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Burger King Says "We're Sorry" About that Mary J. Blige Commercial

  • By Sergio
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  • April 5, 2012 11:44 AM
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In the followup to the "Is this really a controversy?" controversy regarding that Chicken Snack Wraps commercial featuring Mary J. Blige, that got more than a few people quite upset, Burger King has officially released a statement apologizing for the ad.

"Kinyarwanda" Actress Cassandra Freeman Joins Cast Of VH1s "Single Ladies"

  • By Courtney
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  • April 5, 2012 11:40 AM
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Cassandra Freeman (most recently seen on S&A in Alrick Brown's Kinyarwanda) has joined the cast of the Queen Latifah-produced hour-long VH1 dramedy series Single Ladies which revolves around the romantic relationships of three friends.

Lead Role Casting Currently Underway For Ashley Walters-Directed Film "The Charlatans"

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • April 5, 2012 11:32 AM
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Lead role casting is currently underway for the planned Ashley Walters-directed film, The Charlatans.

First Look At Ka'ramuu Kush's "And Then..." (3rd S&A Black Filmmaker Challenge Winning Project)

  • By Courtney
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  • April 5, 2012 11:23 AM
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Principal photography on Ka'ramuu Kush's short film And Then... (winner of the 3rd Shadow And Act Black Filmmaker Challenge) is officially underway in Los Angeles, and here's your first look at the film; call it a tease/teaser of what's to come.

Lisa Vidal Joins Gabrielle Union In BET’s "Being Mary Jane"

  • By Courtney
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  • April 5, 2012 11:03 AM
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Given your responses to our last post on the series' title change, many didn't care for the new name (you didn't care for the old title either, but you definitely didn't like the new one; you guys are a tough crowd).

Review: "London River" Is An Affecting and Superbly Acted Tale of Humanity (Brenda Blethyn, Sotigui Kouyate)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • April 5, 2012 12:11 AM
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London River, directed by French-Algerian filmmaker Rachid Bouchareb (Days of Glory, Outside The Law), made its way to DVD/VOD yesterday, when I was able to catch it via Amazon Instant Video. Aside from a few connection hiccups, I was able to fully appreciate this moving story of a market gardener from Guernsey, played by the magnificent Brenda Blethyn (1996 Secrets and Lies), and a French-speaking African man from France, the late Sotigui Kouyaté in a subdued yet superb performance, who arrive in London to search for their missing children in the aftermath of the 2005 train and bus terrorist bombings.

Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson Joins Stallone & Schwarzenegger In "The Tomb"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 4, 2012 7:58 PM
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Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson has joined the cast of Summit's action-thriller The Tomb, alongside the likes of Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jim Caviezel, Vincent D'Onofrio, Vinnie Jones, and Amy Ryan.

Donald Glover Stand Up Show "Weirdo" Coming Out On DVD Next Week

  • By Sergio
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  • April 4, 2012 6:18 PM
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He's popular and people are all excited about him, and the kiddies like him, so for you hard core Donald Glover fans out there might be interested to know that his stand up comedy show Weirdo is coming out on DVD next week, on April 10th, through Entertainment One Home Video.

What In The World Is Matty Rich Up To? Think Gaming & Film Adaptations Of Games (Video)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 4, 2012 6:08 PM
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It's been almost 20 years since The Inkwell, his last feature film (time flies doesn't it), and the public feud between Matty Rich his and his fellow African American filmmaker, one Mr Spike Lee (Spike once referred to him as "Matty Poor" some time after Inkwell's less than ideal box office); I'm sometimes asked if I'm aware of Matty's whereabouts, what he's been up to over the years, and what his doing currently.

Africa First 2012 Profile: Advisor Sharifa Johka On Burdens, Pressures & Criticisms Of Program

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 4, 2012 4:47 PM
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