"What exactly is Blackness and what does it mean to be Black? Is Blackness a matter of biology or consciousness? Who determines who is Black and who is not—the state, the society, or the individual? Who is Black, who is not, and who cares?
Tyler Perry's back in drag for adaptation of "A Madea Christmas"
Mabel "Madea" Simmons is the moralizing, motor-mouthed senior citizen created and first introduced on stage by the incomparable Tyler Perry. The compulsive granny is a self-righteous vigilante who can't help but intervene on the spot whenever she sees an innocent victim being bullied by a sadistic villain.
Jennifer Hudson portrays infamous political icon in warts-and-all biopic
Winnie Mandela (Jennifer Hudson) is a controversial figure in the annals of South African history. For not only was she the first wife of freedom fighter-turned-President Nelson Mandela (Terrence Howard), but she was also convicted of orchestrating a number of gruesome human rights violations.
Naomie Harris The "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" Interview
As a critically acclaimed actress in film, television, and theatre, Naomie Harris is making more of a name for herself with each of her successive, luminous performances. Last year, she starred as Bond girl 'Eve' opposite Daniel Craig in the 007 feature "Skyfall."
Forget Black Friday the day after Thanksgiving -- this time around it was all about Jack Friday. The event at Darby's was presented by Thee Urbane Life and The Cool & Co. was themed after the famous whiskey, Jack Daniel's and brought out hundreds of Twin Cities urban professionals. Here are a few sights from the night.
Let's admit it, any song published almost 234 years ago could use an update.
So it's no surprise that the fresh take on the old Christmas classic, "12 Days of Christmas" by the 3DC Kids is getting a lot of buzz in the Twin Cities. Performed by Dameon "Dame Jones" Jones, 14 – lead rapper from the 2012 hit, "Hot Cheetos & Takis," Devon "D.J." Johnson, 13, D'antanie "D.T." Johnson, 11, and Chris "Chrisss" Baraja, 11, the hip-hop, kid-friendly remix of the Christmas classic is quickly becoming an instant hit this holiday season.
West Broadway Holiday Pop Up Boutique features 20 local vendors
Shaina Brassard, West Broadway Coalition
The West Broadway Business and Area Coalition (WBC) is announcing the West Broadway Holiday Pop Up Boutique, to take place December 13th and 14th at 201 West Broadway in North Minneapolis.
The produce and craft market will be host to over 20 area vendors selling a variety of locally produced goods, from fresh apples and honey to fine art, baked goods, clothing and jewelry. Northside favorites such as Juxtaposition Arts Textile Lab, Ancestors Voices Press and Right on Thyme Catering will be joined by other crafters, artists, bakers, and even the popular urban farm, McKinley Community CSA, which will offer 2014 vegetable share registrations, t-shirts and volunteer opportunities.