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A Conversation w/ Salim And Mara Brock-Akil At The 2012 ABFF + Festival Dates

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 12, 2012 9:18 PM
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The 2012 film festival beat goes on... it's already mid-April; where did the time go? I feel like I only recently got back from SXSW in Austin, TX, looking forward to relaxing in NYC (where I live) for a few months before jetting off to another festival, which wouldn't be until June, less than 2 months away.

Dwayne Johnson Will Join A Secret Order Charged w/ Protecting Humanity In "Lore"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 12, 2012 8:41 PM
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Jeezus! This guy just keeps piling on the projects! From one to the next, with practically no breaks between. I guess you get while the getting's good as the saying goes, right?

Wunmi Mosaku Returns To ITV's "Vera", Cush Jumbo Joins Cast, And Nina Sosanya Guest-Stars

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • April 12, 2012 7:17 PM
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I won't lie-- the only reason I even watched the first series of ITV's police procedural, Vera, was because of Wunmi Mosaku.

Trailer: Intriguing Short "The Chair," SXSW Jury Award Winner About Boy During Town's Poisonous Outbreak

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • April 12, 2012 6:44 PM
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Official Trailer & Poster For Ice-T's "The Art Of Rap" + New Theatrical Release Date

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 12, 2012 6:28 PM
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Ice-T's documentary (and directorial debut) fully titled Something From Nothing: The Art Of Rap, made its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, and was later acquired by Indomina in a world rights deal.

569 Films In Competition For 2012 Student Academy Awards (Is Yours One Of Them?)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 12, 2012 6:01 PM
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Announced earlier today, a total of 569 entries from 30 countries across the globe are in competition for the 2012 Student Academy Awards, now in its 39th year.

BET Unveils Tons Of New Programming & Pickups Including "Middle Of Nowhere" & T. J. Holmes Late Night Series

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 12, 2012 4:44 PM
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Ok, this is long, and I haven't had time to look through it completely for highlights, but after a really quick skim, I see that some of what's revealed has already been covered here on S&A, like Being Mary Jane, and the acquisition of Sheldon Candis' LUV; but premiering Ava DuVernay's Middle Of Nowhere is certainly news worth mentioning. 

Relax! There Will Be No Bobbi Kristina Reality Show

  • By Sergio
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  • April 12, 2012 4:24 PM
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You can relax now that word has come out that there will be no reality show with Whitney Houston's and Bobby Brown's daughter Bobbi Kristina after all.

38 Years Before "Olivia Pope" There Was "Christie Love," And She Made History

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 12, 2012 4:22 PM
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Episode #2 of Scandal airs on ABC at 10pm tonight; although if you've been reading this site all week, you'll know that episode 2 is already online courtesy of ABC and Hulu, and has been since last week; meaning you can watch it ahead of tonight's TV airing if you'd like. Click HERE to do so.

This Week in Black Television: Powerful Women and Power Man!

  • By Curtis Caesar John
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  • April 12, 2012 3:53 PM
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As promised, I’m beginning this week with Taraji P. Henson’s role as Detective Carter on Person Of Interest. 

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