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Watch Preview Of "Punk In Africa" (Three Chords, Three Countries, One Revolution)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 6, 2012 8:40 PM
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James Spooner's Afro-Punk immediately came to mind, though one doesn't have anything to do with the other.
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Watch Now: Sneak Peek of First Lady Michelle Obama on Nickelodeon's 'iCarly'

  • By Jasmin
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  • January 6, 2012 5:36 PM
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You may have heard about First Lady Michelle Obama's upcoming guest spot on Nickelodeon's hit teen show iCarly. FLOTUS makes an appearance to raise awareness about the military, but also has a chance to crack a few jokes and "random dance" with Carly star Miranda Cosgrove.

Kanye West May Be Joining "The Jetsons" Film As "Creative Director"

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • January 6, 2012 5:16 PM
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You never know what to expect from the always outspoken Kanye West and that can be a good thing or a bad thing depending on your perspective.  So when he recently tweeted "I was just discussing becoming the creative director for the 'Jetson' movie" amongst a series of twitter rants concerning his fashion career, it seems he was actually telling the truth.

HBO's 'Angry Boys' and that Black Face thing...

  • By Jasmin
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  • January 6, 2012 3:30 PM
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I must have missed this through the rush of the holidays, but HBO recently premiered their new mockumentary series Angry Boys, starring Australian writer/actor Chris Lilley as six different characters, including an L.A. rapper named S. Mouse whom he portrays in black face.

Cast of 'Red Tails' Covers Ebony Mag's February Issue

  • By Jasmin
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  • January 6, 2012 2:49 PM
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The dashing cast of George Lucas' Red Tails can soon be found at a magazine stand near you. The film's stars grace the double cover of EBONY Magazine's February "Black Love" issue. See the full images after the jump.

"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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