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Oct 24th

The stars come out to pay tribute to Patti LaBelle

An all-star line-up of performers and presenters showed up Saturday to celebrate the 30th anniversary of UNCF’s annual television special, An Evening of Stars®. Patti LaBelle, who was presented with the organization’s prestigious Award of Excellence, was praised for her artistry and her longtime commitment to UNCF. An Evening of Stars® (AEOS)
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Sit-Dram asks: Can one-night stand lead to love between strangers?

It’s understandable that Joanne (Tracey Heggins) and Micah (Wyatt Cenac) are a little awkward when they wake up together in the same bed the morning after an alcohol-fueled one-night stand. First of all, the strangers got so hot and bothered that they spent a night in a room right at the party where they had just met. Furthermore, they never even got around to exchanging names before exchanging bodily fluids.
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Gangsta’ documentary graphically recounts history of L.A. turf war

How many young lives would you guess have been claimed in gang-related warfare in Los Angeles over the past four decades? 100? 200? 500? Try 15,000 and counting. What makes a poor kid pick up a gun and shoot another poor kid for something as seemingly meaningless as a pair of sneakers or for passing through his neighborhood?

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Book review: “The Thin Black Line” by Hugh Holton

Book review: “The Thin Black Line” by Hugh Holton

Last night promised to be a nice, quiet night. Just you, a bag of something salty, and the remote control for the TV.

And then you heard a loud noise. Knowing it was no slamming door, sure it wasn’t a car accident, positive that it was gunshot, you called 9-1-1. Suddenly, your quiet evening wasn’t quiet any more.

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New in Town written by Minneapolis native

New in Town written by Minneapolis native

The movie “New In Town” opens nationally on January 30.  The majority of the film’s story is set in New Ulm, Minnesota.

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Grammy award winning rap artist T.I. spreads holiday cheer at the Institute of Production and Recording

Grammy award winning rap artist T.I. spreads holiday cheer at the Institute of Production and RecordingStudents at the Institute of Production and Recording (IPR) recently received a holiday treat when leading rap mogul T.I, who is nominated for four Grammy Awards this year, visited the school. The multi-platinum recording artist met with IPR’s entertainment professionals of tomorrow to shed light on a number of topics pertaining to the music industry.
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African Global Roots recognizes Joe Shalita

African Global Roots recognizes Joe Shalita

Long before Somali became synonymous with African, African music in Minnesota had one name:  Shalita.

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