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Hollywood by Choice

Hollywood has breathed a sigh of relief now that the 68th Emmy Awards have come and gone. Blacks fared well this year, but not in the programing many had expected.

Fall television season underway

The networks’ fall season kicks off this week. And it appears it’s not business as usual. Black actors, male and female are appearing in ‘juicier’ roles. To follow is a brief look at some of the interesting characters Black performers ...

Sorry Not Sorry

Oh, the things you did in your youth! All those late nights, sneaking out of the house and thinking your parents didn’t know (they did). The crazy things you did on the road, hoping the police would never stop you ...

Darktown

Someone always has to be first. That can be a good thing, or a bad one. Good, if it’s a cafeteria, supermarket queue, electronics store, or conga line; better, if free samples are involved. Bad, in experiments, taste-testing, first-on- last-off ...

Usher gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Usher was honored with the 2,588th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame this week, just a few days before the upcoming release of his latest album, “Hard to Love.”

Hollywood by Choice

Films with a Purpose” (FWAP) Innovative Fund, is Sandra Evers-Manley’s latest groundbreaking non-profit project that opens channels of opportunity to diverse independent and student filmmakers, giving them the opportunity to tell their stories their way, straight from the heart.

Elizabeth and Michael

You never have to explain yourself when you’re together; everything said (and unsaid) is understood. There may be many years between you, but it doesn’t matter. There may be differences in background, but no worries. Nothing keeps you apart, and ...

Elizabeth and Michael

You never have to explain yourself when you’re together; everything said (and unsaid) is understood. There may be many years between you, but it doesn’t matter. There may be differences in background, but no worries. Nothing keeps you apart, and ...

The Full Tank Life

At the end of the day, you’re out of gas. There’s nothing left in your reserves, not a drop. You’re done, wondering if this is as far as you’ll ever go but somehow open to new suggestions. So read “The ...

Celebrating everyday moments

Finding time to celebrate family moments is always sweeter with a delicious ice cream dessert. Breyers partnered with celebrity chef Curtis Stone and his wife, actress Lindsay Price Stone, to celebrate its 150th birthday. The couple created 12 delicious ice ...

Writers workshops scheduled

Palmdale’s Culture and Recreation Department is offering a four-week creative writing workshop beginning Saturday, Sept. 10 at Marie Kerr Park Recreation Center, 2723 Rancho Vista Blvd.

Hollywood by Choice

Hearing The Good Word framed in a Hollywood perspective is simply life altering and amazingly uplifting. That’s exactly what you walked away with at The Merge Summit held recently in Downtown Los Angeles at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel.

Solidarity with Colin Kaepernick

I feel compelled to write something about the … uhm … stand Colin Kaepernick took recently by sitting out the (playing of the) national anthem prior to a game. I’ve already shared the image above on social media showing my ...

Nate Parker: A cautionary tale

This is a cautionary tale about how your past can come back to haunt you. It’s the stuff Hollywood films are made of, only this is real life. Nate Parker (“Beyond the Lights” 2014), (“The Great Debaters” 2007) wrote, directed, ...

Pan African Film Festival calls for submissions

The Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) is currently accepting submissions for the 25th annual in the category of features and shorts; narrative and documentary films made by or about people of African descent.

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