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Michael Jai White's Directorial Debut "Never Back Down 2" Kick-Boxing To DVD September 13th

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 9, 2011 5:58 AM
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My last post on this, back in May, included an announcement that the film would be released in theaters on June 10th; I don't believe that ever happened, unless it was some really small-scale release that I knew absolutely nothing about.

Salli Richardson-Whitfield on Lena Horne 'Dream Role' in Screen Biopic

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • August 9, 2011 5:18 AM
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Salli Richardson-Whitfield expressed her desire to portray legendary singer, actress and activist Lena Horne in her latest eur web interview with Ricardo Hazell. Whitfield, whose show Eureka was just cancelled by SyFy (see post here), will be seen next in Mario Van Peebles' We the Party along Michael Jai White.
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"The Misadventures of AWKWARD Black Girl" Thanks to You... Close to $43,000 Raised & Counting...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 9, 2011 4:41 AM
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There's certainly something to be learned from the success of Issa Rae's web series The Misadventures of AWKWARD Black Girl, and the overwhelming amount of support its received - specifically, in its fundraising campaign, which, as of today, with about 2 days left until it ends, has attracted almost $43,000 in contributions! What's even more thrilling about that number is that she asked for $30,000. So, the additional $13,000 (thus far and counting) is the proverbial icing on the cake. Or maybe the cherry ontop of the icing on the cake.

VH1 Will Explore Connection Between Hip-Hop And Cocaine In New Documentary

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 9, 2011 3:28 AM
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On September 18th, VH1 will air an original documentary titled Planet Rock: The Story of Hip Hop and the Crack Generation - a film which takes a hard look at the development of crack cocaine in the so-called urban community, featuring interviews with Snoop Dogg, Cyprus Hill's B-Real, Wu-Tang Clan members RZA and Raekwon, and others.

"The Weird World of Blowfly" Coming Out on Blu-Ray DVD

  • By Sergio
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  • August 9, 2011 3:11 AM
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Well that was fast! Just a few days ago, when Tambay posted this item on the documentary about Clarence Reid the pioneering orginal dirty rapper Blowfly HERE, comes news that the film is being released on blu-ray DVD on Novemeber 15, from IndieBlita/E1 Entertainment.
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"Being Elmo" Coming To Theaters In October

  • By Sergio
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  • August 9, 2011 2:50 AM
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The genuinely charming and inspriational documentary Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey , one of the big hits at this year's Sundance Film Festival, and which just played this past Sunday at the Black Harvest Film Festival in Chicago, will open theatrically this October, though Submarine Deluxe Films.

Watch Trailer for Cuban Documentary About Struggling Musicians "Golden Scars"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • August 9, 2011 2:49 AM
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Golden Scars, directed by Alexandrine Boudreault-Fournier, is another documentary screening next week at the NY International Latino Film Festival. The Cimarron Productions feature, tells the story of the struggles faced by two young rappers in the island of Cuba, and their passion and inspiration for their music.

Today's Birthdays - 8/08/11 (Meagan Good and Jimmy Jean-Louis)

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • August 9, 2011 2:43 AM
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Meagan Good welcomes 30 today. The California natives first appeared on the television series Gabriel's Fire. Her additional film and tv credits include Pacific Blue, Eve's Bayou, Touched By An Angel, The Parent 'Hood, Moesha, Cousin Skeeter, The Famous Jett Jackson, Biker Boyz, Deliver Us From Eva, My Wife and Kids, You Got Served, Roll Bounce, Miles From Home, Stomp The Yard, Video Girl, 35 & Ticking and Jumping The Broom among others. Upcoming projects to look out for include Dysfunctional Friends and Californication.
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Nicole Ari Parker Joins Cast Of Thriller "Vipaka" w/ Forest Whitaker, Anthony Mackie, Sanaa Lathan

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 9, 2011 2:42 AM
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@justsanaa hey mama, headed to airport..see you on set in Louisiana.:) #justjoinedcastofVipaka
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Interview with Joi McMillon, Editor of Barry Jenkins' "Chlorophyl"

  • By Jasmin
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  • August 9, 2011 2:35 AM
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Joi McMillon, who has worked consistently in post production on projects including Tyler Perry's Good Deeds, Talk to Me, and NBC's The Biggest Loser, recently spoke with Post in Black about the fundamentals of editing and her work on Chlorophyl, the forthcoming short film by director Barry Jenkins.

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