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Ambitious ghetto orphan tested in all ways in sobering coming-of-age saga

Ambitious ghetto orphan tested in all ways in sobering coming-of-age saga

Changing the Game
Film Review by Kam Williams

Darrell Barnes (Sean Riggs) was dealt a horrible hand as a baby, having been abandoned by his mother after his father was shot dead on the rough streets of North Philly. At least he was lucky enough to be taken in by his paternal grandmother (Irma P. Hall), a Bible-quoting Christian who did her best to insulate the boy from the host of evils permeating their crime-infested neighborhood.

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Walking Tall A Memoir about the Upside of Small and Other Stuff: Book Review

Walking Tall A Memoir about the Upside of Small and Other Stuff: Book Review


Walking Tall

A Memoir about the Upside of Small and Other Stuff
by Clay Rivers
Constant Rose Publishing
Digital, $7.99
270 pages
ISBN: 978-0-9791741-2-4
“Writing my memoir wasn’t my idea. I avoided the challenge for years. I’m a private person who’s most comfortable with one-on-one interactions…

My close friends have told me with earnest fervor that my life experiences would make for interesting reading, given my unique perspective on the world… Short. Black. Christian. And gay...

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19 Years Old & 19 Men Later A Memoir: Book Review

19 Years Old & 19 Men Later A Memoir: Book Review

19 Years Old & 19 Men Later
A Memoir
by Tenisha Gainey 
Piners Press
Paperback, $20.00
140 pages, Illustrated
ISBN: 978-0-578-05536-7

“I wrote this book as a guide for young women so that they won’t make the same mistakes I’ve made… I really needed someone to step in and show me that I could be so much more…

Because I have been in the bottom of the barrel… I thought to myself, ‘You can’t just sit around and do nothing when so many of your home girls are getting pregnant, chasing these no-good guys, and going down that same road you were headed.’

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Kel Mitchell: The Motorcity interview

Kel Mitchell: The Motorcity interview

Kel Mitchell
The “Motorcity” Interview

Born in the Windy City on August 25, 1978, Kel Mitchell began his acting career at the tender age of 12 with the ETA Creative Arts Foundation. A couple years later, he got the opportunity of a lifetime when he flew to Florida to be a part of a new children’s television network that would later become Nickelodeon. 

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Archaeologists search for birthplace of humanity in sci-fi horror flick

Archaeologists search for birthplace of humanity in sci-fi horror flick

 Dateline: Scotland, 2089. While spelunking along the shores of the Isle of Skye, archaeologists Charlie Holloway (Logan Marshall-Green) and Dr. Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) discover an ancient painting etched into the ceiling of an abandoned cave. The uncanny researchers immediately discern that the primitive picture is an invitation from aliens to visit a moon located in a remote constellation that might very well have been the birthplace of humanity.

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Colding’s Calling

Colding’s Calling

Danielle Colding
The “Design Star” Interview

36 year-old Danielle Colding is an interior designer with her own residential and commercial design firm in New York City. A former professional modern dancer, she also has a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from Stanford University as well as an associate’s degree in Interior Design from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandise on her resume.

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Tying the Knot – Songs for Our Fathers with T. Mychael Rambo

 Tying the Knot – Songs for Our Fathers with T. Mychael Rambo

Minnesota Public Radio and Tying the Knot Project partner for a special evening of performance to celebrate African American men as fathers and community leaders. Tying the Knot – Songs for Our Fathers will occur on Saturday, June 16, 2012 at 8:00pm at the Historic Fitzgerald Theater at 10 Exchange Street, St. Paul, MN 55101.

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