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Jul 02nd

Adoption documentary traces four teens' Chinese roots

 Adoption documentary traces four teens' Chinese roots

Film Review: Somewhere Between

When the People's Republic of China implemented its one child policy in 1979, it was suddenly open season on female infants there, given the misogynistic nation's culture's preference for boys. That development dovetailed nicely with the increased demand for babies in the U.S. where working women often put off procreation until it's too late for them to have kids.

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Artists commissioned for Union Depot

Artists commissioned for Union Depot

The Ramsey County Regional Railroad Authority (RCRRA) approved the selection of artists for public art commissions at historic Union Depot in St. Paul's Lowertown neighborhood. The selected artists will begin a process of designing works specifically for the depot, to be installed in 2013.

Pictured: Amy Baur and Brian Boldon,"The View from a Distance,"2006. Baur and Boldon have been commissioned to create a photographic mural in ceramic and glass in Union Depot's carriageway.

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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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