Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri emerged the early favorite in this year's Oscar race after taking home a quartet of trophies in the Best Picture, Actress (Frances McDormand), Supporting Actor (Sam Rockwell) and Screenplay categories at this year’s Golden Globes Awards held Sunday, Jan 7. Meanwhile, Cecil B. Demille Award-winner Oprah Winfrey emerged as the early … [Read more...]
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You have to believe it's hard to go wrong with a book enthusiastically endorsed by Toni Morrison, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. or Walter Mosley, never mind all three, and your money's safe betting on a copy of Policing the Black Man (Pantheon Books). Edited by American University Law Professor Angela J. Davis, eleven incisive essays, including her own "The Prosecution of Black … [Read more...]
As we look back on the highest caliber films of 2017, the array is diverse, the talent is strong and the entertainment value is solid. These are the films that will make you laugh, cry, think, hug someone or wish you had superpowers. The following films opened in 2017, are still at a theater near you or will be on a streaming service shortly. Enjoy. Best Films Battle … [Read more...]
E.G. Bailey has experienced family dementia first-hand with his grandmother and then his aunt. Bailey said, “My aunt’s progression was really quick; she was diagnosed in the early stages of dementia in her late 50s and died within three years.” Born and raised in Liberia, Bailey moved to the United States at age 10 with his family. Bailey is the director of the popular play … [Read more...]
Christopher Paul Curtis has the rare gift of being to effortlessly render a youngster's reality readily accessible to readers of all ages. He did it beautifully with the multiple award-winning Bud, Not Buddy, about a motherless boy in search of his father. He does it again with The Journey of Little Charlie (Scholastic Press), looking over the shoulder of a teenager consigned … [Read more...]