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

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  • April 4, 2012 4:47 PM
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"Snow On Tha Bluff" (Drama That Claims To "Show What Life On The Streets Is Really Like") Gets Theatrical Date

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  • April 4, 2012 3:42 PM
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Sergio profiled this film in May 2011, asking if any of you would actually want to see it, based on the trailer that was embedded within the post. 

Special Screening Of "To Kill A Mockingbird" At The White House w/ Obama Intro + USA Network Broadcast

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  • April 4, 2012 3:11 PM
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How often does this happen? Not very often, I think.

The Akils New BET Drama Series "Single Black Female" Gets A Title Change (Thank Goodness For That)

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  • April 4, 2012 2:01 PM
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You'll recall that in my post annoucing the new series, I recommended (and continued to recommend in successive posts) that they change the title of the series to something more interesting than just Single Black Female. Sometimes keeping things simple is a good idea, but that initial title didn't work for me for a number of reasons.

Arnold Schwarzenegger's Thoughts On Eddie Murphy Joining "Twins" Sequel: "That's Real Entertainment"

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  • April 4, 2012 1:44 PM
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Comingsoon.net shared this interview they did with Arnold Schwarzenegger late last year, months before last week's announcement of a sequel to Twins, to be called Triplets, with Eddie Murphy as the 3rd bro (if this even happens, I suspect there'll be some bro, brutha, brother jokes in there somewhere).

Oscar Winning "Precious" Screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher Heading To Columbia U To Talk Adapting The Novel

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  • April 4, 2012 1:26 PM
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Join Academy Award-winning screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' "Discover the Academy" program next Friday, April 13th, at Columbia University, where Mr Fletcher will be speaking to Columbia students about his journey adapting Sapphire's novel Push from book to the screen.

SnagFilms Presents The VOD Premiere Of Alrick Brown's "Kinyarwanda"

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  • April 4, 2012 12:58 PM
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Announced in January, SnagFilms (parent company of indieWIRE) acquired exclusive digital rights to Alrick Brown's Rwandan genocide drama Kinyarwanda, AFFRM's sophomore theatical release (how many of you actually saw it?).

Watch Short Doc On Dwayne McDuffie And Milestone Comics

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  • April 4, 2012 12:31 PM
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I think most would embrace a feature-length documentary on the late Dwayne McDuffie and the institution he created Milestone Media/Comics, a coalition of African American artists and writers and comic book company owned by African Americans, striving to positively address the lack of minorities in American comics, fighting for recognition and acclaim in an industry dominated by whites, both the characters within the comics, as well as the people who create, market and sell them. 

"Walls of Leila" - Love Story Between Cape Malay Girl & African American Boy Set In Cape Town

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  • April 4, 2012 12:00 PM
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Courtesy of our friends at Africa Is A Country:

African/African American Feature Films & Shorts To See At The 2012 Tribeca Film Festival

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 4, 2012 11:18 AM
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We've profiled almost all of these (except the shorts mostly) so the titles should be familiar; but no matter, this list is a good place to start for those of you planning to attend screenings at the festival and want to know what "black films" you should be looking out for.

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