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by Cortney Willis --  Even though we were rooting for Wakanda at the 76th annual Golden Globes on Sunday night, Black Panther didn’t take home any awards. The film directed by Ryan Coogler was nominated for Best Motion Picture (Drama) and Best Original Score but lost in both categories. Spike Lee‘s BlacKkKlansman...
You’ve seen them before. They are your friends, neighbors and coworkers. They lurk in the shadows bouncing back and forth on the balls of their feet like a skilled double-dutch dancer ready to hop between the twirling ropes and derail any conversation about race, police brutality, politics, or white supremacy....
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by Dwight Brown, NNPA News Wire Film Critic It was an historic power grab. Not the Republicans taking back the White House after a controversial, razor-thin win by George W. Bush over Al Gore. It was the vice president-elect, Dick Cheney, out-maneuvering George Jr. and becoming the puppet master. Cheney: “No...
The family of Larry Dodson, author and former lead singer for The Bar-Kays, has embarked on a venture that affixes the Dodson brand to Guidance Whiskey. The path forward was rolled out informally during a VIP whiskey tasting and holiday celebration at Dodson’s home on the evening of Dec 19. “This...
by Nielsen The National Basketball Association (NBA) and its member teams are often recognized in the sports business community as innovators in fan engagement. The league and teams have embraced the use of social media channels to keep fans interested through behind-the-scenes access, game highlights, stats and glimpses of players’...
For a night and for the culture, KO & The Crew is hosting an old school rent party at The Bluff on Highland. “Rent Party: A 90s Tribute” is set for Friday (Dec. 28), kicking off at The Bluff (535 Highland) at 8 p.m. A rent party (sometimes called a house...
A local Whitehaven McDonald’s kicked off the Holiday season with a little breakfast and a lot of laughter, courtesy of movie and TV sitcom star Marlon Wayans. “You know, I’m just really happy to be here,” said Wayans, on hand to help promote McDonald’s new Triple Breakfast Stacks. “I love...
“The WKND Experience is unapologetically our own. We don’t pattern ourselves after anyone. So expect to have a great time with great people. Expect great service and a great product. Expect an atmosphere that makes you want to return.” Take that from Joe Johnson, who owns WKND Hang Suite, along...
By Soraya Nadia McDonald, The Undefeated Dancer Rachel Watson-Jih was drifting off to sleep in her Brooklyn, New York, brownstone earlier this year when her husband became alarmed and shook her awake. Watson-Jih had begun flinching as she recalled the death of a woman she’d never met. Kerrice Lewis, 23, was...
Stage and screen multi-hyphenate Nadia Matthews is showcasing her very own personal past relationship troubles, with her stage play “Red Flags.” Matthews is a writer, producer, director and founder of Lily Roze Acting Studio – a nonprofit dramatic arts organization located at 810 S. Main St. “Red Flags,” a scandalous tear-jerking...