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Watch New Clip For "Joyful Noise" (Queen Latifah, Keke Palmer)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • December 26, 2011 8:38 AM
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Warner Brothers has just released a new clip for the upcoming musical comedy Joyful Noise. Filmed in Georgia and written/directed by Todd Graff, the film tells the story of a "small town choir out to win a national competition despite overwhelming odds. A story of faith and determination by the choir leaders (Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton) and the young talent who give their all to win god's praise and beat the competition for the grand prize."
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Weekend B.O. Dec 23-25

  • By Sergio
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  • December 25, 2011 1:45 PM
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Because this weekend's holiday weekend is unusual, since Christmas falls on a Sunday, and some films, such as War Horse, open today, this weekend's box office estimates are sure to fluctuate. But for a snapshot of where things stand right now, here's what it looks like.
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The New York Times Discovers Indie Black Filmmakers

  • By Sergio
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  • December 25, 2011 9:03 AM
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"Medicine for Melancholy"
And about time too! But seriously, in this Sunday's New York Times there's a front page article written by Nelson George in the Arts and Lesiure section (read HERE) about the current crop of independent black filmmakers working today. The very same filmmakers we deal with practically every day right here on S & A.

Holiday Music Break - Duke Ellington In "Bundle Of Blues"

  • By Sergio
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  • December 23, 2011 11:22 PM
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Here's a terrific musical short for your holiday enjoyment. This is Duke Ellington and his band from the 1933 music short film Bundle of Blues.

AMC Renews "Hell On Wheels" With Common

  • By Sergio
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  • December 23, 2011 5:22 PM
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In case you're a fan of Common and haven't been watching AMC's western series, you now have another chance since the network has renewed the series for another season.
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The Best in Black Television 2011

  • By Curtis Caesar John
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  • December 23, 2011 3:21 PM
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This hasn’t exactly been a banner year for Black television or Black folks in television yet there are some standouts that should be recognized and applauded as the Best of Black Television 2011!

ActNow New Voices In Black Cinema Film Festival 2012 Lineup Announcement

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 23, 2011 2:17 PM
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Festival profile and individual highlights of next installment coming... in the meantime, a summary of what's coming in February 2012, from the BAM press release:
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And It Continues... Watch "Sh*t Black GUYS Say" (Response To "Sh*t Black GIRLS Say" Viral Hit)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 23, 2011 1:06 PM
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You knew this was coming... 
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Steve McQueen's "12 Years A Slave" Will Shoot next Summer; Before That Art Institute Of Chicago Exhibit

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 23, 2011 12:16 PM
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I was just reading THIS profile of/interview with director Steve McQueen, mostly focused on his latest effort, the critically-acclaimed Shame, currently in theaters. 

Watch: Bill Cosby's Random Video Diaries...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 23, 2011 11:26 AM
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So... in case you didn't know, his emminence Bill Cosby has a video-blog; and, in the last week, for reasons I haven't quite figured out yet, he's been quite active on it, posting what seem like random short videoblogs featuring himself.
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