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Golden Globe, Critics' Choice Wins for 12 Years a Slave Suggest New Freedom for Authentic Black Storytelling

Chris Benson | Posted 03.24.2014 | Media
Chris Benson

The validation of 12 Years a Slave could (maybe, possibly, hopefully) set the stage for more offerings of serious black subject matter in film. Honest stories that challenge us to face difficult (even disturbing) social and legal issues head on. Confrontational narratives. Narratives that complicate our social awareness.

The Big Lie About Diamond Engagement Rings

Ira Weissman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Weddings
Ira Weissman

Considering my deep personal involvement in the diamond business, my opinion might surprise you -- diamonds are a terrible waste of your money.

Blood Diamond Now Blood Oil in Kenya

Kevin Mbewa Anyango | Posted 06.03.2012 | World
Kevin Mbewa Anyango

The discovery of oil must be good news for people of Turkana who have always felt left out by government of the day. But will people of Turkana really benefit from the excursion? The signs do not look good.

POLL: Do You Care If Your Diamond Ring Is ACTUALLY Conflict-Free?

Posted 12.07.2011 | Weddings

On Monday, anti-blood diamond advocacy group Global Witness withdrew its support for the Kimberley Process, a conflict-free diamond certification orga...

Will Naomi Campbell Be Absolved By All-Forgiving Fashion Industry?

AP | SAMANTHA CRITCHELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

NEW YORK — Naomi Campbell's swagger is what powers her runway strut, and it's unlikely another few uncomfortable days of attention over her testimon...

Naomi Campbell Testifies In Blood Diamond Hearing

AP | TOBY STERLING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

LEIDSCHENDAM, Netherlands — Fashion icon Naomi Campbell countered allegations that former Liberian ruler Charles Taylor gave her a fistful of di...

Inception's Getting a Lot of Buzz: But as a Conception Doesn't Stand the Test

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

Inception takes us through a meandering morass that had me looking at my watch several times throughout its overlong two hour and twenty minute length.

Angola 'Blood Diamond' Resurfaces

Wall Street Journal | Michael Allen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAFUNFO, Angola--On paper, Angola is a poster child for the global effort to keep "blood diamonds" out of the world's jewelry stores. International p...

U.N. Birthday Rocks for Its Peacemakers

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
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Jim Luce

Flashbulbs popping non-stop, H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the United Nations in New York, entered the U.N. General Assembly Hall in New ...

Liberia's "Lucky Game": The Hopeless Work of Diamond Boys

Robert Blair | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Blair

Yet as prospectors have exhausted the diamond mines in neighboring Sierra Leone, Weasua, Liberia has become a hub for miners throughout the region.

Revolutionary Road's Not So Revolutionary: But Thanks to Leo and Kate, It's Worth the Watch

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

Revolutionary Road plods ever forward to the final fade out, but it still encompasses some wonderful moments and makes us look forward to the next pairing of Leo and Kate.

Diamonds: The Lure Of The Engagement Ring

Huffington Post | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

It's wedding season and in honor of the oh-so-many pending nuptials, Tangomag has a story on the history and luxurious lure of the diamond engagement ...