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‘Get Out’ Is Being Lauded As The Holy Grail Of Films, But I Wasn’t Feeling It

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Pictured: Daniel Kaluuya starring in Jordan Peele’s Get Out Written by Nikki Igbo of NikIgbo.com Since its release on February 24, Jordan Peele’s directorial debut hit Get Out has been the must-see movie of the year. Early on, reviewers described the film as a “race-savvy satire” and a “fun bonafide fright flick.” Moviegoers, delighted with the film, returned to the…

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23-Year-Old Nigerian Author Lands Seven-Figure Film Deal With African Fantasy Novel

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Photo courtesy of Tomi Adeyemi’s Instagram Written by Sharee Silerio 23-year-old Tomi Adeyemi, a Nigerian-American writer and creative writing coach, is following in the footsteps of Margot Lee Shetterly, author of the book-turned-hit-film Hidden Figures. Continue Reading Like Shetterly, Ayedemi’s first book, Children Of Blood And Bone is being developed as a movie, even though it hasn’t been published yet!…

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Gabrielle Union Becomes Official Brand Ambassador for New York & Company

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Images from PRNewswire/NY and Company Inc. Written by Tiffani Greenaway of MyMommyVents.com If you love Mary Jane Paul’s style on the hit BET show Being Mary Jane, get your coins ready. Gabrielle Union is collaborating with New York and Company’s sub brand, 7th Avenue Design Studio. Continue Reading “Mary Jane’s style reflects power, leadership, and risk taking,” Union said in…

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Husband-Wife Duo Are Developing An Ethiopian Adventure Series Inspired By Powerpuff Girls

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Brown girls now have a formidable trio that looks like them in the animation world! Continue Reading The Tibeb Girls is a Powerpuff Girl-inspired Ethiopian adventure series, with a serious heart for social justice, that’s geared towards teaching adolescents about activism and leadership. The action-drama radio series takes on the most devastating and pressing issues faced by girls in the…

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Ava DuVernay Has Been Named One Of The ‘World’s Greatest Leaders’

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By Sharee Silerio Ava DuVernay, an award-winning screenwriter, producer, director and distributor of independent films, has been named on Fortune Magazine’s “World’s Greatest Leaders” list. Continue Reading The annual list, in its fourth year, critiques focusing on the negative things leaders do and instead aims to pay homage to people around the world who “excel at leading effectively in today’s…

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HBCU Student Recreates Martin Sitcom for ‘Miss Senior’ Campaign Video

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Written by Tonja Renée Stidhum of www.cinemabunpodcast.com Whether it’s for a government or school platform, marketing campaigns are usually a battle of “Who Sticks Out,” so creativity is key! Luckily, Alcorn State University student, Shemesha Martin has creativity in spades! The HBCU student, who is in the running for Miss Senior 2017-2018, decided to forego the traditional bland campaign video…

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