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Black Is Brilliant: De Beers Showcases Designers
December 9, 2021
For Mateo, the world-famous and self-taught designer whose collection earned selection by the Smithsonian Museum for featuring and selling at the African American Museum of Art and Culture, participating in the #BlackisBrilliant campaign is all about helping Africans who need it most. “I normally ignore everything, but when [De Beers] kept writing, I said ‘let me respond’ because De Beers is synonymous with diamonds,” Mateo told NNPA Newswire. ... read more »
‘Coming 2 America’ —an uneven comedy now playing on Amazon Prime Video starring Eddie Murphy
March 10, 2021
Zamunda is the fictional African kingdom that comedic genius, Eddie Murphy’s Prince Akeem, inherited in “Coming to America.” The year was 1988 and this stunning country, in Mother Africa, had never experienced the brutality of colonialism. African traditions and culture were celebrated — on-screen— with pride.  ... read more »
Netflix’s “The Old Guard” — a new franchise for director Gina Prince-Bythewood in the superhero world?
July 16, 2020
She deserves the opportunity to put her spin on the tried superhero genre. ... read more »
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“NATIVE SON” causing conversations on Black crime and incarnation
May 2, 2019
"Native Son" is the story of Bigger Thomas, a young black man filled with promise who accidentally... ... read more »
Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun
March 15, 2019
For movies opening March 15, 2019: ... read more »
Regina Hall, Jenifer Lewis, KiKi Layne, Amandla Stenberg Are Named Essence Honorees
January 17, 2019
Essence has named four actresses as its annual Black Women in Hollywood honorees. They are Regina Hall and Amandla Stenberg, who both starred in “The Hate U Give,”  ... read more »
Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun
January 16, 2019
For movies opening January 18, 2019: ... read more »
Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun
December 11, 2018
For movies opening December 14, 2018. ... read more »
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Oscar Buzz Accompanies Release of ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’
November 8, 2018
“If Beale Street Could Talk,” tells the story of Tish, a newly-engaged Harlem woman who races against the clock to prove her lover’s innocence while carrying their first-born child to term. ... read more »
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