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Book Review: Shattered Mirrors: Broken in Plain Sight

Book Review: Shattered Mirrors: Broken in Plain Sight“I became convinced I needed to write this book after an experience with a friend… He was struggling with many of the issues that I struggled with in my youth.

I tried to be a mentor and friend to him whenever I found the time. However, one day when he called, I couldn’t give him the time that I knew he so desperately needed. Days later, I attempted to return the call, only to learn that he had killed himself.”
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Actress Desreta Jackson making a comeback in upcoming classic film

Actress Desreta Jackson making a comeback in upcoming classic filmActress Desreta Jackson, best known for her role as Young Celie in the 1985 Award-Winning film The Color Purple which featured celebrities Oprah Winfrey, Whoopi Goldberg and Danny Glover, has recently been cast as lead actress in the upcoming film "Along the Dirt Road."
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12 Years a Slave: Movie captures attention of director's contemporaries

12 Years a Slave: Movie captures attention of director's contemporariesFamed film director John Singleton said when movies about African Americans debut, he's always the first to be called to lend insight.

Singleton, who directed the 1991 critically-acclaimed drama "Boyz in the Hood," said that recently his telephone hasn't stopped ringing.
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Sweet Dreams: Rwanda documentary chronicles remarkable female drumming troupe

Sweet Dreams: Rwanda documentary chronicles remarkable female drumming troupeThe 1994 Civil War left the beleaguered African nation of Rwanda a bloody mess, both literally and figuratively. Not only had the warring tribes, the Hutus and the Tutsis, hacked each other to death with machetes to the tune of about a million bodies scattered across the countryside, but to this day many of the survivors of the ethnic cleansing remain totally traumatized by the slaughter they'd witnessed.
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Ebony and Ivy: Slavery, race, and education

Ebony and Ivy: Slavery, race, and education"Ebony & Ivy... delivers a groundbreaking and incendiary exploration of the intertwined histories of slavery, race, and higher education... Many of America's revered colleges and universities... Harvard, Yale, and Princeton... were drenched in the sweat, the tears, and sometimes the blood of people of color...
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Opening this week for November 8th

Opening this week for November 8thBIG BUDGET FILMS

"The Book Thief"(PG-13 for violence and mature themes) Adaptation of the Mark Zusak novel of the same name, set in Nazi, Germany, and revolving around an abandoned 9 year-old girl (Sophie Nelisse) adopted by foster parents (Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson) hiding a Jewish refugee (Ben Schnetzer) from the SS. With Kirsten Block, Nico Liersch and Sandra Nedeleff.(In English and German with subtitles)
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Redefining Disney's Cinderella

Redefining Disney's CinderellaTraci Allen was born and raised in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Her mother was a music teacher and her father was a basketball coach. She left her hometown to pursue her dream of attending a historically Black university. Allen is a graduate from Howard University who earned a degree in theater arts with a concentration in musical theater.
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