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Fuse Announces First Scripted Series - Hip Hop Themed Dramedy 'The Hustle'

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  • May 7, 2013 5:20 PM
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Pharrell Williams' i am OTHER Partner's w/ Creative Growth Art Center In New Cinéma Vérité Series

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  • May 7, 2013 4:52 PM
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POV New Season Docs Look At African American Funerals, African Immigrants In Europe, More...

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  • May 7, 2013 4:13 PM
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5 Netflix Streaming Titles You May Not Know Are Available & May Want To Check Out (5/7/13)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 7, 2013 3:25 PM
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As usual... These aren't necessarily recommendations; consider it more of an FYI - films we've talked about recently that are streaming on Netflix, that you might want to check out for yourselves.

Marlon Wayans Doesn't Give A Sh*t About Critics + Teaser Poster For 'Haunted House' Sequel

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  • May 7, 2013 1:56 PM
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"I don’t give a shit. After 'White Chicks' I gave up on reviewers. I was just like, whatever. Whatever you guys want to say. I look at 'White Chicks' and it gets one and a half stars and I’m looking at the audience and I’m hearing the thunderous laughter. I’m just going, you know what, you guys have got a thumb up your ass. You have a fist. It’s a fist up your arse and I’m not going to fight you on it. Just enjoy it and I’m not going to fight you on it. Their opinions are their opinions and I’m not mad at them. The only time they give great reviews is when you do a movie for them. Critics like, I guess, smarter comedy. Scatalogical comedy and weed jokes don’t work for them."

'The Anderson Monarchs' Gets A Digital Release (On iTunes, Amazon Today)

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  • May 7, 2013 1:32 PM
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A project we've been following since 2011 is now available for all who are interested, to see.

TWC Unveils First Release Poster For Lauded 'Fruitvale Station'

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  • May 7, 2013 12:50 PM
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Fitz And Cyrus Face Off Over Olivia In Sneak Peek At This Thursday's 'Scandal' Episode

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  • May 7, 2013 12:25 PM
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Now Funding: Doc 'Let the Spirit Move You' on Evolution of "Spiritsm" Tradition

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • May 7, 2013 11:45 AM
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Three days left on this campaign with a little over $1,500 to go. Here's a recap of the original post...Now funding via Kickstarter is the documentary Let the Spirit Move You, directed by Dr. Marta Moreno Vega. The Puerto Rican project documents "on the Evolution of Spiritists' Traditions in Puerto Rico." Not exclusive to Puerto Rico, this "Spiritism" doctrine, better known as "Santeria", is practiced in several Caribbean countries and in the U.S. A close relative to Voodoo, Santeria has its roots in African customs, which were brought to the islands via the Transatlantic Slave Trade. It's interesting to note that "Santeria" is more common than one may think. I am particularly intrigued in the development of this project; I've known acquaintances who have had - or claim to - mysterious and/or quite unbelievable - supernatural - experiences with the religion, mostly instances in which they were subject of curses or "spells", along with physical evidence of rituals. Here's more about the project: Let the Spirit Move You is a celebration of ancestral belief systems that are a proud and important part of our cultural legacy as African descendants. The documentary focuses on the African based spiritual traditions that continue in Puerto Rico grounded in ancestral worship - espiristmo. Because of misinformation and preconceptions, to date there is little information on the sacred African traditions that are part of the cultural life of Puerto Rico. These traditions have generally been practiced out of public view and now with the advent of Evangelical types of religions labeling these traditions as "devil worship" many practitioners out of fear are going further underground or giving up these important historical ancestral traditions.Take a look at the short film trailer in which the feature documentary is based on and the campaign trailer underneath below. For more information and contribution information, click HERE. Let the Spirit Move You--Trailer from CCCADI on Vimeo.

First Look At Jesse L. Martin As Marvin Gaye + Shooting Suspended For 2 Weeks

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 7, 2013 11:41 AM
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You might recognize the above photo - the album cover for the 1971 studio album, What's Going On. At least I think that's what they are going for here.

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