Entertainment

Life is ‘Bigger than Hip-hop’

Life is ‘Bigger than Hip-hop’

| April 8, 2014

By Chasiti Falls I was going through my “news feed” on Facebook when I noticed a World Star Hip Hop video titled SMDH Clip Of The Week: All That In Front Of Your Kids?! I was in shock and curious all at the same time. So I played the video to learn how in two […]

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Review: ‘Why Every Black Woman Should Marry a Jewish Man’

Review: ‘Why Every Black Woman Should Marry a Jewish Man’

| April 7, 2014

By Kam Williams Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper “How many times have we heard successful African-American women complain they can’t find a good man? Everyone has an opinion on the black man shortage, but none of the so-called relationship experts offer real solutions… “Is it possible that we have been missing an […]

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‘White Like Me:’ Race, racism , white privilege in America

| April 6, 2014

Free community film screening, conversation on landmark film FORT WAYNE—It Is Well With My Soul is scheduled to present the film “White Like Me,” during a special viewing and discussion session, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., April 12 at the Pontiac Branch Library, 2115 S. Hanna St. “White Like Me,” based on the work of acclaimed […]

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Film Review: ‘Cesar Chavez’ by Dwight Brown

Film Review: ‘Cesar Chavez’ by Dwight Brown

| April 3, 2014

By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic Few movies can be billed as “important” or “historic” before they are even released. But, this bio-film about the life and times of labor rights activist and organizer Cesar Chavez deserves those accolades. He is an iconic American hero who walked in sync with Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther […]

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‘House music’ legend Frankie Knuckles gone at 59

‘House music’ legend Frankie Knuckles gone at 59

| April 2, 2014

If you aren’t a big fan of some genres of music, you might not know much about the legendary Frankie Knuckles but he was an innovator. Perhaps you’ve heard “The Whistle Song.” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIdimVDuSEU&feature=kp) Knuckles concepts about created infectious beats and memorable melodies among a relentless, but smooth electronic rhythm section forever changed the urban musical […]

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Cinderella Dress Day set for April 12

| March 27, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Medical Society Alliance is scheduled to host Cinderella Dress Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., April 12 at the IPFW International Ballroom in the Walb Student Union building, located at 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd. Cinderella Dress Day is held each spring as a community service event for young women in […]

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Whitaker’s wonderful wit, wisdom

Whitaker’s wonderful wit, wisdom

| March 26, 2014

By Kam Williams Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper Forest Whitaker is a distinguished artist and humanist. He is the founder of PeaceEarth Foundation, co-founder and chair of the International Institute for Peace and since 2011 served as UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Peace and Reconciliation. He is also a talented, versatile performer and […]

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Do we take ourselves too seriously?

Do we take ourselves too seriously?

| March 25, 2014

Folks, most of us have spent time laughing at some guilty pleasures when it comes to comedy—like some seriously politically incorrect comedy. Frankly, we have no problem with either Nick Cannon or Julianna Hough, who, we think, were being entertaining and having fun. Also, think “Tropic Thunder” and “White Girls.” Not to minimize the legacy […]

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Absinthe and literature: The alluring mystique

Absinthe and literature: The alluring mystique

| March 25, 2014

Don’t get us wrong. We certainly aren’t advocating introducing—or in this case, reintroducing—another intoxicating substance into the culture, but we thought this might be of interest to those of you interested in studying the history of hedonistic pursuits. Have any of us tried it? Well… (Truth is, real absinthe isn’t that accessible in the U.S., […]

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‘A Legacy Forgotten: Blue & Gold Pride,’ film about Georgia’s powerful black history

‘A Legacy Forgotten: Blue & Gold Pride,’ film about Georgia’s powerful black history

| March 20, 2014

Special to the NNPA from The Savannah Herald “A Legacy Forgotten” is a film about the African American high school that broke through the wall of segregation to win the first integrated state basketball championship in Georgia. The name of the school is Alfred Ely Beach High School and it is a powerful part of […]

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