Weekend Boxoffice for black cinema US Canada

4 years ago by

Brad Pitt latest movie Fury, finally knocked the Ben Affleck/Tyler Perry starrer Gone Girl From the top spot this weekend. Zoe Saldana’s animated movie The book of life did solid numbers, grossing over $17 million on a $50 million budget. Denzel’s R-rated drama, The Eqaulizer, is still solidly pulling an adult audience, the movie is steadily making its way to the magic $100 million figure

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Equalizer will be Denzel’s biggest movie ever

4 years ago by

Sure Denzel Washington is the most reliable boxoffice draw in Hollywood today. He is currently the closest thing to a sure bet in movies now. Not surprising then after steadily building an an uncompromising brand for the last 20 years or so. The Equalizer though will be Washington’s most profitable film in a while if not ever. His films have been solid performers but really

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Model of the day, Jourdan Dunn Joan Smalls

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Joan Smalls Rodriguez hails from Hatillo, Puerto Rico. The latina’s beauty’s is multi-ethnic. Her mother is of Spanish, Taino Indian and South roots. Joan’s father has African and Irish ancestry. Joan Small is currently one of the most successful models in the world. Her earning power means she’s high on Forbes magazine’s model’s yearly list since 2012. Models.com ranked the Puerto Rican Goddess number one

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Rnb’s newest sensation Tinashé is here

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The ladies are running RnB music for the last decade, led by artist like Beyonce and Alicia Keys.  Sure Usher’s still around and new talent like Trey Songs and Sam Smith are holding their own but the ladies are killing it. Add new sensation Tinashé Jorgensen Kachingwe to your radar. Her single, 2 on dominated radio play this past summer. It’s almost like she appeared

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Lupita Nyong’o, where art thou?

4 years ago by

After taking the world by storm the Twelve years a slave star Lupita Nyong’o has been conspicuously absent from the big screens. Fret not the Mexican beauty will grace our eyes onscreen big time in 2015 with two major film releases in the works. First Lupita’s part of the ensemble cast of the new star wars film (Star Wars: Episode VII), sans George Lucas of

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Candice Patton becomes a star in The Flash

4 years ago by

Candice Patton’s smile is like magnet; it pulls you in and grabs a hold of you. If you been watching the latest super hero fare on t.v, the flash then you’ll know what I’m talking about. She plays the daughter of the police captain played by former Ally Mcbeal and Law and Order star, Jesse L. Martin. Her character also caught the eyes of the

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The quiet billionaire

4 years ago by

Nigerian native, Chinedu Echeruo is one of the richest men on Earth, that nobody knows about. The entrepreneur sold his startup Hotstop.com to Apple in 2013 for a reported $1 billion US. Unlike Apple’s Beats by Dre headphone purchase in mid 2014, the Hotspot transaction went by with virtually no fanfare and that’s how the quiet billionaire wanted it. Dr. Dre took to social media

Category: economy

Did illegal file sharing save black cinema?

4 years ago by

Black cinema in North America as recent as two years ago was effectively dead. So said many industry experts and lamented by many civic groups like the Naacp. Then came social media and yes to an even greater,  yet underrated extent – piracy. The sharing technology known as bittorrent (aka, torrent) is the real hero even more important than facebook or twitter. Torrent sharing enables

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Chloë Grace Moretz bets big on Denzel

4 years ago by

Working with Denzel Washington will work wonders for your career and wallet, his latest leading lady is about to find that out – the 17 year old Chloë Grace Moretz. According to celebrity news site Tmz, the actress stand to make an additional $150,000 if there hit movie, The Equalizer, makes it to the $100 million threshold. Since Chloë Grace Moretz is a minor, her

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Black Eyed Peas’ frontman launches wristwatch

4 years ago by

Long time lead singer of the super successful musical group, the Black Eyed Peas (or BEP), Will.i.am is launching his latest venture – a wristwatch called simply, Puls (pronounced Pulse). Will.i.am unveiled the device onstage at the Salesforce Dreamforce conference in San Francisco. According the now tech visionary – he one of the men behind the storied, Beats by Dre, success story – the wristwatch

Category: technology

Goodbye Ruby Dee

4 years ago by

Years ago as a child in Jamaica, in my 10th grade English class we studied the novel, A Raisin in the Sun by the great Lorraine Hansberry – I was awestruck and spellbound. Later, my class watched the screenplay with a young Sidney Poitier and an intense full of energy Ruby Dee. She was always beautiful and magnetic onscreen, so as an adult I’ve actively

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Lupita Nyong’o escapes Oscar’s curse

4 years ago by

Lupita Nyong’o has escaped Oscar’s curse – the popular lore states that after a win, an actor’s /actress’ output diminishes – so far at least, 2014 and 2015 will be busy years for her. She’s been cast in J.J. Abrahms’ remake of the fabled Star Wars franchise. To add to her slate there is a role in the children’s book the Jungle Book, which also

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Sean Combs America’s next black Billionaire?

5 years ago by

Sean Combs is not just a successful rapper (though his musical output has taken a backseat in recent years), he is arguably most gifted at business. Everything the New York native touches turns to gold, whether it be his stellar selling Ciroc Vodka, Diddy Beats headphones, etc. With a reported net worth at a staggering $700 million US, could Puff Daddy pull off something only

Category: business

U.S Stock market on fire, again

5 years ago by

The American stock market is on fire, posting a historic high on April 30th. Again continuing a trend since the American economy turned around under President Obama. The Dow Jones industrials index, the world’s most significant financial Barometer closed at a record high of 16,580.

Category: business

FHM’s 100 sexiest women list is out

5 years ago by

Men’s magazine FHM released its’ yearly list of the sexiest women on Earth, according to their writers.  Jennifer Lawrence and Rihanna took this year’s top spots. Young wife and mother Beyonce Kowles-Carter has also been selected. Meagan Good, has had a career resurgence after her turn as Will Ferrell’s love interest in Anchorman 2 is amongst FHM’s selection of beauties. Former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger,-

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President Obama meets Asimo.

5 years ago by

What happens when the leader of the free world and the smartest robot created by man meets? War? No they play soccer and shake hands – of course. President Obama visited Japan as part of his Asia Pacific tour and the Japanese were more than excited to show off there most impressive A.I yet, the robot Asimo. The leader of the puny humans and the

Category: politics

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