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The Racial Draft: Can We Trade Herman Cain For Ang Lee Or Steven Spielberg?

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • November 18, 2011 4:46 PM
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Every now and then, when I come across a black media figure that makes me want to pull my hair out, I think..."Wow, where's the racial draft when you need it?"  If you're not familiar with the "racial draft," it was a popular--and completely hilarious--skit on the Dave Chappelle show where famous icons were traded amongst racial groups.  Today, I would like to nominate Herman Cain.  Do I really need to tell you why?  Probably not.
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Trailer For Police Corruption Drama "Rampart" Surfaces (Ice Cube Co-Stars As A Good Cop)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 18, 2011 4:06 PM
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A Toronto International Film Festival selection this year, anticipation for it was high, however, since it screened at the festival (its debut) reviews have been mixed.
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New Voices in Black Cinema Festival Submission Deadline 5 Days Away (11/23)

  • By Curtis
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  • November 18, 2011 3:05 PM
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The word was put out and many talented filmmakers responded by submitting their films to the 2nd annual ActNow: New Voices in Black Cinema Festival, the film festival that both Tambay and I curate on the feature film end, and Jasmin on the shorts.  We’re still soliciting feature length and short films for our February 2012 edition, and as you’ve read in the headline – the deadline is five days away on November 23, 2011.
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“Dreams Of A Life” (An Investigation Into The Mysterious Life & Death Of Joyce Vincent) Gets A Full Trailer

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 18, 2011 2:57 PM
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Carol Morley's critically-acclaimed docudrama Dreams of a Life, which stars Zawe Ashton, is already scheduled for an initial limited December 16th release in London, playing at 7 theaters (including 1 in Sheffield and another in Manchester), and will expand to several more cinemas through March 2012, though only in the UK; good news for our readers across the pond; the rest of us will have to wait and hope that the film travels.
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Help Byron Hurt's "Soul Food Junkies" Documentary Reach Completion (Fundraising)

  • By Jasmin
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  • November 18, 2011 1:17 PM
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Back in April we posted the trailer for Soul Food Junkies, a forthcoming PBS documentary examining the culinary traditions of soul food and its relevance to black cultural identity.

Haiti: Critically-Acclaimed Meditative Drama "Jean Gentil" Premieres In New York This Weekend

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 18, 2011 12:56 PM
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I must say I love the look and sounds of what I see and hear in the trailers below. 

Promo For Season 2 of Idris Elba's "Luther" Wins "Best Drama Promo" Promax Award. Watch It!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 18, 2011 12:41 PM
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A little background...
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Uganda: "Bouncing Cats" B-Boy Documentary Will Make TV Premiere Tomorrow, Saturday Nov 19

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 18, 2011 12:27 PM
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The award-winning documentary, Bouncing Cats, will make it's official, US television debut on The Documentary Channel tomorrow night, November 19, 2011 at 8pm/est, and again at 11pm/est.

Official Poster For "Think Like A Man"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 18, 2011 12:13 PM
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Ok, so we posted this a few weeks back, after one of the actors (I believe it was Meagan Good) posted it on Twitter; I guess she wasn't supposed to do that because, some time after, I received one of those cease-and-desist notices, and, of course, complied and removed the post.

Theatre: Alicia Keys' "Stick Fly" Opens; Thandie Newton's "Death And The Maiden" Closes

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 18, 2011 11:48 AM
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Some theatre news of note on productions we've covered on S&A...
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