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    There’s No Comedy In Movies About Slavery... Or Is There?

    Some random mid-day musings... just because... :)

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    Vices Versus Virtues - Representations Of Iconic Black Figures On Screen (Survey)

    Watched The Black Power Mixtape again recently which led me to further research on Stokely Carmichael, aka Kwame Ture (he's featured heavily enough in the movie)...

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    TNT's "Memphis Beat" Cancelled After 2 Seasons

    Another cancellation! The TNT off-beat cop drama Memphis Beat starring Jason Lee and Alfre Woodard will not be returning for a third season, according to Deadline.

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    Jeffrey Wright was "SPOILED" into thinking "You can be an Actor and Also Be Relevant."

    The Root recently interviewed, Jeffrey Wright about his role in The Ides of March as well as the upcoming 9/11 drama Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. During his conversation with Valerie Gladstone, Wright was asked about his affinity for political dramas. His response was pithy but poignant...

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    Are Black Actors In The U.K. (And Elsewhere) Magically Hiding Themselves In Plain Sight?

    "The casting in Fresh Meat is ­brilliant. Where has Zawe Ashton who plays Vod been hiding all these years?"

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    Tracee Ellis Ross Wants to do "Girlfriends" Movie

    In a recent Essence.com interview promoting her new BET sitcom Reed Between the Lines, Tracee Ellis Ross was eventually asked about her old days on the CW sitcom Girlfriends.

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    "The Best Man" Sequel in the Works from Malcolm D. Lee

    Addendum: Malcolm D. Lee recently Tweeted his confirmation of the original report:

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    Halle Berry's "Dark Tide" Gets Some French Attention (Pics + Teaser Trailer)

    Hmm... stumbled upon this French Facebook page for Halle's Berry's still unreleased shark thriller Dark Tide. On it, I found a much longer synopsis than anything I've seen thus far, as well as several photos of Halle, co-star Olivier Martinez, and a few sharks.

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    Julie Dash On "Daughters," Tyler Perry + 2 Projects She's Developing (Mini Series & Cyber Thriller)

    Nice convo with Julie Dash posted today, courtesy of Duke University Professor Mark Anthony Neal on his Left of Black series. This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the release of Dash’s ground-breaking film Daughters of the Dust.

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    YouTube Launches In Kenya; Promises Local Content From Local Content Producers

    ... And you know we'll be watching for content to share here on S&A. I already subscribed. More HERE.

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