Arts & Entertainment

Doctor & Author/Illustrator Co-Author Children’s Book Explaining Coronavirus in an attempt to Answer Young People’s Questions About the Pandemic

Dr. Jill Waggoner is a residency trained, board certified Family Practice physician and author. She and friend Sharon Jones-Scaife, an author/illustrator, have teamed up to write and illustrate a new book explaining coronavirus in simple terms for children. Jones-Scaife shared the idea with Dr. Waggoner who loved the concept and was immediately onboard! The children’s…

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“1 ANGRY BLACK MAN” releases to worldwide audiences

Soulidifly Productions, a film company with a mission to produce meaningful, uplifting stories that are entertaining and beautifully told, has partnered with Freestyle Digital Media to release 1 Angry Black Man, available to audiences everywhere on DVD and on-demand starting June 5, 2020. A link to the trailer is here: https://www.soulidifly.com/1-angry-black-man-1. “The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to…

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dream hampton to Executive Produce and Direct New Limited Documentary Series from Cineflix Productions

Cineflix Productions has attached award-winning filmmaker and writer, dream hampton, as executive producer and director of its new limited documentary series, Black Wall Street (wt). dream hampton’s recent works include Lifetime’s Emmy-nominated Surviving R. Kelly, which broke ratings records and had wide and far-reaching impact; Frameline feature documentary Treasure; HBO feature documentary It’s A Hard…

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THE BLERDBINDER: Disney Has a Problem with Star Wars

By Noah Washington, NNPA Newswire Contributor The BlerdBinder covers nerdy news for the Black nerds of the world. We welcome all as we talk about subjects ranging from Movies to Music and Tech to Toys. Do you want the Star Wars films at Disney to change? To say that the reception to the new Star Wars trilogy being disappointing…

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Film review: The High Note

By Dwight Brown In case anyone wondered, Tracee Ellis Ross is ready for her close-up.  After years on TV (Girlfriends, Black-ish) and supporting roles in minor rom/com movies (In the Weeds, Labor Pains), Ross has a starring role in what should have been a theatrically released film. The pandemic killed that. Instead, this music industry story…

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Film review: The Lovebirds

By Dwight Brown NNPA Newswire Film Critic It probably looked really good on paper. Bickering couple gets caught up in a murder and goes on the lam. It’s just enough of a framework for two comic geniuses to flaunt their comedy licks. Kumail Nanjiani made a name for himself on the series Silicon Valley and hit it…

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SC Public Radio to offer Spoleto Festival USA programming as part of ‘Spoleto at Home’ initiative

SC Public Radio (SCPR) May 19 announced plans to offer Spoleto Festival programming as part of a new “Spoleto at Home” initiative. The network will utilize its “Sonatas & Soundscapes” program, as well as its “Spoleto Backstage” podcast to bring past festival performances and behind-the-scenes insights to listeners across the state and beyond.  On March 24, Spoleto…

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