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Danny Glover, Sophie Okonedo & Chiwetel Ejiofor In Talks To Star In Adaptation Of Edwidge Danticat's "The Dew Breaker"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 8, 2011 10:50 PM
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Damn... this would be one hell of a cast, and film, given the deep, complex material the author is famous for, and that they'll be given to work with.

"Sparkle" Remake Gets An Official Release Date

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 8, 2011 10:01 PM
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Sony Pictures has announced a release date for the Sparkle remake, which stars Jordin Sparks, Whitney Houston, Carmen Ejogo, Tika Sumpter, Derek Luke, Mike Epps, and others, shepherded by Salim and Mara Brock Akil.
More: FYI

Watch Preview Trailer For Documentary "25 To Life" (HIV As A Weapon & Contrition)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 8, 2011 9:32 PM
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"Attempted Murderer..." That's what one of the young women in the preview trailer below called William Brawner, the subject of the documentary 25 To Life - a young African American man who contracted HIV at just 18 months old, something which he and his immediate family kept a secret for some 25 Years - from his friends, extended family members, and lovers, many who Brawner had unprotected sex with.
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Steve McQueen Talks Casting A Black Woman As Love Interest In "Shame"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 8, 2011 9:06 PM
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Via his program, The Treatment, our man Elvis Mitchell dug into Steve McQueen's mighty brain on all things Shame, his latest work, currently in theaters; the conversation is about 30 minutes long, and is worth listening to in full.
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Sammy Davis Jr. Life Rights Purchased For Planned Biopic & Stage Production

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 8, 2011 6:00 PM
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I just rewatched Anna Lucasta the other night...

Oprah's OWN On Its Way To Becoming A *Black* TV Network (Oh No!)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 8, 2011 5:32 PM
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Things that make you go hmm... Read below from longer piece on The Hollywood Reporter's website titled OWN Shifting Attention to Its African-American Viewers:

L.A. Rebellion 2011 Retrospective Review - Charles Burnett's Other Masterpiece "To Sleep With Anger"

  • By Brandon Wilson
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  • December 8, 2011 4:36 PM
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To Sleep With Anger was released with a small bit of fanfare in 1990. Charles Burnett had already acquired a reputation as one of our most important homegrown auteurs even if most of the audience, black and white alike, were unfamiliar with his work.
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Queen Latifah Sells Female-Lead Police Procedural Series To CBS

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 8, 2011 3:56 PM
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Dana "Queen Latifah" Owens, via her Flavor Untt Entertainment production company has sold a female-lead police procedural pilot to CBS, which will center on "a street savvy Philadelphia woman who realizes her calling as a homicide detective after a defining moment."
More: Television

PBS Announces Programming Line-Up For 2012 Black History Month Commemoration

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 8, 2011 3:33 PM
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Well... it's just 2 months away, so get your pom-poms ready! :)
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Forest Whitaker Says He's Got 3 Projects He Plans To Direct; One Dealing With Uganda's Child Soldiers

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 8, 2011 3:01 PM
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From our brothers at The Playlist, who talked with Forest Whitaker yesterday at the Marrakech Film Festival (damn, I wish I was there) where the actor is onhand to be honored with a career achievement award:

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