Quentin Tarantino passed on Will Smith for Django

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Quentin Tarantino considered Will Smith for the lead role in Django Unchained. Obviously he made the right choice by giving the choice part to Jamie Foxx instead. Tarantino’s brave pick of Jamie must have been difficult to explain to his movie’s investors. Logically, Smith should have been a shoe for the part. He‘s a two time academy award nominee and has incredible name recognition to

Category: movies

Wealthy black people should invest in black movies

5 years ago by

Scene from the 2012 Oscar nominated movie Beast of the Southern wild. Black millionaires and billionaires should invest more aggressively into minority movies. Getting funds for socially conscious, independent films, featuring people from the black diasporas is phenomenally hard. Hollywood studios have no problems investing in comedies or dramas with major stars like Eddie Murphy or Denzel Washington. In the meantime, other wonderful film ideas

Category: movies

Quvenzhané Walli’s could make history again

5 years ago by

movies/2013/02/24/quvenzhané-wallis-could-make-history-again Only four other black women have won an Oscar Halle Berry, Whoopi Goldberg, Octavia Davis and Gone With the Wind’s, Hattie McDaniel. Quvenzhané Walli is an in demand young actress now. If she wins an award tonight at the Oscars, Walli will be youngest actress in it’s to history to win. At 9 years old, she’d be the youngest ever. The Oscar’s first telecast was

Category: movies

Every body needs their own Debt Ceiling

5 years ago by

If the richest country in history can have Debt ceiling; then shouldn’t the rest of us? We all know the infamous Debt ceiling fight in the US was very contentious; and everyone came away from the battle bloodied. The Debt ceiling, as it pertains to US economy, is an imposed borrowing limit, based on the ratio between revenue and debt. America had revenues of $14.5

Category: economy

Why only one black billionaire in America

5 years ago by

The American economy is still the biggest in the world, by a wide margin from its next competitor, China. The average yearly GDP (gross domestic product) is 14.5 trillion US dollars. To put that in perspective its next closest rivals put together don’t come close in wealth. The US have the most billionaires and millionaires in the world and since President Obama took office those

Category: business

The taxman is watching your Facebook profile

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In a 2011 documentary on US financial news channel, CNBC, IRS agents admitted to snooping US citizens’ Facebook pages. The CNBC piece was on tax cheats – a group that’s increased by some 40% since 2008. Facebook alone now have more than one billion registered users on its site. That’s one sixth of all human beings putting their lives inside a single company’s machines! With

Category: politics

Don Cheadle’s got a hot one

5 years ago by

Don Cheadle’s television gamble is a winner. The talented movie actor’s Showtime drama/comedy, House of lies, is a hit. The Hotel Rwanda star is one of many A-list stars taking their chances with t.v. shows. Series likes Cheadle’s and  AMC’s The Walking dead are pushing into territories big network corporations can’t go. The very first episode features Don in bed with a long legged blonde

Category: entertainment

Jay-z should do next Bond theme song

5 years ago by

Jay-z should be the artist selected to do the next James Bond theme song. Not only because a rapper hasn’t done a Bond song but because the legendary New York poet’s got swagger. Jay has impacted modern culture like no other artist alive. The guy’s retired like twice from music but each of his comeback record is fresher than the last. Originally, 007’s theme songs

Category: music

Rihanna’s video Stay gets 30 million hits in a week

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Rihanna’s steamy video for the single, Stay, picks up an astounding 30 million views on YouTube – in a week. Stay is the third single from her 7th studio album, 2012’s, Unapologetic. The video and song features up and coming indie artist Mikky Ekko. They both performed the song at this year’s Grammy awards. Fans   have been clamoring for a video for the single the

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Afra Raymond at TED on corruption in Trinidad

5 years ago by

Afra Raymond talks the TED conference audience about the massive oil money corruption taking place in his native country Trinidad and Tobago. His talk focused on the corruption in the oil sector in his country. According to the TED site… Trinidad and Tobago amassed great wealth in the 1970s thanks to oil. But in 1982, a shocking fact was revealed — that 2 out of

Category: politics

Illegal movie downloading not hurting black films!

5 years ago by

Illegal movie sharing isn’t hurting Hollywood as most movie insiders would have you believe. On the contrary illegal file sharing sites can introduce young black actors to a wider audience. The MPAA and RIAA have been lamenting lost revenues from P2P technologies. No doubt, illegally sharing movie files online is taking massive profits from studios. No one disputes that. Some movies that were leaked early

Category: technology

The three female black billionaires

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First there was one, Oprah Winfrey. For a long time the only female, black billionaire in the whole world. More precisely, Lady O was actually one of the first acknowledged black billionaires alive. Today, the brilliant Ms Winfrey is America’s only black billionaire. A shameful proof of the country’s lingering baggage it’s long abolished black slavery (this is the country with 13% black unemployment versus

Category: business

Neil deGrasse Tyson warned world about meteorite

5 years ago by

We’re sure Neil deGrasse Tyson isn’t happy a piece of space rock exploded over Russia a few days ago – but somewhere deep inside the rock star astrophysicist, he may have said, ‘told ya so’. Tyson, for years have been sermonizing the need for increased budget funding for NASA. A passionate speaker, it’s as if, he’s their unofficial spokesman. Tyson’s testified in front a senate

Category: technology

Black people missed biggest stocks gains in history

5 years ago by

President Obama’s minting more millionaires and billionaires than any US leader in recent memory. Since the record fall of the financial markets under George W. Bush – which also continued for a few months into Obama’s first term – the rich got richer. Most gains from investments are taxed at a precipitously smaller rate than the incomes of America’s working class. On the other side

Category: business

Forbes Magazine disrespects Angolan billionaire

5 years ago by

The world’s newest billionaire gets no love from Forbes magazine. In an article titled, “Isabel Dos Santos, Daughter Of Angola’s President, Is Africa’s First Woman Billionaire” – Forbes formally introduced us to, Isabel Dos Santos from Angola. Forbes, the foremost authority on wealth, albeit personal or commercial – thoroughly vetted Santos in their story. The writer, Kerry A. Dolan gave detailed accounts of Santos’ public

Category: business

Hottest billionaire in the world

5 years ago by

Isabel Dos Santos is the sexiest billionaire in the world. Let’s face it, most billionaires look like the nerd king, Bill Gates. Then there’s President Obama’s friend, the totally unsexy, hairy, Warren Buffet. When the world got its first look at a – true – pretty billionaire, we all rejoiced. It is possible; becoming a self made gazzillionaire, while being drop dead gorgeous. A sexable

Category: business

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