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Ice Cube's 'Ride Along' Resuscitated With Kevin Hart, Tim Story, Will Packer Jumping On-board

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 11, 2012 3:21 PM
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A long road for this project, which we first reported on in 2009, on the old S&A site.

One Thing About His Character That LeVar Burton Wishes 'Star Trek' Had Explored: 'His Sexuality'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 11, 2012 2:56 PM
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LeVar Burton
I thought we'd recently posted a similar statement from another black actor who worked in a past TV series, but I can't remember who that actor or what the show was. 

Shaquille O’Neal Comedy Show Gets Greenlight And 10-Episode Order

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 11, 2012 2:18 PM
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After graduating from the New York Film Academy last year, I figured he'd be prepping to shoot his feature film debut by now, instead of hosting a needless series for TruTV.

Preview 'The Fire This Time' (4 Black Women Defend Themselves Against Attack Branded Criminals)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 11, 2012 1:58 PM
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It's doc day on S&A. They just happen to make up the bulk of what I'm getting/seeing today.

Preview Acclaimed Doc 'The House I Live In' (Stories Of Individuals At All Levels Of America’s War on Drugs)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 11, 2012 1:13 PM
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More from the documentary frontier...

The Pan African Film Festival Announces Call For Submissions

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 11, 2012 12:40 PM
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I attended the festival for the very first time this year, and was overwhelmed by the number of films screened; truly one of the largest (if not the largest black film festivals in terms of volume alone). It was also where films like Think Like A Man, Toussaint L'Ouverture, and several other notable titles made their USA (and in some cases world) premieres.

'BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez' - Feature Doc On Poet Currently In Production, Gets Funding Boost

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 11, 2012 12:15 PM
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Lots of good-looking documentaries on the horizon on some of our most cherished personalities, from Shola Lynch's upcoming Angela Davis project, to this one from directors Barbara Attie and Janet Goldwater.

Call For Submissions: 2012 Toronto CaribbeanTales Market Incubator Program (Deadline Imminent)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 11, 2012 11:05 AM
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Call For Submissions: 2012 Toronto Incubator Program

BET Adds Idris Elba's 'Luther' To Its Lineup (Airing This Saturday)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 11, 2012 10:52 AM
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Smart move by BET, and I applaud it. Even though we've championed Luther here on S&A, and I know a lot of you folks have already watched the series - both seasons - I'm also aware that there's still a large percentage of America (specifically black America) who have yet to watch a single episode, and probably don't even know that the series exists, which is unfortunate.

Exclusive: A Glimpse Into The Extraordinary Life That Belongs To Melvin Van Peebles

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 11, 2012 10:42 AM
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I recall the very first time I saw Melvin Van Peebles in person, at a Museum Of The Moving Image tribute event in early 2008 for the late St Clair Bourne, who'd recently passed (December 2007).

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