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Watch Official Trailer for Mario Van Peebles' Teen Dramedy "We The Party"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • February 28, 2012 7:49 PM
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The teen dramedy We The Party, directed by Mario Van Peebles, has just released it's official trailer. The film, described as a cutting edge hip-hop-infused dramedy about the first generation of high schoolers to come of age during the Obama years, stars Michael Jai White, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Snoop Dogg, Melvin Van Peebles, Tiny Lister and several other actors and musicians.

Cuba Gooding Jr. Set To Star in Fox's Legal Drama Pilot "Guilty"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • February 28, 2012 6:46 PM
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Cuba Gooding Jr. is slated to star in Fox's Greg Belanti legal drama series Guilty, as a morally dubious defense attorney who is unjustly convicted of fraud and consequently stripped of his license. According to THR, Gooding Jr will play William "Billy" Remz, who resorts to solving cases using radical methods in order to plot revenge upon those who set him up.

Watch New Trailer for "Color Outside The Lines" - Documentary About African American Tattoo Artists

  • By Monique
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  • February 28, 2012 6:03 PM
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A few weeks ago, I received a new trailer for Color Outside the Lines, an engaging documentary that gives an honest voice to the history, struggles and triumphs of African-American tattoo artists. I never posted it at Shadow and Act because, well, shit happens! It goes that way sometimes; things get buried or lost and you fall a step behind in the game, but what’s important is that I have it now; and I can also say that I’ve seen an early screener of the film and nope [wags finger]…I’ll save that discussion for another day. Since then, the team behind the film, Artemus Jenkins [director] and Miya Bailey [artist | producer] have launched an official website for the film. For readers who missed my initial post on the film, check it out, HERE.

Take A Peep At "Tales From The Bass Line" About Double Bassist Chi-Chi Nwanoku

  • By Sergio
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  • February 28, 2012 2:34 PM
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Here's an advance look at a five minute clip from the new upcoming documentary Tales from the Bass Line about the Nigerian/Irish classical double bassist, teacher and broadcaster Chi-Chi Nwanoku.

Dwayne McDuffie's Final Movie JUSTICE LEAGUE: DOOM Out Today on DVD

  • By Curtis Caesar John
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  • February 28, 2012 10:34 AM
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It is exactly one year and a week since the passing of media maestro Dwayne McDuffie, known more widely for his writing on the various Justice League cartoon series of the past decade as well as for Ben 10: Alien Force/Ultimate Alien, but more prominent as a comic book writer, enthusiast and advocate for better Black representation in that medium which he backed up in 1993 by being the co-founder of Milestone Media which along with other Black creators established a universe within a universe at DC Comics (home to Superman, Batman, etc) populated by mostly Black and ‘minority’ heroes such as Hardware, Icon, the Blood Syndicate, and their most continual popular character, Static. 

Will Smith Created Concept for "Men In Black III;" Film Shot w/ Unfinished Script (Film Stills)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • February 27, 2012 7:22 PM
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Barry Sonnenfeld, the director of Men In Black III told Empire Magazine that the concept behind the new installment of the hit franchise was all Will Smith's idea. Smith is reprising his role as alien combatant Agent J. According to Sonnefeld, Smith's character travels back in time to rescue his partner, the character played by Tommy Lee Jones.
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Will Smith-Produced ABC TV Series Starring Dominican Singer Romeo Santos To Start Filming in 2 Months

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • February 27, 2012 6:17 PM
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You may recall a while back in October, when it was announced that Will Smith had sold an Untitled Romeo Project to ABC along with his Overbook Entertainment business partner James Lassiter. The comedy TV series is set to star popular Dominican 'bachata' crooner Romeo Santos; he's slated to play a young charismatic man from Washington Heights "who tries to please his very traditional, immigrant father while also creating a life that reflects his new vision of the American Dream." 
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TV Networks In France & Canada Acquire Early Rights For BBC/Sky 1 Adventure Series "Sinbad" (Sophie Okonedo, George Harris, Estella Daniels Co-Star)

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • February 27, 2012 6:08 PM
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The highly anticipated BBC/Sky 1 HD production of Sinbad (which S&A first told you about last year) hasn't even yet hit TV screens in Britain. But that's not stopping networks in France and Canada from staking their claim in what is poised to be a remarkable TV series that will feature performances from Sophie Okonedo, George Harris, and Estella Daniels.

Author Iyanla Vanzant Returns To Television With New Show On OWN

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • February 27, 2012 4:12 PM
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Author and spiritual life coach Iyanla Vanzant has made quite the comeback in the last two years.  First, she released a new book, Peace From Broken Pieces, that landed her back on the New York Times bestsellers list.  Then, she publicly reconciled with the queen of media...Oprah Winfrey.  Well that reconciliation has paid off well garnering Iyanla not only an appearance on Oprah's Life Class program but her own self-help show on the OWN network as well.

Tyrel Jackson Williams, Angel Parker Co-Star In Disney's Newest Sitcom "Lab Rats" (Premiering Tonight On Disney XD)

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • February 27, 2012 3:46 PM
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Disney XD's newest live-action comedy, Lab Rats, centers on a blended, interracial family that includes Tyrel Jackson Williams and Angel Parker.

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