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Apr 21st

Singer, songwriter Janey Neal bares all

Singer, songwriter Janey Neal bares allThere's a certain amount of pain in Janey Neal's songs.

But there's also a certain amount of hope and love. There's something so real, so raw that as a listener, one is fully captured by Neal's sultry, raspy voice. When listening to Neal pour out her emotions to melody, one can't help but think she's either talking directly to the listener or speaking for the listener.

Kerry Washington, star of Scandal, is pregnant

Kerry Washington, star of Scandal, is pregnantRumors are flying around the entertainment industry that Kerry Washington, star of the hit ABC series "Scandal", is pregnant with her first child.

Sources told E News, US Weekly and People that they thought Washington was pregnant at the Emmys in September, when she wore an empire-waisted gown that "hid her tiny figure."

From slavery to the pulpit

From slavery to the pulpitIf you have not seen "12 Years a Slave" then you are missing out on one of the most important films about slavery in recent history.

"12 Years a Slave" is based on the true story of a man's fight for survival and freedom. In pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free Black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. What follows in the movie from that point is the will of the spirit. Northrup determined he was not going to die a slave, and that he would return to his family.

Still under-represented in Hollywood, study shows

Still under-represented in Hollywood, study showsHollywood continues to be a bastion of homogeneity where people of color are underrepresented, according to a new study from the University of Southern California at Annenberg.

Professor Stacy L. Smith and her team analyzed 500 top U.S. box office films released in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2012 for the racial and ethnic representation both behind the camera and in more than 20,000 speaking roles.

Opening this week for November 15


"The Best Man Holiday" (R for profanity, sexuality and brief nudity) Christmas-themed sequel, set 15 years after the original, finds college pals reuniting to reminisce, find romance and revive rivalries. Ensemble includes Morris Chestnut, Nia Long, Terrence Howard, Sanaa Lathan and Taye Diggs.

Book Review: Shattered Mirrors: Broken in Plain Sight

Book Review: Shattered Mirrors: Broken in Plain Sight“I became convinced I needed to write this book after an experience with a friend… He was struggling with many of the issues that I struggled with in my youth.

I tried to be a mentor and friend to him whenever I found the time. However, one day when he called, I couldn’t give him the time that I knew he so desperately needed. Days later, I attempted to return the call, only to learn that he had killed himself.”

Actress Desreta Jackson making a comeback in upcoming classic film

Actress Desreta Jackson making a comeback in upcoming classic filmActress Desreta Jackson, best known for her role as Young Celie in the 1985 Award-Winning film The Color Purple which featured celebrities Oprah Winfrey, Whoopi Goldberg and Danny Glover, has recently been cast as lead actress in the upcoming film "Along the Dirt Road."
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