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Preview 'Oprah Builds a Network' (2-Part Behind-The-Scenes Look At OWN's 1st Year Airs Sunday)

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  • July 3, 2012 4:16 PM
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This could actually be worth watching...

Watch Experimental Surreal Thriller 'Reparations For The Soul' Starring Ashley Walters (Short Shouts)

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  • July 3, 2012 2:16 PM
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A short shout for Tuesday as I head out to pick up some lunch; I know, TMI. But a brotha's gotta eat!

Indie Drama 'Lesson Before Love' (Lives Of Young, Progressive Black Singles) Gets Limited Theatrical

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  • July 3, 2012 2:01 PM
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Details from the press release follow:

Algeria Gained Its Independence From French Rule Today; Have You Seen 'Battle Of Algiers' Yet?

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  • July 3, 2012 1:29 PM
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Today in history, July 3, 1962, Algeria gains independence from French rule after a successful 8-year rebellion against the French - a period that's realistically and rivetingly documented in Gillo Pontecorvo's landmark 1966 film, Battle Of Algiers; a film we've mentioned a number of times previously on this site, and continue to do so.

Watch: Alison McDonald is 'Having A Really Bad Day'

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  • July 3, 2012 1:14 PM
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Andre 3000's Jimi Hendrix Project Still Not Approved To Use Original Music, Will Use Cover Songs

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  • July 3, 2012 12:46 PM
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Well, I guess that's one way around the problem...

Chris Rock-Produced Late Night Series Starring W. Kamau Bell Gets Title, Debut Date, Promo

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  • July 3, 2012 12:06 PM
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Announced in March... the FX network greenlit a new weekly half-hour late night series exec-produced by Chris Rock, starring standup comedian W. Kamau Bell, in which he'll "dissect politics, pop culture, race, religion, the media and sex."

Updates on 'WILMINGTON ON FIRE' Black Township Massacre Documentary - Teaser Trailer, Clips & Premiere Date

  • By Curtis Caesar John
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  • July 3, 2012 11:56 AM
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A few months ago S&A’s Cynthia Reid did an influential write-up for the new feature-length documentary project Wilmington On Fire and their efforts to raise more production funds. Due to her efforts and the hard work of the producers of the film the IndieGoGo campaign to tell the present day story of the Wilmington Massacre of 1898 and how the descendants of the victims of the event are asking for legal action in regards to reparations was highly successful.  Now that the doc has completed principle photography, here are some updates (including new video clips!) from Wlimington director Christopher Everett and his executive producer Pete Chatmon, whom most of you best know from his directorial debut Premium, starring Dorian Missick and Zoe Saldana.

Terry Crews Joins Cast Of Aaron Sorkin's HBO Drama 'The Newsroom'

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  • July 3, 2012 11:51 AM
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Fresh off his participation in the upcoming Expendables sequel, muscle man Terry Crews has joined the cast of the new Aaron Sorkin HBO drama The Newsroom.

Rooftop Films 2012 Summer Series Presented by AT&T Announces $10,000 Feature Film Grant

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  • July 3, 2012 11:42 AM
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