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The Book of Negroes: Life, Liberty and Love

Nsenga Burton | Posted 04.20.2015 | Black Voices
Nsenga Burton

Based on the award-winning novel Someone Knows My Name by Lawrence Hill, The Book of Negroes tells the story of Aminata Diallo, an 11-year-old girl kidnapped from West Africa and her personal and spiritual journey as part of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade.

Schools Should Show 'Selma'!

Lonna Saunders | Posted 03.21.2015 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

It's oft been said that those who don't learn from history, are doomed to repeat it. But you need to know what your history is before you can learn from it. Selma DVDs in every classroom is a start.

Show Cuba Gooding Jr. The Money

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 10.11.2013 | Los Angeles

Academy-award winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr. is hoping someone will show him the money for his no-expense-spared, custom-rebuilt home that he just lis...

Fruitvale Station: Hoping for Oscar

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.08.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Addressing the premiere crowd at MoMA, Ryan Coogler said he had to make this film when the news ripped apart his community. After the screening, we were still so immersed, we were happy to see Michael B. Jordan alive.

Firelight Is Another Inspiring Movie

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 06.20.2012 | TV
Jackie K. Cooper

Once again we get a Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation that has a wonderful true story, a cast that is stronger than most, and an impact that leaves the audience feeling uplifted.

What Could Be Coming Fox This Fall

Garrett Greer | Posted 03.29.2012 | TV
Garrett Greer

As Fox appears ready to take steps back towards the kind of dark, interesting material that they excel at, a la "24," this could prove to be an interesting year for the network.

Tribeca 2011: Kids Get High on Acting in Shakespeare High

Linda Hassler | Posted 07.11.2011 | New York
Linda Hassler

Every year, 75-85 high schools in and around LA County participate in this program. Students learn to act out scenes from Shakespeare's famous plays. And come together for one day to perform for each other.

Blagojevich Trial: Get Your Tickets to the Greatest Show on Earth!

Lonna Saunders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

I was talking with a friend of mine who happens to be a security guard, and he burst out laughing when I told him that printed tickets were required to attend Rod Blagojevich's trial.