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Read the rest of this entry » XXL: ‘Baggage Claim’ Plays It Safe – Movie Review

XXL: ‘Baggage Claim’ Plays It Safe – Movie Review

Take a look at my XXL movie review of “Baggage Claim”: With a massively star-studded cast including Paula Patton, Boris Kodjoe, Jill Scott, Taye Diggs and the like, you’d almost expect to be blown away by Baggage Claim, which hit theaters September 27. The comedy flick is told through the narration of Montana Moore (played by […]

Read the rest of this entry » XXL: ‘Lee Daniels’ The Butler’ – Movie Review

XXL: ‘Lee Daniels’ The Butler’ – Movie Review

  Check out my XXL movie review on Lee Daniels’ The Butler: Lee Daniels’ new film The Butler was plagued by adversity long before moviegoers flocked to theaters to see Forest Whitaker as the White House butler who served through eight administrations during America’s most politically vital years, including the pivotal Civil Rights era. First there was the contentious […]

Read the rest of this entry » Spike Lee Rips Into Bloomberg Reporter During On-Air Segment
06
Aug
2013
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Spike Lee Rips Into Bloomberg Reporter During On-Air Segment

If there’s one thing you should know about Spike Lee it’s that he speaks his mind. One Bloomberg TV reporter learned that the hard way. Lee, who joined the network for an interview about his new Kickstarter campaign for an upcoming project, was not pleased with anchor Trish Regan’s segment lead-in, so much so that he […]

Read the rest of this entry » ‘Fruitvale Station’ and America’s Attitudes Toward a Hip-Hop Generation
29
Jul
2013

‘Fruitvale Station’ and America’s Attitudes Toward a Hip-Hop Generation

There are striking similarities between Ryan Coogler’s Fruitvale Station (which opened nationwide on July 26) and the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Based on a true story, the film chronicles the last hours of Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old Black male who was shot in the back by an officer while laying face down in handcuffs. […]

Read the rest of this entry » Lindsay Lohan Nabs Reality Show on OWN, Interview With Oprah
13
Jul
2013
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Lindsay Lohan Nabs Reality Show on OWN, Interview With Oprah

Lindsay Lohan has landed a reality show on the OWN Network and have a sit-down interview with Oprah Winfrey to air this summer. Lohan, who’s battled with drug and alcohol abuse, is reportedly ready to get her self-destructive career back on track and it looks like partnering with OWN is the troubled starlet’s is an […]

Read the rest of this entry » Movie Trailer: Ja Rule and Adrienne Bailon Star In ‘I’m In Love With a Church Girl’
12
Jul
2013

Movie Trailer: Ja Rule and Adrienne Bailon Star In ‘I’m In Love With a Church Girl’

Ja Rule and Adrienne Bailon are starring in a new movie called, I’m In Love With a Church Girl, a film based on a true story about a drug dealer who falls in love with a religious girl and finds redemption in the church. Ja Rule, who has a real-life criminal history of his own, was […]

Read the rest of this entry » Online Series ‘Finding Me’ Breaking Ground in Black LGBT Culture
02
Jul
2013
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Online Series ‘Finding Me’ Breaking Ground in Black LGBT Culture

An independent dramedy called “Finding Me: The Series” is making ground on the Internet these days. The series, which follows a circle of friends who struggle with issues in dating and sexuality, is one of only a few mediums to show a glimpse into gay black culture, and its social nuances. The online series includes […]

Read the rest of this entry » Awkward Black Girl’s Issa Rae To Play Nina Simone in Biopic
03
Jun
2013

Awkward Black Girl’s Issa Rae To Play Nina Simone in Biopic

Director, writer and creator of the web series Awkward Black Girl, Issa Rae will be stepping out of her comedic comfort zone to play a more serious role. According to Shadow and Act, Rae has been casted to play Nina Simone in a Lorraine Hansberry biopic. Hansberry is best known as the author of A Raisin […]

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