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By Tamara E. Holmes (Black AIDS Contributor) Actress Taraji P. Henson has never shied away from a worthy cause, and she has always been ready to fight for what she believes is right. Not only has that worked out well...
by Lee R. Watkins Special to The New Tri-State Defender “I Ain’t Got To Love Nobody Else” put The Masqueraders on the map in 1968 but the soul and gospel music group struggled to find consistency after producing that hit record. Fast...
If your blush-pink daydreams of tutus, pirouettes and adoring spotlights were darkly dashed by the shattered psychological mindwarp of “Black Swan,” take heart: “Leap!” is here to generously restore them. An unabashed wish-fulfilment fantasy that sweetly checks off every...
In one of the few quiet moments in Good Time, Robert Pattinson’s character, lowlife Connie Nikas, confesses that he believes he spent a previous life as a dog. At that point in the latest urban nightmare from the familial directing...

Home Again

 FilmReview by Kam Williams Middle-Aged Mom Dates Younger Man in Midlife Crisis Comedy After separating from her husband, Austen (Michael Sheen), Alice Kinney decides to move from Manhattan to L.A. with her two young daughters, Rosie (Eden Grace...

Rough Night

Blu-rayReview by Kam WilliamsBawdy Girls Trip Comedy Comes to Home Video Jessica (Scarlett Johansson) and Peter (Paul W. Downs) are on the verge of tying the knot. But prior to walking down the aisle together,...
By Dwight Brown (NNPA News Wire Film Critic) Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings is a Grammy-nominated R&B band from Brooklyn. Their groove is funky like James Brown’s. Jones’ gyrations are as wild and ferocious as Tina Tuner’s. The group’s soul shakes and their lead singer’s indomitable spirit blend into something very special, heartfelt and familial. […]

A former high school basketball star is now facing a 25-year sentence after having shot down a former basketball opponent in cold blood.

In January of 2015, Dexter Hopkins came home from college and ran into a former basketball rival, …

Dave Chapelle’s infamous skit about Prince’s basketball skills has become the stuff of legends, especially since the singer’s death in April.

Back in 2004, Chapelle told the story of a famous pickup game in which Prince “made it rain” …

Recently, Tyrese Gibson came under fire for comments that he made about sexually promiscuous women, and on Friday, he took to Instagram to apologize. D

During an interview with BET.com that was published on Monday, Gibson spoke about “sluts, skeezers, …