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"(1)ne Drop: Conversations on Skin Color, Race, and Identity" Kickstarter Campaign

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • October 27, 2011 1:04 AM
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Although adopted and enforced by white supremacists at the beginning of the 20th century in Tennessee, the 'one drop of black blood rule' seems to prevail in today's society. In many instances, the old-fashioned rule is the determining factor IMO (is it?) in racially identifying who is black and who isn't, especially in the United States.

"Independence Day" Sequel w/ Will Smith and Most of Its Original Cast On The Horizon

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • October 26, 2011 12:28 PM
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Independence Day director Ronald Emmerich has reportedly finished penning the screenplay for the alien invasion thiller's sequel. The 1996 blockbuster, along Will Smith, starred Vivica A. Fox, Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman. According to The Lantern, who spoke to Emmerich Monday night, the director is trying to reunite most of the original cast for Independence Day 2.
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Watch Episode 1 Of New Web Series "Tokens the Series" (Gamers With *Issues*)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 26, 2011 10:06 AM
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Continuing on with the web series beat... as I said previously, I've got an inbox full of these, and will be unloading them here, after sifting through the deluge for those that I think stand out above the others.
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Revisionist Cinema Narratives Based On Black Literary Characters (Survey)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 26, 2011 7:48 AM
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Thinking further about Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained and Inglorious Basterds... also, with Halloween just around the corner... I’d like to see some famous black literary characters given similar revisionist film narratives, or fantastical mash-ups like Seth Grahame-Smith’s Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter, to name one.

Chris Brown, Laz Alonso To Star In Breakdancing Film "Planet B-Boy"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 26, 2011 7:34 AM
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Chris Brown, Laz Alonso, Josh Holloway and Caity Lotz will headline Screen Gems' dance film Planet B Boy, to be directed by Benson Lee.
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Kim Coles To Host 9th Annual Ivy Bethune Tri-Union Diversity Awards; Bill Cosby To Be Honored

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • October 26, 2011 7:22 AM
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From Theater Mania:
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"Shame," "Torture Porn" & The MPAA's System Of Rating Movies

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 26, 2011 5:32 AM
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Some further thoughts on the heels of yesterday's expected announcement that Steve McQueen's sex addiction drama Shame would be released with an NC-17 rating; a move by the MPAA that, as I argued in my review of the film, reeks of hypocrisy for a number of reasons...

Eddie Murphy Says Another "Beverly Hills Cop" Movie Not Happening But TV Show In The Works

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • October 26, 2011 5:23 AM
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Well, this might be a downer for all you Beverly Hills Cop fans out there but it seems another franchise movie won't be happening according to Eddie Murphy.

Watch The Trailer For "Mr. Happy Man" Featuring The Happiest Man In Bermuda

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • October 26, 2011 4:21 AM
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If you're in need of a pick-me-up, this film may be just what the doctor ordered. It's called Mr. Happy Man and it spotlights Bermuda's most beloved resident, Johnny Barnes, as he goes around spreading joy in his own unique way.
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Kerry Washington Will Be Jamie Foxx's Slave Wife Broomhilda In "Django Unchained"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 26, 2011 3:38 AM
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Well... she was rumored to be at the top of Quentin Tarantino's list for the part, from the get-go, so I guess this shouldn't be much of a surprise. Though I'm curious who else they looked at.

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