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Erykah Badu: The End Is Near & Other Artists Who’ve Gone Nude

No matter how creative you are, no matter how talented you are, if you are a recording artist and feel the need to go nude whether it be in a music video, Playboy, or Playgirl it signals to the rest of the world that your career is […]

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Must See TV: Every Corner To Premiere This Weekend At LA WebFest (Video)

Every Corner, my docu-reality series is hitting LA this weekend as a part of LAWebFest. If you haven’t had the chance to watch any episodes, watch some now and rate them. The episodes are 1 1/2 minutes to 2 1/2 minutes long and showcase teens, parents or […]

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Can She Be Saved? Wins BEST DOCUMENTARY at NC Black Film Festival

Ya’ll already know when I was informed that I was the 2010 Emerging Filmmaker, I was excited. But then, when Can She Be Saved? won the Best Documentary award at the NC Black Film Festival…. well you could have pushed me over with a feather. I’m floating […]

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Must See Video: Each Tear by Mary J. Blige [Be Empowered]

I quoted this song to a friend last week because I thought the lyrics were so strong. I’ve been listening to it in my car and in my office on REPEAT mode. Here are a few of the lyrics to strengthen you for your daily battle. And […]

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I Saw It: Movie Review – Our Family Wedding

So, I told you on Wednesday that I was going to see Our Family Wedding with America Ferrera and Lance Gross this weekend. Well, I saw it. I thought the acting was good but…. well off Latino and African American families are not natural born enemies. I […]

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Can Gabourey Sidibe Tip the Scales of Hollywood in her Favor?

Give it to shock jock, Howard Stern, for saying what many people were probably thinking. Oprah and all the fans of Precious applauded Gabourey Sidibe’s performance in Precious, but all seemed to ignore that Hollywood is a size conscious place. With stars like Queen Latifah –who had […]

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Marion Jones: Disgraced Former Olympian Joins The WNBA

TV news shows have been buzzing with the news that former Olympian, Marion Jones has joined the WNBA’s Tulsa Shock team. I’m happy that Marion is getting another shot at being an athlete, but I was so disappointed in her for having to surrender 5 medals because […]

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Sexploitation: Women & The Hip Hop Video

Every day I’m sharing quotes from my books to initiate dialogue on the issues that can help us, hurt us, or make us think about life as we know it. Some days it may be an affirmation for living, other days it might be a statement about […]

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Coming To Theaters This Weekend: Our Family Wedding (Video)

This is a movie that I plan on seeing this weekend. It involves a family coming together for a wedding. One side of the family is Latino and the other side is African American. Without having to guess really hard, I bet they won’t get a long…. […]

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Father of African American Cinema featured on US Postage Stamp

To my filmmaker family, I wanted to let you know that Oscar Micheaux who is considered the Father of African American Cinema is being featured on a US Postage stamp this year! Spike Lee recently said that all of us black filmmakers stand on the shoulders of […]

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My Night At The Movies: Brooklyn’s Finest

I’ve been to Brooklyn and everything there isn’t always fine. So, I’m going to see this movie and see if its as hot as Director, Antoine Fuqua says it is. Something tells me its gonna be a scorcher. I’ll let you all know what I thought. But, […]

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NC Black Film Festival: Here, we come! (Video)

Can She Be Saved? is an official selection of the 2010 NC Black Film Festival and I will be receiving their Emerging Filmmaker award. I wanna say thank you again to everyone who has supported the film and my work as a filmmaker. I can’t wait to […]

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See A Clip: Beyonce on the Tyra show (Video)

Its hard to be a R&B superstar, actress, cultural icon, but Beyonce is showing more and more how much she has it all together. I love her energy and her talent. And you know I got love for Ms. Banks, too. But I must say if Beyonce […]

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Politics of Hip Hop Culture Day 2: Women turned off by crotch shots!

On day two of my Politics of Hip Hop Culture tour I discovered that college women are turned off by the open crotch shots ie (Lil Kim and Nikki Minaj.) When I asked men if they liked the photos, of course they said yeah. But it still […]

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Color for New Moon? Yup, it’s called Dark Moon (Video)

Life is hard sometimes and we could all use a laugh. So check out this Dark Moon clip. Its funny! Dark Moon from Brandon T Jackson

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Lil Wayne’s Sentencing Delayed to March 2

Lil Wayne will not start his prison sentence today. According to Rolling Stone magazine, his sentence was delayed for dental surgery. I guess he had to get all of those diamond fronts removed from his mouth cause you can’t hardly go to prison with those things in.

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Lil Wayne Gets Sentenced Today (Video with Katie Couric)

Lil Wayne gets sentenced today on charges stemming from this incident. The blogosphere has been all the buzz with the going away parties that he’s had over the weekend. Whatever happens he reports to Rikers today. Today I also kick off the first day of my 2010 […]

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ARISE: Global African themed magazine- Have you heard of it?

As I perused the internet tonight, I came across a magazine entitled, ARISE. According to their publicist, it’s the “leading global African-themed style and cultural magazine.” I don’t know how long its been around, but I’ve never even heard of it. This week ARISE selected top African […]

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Fantasia on Oprah (Video Clip)

Here’s a great interview clip of singer Fantasia on Oprah.

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Spike Lee Says: Stop Being Mediocre! (Video)

In the spirit of my Rules to Live By column, I’d like to share a portion of a short speech that Spike Lee gave Saturday night at the San Diego Black Film Festival. He talked about people subscribing to mediocrity and how as filmmakers–but also as people–we […]

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