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What Black Celebrity Sold Out To Appear On "Celebrity Apprentice"?

  • By Sergio
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  • January 4, 2012 9:44 AM
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Back in May I wrote an item for S&A "Should Black Celebrities Boycott Celebrity Apprentice?' " (HERE) in which I asked should black celebrities appear on the show after fake billionaire and twice bankrupted con man Donald Trump ran his obviously phony and blantantly racist presidential run tease and PR stunt. (Remember though that it didn't bother him since "the blacks", you know "those people", loved him.)
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Liya Kebede, Aissa Maiga Co-Star In French Film "Sur la piste du Marsupilami" (On The Trail Of Marsupilami)

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • January 3, 2012 6:55 PM
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From the looks of the trailer and teaser-clip embedded below, actresses Liya Kebede and Aissa Maiga are clearly not the stars of French director Alain Chabat's comedy, Sur la piste du Marsupilami (On The Trail Of Marsupilami).  But they're talented, they're beautiful, and they bring a little something special to a scene whenever they're on-screen.  So I'll definitely try to see this one if I can.

PBS Independent Lens Series To Re-Broadcast "Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai" This Month

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 3, 2012 4:59 PM
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We've written about her a number of times on S&A, so some may be familiar already.
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Kickstarter Campaign for "The Bullfighter" About Chicago Bulls' Player Norm Van Lier

  • By Sergio
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  • January 3, 2012 4:40 PM
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Back in the 1970's, long before Michael Jordan became synonymous with the Chicago Bulls, there was Norm Van Lier. Arguably the most popular player on the team before MJ, Van Lier, who died suddenly in 2009 at the age of 61, led a wild and turbulent life, famous for his exploits both on and off the court.

"Music, Magic, Clash: New Voices In The African Diaspora" - TIFF's Black History Month Screening Series

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 3, 2012 3:26 PM
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CaribbeanTales Youth Film Festival and TIFF join forces to celebrate Black History Month with a fundraising Gala recognizing 50 years of independence for Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago, and 2 screenings of Storm Saulter's stunning award-winning feature film Better Mus Come.

Need Some 2012 Motivation? Watch This Will Smith Video Compilation

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • January 3, 2012 2:17 PM
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Well, we all made it to see 2012 and if you need something to kickstart your year watch this video compilation featuring Will Smith giving some words of wisdom to live by.
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Howard University Dept. Of Radio Television & Film Presents FREE Advance Screening Of "Pariah" Thursday!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 3, 2012 2:14 PM
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It's officially scheduled to open in Washington, D.C. this Friday the 6th of January, but if you live in that city and would like to see it one day earlier, you should RSVP ASAP to attend a FREE advanced screening of Dee Rees' feature directorial debut Pariah, presented by Howard University's Department of Radio Television and Film (Pariah DP Bradford Young is an alum, by the way).

Watch Episode 2 Of New Web Series "Eighty-Six" (Exposing The Dark Side Of Entertainment Industry Success)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 3, 2012 1:56 PM
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I posted episode 1 of this web series in early December last year, and most of you seemed to dig it, despite some disagreements; so here's episode 2.

Brit Urban Action/Drama "Victim" Acquired For Spring UK Release And International Sales

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 3, 2012 12:36 PM
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Roughly 3 months after its world premiere at the Raindance Film Festival last October in London, British action/drama Victim, which stars Ashley Chin, Ashley Madekwe, Jason Maza, Adam Deacon, David Harewood and others, has been acquired for UK distribution and international sales by Kaleidoscope Entertainment, for a spring 2012 release.

Actor David Harewood Awarded 2012 MBE New Year's Honor

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • January 3, 2012 12:31 PM
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Appointed by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II herself, actor David Harewood is one the latest members of British society to earn a position as a Member of The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE), for acting.

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