ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1

    In recent years, movie studios have started splitting into two their adaptations of finales from young adult book series, most notably, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and Twilight: Breaking Dawn .The money-making ploy is arguably little more than a transparent attempt to milk the last ...

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  • ‘25 to Life’ Film Review

    When William Brawner was 18 months-old, his single-mom Linda left him in the care of a suspicious male babysitter against her better judgment while she went off to class at Howard University. Upon returning home, she found her baby so scalded by hot water that he needed numerous skin grafts and ...

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  • Entering Stage Wright!

    Critically-acclaimed Jeffrey Wright continually pushes the boundaries of his craft with inspiring and celebrated performances in an illustrious career that has spanned the worlds of theatre, film and television. On the big screen, Wright was most recently seen in Jim Jarmusch’s Only ...

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  • Who We Be – The Colorization of America

    “Race. A four-letter word. The greatest social divide in American life, a half-century ago and today. During that time, the United States has seen the most dramatic demographic and cultural shift in its history, what can be called the colorization of America… How do Americans see race now? ...

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  • Idris Elba Releases Music Album Inspired by Nelson Mandela

    When Idris Elba played Nelson Mandela in “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” in 2013, the role inspired the actor/singer to make a newly-released music album. According to the Associated Press, “Idris Elba presents mi Mandela” is a 14-track project released on Elba’s own 7wallace label that ...

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  • Florida Woman Latest to Accuse Cosby of Forced Sex

    BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who came forward Thursday became the fourth in recent weeks to say Bill Cosby gave her pills that made her feel groggy then forced himself on her sexually. Therese Serignese, now 57 and a nurse in Boca Raton, said the television icon raped her in 1976 ...

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  • Movie Review: ‘Beyond the Lights’

    Quick Rihanna, check to see if someone stole your diary. This ode to young Black chanteuses fighting personal demons feels like the story of her life. But in fact, it’s the brainchild of writer/director Gina Prince-Bythewood (Love & Basketball), who knows her way around a romantic drama. ...

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  • Cosby Clarifies Statement on Rape Accusations

    NEW YORK (AP) — A blanket denial from Bill Cosby’s lawyer dismissing allegations of sexual abuse by the comedian against several women has been clarified with a subsequent statement The new statement released Monday says that Cosby’s denials do not refer to accuser Andrea Constand, ...

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  • Solange Knowles Weds Video Director

    NEW YORK (AP) — Solange Knowles is known for her fashion as much as her music, and her weekend wedding didn’t disappoint. Her publicist confirmed Sunday that the 28-year-old singer (and sister of Beyonce) wed 51-year-old video director Alan Ferguson over the weekend. The bride and groom ...

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  • Lawyer: Bill Cosby Won’t Address Allegations

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bill Cosby will not dignify “decade-old, discredited” claims of sexual abuse with a response, his attorney said Sunday, the first reaction from the comedian to an increasing uproar over allegations that he sexually assaulted several women in the past. In a ...

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