[caption id="attachment_16810" align="alignleft"]rottentomatoes.com[/caption]From its formation in the late 19th Century until well into the 1940s, Major League Baseball operated in accordance with an unwritten rule that the sport was to remain strictly segregated. The tacit understanding among the owners stipulated that no Blacks were to be signed by any clubs, thereby frustrating the aspirations of many African-Americans who dreamed of playing professionally.
[caption id="attachment_16701" align="alignleft"]Chadwick Boseman as Jackie Robinson in "42" – Photo credit: © 2013 WARNER BROS. ENT.[/caption]Hailing from Anderson, South Carolina, Chadwick Boseman is an accomplished actor, scriptwriter and playwright who, until now, was probably best known for portraying the character Nate on the critically-acclaimed dramatic TV series “Lincoln Heights.” Prior to entering show business, Chad earned degrees at Howard University and the British American Dramatic Academy at Oxford.
[caption id="attachment_16705" align="alignleft"]Harrison Ford – Photo credit: Rotten Tomatoes[/caption]Born in Chicago on July 13, 1942, Harrison Ford was a late bloomer who only developed an interest in acting during his senior year of college. After graduation, he moved to Los Angeles where he worked as carpenter for almost a decade while struggling trying to launch his showbiz career.
[caption id="attachment_16672" align="alignleft"]lionsgatepublicity.com[/caption]I’ll be honest, when I heard that Lionsgate wasn’t screening “Temptation” for critics, I really expected it to be a dreadful mess. But after entering the theater with very low expectations, I was pleasantly surprised by the latest morality play from Tyler Perry.
[caption id="attachment_16641" align="alignleft"]amazon.com[/caption]Barbara Ransby
Yale University Press
434 pages, Illustrated
[caption id="attachment_16567" align="alignleft"]clearchannel.com[/caption]Gymnast Gabrielle Christina Victoria Douglas was born in Virginia Beach on December 31st, 1995. At the 2012 London Summer Olympics, she won gold medals in both the team and individual all-around competitions.
[caption id="attachment_16456" align="alignleft"]www.rottentomatoes.com[/caption]Born in San Francisco on December 16, 1963, Benjamin Bratt’s career has successfully spanned movie and television for over 25 years. His impressive resume includes the critically acclaimed Piñero, in a powerful portrayal of poet-playwright-actor Miguel Piñero; Steven Soderbergh’s “Traffic”; and “The Woodsman”, a festival and critical favorite starring Kevin Bacon.
“There have been many marches since, and several before, but no other march to the nation’s capital captured our collective imagination like the March on Washington of August 28, 1963… The momentous pilgrimage showcased an inspired… Martin Luther King, Jr., the celebrated leader of black America who hadn’t yet delivered an entire speech that the nation had listened to…
[caption id="attachment_16438" align="alignleft"]rottentomatoes.com[/caption]Back in 2003, Jim Carrey was upstaged as the title character of “Bruce Almighty” by a scene-stealing Steve Carell as motor-mouthed, TV newscaster Evan Baxter. Consequently, Carrey wasn’t even around for the sequel, Evan Almighty, a spinoff which completely revolved around Carell’s expanded role.
[caption id="attachment_16436" align="alignleft"]rottentomatoes.com[/caption]Grief-stricken Lazlo Kerick (Colin Farrell) never recovered from the gruesome murder of his wife (Beata Dalton). It came on orders from a vicious mob boss intent on preventing her from testifying in court. Amoral Alphonse Hoyt (Terrence Howard) also had the couple’s only child (Accalia Quintana) slain in her sleep, which left the disconsolate widower with nothing to live for except sweet revenge.