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    "Case Depart" French Star Thomas Ngijol Says... "African Americans Have No Fight Anymore"

    "When I see some black Americans I see the end of the world. Lil Wayne is a sign of the end of the world to me. Blacks here started as slaves, move to independence and success but now you’ve crossed the line. Obama killed rap. You don’t have a cause anymore. African Americans have no fight anymore. ...

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    Dr Amanda Waller's "Suicide Squad" DC Comics Relaunch Makeover Upsets Fans...

    Comic book enthusiasts will already be well aware of DC Comics' relaunch of its entire line; although the rest of you should know about this, since it's something we covered on this site in 1 or 2 previous posts, given our interests in the black characters that inhabit the DC Comics universe.

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    Miss Angola (Miss Universe 2011) Is Going To Film School...

    From the New York Film Academy's blog:

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    Aretha Franklin On Casting Biopic: “I Think Halle Berry’s Gonna Get It”

    Aretha Franklin's talking about her biopic again... I'm sure you all are getting tired of hearing about it, but don't shoot the messenger. I come bearing gifts :)

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    Interesting Details From The 9/11 Commemorative Screening Of Spike Lee's "25th Hour"

    Recall our post this past Sunday 9/11 about the commemorative screening of Spike Lee's 25th Hour, followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers and actors. Well, as reported by The Playlist today, Spike Lee, producer Jon Kilik and actors Edward Norton and Philip Seymour Hoffman attended the festivities, whe...

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    Chinua Achebe Forced Title Name Change For 50 Cent's "All Things Fall Apart" (Was Offered $1 Mill)

    In my last post on this a few days ago, I speculated that the reason why the film's title had been changed from Things Fall Apart (what it's been called from the start), to All Things Fall Apart, was that the company distributing the film (Image Entertainment) may have been influenced by the fact th...

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    Will Black People Support "Pariah" ?

    As I mentioned last week, starting this week, Focus Features is taking the unusual step of screening Dee Rees' Pariah for the media, activist and support groups, and just plain regular folks, some 4 months before its release on Christmas Day in NY, Chicago and LA, and the rest of the country on Janu...

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    "The Book Of Mormon" The Movie?

    The creators of The Book of Mormon - the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical that centers on two young Mormon missionaries who are sent off to spread the word in Uganda, hoping to convert more than a few Africans, and which features a significant black cast - say they plan to adapt the stage work fo...

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    Watch 3 Clips From Police Corruption Drama "Rampart" (Ice Cube Co-Stars As Good Cop)

    A Toronto International Film Festival selection this year, anticipation for it was high, however, since it screened at the festival (its debut) reviews have been mixed. Though there's still buzz around it, especially with regards to star Woody Harrelson's performance. Some are talking Oscar.

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    "'Easy' Rawlins" Returning To The Screen As A TV Series For NBC

    Whoa! This is certainly an interesting development. A TV drama series based on Walter Mosley's fictional African American private investigator Ezekiel “Easy” Rawlins. Not a film, but a TV series.

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