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‘Marshall’ Returns To Theaters After NAACP, Grammy Noms

[ad_1] Marshall08124.RAF Marshall  one of the best films released this year, opened October 13 in 821 theaters. Yet, the film Happy Death Day, released the same day opened in 3,149. This begs the question, why release a film when a studio has such low expectations? On the heels of receiving eight NAACP Image Award nominations and a Grammy nomination, Open Road Films brought the critically acclaimed film back to theaters nationwide on December 1st. In an interview with director Reginald Hudlin, he was asked if he had problems getting the film made. “Oh yeah!” he exclaimed. “I mean we basically could not get any movie studio to finance it. So we ended up getting the...

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This Woman Tried To Argue That Jay Z Has Never Run The Rap Game

[ad_1] Source: Matt Winkelmeyer / Getty Today marks the 48th birthday of an indisputable rap legend, Jay Z. To celebrate he’s embarked on a sold out nationwide tour in support of 4:44, currently making its way through the midwest. While most fans are celebrating by listening to their favorite albums and sending out quotes from his most beloved lyrics, others are raining on the parade. A tweet sent out during the last few hours of November is still making it’s way around the internet on December 4th, mostly because almost nobody who’s seen it agrees with it. A man with 21 Grammys and...

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Trayvon Martin’s Father Gets Tattoo Of Son On VH1 Black Ink Chicago

[ad_1] Tracy Martin, the father of Trayvon Martin, walked into  9 Mag on VH1’s Black Ink Chicago to get a tattoo that would honor the legacy of Trayvon, whose death in 2012 and the acquittal of the shooter George Zimmerman inspires a national movement, The Daily Mail reported. “I just thought how my son galvanized the country. To me, he’s a king. And he was my king before his situation happened,” Martin said. “I thought it would be fitting to take it back to Ancient Egypt. Like the sphinx is one of the wonders of the world. Trayvon was my wonder of the world.” Tattoo artist...

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Aspiring New York City Model Found Dead In Jamaica

[ad_1] The family of a local Queens model is reeling after their daughter was found slain in Jamaica, CBS news reports.   Desiree Gibbon was found dead in a small town outside of Montego Bay, Jamaica, on November 26th. The 26-year-old was staying in a resort owned by her grandmother, looking for work as a bartender on the island,  when she went missing for a few days. Police found her beaten with her throat slit in the bushes of a remote town. CBS spoke to her mother, Andrea Gibbon about the tragic incident. “My belief is that it was a cold, calculated, planned-out murder,” she told...

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Alabama Senate Candidate Jones Reaches Out To Black Voters

[ad_1] SELMA, Ala. (AP) — Speaking at the scene of the one of the climactic confrontations of the civil rights movement, Alabama Democrat Doug Jones on Saturday again made his pitch that Alabama’s black and white voters have unified concerns that he can best represent. “They face more issues in common,” Jones said after walking during Selma’s Christmas parade. “They face issues of health care, they face issues of education, they face issues of jobs.” Trying to be the first Democrat elected to the U.S. Senate from Alabama in 25 years is an uphill fight for Jones, a white attorney with working-class...

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1963 Church Bombing Echos Throughout Alabama Senate Race

[ad_1] BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Convicted of murder in the deadliest attack of the civil rights era, the one-time Ku Klux Klansman glowered when the judge asked if he had anything to say before going to prison for a church bombing, which killed four black girls in 1963. On cue, Bobby Frank Cherry pointed at a prosecution table that included Doug Jones. “This whole bunch lied all the way through this thing,” Cherry said in a deep Southern drawl. “I told the truth. I don’t know why I’m going to jail for nothing.” Fifteen years after Cherry snarled at Jones, the bombing...

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Sheriff’s Deputy Suing R. Kelly For Having Affair With His Wife

[ad_1] The Pied Pedo of R&B is being sued for allegedly being a homewrecker. According to reports, a Mississippi sheriff’s deputy is suing R. Kelly for breaking up his marriage. Kelly has responded to the lawsuit, arguing that the deputy himself has had affairs, along with a love child. Hinds County sheriff deputy Kenny Bryant sued Kelly in April, accusing him of carrying out an affair with his wife and ruining not only his marriage but his life. As noted by The Blast, Mississippi is one of the only states that allows a person to sue another for breaking up their marriage. Bryant...

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Supporters Rally, Demand Due-Process For US Rep. Conyers

[ad_1] DETROIT (AP) — Prominent clergy, Detroit elected leaders and community activists are calling for due process in support of U.S. Rep. John Conyers who faces allegations of sexual harassment from several women who once worked for him. Detroit NAACP President the Rev. Wendell Anthony, Wayne County Executive Warren Evans and county Clerk Cathy Garrett were among dozens of people attending Monday’s rally at Hartford Memorial Baptist Church in Northwest Detroit. A number of Conyers’ colleagues in the House have called for the 88-year-old Detroit Democrat to step down following allegations of harassment and inappropriate touching. Wayne County Commissioner Martha Scott and...

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Trump Complains About ‘Very Unfair’ Treatment Of Flynn

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — Lobbing new criticism at the special counsel’s Russia investigation, President Donald Trump said Monday he feels “very badly” for former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who last week pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about reaching out to the Russians on the president’s behalf. “I think it’s a shame,” Trump said of Flynn’s situation, adding that it’s “very unfair” and that Flynn had “led a very strong life.” Trump tried to contrast Flynn’s treatment with that of his Democratic presidential rival, Hillary Clinton, who he said “lied many times to the FBI and nothing happened.” “Flynn lied and...

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Wendy Williams Drags Ashanti About Her Music & Career!

[ad_1] Wendy Williams is at it again calling people out. And this time, she set her eyes on singer Ashanti and her career. Recently Ashanti appeared on Joe Budden’s show Everyday Struggle where she explained her reason for being angry at fans who threw dollar bills at her while performing on stage. Budden believed the fans had a right because he thought she was dressed like a stripper. Williams jumped on the bandwagon agreeing with Budden, but of course adding her touch to it. “40 something years old at this point. Nobody cares about your music and 37, same difference. You are, and I didn’t call you a...

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