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Now You Can Watch "Coming To America" On YouTube Thanks To New Licensing Agreement

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 4, 2012 9:55 AM
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I've actually never rented a movie on YouTube, even though the service has been around for a little bit. Have you?

Martin Luther King Jr Died Today (On Vices vs Virtues & Depictions Of Iconic Black Figures On Screen)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 4, 2012 9:27 AM
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Today in history... April 4th, 1968, the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated on a hotel balcony in Memphis, Tennessee. He was just 39 years old.

Have You Seen That Mary J. Blige Burger King Commercial? Well You Can't Now

  • By Sergio
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  • April 3, 2012 11:08 PM
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In what must be a new land-speed record, Burger King has pulled their new spot with Mary J. Blige from the internet and television, after endless complaints hit the media and the internet, calling it everything from "cooning," to something "that has taken black people back 60 years."

1978 Musical Drama "Stony Island" Comes to DVD for the First Time Ever

  • By Jasmin
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  • April 3, 2012 8:08 PM
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34 years after its original release, Stony Island, the debut feature by Andrew Davis (The Fugitive, Under Seige, Collateral Damage), will be available for the first time on DVD and digital download platforms on April 24.

Controversial Acclaimed Doc "Scenes of a Crime" Held Over in New York for One More Week

  • By Jasmin
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  • April 3, 2012 7:15 PM
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New York audiences will have at least one more week to see Scenes of a Crime, the documentary by Grover Babcock and Blue Hadaech following the interrogation of a man for the murder of his young son.

The Impressive Profile of French Film Storyboard Artist and Painter Elizabeth Colomba

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • April 3, 2012 7:08 PM
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I'm not sure how many of you are aware of painter and film storyboard artist Elizabeth Colomba; I sure wasn't, and in case you weren't either, I wanted to profile and share some of her fascinating work. What's worth noting is that Colomba has done extensive storyboard and visual consulting work for many films including Romeo and Juliet, Beloved, Slums of Beverly Hill, Waist Deep, Next Friday, The Wood, A Single Man, Catwoman, Amelia and more.
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Patrik-Ian Polk ("Noah's Arc," "Punks") Releases New Comedy "The Skinny"

  • By Jasmin
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  • April 3, 2012 6:43 PM
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Playing in select theaters beginning this Friday is the third feature film from Patrik-Ian Polk, director of LGBT-themed indie films Noah's Arc:Jumping the Broom and Punks, and creator of the Noah's Arc series for the Logo network.

2012 NAMIC (Multi-ethnicity in Communications) Vision Award Nominees Announced

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • April 3, 2012 6:01 PM
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The National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications unveiled its 2012 NAMIC Vision Award nominees earlier today. The award honors original, multi-platform television programing that showcases the lives, essence, ethnic diversity and contributions of people of color globally.
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Military Drama "The American Dream" Screens in Chicago

  • By Jasmin
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  • April 3, 2012 5:54 PM
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The American Dream, the indie drama directed by and starring Jamil Walker Smith as an aspiring filmmaker-turned-marine, makes its way to Chicago theaters April 4 and 5.

LHAAFF 2012 Preview: "We Are Not Ghosts" Doc Explores Detroit's Economic Recession and Efforts To Revitalize City

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • April 3, 2012 5:23 PM
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The 53-minute documentary We Are Not Ghosts will premiere Tuesday, April 17th, at the Langston Hughes African American Film Festival. The doc, helmed by Melissa York and Mark Dworkin, deals with citizens efforts to revitalize Detroit after its economic hit to the auto industry.

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