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Racial satire Dear White People filmed at U of MN, stars homegrown talent

Racial satire Dear White People filmed at U of MN, stars homegrown talent

Oct. 29 | By Raymond Jackson Contributing Writer   The title of the new film Dear White People leads the average mind to think, feel and question: What if there was a new film entitled “Dear Black People” in this era of President Barack Obama? Prior...

Mensah runs afoul of Lady Law

Mensah runs afoul of Lady Law

Oct. 29 | All during the run-through of both sets, between songs, everyone had been getting nice and wired tight. Keith called himself getting a breath of fresh air, got out to the sidewalk and staggered up the way, not weaving and wobbling, just unsteady enough...

Boris Kodjoe: Hunky actor with a heart gets hooked in Addicted

Boris Kodjoe: Hunky actor with a heart gets hooked in Addicted

Oct. 22 | From his big screen and television roles to his theater and entrepreneurial skills, Boris Kodjoe has proven to be one of Hollywood’s most sought-after talents. He is probably best known for his role as Damon Carter on the TV series Soul Food. He...

Kill the Messenger: riveting true tale of reporter who exposed CIA-crack connection

Kill the Messenger: riveting true tale of reporter who exposed CIA-crack connection

Oct. 22 | In August 1996, the San Jose Mercury News published an eye-opening exposé detailing exactly how the Central Intelligence Agency had orchestrated the importation of crack cocaine from Nicaragua as well as its distribution in the Black community of...

The band finds a groove

The band finds a groove

Oct. 22 | Keith wasn’t sure which dressing room to go to. Helen would be situated in the bigger quarters. Sam, as the opener, would have the other. Getting double-paid, Keith was backing them both. He decided to go to Helen’s dressing room where, it turned...

Addicted: Zane’s steamy bestseller made into moralizing, melodramatic soap opera

Addicted: Zane’s steamy bestseller made into moralizing, melodramatic soap opera

Oct. 17 |               I’m not sure whether in these more enlightened, politically correct times I’m allowed to call a movie a “chick flick” anymore. But when I went to see Addicted, the only other guys in attendance...

Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun

Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun

Oct. 16 |   For movies opening October 24, 2014 BIG BUDGET FILMS Ouija (PG-13 for disturbing violence, frightening images and mature themes) Horror flick about a tight-knit group of teens who unwittingly awaken a dormant dark force when they decide to investigate...

Keith reflects on the price of fame

Keith reflects on the price of fame

Oct. 15 | Helen, poor thing, didn’t get 10 feet before being noticed. Shades or no shades, if the broad worked construction, she still was gorgeous enough to stop rush hour traffic on a dime. And once you looked closely enough, you knew who she was. Someone...

The Equalizer: Denzel Washington does vigilante justice in TV show adaptation

The Equalizer: Denzel Washington does vigilante justice in TV show adaptation

Oct. 9 | Denzel Washington On the surface, Robert McCall (Denzel Washington) is a perfectly pleasant fellow. By day, the affable widower is employed as a sales associate at a hardware superstore where he jokes with co-workers who call him “Pops.” Evenings,...

Twin Cities Black Film Festival picks up steam

Twin Cities Black Film Festival picks up steam

Oct. 8 | Events and viewings begin Thursday, continue through the weekend   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Black Hollywood arrives this weekend in the Twin Cities — the 12th Annual Twin Cities Black Film Festival (TCBFF) is scheduled for October...