By Olu Alemoru
Depending on your point of view feisty Fast and Furious actress Michelle Rodriguez may or may not have put her foot in her mouth not so long ago admonishing “minority” thesps for “stealing white people’s superheroes.” The instant backlash brought an apology and explanation exhorting black creatives to come up with our…Continue
By Olu Alemoru
Two years before she appeared in the same professional orbit of Kim Wayans – one of her artistic idols – rising alternative comedienne/actress Nina Daniels gave the poor woman a hell of a fright.
Spotting the “In Living Color” alum at an LA bookstore, Daniels got so excited that she approached Wayans’ car. “I’m like ‘excuse…Continue
BY OLU ALEMORU
For people – probably a tad to the right of Attila The Hun – who might like to turn San Francisco into a primeval wasteland where those smart, tech savvy, progressive humanoids are hunted down like wild cattle, the follow up to 2011’s “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” should be very enjoyable.
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BY OLU ALEMORU
The global branding and licensing industry – worth countless billions – ended its annual Las Vegas jamboree at The Mandalay Bay as summer 2014 officially arrived.
With over 400 exhibitors representing more than 5,000 brands and catering to 15,000 attendees watch out in the next few months for the hottest things in toys, games and apparel.
We’re talking about the big guns; Disney Consumer Products, Hasbro, Martel, Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products,…Continue
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Come all ye faithful, art lovers one and all.
Sunday’s (June 1) grand re-opening of the Museum of African-American Art (housed on the 3rd Floor of Macy’s inside the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza) brought patrons flocking back to the renowned gallery after it suffered extensive damage in March’s heavy rains.
Founded in 1976 by artist/art historian Dr. Samella Lewis, the space has been an iconic fixture for the artistic expression of African-Americans and African…Continue
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Black parents, educators and students are working to ensure that California’s new education funding model remains undistorted and targets additional resources where they are needed most.
By Olu Alemoru, California Black Media
With school districts across California gearing up to finalize their 2014-15 budgets, African-American parents and educators are closely watching how the state’s radical new funding model will affect Black students.
A summer/winter Olympics and Superbowl aside, the greatest sporting show on earth is upon us.
The 20th FIFA World Cup kicks off June 12 as hosts Brazil take on Croatia.
Get ready for a fiesta of fantasy thrills as 32 teams do battle to be crowned the Copa do Mondo da Fifa.
Favorites will undoubtedly be Brazil, 2010 victors Spain, and Germany and Holland will also figure in the betting.
As for the Mad Manc, I root for Nigeria and England (unless they…Continue
Added by Olumide Alemoru on May 22, 2014 at 1:34pm — No Comments
He may have just played to crowds of 90,000 at Coachella 2014, but soul and R&B singer Aloe Blacc generated as much heat and verve recently at a private benefit show for around 200 supporters of his good friend, prospective 8th District council member Marqueece Harris-Dawson.
The 90 minute show featuring Blacc's funky band The Grand Scheme took place in the plush…Continue
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