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Apr 21st

Book Review: Race, Power & Politics: Memoirs of an ACORN Whistleblower

Book Review: Race, Power & Politics: Memoirs of an ACORN Whistleblower

Race, Power & Politics:
Memoirs of an ACORN Whistleblower

As told by Marcel Reid
to Michael McCray, Esquire, CPA
Foreword by Tom Devine
American Banner Books
Paperback, $19.99
364 pages
ISBN: 978-0-9846906-7-1

"There is a lot to learn from this book. If you are feeling cynical and discouraged that you can't fight the powerful, read it! If you want to learn the tactics of effective guerilla activism, read it!

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Father and son discuss coming-of-age comedy

Father and son discuss coming-of-age comedy

Mario & Mandela Van Peebles
The "We the Party" Interview

Mario Van Peebles was born in Mexico City on January 15, 1957 to Maria Marx and the legendary actor/director/composer/scriptwriter Melvin Van Peebles. He made his acting debut as a teenager in his father's film Sweet Sweetback's Badasssss Song (1971), before embarking on an enduring career as a thespian marked by memorable outings in everything from New Jack City (1991) to playing Stokely Carmichael in Panther (1995) to impersonating Malcolm X in Ali (2001).

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Billionaire builds McMansion for trophy wife in dysfunctional family documentary

Billionaire builds McMansion for trophy wife in dysfunctional family documentary

The Queen of Versailles
Film Review by Kam Williams

Pictured: David and Jackie Siegel in THE QUEEN OF VERSAILLES, a Magnolia Pictures release. Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures. Photo Credit: Lauren Greenfield

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Carmen Ejogo: The Sparkle interview

Carmen Ejogo: The Sparkle interview

Carmen Ejogo was born in London on New Year’s Day 1974 to Elizabeth Douglas and Charles Ejogo, a couple of Scottish and Nigerian extraction, respectively. She made her U.S. film debut opposite Eddie Murphy playing Veronica 'Ronnie' Tate in the 1997 comedy Metro.

Pictured: Still of Carmen Ejogo, Tika Sumpter and Jordin Sparks in Sparkle

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Book Review by Kam Williams: I Want You to Shut the... How the Audacity of Dopes Is Ruining America

Book Review by Kam Williams:  I Want You to Shut the... How the Audacity of Dopes Is Ruining America

“The American Dream is in dire need of a wake-up call… If only Uncle Sam could see us now. He’d roll up his sleeves, ball his hands into fists, and knock some sense into this nation of ours… But he’s not around. So some other proud American has to tell this country what it needs—not wants—to hear…

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Fond, emotional farewell for Steve Harvey standup finale

Fond, emotional farewell for Steve Harvey standup finale

Before a single punchline had been delivered, “King of Comedy” Steve Harvey was met with a standing ovation. He was taking the stage at the Chaifetz Arena Friday night for one of his final performances in the lane that made him a household name.

Pictured: Steve Harvey had an audience of more than 10,000 in stitches Friday night for his farewell comedy performance Friday night at the Chaifetz Arena.

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Area author tells story of rape; healing

Area author tells story of rape; healing

In 2006, Devonna Pittman began planning her memoir, “My Pretty and its Ugly Truth.”

Her memoir captured her experiences while growing up in the projects of Ford Heights, Ill., where she struggled with pain of incest and drug addiction.

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