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Issa Rae featured in CoverGirl’s “The Pickup” ad for its Melting Pout Metallic lipstick (CoverGirl via YouTube screenshot) The CoverGirl ad campaign for the special-edition Melting Pout Metallic lipstick went live Monday, and with Issa Rae as the featured star of both the ad and the campaign, it’s the 73-second...
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By Dwight Brown (NNPA Newswire Film Critic) Denzel Washington may be the most accomplished actor of our generation. Like a chameleon, he’s morphed from the stern father in “Fences” to a dorky, introverted attorney in this meandering crime-drama/thriller. His talent is more than enough reason to sit through the two...
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By RUSSELL CONTRERAS, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — The great African-American writers James Baldwin and Richard Wright began their feud over Wright's novel "Native Son," at Cafe Les Deux Magots. Jazz trumpeter Miles Davis held hands with his white girlfriend, French actress Juliette Greco, while strolling along the Seine after hanging...
(Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images)Russell Simmons penned an open letter regarding the sexual assault allegations that have been leveled against him and others.Keri Claussen Khalighi, a former model, has said that she was sexually assaulted by the music legend when she was 17.“Humanity is going through a powerful and wrenching...
Most movies based on the Bible have limited appeal beyond the faithful, because the stories are ordinarily dry adaptations basically recounting popular parables in straightforward fashion. A novel exception to the rule is The Star, an animated reimagining of the Nativity. What makes the production unique is that it unfolds...
The Cuba State Capitol (El Capitolio) in Havana in 2009 (Nigel Pacquette, Wikimedia Commons)Inspired by a shocking revelation on Professor Henry Louis Gates’ show, a woman wonders how to research her own heritage.Dear Professor Gates:My family is from Cuba. I have always had a desire to verify the...
Boo Mitchell got juice; or, rather, the Mitchell family. Royal Studios 60th anniversary concert at The Orpheum on Sunday night was a star-studded evening accented with stellar performances, including a surprise appearance by Tank, who paid tribute to Al Green, sparkly slip-on loafers and all. I would venture to say some...
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Vlad TV screenshot A recent interview with comedian DeRay Davis proves that not all pedophiles are men. The comedian recently went on Vlad TV and said he lost his virginity at 11 years old in a threesome with two 30-year-olds who were his mother’s so called friends. In a 10-minute video...
Marvel StudiosThis year we have seen the magic that unfolds when black people have full control of their own art. From Get Out to Insecure, black writers, producers and directors have exemplified that the blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice. And they aren’t finished! I would recommend clearing...
By LYNN ELBER, AP Television Writer LOS ANGELES — Della Reese, the actress and gospel-influenced singer who in middle age found her greatest fame as Tess, the wise angel in the long-running television drama "Touched by an Angel," has died at age 86. Reese's co-star on the series, Roma Downey, said in...