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Film Review: There’s Something in the Water

By Dwight Brown NNPA News Wire Film Critic They’re making a lot of noise up in Nova Scotia. Local activists of African and Native American descent are holding big businesses and the government accountable for polluting their water and causing an...

Oprah on Coronavirus: ‘Playing it as Safe as I Possibly Can’

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By MESFIN FEKADU, AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey says she's playing it safe when it comes to the rapidly spreading coronavirus. The 66-year-old entertainment icon told The Associated Press on Friday that she has been quarantining and...

(BPRW) Statement From ESSENCE Communications, Inc. on the Postponement of the 2020 ESSENCE Festival...

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(Black PR Wire) NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Two weeks ago, we announced plans for the 2020 ESSENCE Festival of CultureTM and indicated that we would continue to evaluate the novel coronavirus crisis using all available resources and intelligence towards ensuring...

Spokesman: Cosby Lawyers to Seek Early Release Because of Pandemic

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Lawyers for Bill Cosby are preparing to petition the court for his release amid the coronavirus pandemic. A spokesman for Cosby, who is in the second year of a 3-to-10 year prison sentence...

Rosario Dawson Relishes Being the Lead on New TV Drama

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By GARY GERARD HAMILTON Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Rosario Dawson has graced both the big and small screens, in everything from dramas to comedies to Marvel superhero projects, yet she's rarely been cast as the lead in a...

BLERDBINDER: Black Nerds — Changing the World and Owning Their Inner Geek!

The Paradigm of the Black Nerd By Noah Washington, blerdbinder.com, NNPA Newswire Contributor The BlerdBinder covers nerdy news for the Black Nerds of the world. We welcome all as we talk about subjects ranging from Movies to Music and Tech to...

Review: In ‘Uncorked,’ a Full-Bodied Coming-of-Age Tale

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By JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer The wine movie is not exactly known for a bouquet of tasting notes. From "Wine Country" to "Bottle Shock," they are usually light, amiable movies that amble through sunny fields of vines. "Sideways," of...

Baltimore Center Stage Announces Digital Access for Where We Stand

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Baltimore Center Stage Announces Digital Access for Where We Stand After cancelling Live Performances due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, BCS to make a digital recording available for audiences Baltimore, MD, March 26, 2020---- Baltimore Center Stage has announced that the theater will...

Stars of ‘Contagion’ Reunite to Offer Coronavirus Advice

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By MARK KENNEDY, AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The stars of the 2011 virus thriller "Contagion" — a prescient film these days — have reunited for a series of public service announcements to warn about COVID-19. Laurence Fishburne, Matt...

Netflix Presents Madam C.J. Walker

By Ronda Racha Penrice Urban News Service A’Lelia Bundles now knows she was born to tell her great-great-grandmother’s remarkable story. Without her three-decade effort to document her family’s entrepreneurial journey and legacy, pioneering entrepreneur Madam C.J. Walker might have ended up...

Film Review: Burden

By Michael Hernandez, Entertainment Reporter Burden is the true story about the life of Mike Burden, played by Garrett Hedlund. He is a Grand Dragon in the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) and his life takes a turn for the worse when...

Black People Do Get Coronavirus

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Actor Idris Elba broke his silence about the coronavirus via an Instagram Live vide. During the live stream, Elba revealed that he tested positive for the virus and has remained in quarantine with his wife, who also tested positive...

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