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Apr 24th

First annual dreadlock holiday

First annual dreadlock holidayA New Years Eve celebration featuring a collection of island music bands is coming to the Lodge, 4080 W. Broadway Ave. in Robbinsdale.

Steve Harvey to be inducted into NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame

Steve Harvey to be inducted into NAB Broadcasting Hall of FameWASHINGTON, D.C. -- Steve Harvey, popular national radio personality, television host and best-selling author, will be inducted into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame during the NAB Show Radio Luncheon, held Tuesday, April 8 in Las Vegas and sponsored by ASCAP.

Shifting the lens on race

Shifting the lens on race"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"

Tyler Perry's back in drag for adaptation of 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

Jennifer Hudson portrays infamous political icon in warts-and-all biopicWinnie Mandela

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.

A Long Walk with Naomie

A Long Walk with NaomieNaomie 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."


SNAPSHOTSForget 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.
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