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FILM REVIEW: Yusuf Hawkins: Storm Over Brooklyn

On August 23, 1989, Yusuf Hawkins, a 16-year-old Brooklynite from East New York, traveled to the unfamiliar Brooklyn neighborhood of Bensonhurst with friends contemplating the purchase of used 1982 Pontiac. Unbeknownst to him, the largely Italian/American community was hostile to Blacks. Some male teenagers misidentified him as an interloper there to meet a White homegirl, Gina Feliciano, and attend her birthday party. […]

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Paul Mooney Wasn’t Just A Comedian

     Aside from his career as a writer, penning content for Sanford and Son, In Living Color and Chapelle’s Show, Mooney was a high-profile writer for Richard Pryor.  By several accounts, Pryor is considered the greatest Black comedian of all times.  Mooney would also collaborate with Redd Foxx and Eddie Murphy. […]

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The new DMX album Exodus was released posthumously

   In April, hip hop legend and rapper DMX passed away due to a heart attack. According to several reports, DMX dies due to complications from a drug overdose. This is not the first time DMX has been linked to drugs. He has been in rehab at least three times. Despite the death, his legacy still lives on through his music. Def Jam released his last album Exodus last week. […]

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‘No One Should Own You’: Pharrell Williams Slams Record Label Advances

“You shouldn’t walk into a company and say, ‘I’m gonna make this record.’ They give you an advance then for the tenure of that, the entire time your album’s out, you’re working to pay back that advance,” Williams said during the conversation. Stoute interrupted, stating, “It’s illegal.” Williams then said, “No bank gives a company a loan to start a company and walks away with the trademarks.” […]

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Judge Dismisses Another Lawsuit Regarding Michael Jackson “Neverland” Accusers

     “Both Wade Robson and James Safecuck’s cases have been separately thrown out of court again and again. Facts and Evidence ACTUALLY MATTER in court. When will the media finally look into these 2 men and all their provable lies? Lies Run Sprints But The Truth Runs Marathons,” Taj Jackson wrote on social media after news of the latest dismissal broke on April 26. […]