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Mar 31st

Love unlimited

Love unlimitedLangston Faizon Santisima was born in Santiago, Cuba on June 14, 1968, but was raised in Newark, NJ and San Diego, CA. Changing his name to Faizon Love, he started out in showbiz as a stand-up comedian at 15, before finding steady work as a colorful character actor both on TV and in film.

DVD drama revisits malicious prosecution of Blacks in Texas

DVD drama revisits malicious prosecution of Blacks in Texas On November 2, 2000, drug enforcement agents executed a sweep of the black community in the tiny town of Hearne, Texas, arresting 27 African-American residents, including a grieving father who was taken into custody during the funeral of his young daughter. The bench warrants had been issued on the word of an ex-con who claimed to have purchased crack from each of the accused, despite the fact that this sole eyewitness had a history of mental illness and was also facing criminal charges at the time.

Former U.N. Demographer turned bestselling author releases A Change Had to Come

Former U.N. Demographer turned bestselling author releases A Change Had to ComeNEW YORK, NEW YORK - The title, A Change Had to Come is too reflective not to miss the subtle nod to the 1964 civil rights anthem A Change is Gonna Come by legendary musician Sam Cook. The song is wrought with pain and promise and the latest novel by the former demographer of the United Nations, Gwynne Forster strikes a balance between a bodied tale of pain in the form of personal transformation and promise in the way of career gratification and sophisticated love. This October readers are inspired by a triumph story of personal growth, professional satisfaction and the difficult health issues facing women in A Change Had to Come.

Book review: Michelle Obama: First Lady of Fashion and Style”

Book review: Michelle Obama: First Lady of Fashion and Style”You don’t have a thing to wear. While the average person might peer into your closet and see a wealth of wardrobe, you know the truth: Yes, technically speaking, there are clothes jammed in your closet and dressers. Yes, you’re not running around nekkid. But every dress, each pair of pants, every bra, blouse and boot and belt is sooo outdated.

Chris Rock doc gets to the root of Black hair issues

(NNPA) - It’s hard to know what to expect when you hear “Chris Rock,” “documentary” and “good hair” used together within a film synopsis.

But the actor/comedian/filmmaker/producer takes an idea inspired by his little girl and transforms her insecurity into a film that is as eye-opening as it is compelling.


Sam Butler and Clarence Fountain interviewed

Sam Butler and Clarence Fountain interviewed Via NPR:

"Clarence Fountain has long been a staple of smooth, blues-based gospel. As one of the founding members of The Blind Boys of Alabama, he's been a fixture on the gospel charts for six decades. Even now, he's one of the most popular soul men in religious music today. With five Grammys and an induction into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, it's hard to find a bigger star in the field today."


Drew Barrymore makes directorial debut with female empowerment flick

17 year-old Bliss Lavendar (Ellen Page) is a small-town girl who has reluctantly entered the Miss Bluebonnet Beauty Pageant by her domineering mother (Marcia Gay Harden). Sadly, her henpecked father (Daniel Stern) is of no help, since he’s so afraid of his wife that he secretly watches football games in his van.
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