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"Scandal" Season 1 Will be Released On DVD In June (Where's My Season 2 Renewal ABC?)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 30, 2012 3:51 PM
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No intro necessary at this point, I'm sure. 

Short Drama "Deluge" Explores African Americans' Relationships to Water (Fundraising)

  • By Jasmin
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  • April 30, 2012 3:46 PM
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S&A readers looking for a worthy film project to support can look no further than Deluge, the forthcoming short drama by filmmaker and S&A contributor Nijla Mumin.

"The Box That Rocks" (30 Years of Video Music Box And The Rise Of Hip Hop Music & Culture)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 30, 2012 3:35 PM
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An upcoming screening next week Tuesday at BAM cinemas right here in Brooklyn, NYC; but also a title the rest of you should be aware of, as it might make it to your neck of the woods eventually...

"Thoughts From the Dark Room" - Editor/Producer Jason Pollard Tells His Story; What's Yours?

  • By Jasmin Tiggett
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  • April 30, 2012 3:05 PM
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The next installment of the What’s Your Story? series comes from Jason Pollard, editor of documentaries Sing Your Song and Slavery By Another Name as well as Pete Chatmon’s Queen Hussy series, and son of legendary filmmaker Samuel Pollard.

Preview HBO's "The Weight of the Nation" (Docu Series on the Obesity Epidemic)

  • By Jasmin
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  • April 30, 2012 1:56 PM
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Airing May 14 and 15 on HBO, The Weight of the Nation includes a four-part documentary series featuring case studies and interviews with leading experts, individuals and their families struggling with obesity. Three years in the making, the project has been dubbed one of the most far-reaching public health campaigns on the obesity epidemic to date, also comprising a three-part series for families, 12 bonus shorts, a website and social media campaign, a book published by St. Martin’s Press, and nationwide outreach to more than 40,000 community-based organizations.

Review - "The Avengers" (YES. Period. Full stop. That's it. Done!)

  • By Anslem Richardson
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  • April 30, 2012 1:47 PM
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Okay, let's start off by saying I am quite possibly the most unabashedly biased person to have been chosen to write this review. I thought long and hard about submitting a one-word reaction to The Avengers:

Idris Elba Reveals More About His Role in "Prometheus" + New Trailer

  • By Jasmin Tiggett
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  • April 30, 2012 12:52 PM
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Given how secretive the production has been, we haven't known much about Idris Elba's role in Prometheus, the forthcoming sci-fi thriller from Ridley Scott. But in a recent interview with IGN, the actor gave some insight into his character, Janek.

Bounce TV Launches its First-Ever Original Series, Sitcom "Family Time"

  • By Jasmin Tiggett
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  • April 30, 2012 11:54 AM
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Bounce TV, the nation's first black over-the-air broadcast TV network, will launch its first-ever original series Family Time - a half hour situation comedy created by Bentley Kyle Evans (The Jamie Foxx Show, Martin, Love That Girl) and produced by Evans and partner Trenten Gumbs. The series will air beginning this summer.

Watch The Lost Episode from Dennis Dortch's Web Series "The Number"

  • By Jasmin Tiggett
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  • April 30, 2012 11:15 AM
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Here's the next episode of Dennis Dortch's comedic web series The Number, exploring "the one thing you never, ever discuss with your fiancé." 

"Finding the New Black" Interview with Screenwriter Benjamin Cory Jones

  • By Jasmin Tiggett
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  • April 30, 2012 10:10 AM
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"Really, the way you get an agent, the way you get a job, the way you get anything is by expanding your network... Because this is an apprenticeship business."

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