Friday, December 4, 2020

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

The Life Ahead Film Review

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By Dwight Brown, NNPA News Wire Film Critic Upon hearing the premise of this film, involving an 86-year-old Jewish Holocaust survivor and a 12-year-old Senegalese immigrant, you might think you’re in for 94 minutes of sentimental drama. In some ways,...

Black People’s “Soul” Slang Classified

By Dr. Joseph A. Bailey II, MD, FACS via NNPA Today’s Black Slang is like a kaleidoscope whose various overlapping colors/types can serve many purposes. Type I Slang shows one belongs to the fellow slang talkers’ in-group.  Preparation for competing with...

Wearable devices help detect potential coronavirus infections

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By Caitlin Yilek Zenger News A watch and ring are giving the military advance warning of potential coronavirus infections. The wearable devices from Garmin and Oura, with the help of an algorithm from Philips Healthcare, are alerting troops if they’re going to...

Netflix Raising U.S. Streaming Prices Amid Booming Growth

By Michael Liedtke Associated Press Netflix is raising most of its U.S. prices by 8% to 13% as its video streaming service rides a wave of rising popularity spurred by government-imposed lockdowns that corralled people at home during the fight against...

Tribute Paintings Honoring Two Icons Who Died of Cancer – Chadwick Boseman and Ruth...

By Baltimore Artist Will Brown (to be Auctioned for the American Cancer Society) WHEN: Auction opens Wednesday, November 3, 12noon and closes Saturday, November 7, 2020, 9 p.m.  Go to: https://tasteforlife.org/auction WHAT:  A silent auction, which is part of the virtual 21st Annual Taste For...

Maryland Actress Stars in The Walking Dead Spinoff

By Nadine Matthews Special to the AFRO Though LA-based actress Aliyah Royale left Maryland when she was very young, she reveals she has gone back and forth to and from the area, “all my life.” The reason for her many trips...

Nia DaCosta to Become First Black Woman to Direct a Marvel Film, ‘Captain Marvel...

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(BlackNews.com) — Nia DaCosta will be the new director of the sequel to “Captain Marvel, ” aking her the first Black woman to ever direct a Marvel Studios movie. The film will be released in the year 2022. DaCosta is...

Sean Connery, the ‘Original’ James Bond, Dies at 90

By Jill Lawless and Bob Thomas The Associated Press Sean Connery, the charismatic Scottish actor who rose to international superstardom as the suave secret agent James Bond and then abandoned the role to carve out an Oscar-winning career in other rugged...

Spell Film Review

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By Dwight Brown, NNPA News Wire Film Critic Omari Hardwick’s and Loretta Devine’s performances elevate this horror/suspense/thriller in ways the script may never have imagined. Devine, especially, steals scenes and makes her venomously evil character devilish beyond redemption. Think back to...

Happening at the Lewis: Upcoming Online Programs

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Short Kutz: Homecoming 2020 Thursday, November 5 7 - 9 P.M. EST Cost: Members $10; Non-members $15 Join us for this virtual celebration of HBCU homecomings and the memories, lessons, and adventures found at these "family" reunions. Nine storytellers will share with you --...

Oprah Winfrey To Host Virtual Town Halls in Key States To Encourage, Inspire and...

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Oprah Winfrey To Host Virtual Town Halls in Key States To Encourage, Inspire and Support Voters Ahead of Election Events Are Free and Open to the Public on Zoom Los Angeles – Oprah Winfrey announced today plans to host virtual town...

LIFEWTR Debuts Digital Time Capsule, “Black Art Rising,” to Immortalize the Legacy of Black...

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia LIFEWTR, a premium water brand with a history of amplifying social progress through art, has launched Black Art Rising, a digital exhibition documenting the diverse responses to the Black Lives Matter...

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