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Sep 03rd

Michael Beach on “David E Talbert Presents… A Fool and His Money”

Michael Beach on “David E Talbert Presents… A Fool and His Money”

When it comes to famous fictional Hollywood husbands, no one is more known in the Black Hollywood spectrum than veteran actor Michael Beach, whose played in a laundry list of motion pictures throughout the years, but is famously remembered for his portrayal of a cheating husband in both Waiting to Exhale and Soulfood. He is in fact the man who caused Angela Bassett to set a car full of relationship memorabilia on fire, and made a knife yielding Vanessa Williams almost unleash the fury on her entire family at what should have been a peaceful dinner get together.

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Huey Newton Documentary

 Huey Newton Documentary

The Dr. Huey P. Newton Foundation has selected Emmy award winning independent filmmaker Dante James to direct a feature documentary, on the Black Panther founder.

The documentary is tentatively titled Huey P. Newton and the Story of the Black Panther Party.

“This film will tell the story of the Black Panther Party (BPP) from inside the Party through the story of Huey P. Newton,” said David Hilliard, a childhood friend of Newton, and a founding member and leader of the Black Panther Party.

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I love Minnesota music!

I love Minnesota music!

Greetings class, today we will start things a little different.

We have a newcomer, and I’d like to give him a chance to introduce himself. He was born and raised in Minneapolis, like many of us were, then enjoyed a broad but brief stint in upstate New York. He’s back and will be working with us from today forward. I’d like to introduce Dom Minor. And like that, class in session.

In the same way a new student accepts his novelty, I welcome the unacquainted eyes skimming Insight’s Aesthetic Section. Hopefully this city, my new class, accepts the fresh outlook of an old “newcomer” so to speak. I would describe myself as an eager and wide-eyed music enthusiast, the nerd who devoted himself to musical knowledge until it became cool to know all the history of the trends and styles of today. I’ll write about what I know and love. You guessed it, music.

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Book Review: Slaves with Swag

Book Review: Slaves with Swag

Slaves with Swag: The Negroes Your History Teacher Forgot to Mention
by Daryl T. Hinmon 
Knowledge of Self Publishing
Paperback, $14.95
150 pages, Illustrated
ISBN: 978-0-9787862-1-2

“Every February, your history teachers taught you about nine African-Americans: Martin Luther King, Jr., Harriet Tubman, Malcolm X, George Washington Carver, Phyllis Wheatley, Booker T. Washington, Frederick Douglass, Rosa Parks and Thurgood Marshall. There are millions more you should know about…

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Tyler Perry and Eugene Levy make for strange bedfellows in fish-out-of-water comedy

Tyler Perry and Eugene Levy make for strange bedfellows in fish-out-of-water comedy

Madea's Witness Protection
Film Review

George Needleman (Eugene Levy) is so naive that he has no idea that his boss, Walter (Tom Arnold), is running a Ponzi scheme right under his nose. It only dawns on the terminally-nerdy CFO that something is awry when arrived at work one day to find all of his co-workers in the office of Lockwise Industries feverishly shredding documents. 

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Rel gets real

Rel gets real

Rel Dowdell: The “Changing the Game” Interview 

Rel Dowdell is a very gifted screenwriter and director. Born and raised in Philadelphia, he received his Bachelor’s degree in English with magna cum laude honors from Fisk University and a Master's Degree in Film with highest distinction from Boston University.   

Dowdell’s first feature film, Train Ride , was released to widespread critical acclaim. Produced with independent financing, the film was acquired and distributed by Sony Pictures in 2005 and was a tremendous financial success. The picture starred Wood Harris, MC Lyte, Russell Hornsby, and the late Esther Rolle in her last performance. 

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Chili Most releases “Stop the Violence”

Rico Sweatt also known as “Chili Most” and his brother, William Sweatt, known as “Z Most” have created a socially conscious song that they hope will change the mindset of society.

“Stop The Violence” speaks to the issues of governmental wars, gang and drug wars, domestic violence and gun violence. Chili Most gives credit in the song to the message of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Growing up in Tey learned that oneerre Haute, Ind. during the Civil Rights Movement, Chili and Z Most said th man could make a difference.

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