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Gangsta’ documentary graphically recounts history of L.A. turf war

How many young lives would you guess have been claimed in gang-related warfare in Los Angeles over the past four decades? 100? 200? 500? Try 15,000 and counting. What makes a poor kid pick up a gun and shoot another poor kid for something as seemingly meaningless as a pair of sneakers or for passing through his neighborhood?

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Book review: “The Thin Black Line” by Hugh Holton

Book review: “The Thin Black Line” by Hugh Holton

Last night promised to be a nice, quiet night. Just you, a bag of something salty, and the remote control for the TV.

And then you heard a loud noise. Knowing it was no slamming door, sure it wasn’t a car accident, positive that it was gunshot, you called 9-1-1. Suddenly, your quiet evening wasn’t quiet any more.

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New in Town written by Minneapolis native

New in Town written by Minneapolis native

The movie “New In Town” opens nationally on January 30.  The majority of the film’s story is set in New Ulm, Minnesota.

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Grammy award winning rap artist T.I. spreads holiday cheer at the Institute of Production and Recording

Grammy award winning rap artist T.I. spreads holiday cheer at the Institute of Production and RecordingStudents at the Institute of Production and Recording (IPR) recently received a holiday treat when leading rap mogul T.I, who is nominated for four Grammy Awards this year, visited the school. The multi-platinum recording artist met with IPR’s entertainment professionals of tomorrow to shed light on a number of topics pertaining to the music industry.
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African Global Roots recognizes Joe Shalita

African Global Roots recognizes Joe Shalita

Long before Somali became synonymous with African, African music in Minnesota had one name:  Shalita.

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HBO’s The Wire actor makes film to expose reality

HBO’s The Wire actor makes film to expose reality

WASHINGTON (NNPA) - The last time we saw Jermaine Crawford, his hair was an unkempt mess and his face was riddled with the pains of a drug-addicted homeless teenager. That was some 10-months ago when Crawford closed the storyline for Duquan “Dukie” Weems, his character in the final season on the critically-acclaimed HBO crime drama, “The Wire”.

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Film review: Slumdog Millionaire

Jamal Malik (Dev Patel) was just one correct answer away from winning the grand prize of 20 million rupees on India’s version of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” when the police decided to question him about his extraordinary string of luck. After all, no one ever lasted this long on the television game show before, and the producers doubted that this dirt-poor, uneducated orphan from the teeming slums of Mumbai could have achieved his unlikely feat without cheating.

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