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Sharon Leal Cast As Cuba Gooding Jr's Wife in Fox's Legal Drama Pilot "Guilty"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • March 10, 2012 9:24 AM
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Over a week ago, we announced that Cuba Gooding Jr. will star in the Fox Legal Drama Series Guilty.

Boris Kodjoe To Co-Star in ABC's Drama Pilot "Scruples"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • March 10, 2012 9:13 AM
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Boris Kodjoe is slated to co-star in the Tony Krantz/Natalie Portman-executive produced Scruples, directed by Michael Sucsy (The Vow). According to Deadline, the series, based on the novel by Judy Krantz, centers on a "rich and powerful clothing designer Billy Winthrop (Forlani) in a world of sex, revenge and scandal."

Watch Samuel L. Jackson in Trailer For Suspense Thriller "Meeting Evil" (On VOD May 4th)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • March 10, 2012 8:59 AM
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This is the first time hearing of this project. Meeting Evil, directed by Chris Fisher and adapted from the Thomas Berger noir-thriller novel by the same name. The film stars Samuel L. Jackson as a mysterious stranger named Richie, who takes a family man, played by Luke Wilson, on a "murder-fueled ride."

SXSW 2012 Trailer - "Uprising: Hip Hop & The LA Riots"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 10, 2012 8:30 AM
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Here's the trailer for the documentary feature Uprising: Hip Hop & The LA Riots, directed by Mark Ford and produced by Wesley Jones, which is making its world premiere at the SXSW Film Festival currently underway in Austin, TX where I am.

Italian Immigration Drama "La-bas: A Criminal Education" Premieres in the UK

  • By Jasmin
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  • March 9, 2012 6:08 PM
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Thanks to S&A reader EC for pulling our coat to this. Là-bas - A Criminal Education, a drama exploring the plight of African immigrants in Italy, will soon have its UK premiere at London's Italian Film Festival.

Join The S&A Live Podcast Sunday At 4:00pm/ET! The Dilemma Of Black British Actors And More

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • March 9, 2012 5:28 PM
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Another great live podcast show is in the works for Sunday and we hope you join the S&A crew as we discuss some of the hottest topics on the blog this week.
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Indie Documentary "Contract" Looks at the Legacy of Cape Verdean Indentured Servants

  • By Jasmin
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  • March 9, 2012 4:27 PM
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Directed by Genny Pires, CONTRACT, a 79-minute docudrama, tells the story of two African countries (Cape Verde and São Tome and Príncipe) linked by a history of poverty and slavery, and two people forever linked by the bonds of family and love.

BET Commemorates 15th Anniversary of the Death of the Notorious B.I.G.

  • By Jasmin
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  • March 9, 2012 3:52 PM
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Commemorating 15 years since the death of Christopher Wallace aka the Notorious B.I.G., BET is highlighting the life and legacy of the late rapper with new video content, web coverage, and interviews with those close to him.

"Glee" to Pay Homage to Whitney Houston in Eight-Song Tribute Episode

  • By Jasmin
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  • March 9, 2012 2:36 PM
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Just a month after Fox's musical hit Glee coincidentally featured a rendition of Whitney Houston's I Will Always Love You in its Valentine's-themed episode, the series will now pay homage to the late singer in a full-length, hour-long tribute.

Bounce TV Launches in Los Angeles

  • By Jasmin
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  • March 9, 2012 12:49 PM
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Following an agreement between Bounce TV and FOX Television Stations, the nation's first and only over-the-air broadcast TV network for African Americans was launched in Los Angeles this week by KCOP-T. The move cements Bounce TV's presence in the top five markets in the country. 

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