’s a topic that was also very important to slain rapper Nipsey Hussle, and to Common,…

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Mati Diop on being the first Black female director in Cannes

May 31, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Director Mati Diop poses for photographers at the photo call for the film ‘Atlantique’ at the 72nd international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Friday, May 17, 2019. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP)  By Jake Coyle ASSOCIATED PRESS CANNES, France — Mati Diop was initially disappointed when she, by reading a news article, discovered that she…

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Odunde Festival, Sunday, June 9

May 31, 2019

The event is one of the largest and most long standing African-American street festivals in the nation VISITPHILLY.COM The annual Odunde Street Festival brings a genuine taste of Africa to South Street and one of Philadelphia’s oldest, historically African American neighborhoods. This year’s festival will take place Sunday, June 9. The enormous festival, which began…

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‘Malcolm’: A Film Review

May 31, 2019

By Kharisma McIlwaine  On May 19, 1925, Malcolm Little —  otherwise known as Malcolm X — was born in Omaha, Nebraska. The Muslim minister and human rights activist was known throughout the world for speaking openly and candidly about racism, Black empowerment and what he believed was necessary for Black people to thrive in a…

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Vocalist Ruth Naomi Floyd makes debut at the Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz

May 31, 2019

Renowned Philadelphia-based vocalist Ruth Naomi Floyd will be making her performing debut at The Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz & Performing Arts, Thursday, June 6, at 7:30 pm. This concert is a part of the The Philadelphia Stories Original Music Series, which is produced by progressive jazz saxophonist Bobby Zankel and The Warriors of the…

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R. Kelly charged with 11 new sex-related counts in Chicago

May 31, 2019

By MICHAEL TARM and HERBERT G. McCANN CHICAGO (AP) — Prosecutors charged R&B singer R. Kelly on Thursday with 11 new sex-related counts involving one of the women who accused him of sexually abusing her when she was underage, including counts that carry a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison, making them the most…

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Opening: Summer 2019 Exhibitions at AAMP

May 24, 2019

On Friday, May 24, from 6:00pm – 8:30pm, the African American Museum in Philadelphia will open two exciting special exhibitions: “DO or DIE: Affect, Ritual, ,” featuring works by Fahamu Pecou, and “Self-Evident” by Sonja Clark. This celebration is free and open to the public, and includes complimentary wine and music. Sonya Clark: “Self-Evident” On…

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