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Nov 22nd

Book Review: Reputations Fade Away by Dawayne Williams

Book Review: Reputations Fade Away by Dawayne Williams“I can understand and relate to why most Black men are giving up on life, especially the ones my age… Only a few of us make it off the streets and become successful... It’s sad that for many of the guys I knew growing up, their first job was selling drugs. "
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Cicely Tyson gets Emmy nomination for Hallmark Channel, Relative Stranger

Cicely Tyson gets Emmy nomination for Hallmark Channel, Relative StrangerEmmy winning actress Cicely Tyson knows plenty about fatherless families, having been raised by her mother without a father around, a theme which rings true in her latest film for Hallmark Channel, Relative Stranger, which premiered Saturday, March 14th 2009. The film portrays a family whose father played by ER’s Eriq La Salle returns after a six year absence, and explores the effects that absence has had on his wife and two children, as well as other members of the family.
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Face-to-face with the face of post-racial America

Face-to-face with the face of post-racial AmericaNative New Yorker Tracy Morgan was born in Brooklyn on November 10, 1968 and raised in the Bronx where he attended De Witt Clinton High School. He started doing standup as a teenager and was discovered in 1984 at the Apollo Theater on Amateur Night which kickstarted his showbiz career on the comedy circuit. He eventually landed a recurring role on the Fox sitcom “Martin,” which by 1996 he had parlayed into a gig as a member of Saturday Night Live’s ensemble cast.
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Soledad on Ice: The “CNN Presents: Black in America 2” interview

Soledad on Ice: The “CNN Presents: Black in America 2” interviewBorn on September 19, 1966 in Saint James, NY, Maria de la Soledad Teresa O’Brien is the fifth of sixth children born to Edward and Estrella, immigrants from Australia and Cuba, respectively. She and her siblings excelled academically, and all attended Harvard University. But while her brothers and sisters pursued postgraduate degrees in either medicine or the law, Soledad settled on a career in journalism.
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Book Review: The Vixen Manual by Karrine Steffans

Book Review: The Vixen Manual by Karrine SteffansSick to death.

That’s you – sick to death of buying lingerie with no one in mind to see you wearing it. Sick of one-serving meals eaten alone. Sick of watching sappy movies by yourself, of not wearing make-up because who cares, of looking at an empty calendar filled with empty weekends.

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Depp does Dillinger in grisly gangster saga

Depp does Dillinger in grisly gangster saga In 1996, Theresa Russell starred in a picture called Public Enemies, a mob saga glorifying Ma Barker’s reign of terror as the matriarch of a crew of bank robbers comprised of her own sons. So, it’s hard to fathom why director Michael Mann would now opt to resurrect the same name for a similarly-themed film also glamorizing the exploits of a Thirties crime boss, i.e., John Herbert Dillinger (1903-1934).
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Fed-up 11 year-old sues parents for independence in gut-wrenching saga

Fed-up 11 year-old sues parents for independence in gut-wrenching sagaWhen their daughter Kate (Sofia Vassilieva) is diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) at the age of 2, Sara and Brian Fitzgerald (Cameron Diaz and Jason Patric) are willing to do whatever it takes to save her life. And once her doctor explains that her best chance at beating the disease lies in finding a stem cell donor who’s an exact genetic match, they decide to have another child, knowing that they can achieve their goal via in vitro fertilization.
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