Entertainment

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 […]

Read More

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., […]

Read More

‘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 […]

Read More

‘12 Years A Slave’ exercise in breaking mental chains of slavery

‘12 Years A Slave’ exercise in breaking mental chains of slavery

| March 20, 2014

By Brenda Robinson Sometimes inspiration can be found in unexpected places. And, one of those places was within the movie, “12 Years a Slave,” directed by Steve McQueen. This 45-year-old, British born black man directed the movie that won the 2014 Oscar for best movie. Further, the movie screenwriter was 49-year-old John Ridley, an African American […]

Read More

Maverick Drill Team wins a spot at nationals

| March 18, 2014

By Naomi Robinson Jr. Frost Media Communications Reporter FORT WAYNE—Thurgood Marshall Leadership Academy, a local charter school located on Weisser Park Avenue, is beginning to wrap up their second school year. Principal Tameka Wilson said she is excited for their success of making the school a place where the students can get involved in extracurricular […]

Read More

Downturn in Japanese music market effects globe

| March 18, 2014

An education in global politics and the global economics might be in order if American children are going to grow to thrive in the coming decades. Even the music industry, to which many of our young people aspire, can be impacted severely by factors and markets beyond the borders of the U.S. Also, note how […]

Read More

Porsha Williams Bounces Back from Divorce Disaster with Rich African | EURweb

Porsha Williams Bounces Back from Divorce Disaster with Rich African | EURweb

| March 15, 2014

*Could it be that Porsha Williams could care less about coming out on the short end of the stick as far as her divorce is concerned? Maybe so ’cause according to sources, she’s rebounding nicely from ex-husband Kordell Stewart as she’s caught the eye of the wealthy son of an African dictator. via Porsha Williams Bounces […]

Read More

Robert Duvall Discusses His Storied Career, ‘A Night in Old Mexico,’ and Why He’s Ditching the GOP – The Daily Beast

Robert Duvall Discusses His Storied Career, ‘A Night in Old Mexico,’ and Why He’s Ditching the GOP – The Daily Beast

| March 15, 2014

  The film legend opens up about his favorite roles, the film industry, why he’s fed up with conservatives, and more in an in-depth interview at SXSW. via Robert Duvall Discusses His Storied Career, ‘A Night in Old Mexico,’ and Why He’s Ditching the GOP – The Daily Beast.

Read More

Another Kenyan steals limelight over highly-praised new book

Another Kenyan steals limelight over highly-praised new book

| March 14, 2014

Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor, Kenyan by birth like her sister Lupita, has a stunning new novel, “Dust,” that is winning breathless reviews from the book trade.

Read More

Cop sues Beverly Hills over colleague’s alleged Whitney Houston remark – Reality TV World

| March 13, 2014

UPI News Service, 03/11/2014 A Beverly Hills, Calif., police officer says he was punished for alleging another cop ogled the naked body of singer Whitney Houston at the scene of her death. Sgt. Brian Weir is suing the city for unspecified damages, saying he was transferred out of the police department’s SWAT and K-9 units […]

Read More