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Independent Film ‘Across the Tracks’ Tackles Two Sisters’ Challenges with Colorism in the 1960’s Deep South

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By Alma Hill “Passing” is a controversial concept in Black American Culture. We all know someone who is light enough, or has fair enough features to “pass” as white. Often times, these fair skinned family members are complete anomalies in their families. Take Quincy Jones’ daughters for example. Kidada Jones, while she is lighter in skin tone is visibly a…

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Season 7 Finale of ‘Suits’ to Introduce New Spinoff Series Starring Gina Torres

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Photo courtesy of USA Several blogs have been whispering about the possibility of Gina Torres reviving her character Jessica Pearson from the long running USA drama Suits in her own independent spinoff. As of August 16th, it’s official! Continue Reading Torres’ character was an original cast member when the legal drama debuted on USA Network in 2011. The character, Jessica…

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Esperanza Spalding Becomes A Harvard Professor

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DUSAN RELJIN Esperanza Spalding can officially add Harvard Professor to her long list of accolades. Continue Reading Her appointment as a Professor of Practice at Harvard officially starts this month, but The Harvard Gazette is reporting she won’t officially be in front of students until Spring 2018. The talented Afro-Latina songstress is best known for her breathy, expressive tones, and…

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