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Leila Djansi's "Ties That Bind" Dominates At 2011 Ghana Movie Awards; Star Kimberly Elise Wins Best Actress Trophy

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 27, 2011 11:30 AM
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Leila Djansi’s Ties That Bind which co-stars Kimberly Elise (a film we've talked about quite a bit on S&A) cleaned up nicely at the 2011 Ghana Movie Awards, which took place over the weekend.
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Adrian Lester Joins The Growing List Of Black U.K. Actors Fed Up With The Current Opportunities Offered Them

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • December 27, 2011 11:24 AM
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Adrian Lester, star of BBC One's popular Hustle series, is the latest black British actor to decide that-- with regard to acting opportunities in the U.K.-- he's reached the end of the line.

Janet Hubert Not Interested In "Fresh Prince" Reunion; Calls Will Smith An "A**hole" & "Egomaniac"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 27, 2011 10:38 AM
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I think we are all somewhat familiar with the public battle between Janet Hubert, Will Smith and NBC, that led to the recasting of the role of Aunt Vivian, in The Fresh Prince of Bel Air's fourth season, in the mid-1990s.

Feature Documentary On Multi-Award Winning Percussionist Kahil EL' Zabar Seeks Completion Funds

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 27, 2011 10:05 AM
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Long time readers of S&A may be instantly familiar with writer/filmmaker/journalist Dwayne Johnson-Cochran's name, as he's been mentioned in a few posts over the last 2 years - all regarding his attachment to Angela Bassett's directorial debut, a film adaptation of author Percival Everett's novel Erasure (to be titled United States).

Pics Of Michael Ealy In Action In "Underworld: Awakening"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 27, 2011 9:14 AM
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Looks like some impressive fire-power there; let's hope he gets to use it all, and often (he was barely in the trailer posted a few weeks ago).
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Watch: Lionel Cineas And Wendell Sisnett's Short Film "Young Girl"

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • December 27, 2011 9:00 AM
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Co-written by Lionel Cineas and Wendell Sisnett, and directed by Cineas, Young Girl-- "The story of a girl who tried to dance to her own cadence instead of following the beat and going to God for Patience"-- is the latest short film offering from Cineas Films.
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Trailer Watch For Boxing Drama "Mikel's Faith"

  • By Sergio
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  • December 26, 2011 4:46 PM
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Back in early September Tambay proflied this urban boxing drama Mikel's Faith written, directed and starring Alexander Etseyatse (read HERE) which was presented at the Hell's Kitchen Film Festival in New York City this fall.
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Actress Michael Michele Adds Fashion Designer To Her Resume

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • December 26, 2011 2:19 PM
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Sergio's recent post on Blair Underwood's new line of suits inspired this latest tidbit of info on actress Michael Michele, who's best known for appearing in the hit films Ali and New Jack City as well as popular tv shows ER, Homicide and New York Undercover.  It's been awhile since she's been on the big or small screen but there's a good reason for that.  Aside from raising her six year old son as a single mom, she's been busy forging her new role as...a fashion designer.

Watch Ving Rhames in Trailer For Hunted House Horror Indie "Seven Below"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • December 26, 2011 11:53 AM
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I couldn't find this film profiled on the site, even though, the trailer was released over a month ago; so, here we go...
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"They Messed w/ The Wrong Senior Citizen" - Watch Trailer For "Bad Ass" Starring Danny Trejo, Charles S. Dutton

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 26, 2011 9:56 AM
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Danny Trejo seems to be quietly carving out a piece of the leading man pie for himself, even though some of these films likely won't be seen by most movie-goers (see recent films like Machete and The Bill Collector as examples; the latter released on DVD only).
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