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This Week in Black Television - I Need A Hero!

  • By Curtis Caesar John
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  • April 20, 2012 3:49 PM
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This week I review CBS' newest cop show NYC 22, follow the latest in BET's current sitcoms, get freaky with Loretta Divine and Naturi Naughton, and visit some comic book heroines. 

New Emmett Till Film Opts To Explore Healing In Racially Torn Town Following Decades Of yearning For Justice

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 20, 2012 3:29 PM
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NEW YORK, NY, April 20, 2012 – DeShaun Davis Films announces that pre-production is underway on independent feature film, 55 TILL NOW, a docudrama based on the 1955 murder of 14-year old Chicago black teenager Emmett Till in Glendora, Mississippi.

Exclusive: Former Drug Kingpin Rick Ross Biopic Updates (In Talks w/ "Scarface" Producer + Nick Cassevetes Still Directing)

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • April 20, 2012 2:43 PM
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He once was one of the biggest drug dealers in American with an operation that yielded at least $600 million but since his release from prison, where he served 13 years of a 20 year sentence, Rick Ross has embarked on a new chapter in his life that includes making amends with the community he affected and starting a new media empire.

Director Of "Because I Love You" Rides To The Rescue To Defend His Film

  • By Sergio
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  • April 20, 2012 2:09 PM
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Regular followers of S & A will remember an item I posted a few months ago back in January (HERE) about writer and director Joseph Elmore’s film Because I Love You which is currently now in the final stages of post-production. 

Sierra Leonean-Canadian Filmmaker Ngardy Conteh Shares Her Story. What's Yours?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 20, 2012 2:09 PM
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Continuing on with the S&A tell your story feature I introduced a couple months ago... here's one from a filmmaker that I'm sure we'll be talking about in coming months/years; I'm surprised we haven't already written about her before.

S&A's Summer Movie Preview (Just Don't Expect To See Many Black Faces)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 20, 2012 12:39 PM
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It must be nice being white isn't it? Don't look at me, I wouldn't know :)

New In Theaters Today: Your Thoughts On "Think Like A Man"...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 20, 2012 11:31 AM
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So it's officially out in theaters now; there were some midnight screenings across the country I heard, so I suspect some of you have already seen it, or are planning to do so today, or over the weekend.

Review: "Marley" Is An Intimate Portrait Of A Man Who Would Become A World-Wide Phenomenon

  • By Monique A. Williams
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  • April 20, 2012 9:53 AM
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It opens today, in theaters, and available via several VOD platforms, so you have options, and you should take advantage of them.

Tatyana Ali Joins Cast Of New BET Scripted Comedy Series "Second Generation Wayans"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 20, 2012 9:40 AM
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Amongst the the new scripted original series announced in BET's next season lineup last week was a comedy titled Second Generation Wayans, based on the lives of the members of the next generation of the Wayans family. 

Watch A Montage Of Those Famous Dolly Shots From Spike Lee's Films

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 20, 2012 9:27 AM
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A little Friday fun... did the author of this compilation miss any films? I couldn't immediately tell...

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