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Ruben and Lalah play well in the Twin Cities

Ruben and Lalah play well in the Twin Cities

Apr. 7 | By Raymond Jackson Contributing Writer   Ruben Studdard and Lalah Hathaway On a great feeling Sunday evening, Ruben Studdard and Lalah Hathaway started their 2014 tour at The Dakota Nightclub, located in downtown Minneapolis, in grand fashion! Although...

The Art Cunningham Show: over two decades of Black history through Black media

The Art Cunningham Show: over two decades of Black history through Black media

Mar. 18 |     By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   There is no more effective means of communicating than the media, particularly the visual media and especially television, since every home has at least one set. How far, after all, do you...

Cable networks using Black sitcoms to draw more viewers

Cable networks using Black sitcoms to draw more viewers

Mar. 11 |     By Charles Hallman Staff writer According to Nielsen, Blacks watch almost 40 percent more television than any other group. As a result, Black-themed sitcoms and reality shows seemingly are now hot properties on cable. But not on just...

My Country ‘Tis of Thee: My Faith, My Family, Our Future

My Country ‘Tis of Thee: My Faith, My Family, Our Future

Jan. 17 | Ellison’s bio a cutting-edge tale of resisting bias religious and racial   By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   Unequivocally a singular success, Congressional Rep. Keith Ellison is one of the more fascinating figures in contemporary politics...

A conversation with veteran actress Yolanda Ross

A conversation with veteran actress Yolanda Ross

Dec. 24 |   By Charles Hallman Staff writer   Third in a multi-part series   Fontayne (Yolonda Ross) in a scene from John Sayles’ Go For Sisters.(Photo by John Castillo) Yolanda Ross made her lead screen debut in Stranger Inside, a 2001 HBO...

PBS commemorates television show that featured the best in gospel music

PBS commemorates television show that featured the best in gospel music

Dec. 4 |     By Charles Hallman Staff writer   Over the course of three decades, the late Sid Ordower brought the greats and some-to-be greats in gospel music each week on local Chicago television. The likes of Albertina Walker, Mahalia Jackson,...

Web series addresses stereotypes about African Americans

Web series addresses stereotypes about African Americans

Dec. 2 |     By Charles Hallman Staff writer   Angela Tucker two years ago pitched her series idea on challenging racial stereotypes of Blacks. The third season of Black Folk Don’t premiered December 2 on BlackPublicMedia.org, the National...

The 2012 MSP International Film Festival darling returns

The 2012 MSP International Film Festival darling returns

Nov. 27 |     They wiggled, they jiggled, they wore low cut gowns and short shorts, they kowtowed to the club owners and smiled at the customers…and they did it all, just to play the music they loved. The Girls in the Band tells the poignant,...

Noelle Scaggs from Fitz and The Tantrums talks touring, music and her three wishes

Noelle Scaggs from Fitz and The Tantrums talks touring, music and her three wishes

Nov. 27 |         By Junauda Petrus Contributing Writer “I love the rush of performing on stage, and watching the emotional responses from the crowd,” says Noelle Scaggs the dynamic co-lead singer extraordinaire of Fitz and the Tantrums....

An interview with jazz veteran Billy Cobham

An interview with jazz veteran Billy Cobham

Sep. 27 |     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer Billy CobhamPhoto courtesy of publicist Nancy Balik   According to www.whosampled.com, Billy Cobham’s music has been sampled over 40 times, including two signature songs “Red Baron” (sampled...