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Watch Episode 1 Of New Superhero Web Series 'Heroic Daze'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 10, 2012 7:54 PM
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Unloading some more new web series this week; Here's the first of several.
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Tyler Perry Celebrates 20 Years In Show Business Today - Join Him!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 10, 2012 6:41 PM
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I actually had a moment when I thought, wait a minute, his first film was released in 2005, so either his math is faulty, or I'm missing something. Then I realized, oh yeah, he's been on the black theater circuit for a long time now - since 1992, when he was just a young 22 years old who'd bought into the so-called Horatio Alger myth, hustling like a beaast in Atlanta, trying to make something of himself, and climb society's socioeconomic ladder.

New On DVD - Spike Lee Exec Produced 'You’re Nobody ’til Somebody Kills You'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 10, 2012 5:20 PM
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POV Short Cuts Presents 5 New Docs Debuting On PBS (Stories On Civil Rights Heroes, Deportation, More)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 10, 2012 5:04 PM
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POV (Point of View), the award-winning nonfiction film series celebrating its 25th year on PBS in 2012, brings the popular POV Short Cuts back to the schedule with a new collection of short documentaries. These diverse films tell stories of hard-fought and hard-won civil rights battles, a family’s separation after deportation and lessons learned from parents. The five short films include an Academy Award® nominee, The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement; a Student Academy Award® winner, Sin País (Without Country); and three new animated shorts—Eyes on the Stars, Facundo the Great and A Family Man—from the Peabody Award-winning StoryCorps oral-history project.

For The 1st Time In North America, BBC Announces 'Misfits: Season 1' On DVD July 31

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 10, 2012 3:43 PM
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Great news for USA fans of the series... not sure where the previously-announced Hollywood remake of the series stands.

New On DVD Today - 'Kassim The Dream' (From Child Soldier To Champion Boxer)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 10, 2012 3:08 PM
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It actually had a limited theatrical run in 2009, but it's only now getting a DVD release, 3 years later.

Is American TV Ready for Trisha Goddard's Talk Show?

  • By Sergio
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  • July 10, 2012 2:59 PM
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How this slipped past us, I have no idea. But along with all the new syndicated talk shows premiering this fall, from folks like Katie Couric, Jeff Probst, Ricke Lake (WHAT AGAIN?), Marie Osmond and, of course, the ladies' favorite Steve Harvey (which is already getting a major PR push from NBC Universal who is producing his show), there's another one set to make its premiere this September.

Lennie James To Play Former Heroin Addict Trying To Rebuild His Life In Gritty New Drama Series

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 10, 2012 2:42 PM
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Lennie James has signed up to play a former heroin addict trying to stay clean and rebuild his life, in a gritty new Channel 4 (UK) 4-part drama series titled Run.

The New Head Of Drama Programming At NBC Is A Black Woman

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 10, 2012 2:14 PM
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What this means in the larger scheme of things remains to be seen; I just don't have enough info currently to make any assessments. But it's good news, and certainly great for Pearlena Igbokwe. 

Watch Season2/Episode 3 Of Doc Series 'Black Folk Don't' ('Have Eating Disorders')

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 10, 2012 1:50 PM
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Created by director/producer Angela Tucker, we featured season 1 of this series last year; fans will be pleased to know that season 2 is in full swing, with episode 2 embedded below; this one titled Black Folk Don't: Have Eating Disorders.

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