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The Age of the Black Superhero?

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…

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Added by Olumide Alemoru on May 19, 2015 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

NINA DANIELS: HER COMEDY IS SET TO KILL

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…

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Added by Olumide Alemoru on July 21, 2014 at 2:08pm — 1 Comment

FILM REVIEW: DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES

Steady lads!

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.

This aside,…

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Added by Olumide Alemoru on July 10, 2014 at 12:55pm — No Comments

WELL HELLO DOLLY: BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL

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,…

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Added by Olumide Alemoru on June 25, 2014 at 11:03am — No Comments

BRASILIA 2014 COMMEMORATIVE POSTER

Some fantastic drama so far!

Monday sees Team USA and Nigeria's Super Eagles take center stage!!

Added by Olumide Alemoru on June 15, 2014 at 10:49am — No Comments

MAAA GRAND RE-OPENING

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…

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Added by Olumide Alemoru on June 2, 2014 at 5:09pm — No Comments

Looking Past The Fund House Mirror

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.

The coming…

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Added by Olumide Alemoru on May 27, 2014 at 2:07pm — 1 Comment

WORLD CUP 2014

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…

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Added by Olumide Alemoru on May 22, 2014 at 1:34pm — No Comments

MARQUEECE "THE MAN"

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…

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Added by Olumide Alemoru on May 2, 2014 at 5:26pm — No Comments

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