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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...

Belle a well-crafted period film about race, class, and privilege

Belle a well-crafted period film about race, class, and privilege

Jun. 6 | By Howard McQuitter II Contributing writer Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Dido Elizabeth Belle The beautiful biracial daughter Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) of Admiral Sir John Lindsay (Matthew Goode) and a slave woman is adopted by great-uncle Lord...

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,...

Baggage Claim takes you on a pleasant, yet predictable trip

Baggage Claim takes you on a pleasant, yet predictable trip

Oct. 14 |     By Charles Hallman Staff writer   Baggage Claim is a delightful but predictable movie that hit theaters September 27. The David E. Talbert movie is like one of lighthearted screwball fare that I can sit and watch on Turner Classic...

Lincoln, the movie: What’s missing?

Lincoln, the movie: What’s missing?

Nov. 28 | By Gary L. Flowers Guest Commentator   “‘Negro History’ is the missing segment of world history.” — Carter G. Woodson Carter G. Woodson was right when he essentially said that Black history is the missing pages of world history. Never...

This week’s entertainment spotlights

This week’s entertainment spotlights

Nov. 14 | TU Dance Nov. 16-18 The O’Shaughnessy 2004 Randolph Ave., St. Paul, 651-690-6700 or http://oshaughnessy.stkate.edu  Founded by Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands, TU Dance combines modern dance, classical ballet, African-based and urban vernacular...