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Review: Postcards From Cookie By Caroline Clarke

Unsought revelations about the author's adoption triggers a joyful and challenging expansion of the definition and experience of family.

Unsought revelations about the author’s adoption—including her connection to a legendary entertainer—triggers a joyful and…

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Lupita Nyong’o Will Produce Americanah

Will turn Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel into a feature film

“It is such an honor to have the opportunity to bring Ms. Adichie’s brilliant book…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Ryan Leslie Introduces Disruptive Media

Ryan Leslie Introduces Disruptive Multimedia

'This is a revolutionary model for audiences to be able to communicate with their favorite artists.'

Ryan Leslie has developed a direct artist-to-fan platform

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Sandals Foundation Celebrates 5 Years, Announces Partnership with Dwyane Wade

Will launch programs and initiatives to benefit youth in underserved communities in the Caribbean and Miami.

Together, The Sandals Foundation and Wade’s World Foundation will launch programs and initiatives to benefit…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton


Will Smith May Star As a Forensic Neuropathologist

If he signs on, he will play Dr. Bennet Omalu

Will Smith is in talks to star in a drama based on the GQ article,…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Swizz Beatz Joins Monster as Investor, Board Member

CEO Status: 6 Career Lessons from Swizz Beatz Breakfast Club Interview

Award-winning producer schools millennials on the importance of ownership

Producer Swizz Beatz stopped by The Breakfast Club to talk about his enrollment in Harvard…

By Courtney Connley

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Hollywood Insider

What really happened at the Arsenio Hall Show? Where did Oprah make an appearance recently?

Filming is underway in Trinidad and Tobago on the upcoming comedy “GROWN GIRLS GETAWAY,” starring…

By Gil Robertson

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ABFF’s Founder Jeff Friday to Ring Closing Bell at NASDAQ Today, June 4

Commemorates the 18th ABFF taking place in New York City

Jeff will be joined by actresses Tika Sumpter and Condola Rashad, as well as entertainment…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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The American Black Film Festival: 10 Facts About The ABFF

Check out some things you may not have known about The ABFF

What do you really know about the actual festival?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Maya Angelou Memorial at Wake Forest

Maya Angelou Memorial Service Will Be at Wake Forest

Will take place at Wake Forest University’s Wait Chapel on Saturday, June 7 at 10 a.m.

Dr. Maya Angelou’s family has arranged a private memorial service in Wake Forest University’s Wait…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

Lupita cast in new Star Wars movie

Lupita Nyong’o is Cast in ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’

Academy Award winner continues her rise with new role

According to Entertainment Weekly, Lupita Nyong’o will be in the next installment of the “Star…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama Lands in Top 10 on The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women

The First Lady comes in at number 8

Michelle Obama is the highest ranked Black woman on this year’s list.

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Wendy Williams Opens Star-Studded All Female Comedy Affair in Las Vegas

New residency at The Venetian has girl power

Before Smokey Robinson brought Australian sensation Human Nature to the Sands Showroom at The Venetian…

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Treach will appear on VH1 Couples Therapy

Naughty By Nature’s Treach to Appear on ‘VH1 Couples Therapy With Dr. Jenn’

Will be on the show with girlfriend, Cicely Evans

The fifth season of “VH1 Couples Therapy with Dr. Jenn” premieres Wednesday, September 10 at…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Randy Wilkins: Protégé of Spike Lee

“[Spike] is definitely somebody who has helped my career, has helped my filmmaking skills, and he has helped me improve my craft”

“I’ve been in film for around 10 years now,” says Wilkins, who most recently was…

By The Shadow League

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Oprah To Pay Special Tribute To Maya Angelou

OWN airs encore presentations of conversations with the literary icon Sunday, June 1

Oprah Winfrey has sat down with her beloved mentor and internationally acclaimed author Maya Angelou…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Stacey Dash

Stacey Dash Hired by FOX News

'Clueless' actress has a stage to share her views

“Stacey is an engaging conversationalist whose distinctive viewpoints amongst her Hollywood peers have spawned national…

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Risk and Reward: Clay Donahue Fontenot, One of the Most ‘Sought-After’ Stuntmen in the Business

Award-winning professional belongs to rare breed

Award-winning stuntman belongs to rare breed of professionals paid to risk personal safety during a…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Will Packer Facts

The American Black Film Festival: 10 Facts About Will Packer

What do you really know about the producer of Think Like A Man Too?

Will Packer’s first feature film Trois premiered at ABFF in 1999 and he has participated…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Maya Angelou

Top 10 Works of Maya Angelou

Here's a list of the literary icon's best work and must-reads in poetry and autobiographical books

All over the world people are mourning the death of a literary icon, Dr. Maya…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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