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Barack Obama and the rise and decline of Black politics

Barack Obama and the rise and decline of Black politics

The Price of the Ticket:
Barack Obama and Rise and Decline of Black Politics

by Frederick C. Harris
Oxford University Press
Hardcover, $24.95
228 pages
ISBN: 978-0-19-973967-7

“Barack Obama’s triumph in the presidential election of 2008… contains an irony: he won a victory as an African-American only by denying that he was the candidate of African-Americans... Obama’s very success exacted a heavy cost on Black politics…

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Kool Moe Dee calls ‘Unsung’ off-target

Kool Moe Dee calls ‘Unsung’ off-target

Harlem native Mohandas “Kool Moe Dee” DeWese is best remembered for his ever-present hats and shades, but it’s his resistance to hip-hop clichés which fortifies his legacy. Anti-drugs and alcohol and pro-education, Moe was always willing to represent bold views in his music and in interviews.

Pictured: Kool Moe Dee

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Chase & Ovation give tribute to Prince

Chase & Ovation give tribute to Prince

The Capri Theater, located at 2027 W. Broadway – one of the oldest and most prominent theaters – is the only one of 13 movie houses in North Minneapolis that remains standing today.

Built in 1927, it was known for many years as the Paradise Theater and was later named the Capri in 1967.  In 1932 the theater was remodeled by architect Jack Liebenberg of architectural firm, Liebenberg and Kaplan.

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Carefree cherub laments climate change in enchanting cautionary parable

Carefree cherub laments climate change in enchanting cautionary parable

Beasts of the Southern Wild
Film Review by Kam Williams

6 year-old Hushpuppy (Quvenzhané Wallis) is being raised under the radar in “The Bathtub,” a backwoods bayou located on the swamp side of a Louisiana levee. The self-sufficient tomboy divides her days between attending to her sickly father (Dwight Henry) and living in harmony with a handful of other hardy refugees from civilization.

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Word(s)PLAY! 2012: Staged Readings of New Work at Penumbra

Word(s)PLAY! 2012: Staged Readings of New Work at Penumbra

Penumbra Theatre Company announced the final staged reading of Word(s)PLAY! 2012, a forum designed to develop new plays by African American playwrights.

Pictured: Kara Lee Corthron, playwright

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A Frenetic Animated Adventure Strictly for Tykes

A Frenetic Animated Adventure Strictly for Tykes

Ice Age: Continental Drift

Unfortunately, the brains behind the latest installment of this animated series abandoned the family-friendly formula which made it so popular with kids of all ages. Instead, they decided to produce a kitchen sink comedy more concerned with generating cheap laughs by any means possible than with spinning a coherent tale that might engage an adult.

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Sugar Ray Leonard: The Big Fight

Sugar Ray Leonard: The Big Fight

Sugar Ray Leonard
"The Big Fight" Interview

One of the most prodigious pugilists of all time, Sugar Ray Leonard was born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina on May 17, 1956 to Cicero and Getha Leonard. The fifth of seven kids, his family moved to Washington, DC in 1959 before settling down seven years later in Palmer Park, Maryland where his father was employed as a supermarket night manager and his mother as a nurse.

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