Tag: Kam Williams

Uplifting documentary examines dyslexia from fresh perspective
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Uplifting documentary examines dyslexia from fresh perspective

Some of the most brilliant people I’ve ever interviewed have been dyslexic, including film directors like Bryan Singer (The Usual Suspects), Joe Wright (Anna Karenina) and Guy Ritchie (Snatch), as well as matinee idol Channing Tatum, who opened up to me about the pain he felt about his grades in school until he found fulfillment in a number of artistic pursuits such as dance, sculpting, painting, photography, and of course, acting.

On the go with Essandoh!
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On the go with Essandoh!

[caption id="attachment_17749" align="alignleft"]20120201 ep101 0047photo credit to © BBC AMERICA/Cineflix (Copper) Inc.[/caption]Ato Essandoh
The “Copper” and “Elementary” Interview

Hypnotizing audiences as D’Artagnan, the slave who was mauled to death by dogs in “Django Unchained,” Ato Essandoh stars as Dr. Matthew Freeman in the 2nd season of BBC America’s highest-rated series premiere ever, “Copper.” Born in Schenectady, New York on July 29, 1972, Ato also returns as the fan-favorite former carjacker and Watson’s (Lucy Liu) possible replacement, Alfredo Llamosa, in CBS’ “Elementary.”

Ain’t Nothing Like Freedom
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Ain’t Nothing Like Freedom

[caption id="attachment_17710" align="alignleft"]cynthia mckinneyupload.wikimedia.org[/caption]“Elected six times to the House from the state of Georgia, Cynthia McKinney cut a trail through Congressional deceit like a hot ember through ash. She discovered legislators who passed laws without reading them… [and] black-skinned individuals shilling for the white status quo.

God’s Graffiti: Inspiring Stories for Teens
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God’s Graffiti: Inspiring Stories for Teens

[caption id="attachment_17707" align="alignleft"]reverend-romal-tunedropbox.com[/caption]“I was raised in poverty, surrounded by drug dealers, gangs and community violence. My mother was addicted to crack cocaine and alcohol. I rarely went to church… [Yet] somehow God’s grace found and saved me when no one and nothing else could…

“Temptation”: Latest Tyler Perry morality play contemplates consequences of infidelity
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“Temptation”: Latest Tyler Perry morality play contemplates consequences of infidelity

[caption id="attachment_17653" align="alignleft"]temptationastore.amazon.com[/caption]I was pleasantly surprised by the latest morality play from Tyler Perry, a melodramatic soap opera which I saw in a theater with a crowd that was about 90% black and female. As far as what the sisters thought of the picture, all I needed to hear was the chorus of Amen’s and the robust round of applause during the closing credits.

Bittersweet biopic recounts final hours in Oscar Grant’s life
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Bittersweet biopic recounts final hours in Oscar Grant’s life

[caption id="attachment_17586" align="alignleft"]103913 galrottentomatoes.com[/caption]Oscar Grant (Michael B. Jordan) and his girlfriend, Sophina (Melonie Diaz), were returning to Oakland in the wee hours of the morning after attending a New Year’s Eve 2009 celebration when their crowded train was stopped by police in response to a report of a disturbance. Oscar was among a number of male passengers ordered onto the platform at Fruitvale Station, where he was initially allowed to sit quietly with his back against the wall.

Hart wows sold-out garden in concert tour finale
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Hart wows sold-out garden in concert tour finale

[caption id="attachment_17543" align="alignleft"]104381 galrottentomatoes.com[/caption]Move over Chris Rock, Eddie Murphy, Steve Harvey and Katt Williams, the hottest black comic around right now is Kevin Hart. The diminutive, 5′ 2″ funnyman has skyrocketed to the heights of showbiz ladder lately, making myriad memorable performances on both TV and film.

Horror flick pits Pitt vs. Zombies in dire planetary scenario
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Horror flick pits Pitt vs. Zombies in dire planetary scenario

[caption id="attachment_17518" align="alignleft"]103382 galrottentomatoes.com[/caption]“World War Z”

After a career spent risking his life on location in international hotspots like Bosnia and Liberia, Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt) recently resigned from a dangerous post at the United Nations to devote himself to his family. As the story unfolds, we find him assuring his wife (Mireille Enos) and young daughters (Sterling Jerins and Abigail Hargrove) that he quit his job to spend more quality time with them as a stay-at-home husband and father.

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