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  • Hill Harper – From cancer to his new product line

    Hill Harper – From cancer to his new product line

    Hill Harper, Co-Founder of Architect and Co. with Jean-Marc Piquion , recently launched  body and hair care products, H2L for men and JUA for women . H2L and JUA are premium all-natural hair and body care product lines for men and women with affordable prices. On a Steve Harvey episode, Harper revealed how his 2010 thyroid cancer diagnosis inspired him to create his own skincare line, without all of the harsh chemicals that can be found in most face creams.Architect and […]

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  • Venus  — a play by Suzan-Lori Park — explores the story of Sarah “Saartjie” Baartman –“Hottentot Venus”

    Venus — a play by Suzan-Lori Park — explores the story of Sarah “Saartjie” Baartman –“Hottentot Venus”

    Venus provides a fictional account of her life abroad in 19th century London. She is lured away from her home in South Africa with the promise of riches and is put on display for British and Parisian audiences.Traveling from her home in southern Africa for what she hoped would be a better life, Saartjie Baartman became an unfortunate star on the 19th Century London freak show circuit. This Obie Award-winning play gives vibrant life to the story of Baartman’s journey […]

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  • HBO Films’ THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS

    HBO Films’ THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS

    HBO Films’ THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS, directed by George C. Wolfe from a screenplay by Peter Landesman and Alexander Woo and Wolfe, debuts on HBO on Saturday, April 22nd. Told through the eyes of her daughter, Deborah Lacks (Winfrey), the film chronicles her search to learn about the mother she never knew and to understand how the unauthorized harvesting of Lacks’ cancerous cells in 1951 led to unprecedented medical breakthroughs. It’s a story of medical arrogance and triumph, race, poverty and deep friendship between the unlikeliest of people. Rebecca […]

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  • New International Digital Platform for Black Millennials Launches

    New International Digital Platform for Black Millennials Launches

    New International Digital Platform for Black Millennials Launches   Former Australian football star Heritier Lumumba has launched SwapThink, a digital destination that is the first of its kind. The site offers commentary, essays, and original content by and about people of African descent living, working, and playing around the world. SwapThink is the first post-retirement venture for Heritier Lumumba who is best known as a star player for the Melbourne Demons. Shown is an interview with Ghanian-Italian publicist Simona Noce who […]

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  • An inspiration for Women’s History Month

    An inspiration for Women’s History Month

    Check out the Smithsonian Channel’s clip on Bessie Coleman — Bessie Coleman wanted to fly, and she wouldn’t take no for an answer. As the first African American woman with a pilot’s license, she proved her skill as a stunt pilot. Stay inspired as we celebrated Women’s History Month.

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  • Ghanaian Drama Nakom Nominated for Film Independent Spirit Award; Opens Theatrically in New York on March 3rd

    Ghanaian Drama Nakom Nominated for Film Independent Spirit Award; Opens Theatrically in New York on March 3rd

     On March 3rd, Corinth Films will release Nakom, directed by the female team of TW Pittman and Daniela Norris, whose storytelling ability further emphasizes the fast growing prowess of female filmmakers in the entertainment industry. Nakom most notably is nominated for the John Cassavetes Film Independent Spirit Award for the best new film made for under $500,000. The Film Independent Spirit Awards will be televised live on the IFC Channel on Saturday, February 25th at 2pm PST/5pm EST.

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  • KING OF THE DANCEHALL,by Nick Cannon, will screen as the Opening Night Film at Pan African Film Festival 25 on February 9

    KING OF THE DANCEHALL,by Nick Cannon, will screen as the Opening Night Film at Pan African Film Festival 25 on February 9

     The Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) announced that Ncredible Entertainment’s KING OF THE DANCEHALL, written and directed by Nick Cannon, will screen as the Opening Night Film at PAFF 25. The film will screen Thursday, February 9 at 8pm at the Directors Guild of America (DGA) headquarters at 7920 W. Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, California. KING OF THE DANCEHALL is the feature film directorial debut of actor, producer and consummate entertainer, Nick Cannon who also stars in this high-energy musical […]

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  • AUGUST WILSON’S JITNEY — Now on Broadway for the first time

    AUGUST WILSON’S JITNEY — Now on Broadway for the first time

    A MUST-SEE SHOW! I’D PUT THIS CLASSIC AUGUST WILSON ENSEMBLE DRAMA AT THE TOP OF MY THEATER-TO-SEE LIST.-THE NEW YORK TIMES If you enjoyed the recent film”Fences” by Denzel Washington, then you will want to check out August Wilson’s play “Jitney” which is now on Broadway (NYC) for the first time. Jitney, only one of the plays in two-time Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson’s masterful The American Century Cycle,  has never been seen on Broadway  – until now. Set in […]

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  • Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument Will Preserve Pivotal Civil Rights History

    Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument Will Preserve Pivotal Civil Rights History

    photo credit:by Alan Spears Newly designated national park site represents a critical chapter in America’s civil rights story President Obama used his authority under the Antiquities Act to designate the Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument, dedicated to honoring and preserving the stories of those who joined in the struggle for racial equality in the United States. Today’s designation represents the culmination of long-running efforts by City of Birmingham Mayor William Bell, Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D-AL), the National Trust for Historic […]

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