Birthday

Dr. Olu Bamgbelu surprise birthday banquet

Majority of the guests who stormed Texas had embarked on very long trips just to witness the pleasant surprise birthday banquet in honor of Dr. Olu Bamgbelu orchestrated by his darling wife, Tokunbo Bamgbelu at the Grand Hall at NRH centre, North Richland Hills, Texas. The event was remarkable and …

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EntertainmentHollywood

Chatting with the cast of ‘Superfly’

He plays Priest, a drug dealer trying to score one last big deal before retiring from a life of crime and they play his girlfriends, Georgia and Cynthia, the yin and yang who each come from two very different backgrounds. With the DVD/ blu-ray release of “Superfly” hitting the shelves, …

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Catching up with ‘Support the Girls’ star Regina Hall

She’s had roles in several memorable movies that include “The Best Man Holiday,”  “Girl’s Trip,” “Naked,” “When the Bough Break,” and “Barbershop 3,” and is one of Hollywood’s most sought after comedic actresses. With upcoming films that include George Tillman Jr.’s  “The Hate U Give” alongside Common and Anthony Mackie, …

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Black Music Honors pays tribute to the Queen of Soul

The 2018 Black Music Honors recognized the legacy of Aretha Franklin during the award show taping last week. Hosted by comedian Rickey Smiley and singer/actress LeToya Luckett, the annual two-hour television special honors artists and musicians who have influenced and made significant contributions to American music. This year’s honorees were …

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News

Death Of A Peace Keeper; Kofi Annan (1938 – 2018)

In December 2006, on the eve of Kofi Annan stepping down as the seventh Secretary General – a tenure he served for 9 years from 1997 to 2006 – I was a journalist working in New York, assigned to cover the farewell reception hosted in his honor by the Ghanian …

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Dallas Black Dance Theatre Launches 42nd Season with Iconic Works

Dallas, Texas – Dallas Black Dance Theatre (DBDT) launches its 42nd season with six world premieres, including a new work by Princess Grace award-winning choreographer Darrell Grand Moultrie. Other works reflect historic eras of Nina Simone, Odetta Holmes, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The season features internationally renowned Ballet …

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Dual graduation for the Thorpe family of Texas

Barely four years ago, I was at the Thorpe’s residence documenting the high school graduation ceremony of DJ Thorpe. Four years later, I was really honored to participate at his college graduation recently in company of his sister, Britney, who now has graduated from high school and is headed straight …

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Spike Lee’s ‘BlacKkKlansman’ tackles a timeless subject matter

The idea of a black man joining the notoriously racist Ku Klux Klan certainly sounds farcical and mildly comical, but that’s exactly what happens in the movie “BlacKkKlansman.” Directed by Spike Lee, the film is based on the book by Ron Stallworth, a black detective with the Colorado Springs Police …

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