ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

  • Author’s Corner

    Title:  Attributes of an Aquarius Author: Ashly E. Smith Release Date: Feb. 18 Ashly E. Smith, a writer and poet from Baltimore, graduated from the Broadcasting Institute of Maryland, and also attended Towson University. She belongs to the Academy of American Poets and The National Association ...

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  • ‘Black Panther Party’ Film Seeks Wider Audience

    WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, the first feature-length film to focus on the origin and downfall of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense is making waves in the film community. It’s been a breakout entry at the Sundance Film Festival, and has already won ...

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  • ‘Blackbird’ Film Chronicles LGBT Coming-of-Age Tale

    Coming of age stories remain the little darlings of Hollywood dramas.  Highlighting teen angsts, peer pressure and the general insecurities associated with growing from childhood to adulthood, audiences easily relate to and embrace them.  Few of Tinsel town’s efforts, however, have focused on ...

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  • Heavenly Sistahs Expound on Brotherly Love

    Keke Palmer is a multi-talented actress, singer, songwriter and talk show host who made her screen debut at the age of 10 in Barbershop 2 before landing a breakout role a couple of years later as the title character in Akeelah and the Bee. The emerging ingenue has since embarked on an enviable ...

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  • From Jail Guard to Perpetrator inside Rikers Island

    “This shocking memoir from a former corrections officer… shares an eye-opening, gritty, and devastating account of his descent into criminal life, smuggling contraband inside the infamous Rikers Island jails. Gary Heyward… was warned of the temptations he’d encounter as a new officer, but when ...

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  • ‘Suge’ Knight Taken to Hospital–Again

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former rap music mogul Marion “Suge” Knight was hospitalized again on Thursday after a judge ordered him to stand trial on murder and attempted murder charges filed after he ran over two men in a parking lot. Knight’s condition and the cause of his latest ...

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  • Pinto Intro

    Born in Mumbai on October 18, 1984, Freida Pinto exhibited an interest in acting from an early age. She had participated in community theater as well as school productions by the time she graduated with a degree in English Literature from St. Xavier’s College, rated the top college in India for ...

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