Brown, Hollywood, Brown!

Brown, Hollywood, Brown!

by Lisa Bonner

Something’s happened in 2013. It seems like all of a sudden, Hollywood is taking notice. Call it the Browning of Hollywood—gradually… Read More

Keke Palmer

Keke Palmer Brings the 'Sexy' to TLC Biopic
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by Gerren Keith Gaynor

Over the past decade, Keke Palmer has grown up right before our eyes. The former child actress may have got her start with more sugary… Read More

Lil' Mama on Bringing Left Eye Back to Life<br />
[INTERVIEW]

Lil' Mama on Bringing Left Eye Back to Life
[INTERVIEW]

by Gerren Keith Gaynor

It’s been quite some time since we last heard or seen from Lil’ Mama. The 24-year-old New York rapper seemed to be laying… Read More

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'12 Years a Slave' Compels, Inspires
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by Kristin Braswell

There is a scene in 12 Years a Slave where actress Lupita Nyong'o character Patsey sits in an open field, humming and… Read More

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‘For Colored Boys’ Stacey Muhammad Has Had Enuf [INTERVIEW]

by Donovan X. Ramsey

It’s been estimated that Black Americans make up nearly one million of the total 2.3 million prison population. Despite that… Read More

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by Craigh Barboza

Steve McQueen, the Black British director at least (not the legendary actor), isn’t a household name yet, but he will… Read More

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by Michael A. Gonzales

Last February, when the deep-voiced former Soul Train host and creator Donald Cortez Cornelius went to that great announcing… Read More

Inequality For All

Powerful New Documentary Takes on the Economic 'Inequality for All'

by Michael Arceneaux

Despite offering a genial disposition throughout his film, Inequality For All, you have to imagine Robert Reich is a wee… Read More

Terry Crews Talks Meatballs and Superheroes

Terry Crews Talks Meatballs and Superheroes

by Donovan X. Ramsey

Terry Crews has been a busy man since his breakout role as Damon in Ice Cube’s Friday After Next. Most recently, he’s… Read More

[VINTAGE VISION]<br />
Enter ‘Wild Style,’ 30 Years Later<br />

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Enter ‘Wild Style,’ 30 Years Later

by Michael A. Gonzales

Thirty years has passed since the cinematic rap classic Wild Style opened in a grimy Times Square theater in 1983, and much… Read More

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