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Oscars 2014: Lupita Nyong’o gives emotional acceptance speech – CBS News

| March 3, 2014

Oscars 2014: Lupita Nyong’o gives emotional acceptance speech Lupita Nyong’o’s whirlwind awards season (and emergence as a red carpet fashion fixture) ended Sunday with a best supporting actress Oscar for her role in “12 Years a Slave.” The 31-year-old actress, who made an indelible impression with her harrowing performance as a tortured slave, gave an […]

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Lupita Nyong’o wins best supporting actress Oscar

Lupita Nyong’o wins best supporting actress Oscar

| March 2, 2014

The Cinderella story is complete: Actress Lupita Nyong’o has won a Best Actress in a Supporting Role Oscar for her first movie role, in “12 Years a Slave.”

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IPFW announces African American Heritage Month schedule of events

IPFW announces African American Heritage Month schedule of events

| February 4, 2014

( Click the images below to view them larger. Scroll down for links to the PDF files. ) 2014 IPFW BHM Events Fathers: The FIRST CLASS SEAT Sister: An African American Life in search of JUSTICE Feb. 5,12,19,26 Wednesday Night Film Series Featuring “Hidden Colors” IPFW Housing Clubhouse 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday, February 11 “Are […]

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New documentary explores Muhammad Ali’s battles outside the ring

New documentary explores Muhammad Ali’s battles outside the ring

| January 16, 2014

One of the most recognizable figures on the Earth is Muhammad Ali. While many have heard his name and been told of his exploits in the ring, do you truly know his story?

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Movie Review: Black Nativity

Movie Review: Black Nativity

| December 12, 2013

Director/writer Kasi Lemmons (“Eve’s Bayou”) adapts a 50s-era play into a modern, urban musical/drama where characters seek to mend old wounds and cleanse their souls.

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Nelson Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom movie review

Nelson Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom movie review

| December 6, 2013

By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic You’d think the life and times of Nelson Mandela, the man who saved South Africa from the evils of apartheid, had already been thoroughly documented. However, that’s not the case. Sure, the media covered the interminable prison sentence ended by worldwide economic/political pressure, the inauguration of South Africa’s first […]

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Movie review: The Best Man Holiday

Movie review: The Best Man Holiday

| December 2, 2013

By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic Running into old friends often brings up mixed feelings. Fond recollections. Unfinished business. Bad memories. Petty rivalries. Insecurities. Unrequited love. That’s the range of emotions and dynamics in this follow-up film to the 1999 romantic comedy The Best Man. Fourteen years later, this gaggle of educated, bourgeoisie friends still have […]

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New Jimi Hendrix documentary released

New Jimi Hendrix documentary released

| November 14, 2013

Late legend is focus of PBS special, DVD By Stacy M. Brown Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer WASHINGTON, D.C.—More than 43 years after his death and 46 years after the seminal “Purple Haze” recording, legendary musician Jimi Hendrix will be the subject of a television special on PBS next month. The documentary, […]

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Spotlight on Steven Manning of Manning Video Productions

Spotlight on Steven Manning of Manning Video Productions

| October 4, 2013

My name is Steven Manning and my passion is to communicate to people that no matter where you are in life, GOD has deep intense love for you. HIS powerful love, took me from the depths of a horrible depression to a joyful and successful life.

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Local filmmaker produces short film focused on texting and driving distracted

Local filmmaker produces short film focused on texting and driving distracted

| September 27, 2013

FORT WAYNE—According to the National Safety Council, there are 1.6 million accidents per year due to texting while driving distracted. An area filmmaker and producer has come out with a short film in hopes of reducing that staggering number. J. Eric Smith, CEO and founder of Editainment Film Productions (Efpfilms), a local film production company […]

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