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Rinkins Report: Valuable Relationships Equals Valuable Opportunities

*I hate to burst your bubble, but nobody is a self-made anything. So, if you live by the "No New Friends" motto, you may...

The Film Strip: Julianne Moore and Kristen Stewart in Mind-blowing ‘Still Alice’

*Shortly after winning for Best Actress in the Golden Globe Awards for “Still Alice,” Julianne Moore was still promoting this riveting movie. She, along...

Larry Buford: The Movie ‘Selma’ – ‘Glory’ in Our Lifetime (Review)

*Let me first start with the theme song: ‘Glory’ by Common and John Legend is a befitting song for the movie – and vice...

Cast of ‘Three Times a Lady’ Evokes Healing in Urban Relationships (Watch)

*“Three Times a Lady,” written by Dr. Gloria Morrow opened last week at the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre in Hollywood. The all black cast had...

People of Note: Life Inside Out at the Quad

*When actress Maggie Baird, writer Lori Nasso and director Jill D’Agnenica put their heads together to make and produce a film about a middle...

The Socialist’s Journal: Religious Fundamentalism

*A little while ago I wrote that the freedom of religion is the most important civil liberty protected by the 1st Amendment. Below is...

Turner’s Two Cents: Selma Legacy – March On Ballot Boxes! (Watch)

*The epilogue to Ava DuVernay’s stirring, Academy Award-nominated movie Selma reminds us of what became of the heroes and villains of the wrenching 1965...

OWN to Air World Premiere of ‘Light Girls’ Monday

*Los Angeles – OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network will air the world premiere of “Light Girls” on Monday, January 19 at 9 p.m.– 11 p.m....

Contributor Miki Turner on ‘Selma’ Snubs: ‘Stop Crying’

*Cry Me Some Real Tears, Will Ya? Think about it. This outcry over Selma--a movie--getting only two Oscar nods from an organization that loudly rewards people...

The Pulse of Entertainment: Backstage During Selma’s Filming with Wendell Pierce, Stan Houston and Clay Chappell

Backstage during Selma’s filming with Wendell Pierce, Stan Houston and Clay Chappell *“It’s great to see men and women absolutely changing the makeup of how...

Larry Buford: Judging God’s Workmanship

*Who are we to judge another? Can we see another’s heart? Do we know for what purpose a person was created? We sometimes become...

The FLY Life with Deya Direct! Re-Up

"If only we could redo the past" is a wish that can never be fulfilled, so why ponder on something that you can’t change? The...

People of Note: Doo-Wop Returns to Lehman Center in 2015

*Doo-wop is a genre of harmonizing vocals that came out of cities like New York, Philadelphia, Newark and Detroit, et al. A music style...

Modern Sensational Protesting (Watch Videos)

*The frustrations of American youth concerning the recent police deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown  are evident in sustained protesting and in artistic...

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