Arts & Entertainment

Thousands Across the Country Participate in #BlackPantherChallenge

After raising over $40,000 on GoFundMe to take Harlem children to see Black Panther in theaters next month, New York resident Frederick Joseph launched the #BlackPantherChallenge. He called on others to start a GoFundMe in their community to take more kids to watch Black Panther in the theater. In just a few days, the #BlackPantherChallenge…

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4th Annual Charleston Jazz Festival Celebrates Family, Culture and the Youth

A highlight of the 4th Annual Charleston Jazz Festival is the Family Jazz Day featuring many of Charleston’s up and coming youth artists and teachers. The annual festival brings together hundreds of jazz lovers from across South Carolina for four days of jazz performances by award-winning artists. The festival will take place January 18 – 21,…

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More Inclusiveness at Golden Globes But Still Too Few People of Color

(TriceEdneyWire.com/GIN)– Women were definitely in the spotlight at Sunday night’s Golden Globes. A powerful speech by Oprah Winfrey that had the crowd up on its feet was bookended by courageous actresses who echoed her call for an end to sexual harassment in the industry. But it was hard to overlook the absence of people of…

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New Hip-Hop Horror Film Available on Amazon Prime

Indianapolis-based writer/producer/director Jamie Rhodes is pleased to announce the 2017 release of his latest project and first feature film — Night Of The Unspeakable (NOTU), a hip-hop horror and supernatural thriller. NOTU is set in the confines of a rehearsal and recording studio. A rapper, his entourage, an R&B girl group, a Rock and Soul band, and a…

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Crown Heights, Get Out, Girls Trip among the Best Films of 2017

By Dwight Brown, NNPA Newswire Film Critic As we look back on the highest caliber films of 2017, the array is diverse, the talent is strong and the entertainment value is solid. These are the films that will make you laugh, cry, think, hug someone or wish you had super powers. The following films opened…

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Fine Craft Artists Invited To Enter 17th Annual South Carolina Palmetto Hands Juried Fine Craft Competition & Exhibition

Fine craft artists from across the state are invited to participate in the 17th annual South Carolina Palmetto Hands Juried Fine Craft Competition and Exhibition.  As the state’s only dedicated fine craft competition and exhibition, objects juried into the show may compete for cash prizes totaling up to $6500. The exhibition is presented as a…

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Billy Dee Williams, Tiffany Haddish and Omari Hardwick Confirmed as Honorees at the 2018 American Black Film Festival Honors

The American Black Film Festival (ABFF) Honors is proud to present legendary actor, singer and writer Billy Dee Williams with the “Hollywood Legacy Award;” actor Omari Hardwick with the “Distinguished ABFF Alumni Award;” and actress and comedian Tiffany Haddish with the “Rising Star Award” at the 2018 ABFF Honors. The awards gala will take place on February 25, 2018 at the…

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Film Review: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

By Dwight Brown, NNPA Newswire Film Critic Wow! This is the event movie of the year. So much action; so much haunting drama and raw emotion. And it doesn’t just build to one climax; it crescendos from one climax, to the next and the next, ratcheting up the tension every time. Action/adventure fans will be…

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