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Movie Review: ‘Get On Up’

Movie Review: ‘Get On Up’

| August 6, 2014

By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic This much-awaited bio-film, “Get On Up,” tells you some things you already knew: James Brown could sing the funk out of a song. It also shows you some things you might not have grasped: troubled boys grow up to be troubled men. Warts and all, in fits and starts, […]

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Spotlight on Metro Youth Sports Inc., for 40 fantastic years

Spotlight on Metro Youth Sports Inc., for 40 fantastic years

| July 30, 2014

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? As always, I hope, all is well with you and yours and that, you’re still taking time out of your days to bring yourselves and others some well deserved joy, beauty, happiness and some form of peace of mind as we travel, on our journey of love, to get […]

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Voices of Unity returns to Fort Wayne with gold, silver medals from World Choir Games

Voices of Unity returns to Fort Wayne with gold, silver medals from World Choir Games

| July 27, 2014

    Courtesy of Unity Performing Arts Foundation FORT WAYNE—The Voices of Unity Youth Choir (VOUYC) returned from their journey to the 8th World Choir Games in Riga, Latvia early on Wednesday morning, July 23. They brought home with them their fifth gold medal and first silver medal since first participating in the bi-annual competition in […]

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Access denied: BET Awards not positive experience for Black Press

Access denied: BET Awards not positive experience for Black Press

| July 27, 2014

By Brandon Brooks and Jennifer Bihm Special to the NNPA from the Los Angeles Sentinel LOS ANGELES—“At a black event [like the BET Awards] there is no reason that a black photographer shouldn’t be there,” said Valerie Goodloe, who has done large scale photo shoots here for more than 12 years. A group of veteran […]

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Annual Harambee Fest scheduled for Aug. 2 at Weisser Park

Annual Harambee Fest scheduled for Aug. 2 at Weisser Park

| July 25, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The 2014 Harambee Fest is scheduled to take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Aug. 2 in Weisser Park. Founded nearly two decades ago by the late Chief Elder Johanna Ice-Gold, the Harambee Festival is designed to bring African and African Americans together to share culture and history. The annual festival takes it’s […]

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Movie Review: ‘Deliver Us From Evil’

Movie Review: ‘Deliver Us From Evil’

| July 18, 2014

By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic What do you get when you mix cop/thriller elements with a paranormal film? Dread, fear, anguish, action, suspense anxiety, curiosity, disbelief, demons, thrills… At first, you might think that this creepy crime movie is just another excuse for a “The Exorcist” rip-off—but it’s better than that. Better. Sgt. Ralph […]

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Spotlight on LaTosha Preston for achieving greatness

Spotlight on LaTosha Preston for achieving greatness

| July 16, 2014

By Jeanie Summerville Whatz up, babies? I hope, that all of you are still taking time out your days to bring yourselves and others some well deserved joy, beauty, happiness and some form of peace of mind.  We all deserve it and it feels so gooood!  On that note, it pleases me to bring to […]

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Voices of Unity heads to Europe for the 8th World Choir Games

Voices of Unity heads to Europe for the 8th World Choir Games

| July 15, 2014

Courtesy of Unity Performing Arts Foundation FORT WAYNE—The Voices of Unity Youth Choir (VOUYC) is preparing to make history, again, by traveling to the 8th World Choir Games in Riga, Latvia! This will be the third time the choir has participated in this global event, and will be the second time the choir has participated […]

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Movie Review: ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’

Movie Review: ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’

| July 15, 2014

By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic At the end of ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes,’ the 2011 version of the classic 1968 ape movie, you were left with a haunting sense that humans had gone off their rockers and apes, the aggrieved, seemed saner. The premise for ‘Dawn of the Planet of the […]

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The historical images of ‘Maleficent’

The historical images of ‘Maleficent’

| July 15, 2014

By Chasiti Falls I went to go see the new Disney movie called Maleficent.  I surely was hesitant just from the title, and then when I was told who was starring in it I was curious as to how this tale would be told. First and foremost, I will start off to say that even […]

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