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Posts Tagged ‘Hollywood’

Book Review: Secrets of a Jewel

Usually “socialites” have little to no talent, other than being connected to a famous BFF. (Think: any Kardashian sister.) However, don’t lump Juliet “Juju” C. in that category though. The Love & Hip Hop cast member and fiance of Harlem rapper, Killa Cam, recently released her first book entitled, Secrets of a Jewel and it…

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#SoSoSummer17 Tour Will Be Lit!!!

One thing that makes an icon special is their ability to remain relevant by capturing the next big thing. For hip-hop mogul and icon, Jermaine Dupri, it is simply a matter of listening to the youth. The So So Def boss just announced the SoSoSummer17 tour featuring performances from members of the Lifetime hit show,…

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Dave Chappelle Returns!

He’s back! Over a decade ago, after reaching legendary status as a comedian, Dave Chappelle walked away from the game – and 50 million dollars. After his hugely successful sketch comedy show The Chappelle Show blew up on Comedy Central, the network offered the comedian a 50 million dollar deal for new seasons of the…

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Did #OscarsSoWhite Work?

One year after the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite took over social media, and a heavyweight list of Hollywood A-listers chimed in on the lack of diversity at the Academy Awards, the Academy responded by nominating a record six Black actors for this year’s awards. Denzel Washington received a nod for best actor in his awesome work in…

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A Deeper Look At Birth of a Nation

Birth of a Nation, the movie about slave rebellion leader Nat Turner, finally premiered in theaters. The movie was a cinematic masterpiece that encapsulated the era and the rebellion perfectly. The acting was superb, the score was fitting, and the visuals were stunning enough to send shivers down the spine. In short, the movie was…

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Tim Burton Speaks On Why Diversity Has No Place in His Films

Believe it or not, the #OscarssoWhite movement was only earlier this year, since then, Hollywood has been taken to task about its long history of narrow representation. People of color have been speaking out for a very long time about our dissatisfaction regarding white washed cinema and despite some strides, some directors/actors remain steadfast in…

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Lil’ Wayne to Release Book About His Time in Prison

While deeply embroiled in a financial dispute with label honcho, Bryan “Birdman” Williams, rapper Lil ‘ Wayne continues to keep it pushing. He is set to release a book about his time spent on Riker’s Island while serving an eight month stint for gun possession back in 2010. The book, titled, Gone Til November is…

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T.I. Creates Soundtrack For the Struggle With New EP

Last week we told you about Atlanta rapper T.I.’s new video for his song “War Zone” which boldly and vividly flipped the roles of racism. Well, the former trap star took things a step further and released a whole EP/ mixtape of scathing lyrical commentary and angst about the current state of the Black community.…

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The Curious Case of Nate Parker

Earlier this year it was revealed that actor, Nate Parker, had inked a historic 17.5 million deal with Fox Searchlight to bring his film, Birth of a Nation to the big screen. The film dazzled audiences at Sundance Film Festival last January, and once it was acquired by Fox Searchlight became an Oscar frontrunner. The…

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