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"The People v. Aissatou Ba" (Immigrant Housekeeper Picks Up Pieces Of Her Life As Assaulter Walks Free)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 6, 2012 12:29 PM
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A fundraising effort is underway for this project from NY-based filmmaker Iquo B. Essien. She only has 10 days left in the campaign to reach her $12,000 goal, so you're encouraged to act now if you deem the project worthy of your contribution.

"Toddlers" Movie Causing A Huge Hue And Cry

  • By Sergio
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  • January 6, 2012 10:44 AM
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I think it's been at least a week since a black film has caused some controversy; here's this week's addition.

TCM's Martin Luther King Jr Day Lineup Loaded With Lots Of Belafonte & Poitier

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 5, 2012 9:53 PM
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Check out TCM's, the classic movie cable channel's 13-movie lineup scheduled for January 16, 2012; aka Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  
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Is A Drug Kingpin Wives Reality Show Coming To TV?

  • By Sergio
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  • January 5, 2012 7:32 PM
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C'mon In your heart of hearts you just knew this was eventually going to happen didn't you? Shooting has already started on a TV pilot for a potential reality series chronicling the messed up lives of the wives of drug kingpins currently serving time in the big house.
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Watch 9-Minute Preview Of Feature Doc "Nothing Like Chocolate" (World, Meet Your Chocolate)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 5, 2012 6:46 PM
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Contained within are familiar tales of worldwide exploration and exploitation of so-called 3rd world countries and marginalized groups by global industrial powers, all in the name of profit.
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Bounce TV Launching 1st Major On-Air Promo Campaign w/ "Think Like A Man" + "Brown Sugar Saturday Night"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 5, 2012 5:22 PM
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They're calling it "TV Our Way," designed to reinforce the new network's focus on African American programming for African American audiences; its first major on-air promotional campaign to begin later this month, with some of the cast of Think Like a Man - Kevin Hart, Gabrielle Union & Regina Hall – shooting promos for the campaign, as well as for Bounce TV's upcoming tribute to Black History Month in February, and the network's new "Brown Sugar Saturday Night" weekly primetime cinema showcase.
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Clement Virgo's Remake Of "The Harder They Come" Gets Funding Boost, Shooting For 2012 Production Start

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 5, 2012 4:38 PM
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Well, it's not for the adaptation of The Book Of Negroes, which I think is the one upcoming Clement virgo project that most of us would rather see first, instead of a remake of The Harder They Come, but this could assist in some way in getting that other project financed.

Trailer For "Dimanche à Brazzaville" ("Sunday In Brazzaville") - Pink Suits, Hip Hop & Catch In One Crazy Congo Weekend

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 5, 2012 3:45 PM
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In watching this teaser trailer for a new documentary titled Dimanche à Brazzaville (or Sunday In Brazzaville for English Speakers) I immediately thought of the "Swenkas" - the South African Zulu men who call themselves "Swenkas" and compete for cash and prizes in an event that's part fashion show, part choreography, and part moral code.

Michael B. Jordan Set To Appear On Medical Drama "House"

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • January 5, 2012 3:15 PM
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Looks like thing are heating up for Michael B. Jordan, the actor known for appearing in hit shows like The Wire, Friday Night Lights, Parenthood and All My Children.  In addition to having roles in the much-anticipated films Red Tails and Chronicle, he'll also make a guest appearance on the popular medical drama House.

The CW Network Bringing New Canadian Series "The L.A. Complex" To The USA

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 5, 2012 2:59 PM
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The CW network is said to bein final negotiations to acquire an upcoming Canadian soap opera titled The L.A. Complex (6 episodes already produced, and maybe an additional 7 later), which has drawn comparisons to another soap opera, Melrose Place, - essentially, a show revolving around the lives of a group of 20-somethings living in the same LA apartment complex, each chasing Hollywood dreams.
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