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Black Filmmakers to Carve Niche in South Florida’s Film Industry

Black Filmmakers to Carve Niche in South Florida’s Film Industry

FEC to meet minds on fostering Black movie presence Black filmmakers and TV producers will meet during a power packed session to discuss making their mark in the booming television and film industry in South Florida. On the heels of one of the largest Black film festivals, members of the Florida Entertainment Connection [FEC] will […]

Judge Accused of Making Racial Comments Under Review

Judge Accused of Making Racial Comments Under Review

A council of federal judges in Washington will look into a misconduct complaint against a conservative judge who’s alleged to have made racially discriminatory comments. Judge Edith Jones of the New Orleans-based U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals allegedly said at a speech in February that were racially offensive to Blacks and Latinos. On Wednesday, […]

Rep. Hank Johnson Helps Secure HBCU Funds

Rep. Hank Johnson Helps Secure HBCU Funds

Rep. Hank Johnson (GA-04) has helped secure $5 million to increase funding for science research at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and minority institutions (MIs). The House Armed Services Committee (HASC) “marked up” or amended and approved the fiscal year 2014 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) last week. In a 15-hour marathon session, the […]

Stop, Frisk and Swab: America’s DNA Database

Stop, Frisk and Swab: America’s DNA Database

Alonzo King American criminal justice entered a new era when the U.S. Supreme Court decided recently that law enforcement could take DNA samples from arrestees. However, complex consequences await communities of color already reeling from police abuse of stop and frisk practices. It’s not simply about DNA evidence being a better way to catch and […]

Craig Robinson Feature —“This Is the End”

Craig Robinson Feature —“This Is the End”

SAN FRANCISCO – Comedian Craig Robinson, who audiences may best remember as Darryl Philbin, the warehouse manager on the long-running hit NBC TV show, “The Office,” is now enjoying even more success on the big screen. Robinson, 41, most recently starred with Kerry Washington (TV’s “Scandal”) in the family comedy, “Peeples” and in the end […]

Winfrey and Perry: A Match Made at OWN

Winfrey and Perry: A Match Made at OWN

“The Haves and the Have Nots” His first dramatic series, “The Haves and Have Nots” premiered May 28. The hourlong drama series became OWN’s most watched premiere show to date. And the comedy-driven “Love Thy Neighbor” premiered the following night, May 29 also breaking records. It is no secret that OWN is still searching for […]

Spiritually Speaking…God, Man’s Final Frontier and Last Result

Spiritually Speaking…God, Man’s Final Frontier and Last Result

The older I get the more convinced I am that I am going to surely fail, fail miserably as a matter of fact, in my attempt to be perfectly Christ like. We all know, or should know, this is just not going to happen. However, as we also know, it is our job to humbly […]

THE RELIGION CORNER: Healthy Mind, Body & Spirit

THE RELIGION CORNER: Healthy Mind, Body & Spirit

Lyndia Grant COURTESY PHOTO Philippians 4:8 reminds us, “…Think on these things; things that are virtuous, of good report and praise worthy….” As I celebrate the first anniversary of my radio show titled “Think on These Things,” I can’t help but consider the scripture that the Lord gave to me for the show. In Philippians, Chapter 4, […]

Booker Makes Senate Candidacy Official

Booker Makes Senate Candidacy Official

The sudden death of New Jersey’s senior Senator Frank Lautenberg has added a new wrinkle and new major race to watch in 2013. Hence, the week found Jersey’s top political power brokers scrambling about to position themselves, with the ramifications of Lautenberg’s death causing a political tremor felt from his home state all the way […]