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‘Truth Be Told’ Mychala Lee is a Star

If you enjoy true crime podcasts and murder mysteries, then you’ll love “Truth Be Told” (streaming on Apple TV+). Currently, in its third season, the series follows investigative journalist, Poppy Scoville played by Oscar Award-winning actress Octavia Spencer as she uses her platform to solve crimes, one podcast episode at a time. The plot of season three is extremely relevant as it shows the stark contrasts in law enforcement’s response time as well as the lack of media coverage when Black girls go missing as opposed to when Caucasian girls go missing. This season also tackles the intricacies of human

‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Director Ryan Coogler

Nearly five years after the monumental success of “Black Panther” (2018), the highly anticipated sequel, “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” will be released on November 11th. Director Ryan Coogler persevered through an insurmountable challenge of co-writing and directing the film following the passing of star Chadwick Boseman, who was the living embodiment of his character King T’Challa.

A Leader Without Authority: The Jamaa Fanaka Story

In a day and age in which up-and-coming filmmakers aspire to be the next Spike Lee, John Singleton, or Ryan Coogler, many are unaware that their forefather was Jamaa Fanaka. Once heralded as “The most famous unknown filmmaker in America” by Turner Movie Classics, Fanaka was a preeminent auteur (writer, director, producer) in the 1970s and ‘80s.

Brookins-Kirkland AME Shows Appreciation to Pastor Minor

Brookins–Kirkland Community AME Church saluted the spiritual and executive leadership of Pastor Mary S. Minor during an appreciation service on October 15. The theme was “Our Pastor Shows Love Still Works” based on I Corinthians 13:1-13. The Steward and Trustee Boards sponsored the program. Pastor Darryl Walker and the members of New Philadelphia Church were the special guests. The pastor’s family also attended the service. In addition, Minor took time to recognize Trustee Willie Mayes (right) on his recent appointment as an air traffic controller for the Federal Aviation Administration.