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Movies You Should Be Watching: ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’

Marvel's X-Men: Days of Future Past is a lot of things. It is a time-travel saga. It is a near-perfect comic book adaptation. But at its core, X-Men: Days of Future Past is a study on discovering and accepting who you are. Just like its predecessor X-Men: First Class, X-Men: Days of Future Past has a sizeable cast, but its main focus is on the dynamic ...

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New Standout Minority TV Offerings for 2014-15

In the wake of the annual television Upfronts, all of the major networks have announced which television series are staying, which are going, and what new fare we'll be able to feast our eyes on for the 2014-15 season. And after pouring over all of the trailers for the new material, I have compiled a list of series you need to not miss. Read More: ABC, FOX, CBS, ...

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Real Life #Scandal Only Works for White Celebs

Britney Spears, Robert Downey Jr., Charlie Sheen, Gary Busey ... see the pattern there? All of those Hollywood stars had precipitous falls from grace. And then they had comebacks that netted them millions. One other important fact ... they are all white. Now think about this list: Isaiah Washington, Martin Lawrence, Wesley Snipes, Dave Chappelle ... yeah, you get ...

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The Blueprint for Black Success in Entertainment

By golly, we’re finally figuring it out. After all of these years, we are finally picking up on the tactics of other racial groups and making things happen for ourselves. Not universally, mind you, but in the field of entertainment, blacks are finally supporting each other in ways that are broadening our potential and our bank accounts. Black Hollywood is carving ...

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We Are Ready to #CancelSNL After the Coondoggle of ‘Black Jeopardy’

What’s a ‘coondoggle?’ It’s when a boondoggle is initiated by people who are cooning. A secondary definition of it is Saturday Night Live writers’ weekly attempt to make black stereotypes funny. Well, funny in a general sense – not just to white people. Really, the rest of the show isn’t that funny either so we think it’s time to go ahead and put it ...

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Album Review: Ledisi – ‘The Truth’

Ledisi's The Truth is the album that you never thought you'd want to buy but really should. Just one look at the cover, and you can tell something has changed. While she's got a new look and attitude, her trademark thankfully voice remains the same. This body of work truly comes as a shock. You could relate it to Tamar Braxton’s Love and War album, labeling ...

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