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‘Renaissance for Black films’

Last year, the film entertainment industry set a record with box office receipts totaling $11 billion. Black filmmakers, directors and actors in leading roles were a large part of the industry’s success. On March 2, “12 Years a Slave” won the Academy Award for Best Picture, the first time in the event’s 85-year history that a film directed by a Black person won the distinction. ...

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Detroit Raw

I figured what the hell, if Governor Snyder’s Negro proxy emergency manager overseer of the Detroit plantation was going to show up, I certainly could. Besides we’re both Michigan men. That is graduates of the University of Michigan Law School. I’m told that reality immeasurably enhanced the Mayor Duggan/EM relationship. Something like serf to master when it comes to bottom-line city of Detroit decision-mak ...

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‘Blade Runner’s’ murder trial sparks media frenzy

The trial of former “blade runner” and Olympic champion Oscar Pistorius, opened this week in South Africa before hundreds of cameras and journalists from over 100 countries. Pistorius, a speed runner with two prosthetic legs, was a popular South African personality until he shot his model girlfriend last year on Valentine’s Day in his apartment. Charged with the premeditated murder of his live-in companion, ...

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Resistance rises to Africa’s anti-gay laws

Tough new laws criminalizing Africa’s LGBT community are getting some push back from Africans themselves who argue more important issues are being swept under the rug during this relentless anti-gay crusade. In Uganda, opposition leader Kizza Besigye attacked the new laws signed by President Yoweri Museveni. He disputed the claim that homosexuality was “foreign” and said the issue was being used to divert a ...

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African hearts swell at Lupita Nyong’o’s Oscar prize

The chatter on social media sites was off the charts as the Oscar choice for best supporting actress was named — the luminescent Lupita Nyong’o — for her role in the Hollywood feature film “12 Years a Slave.” Nigerian journalist Bim Adewunmi, writing in The Guardian, was one of many Africans covering the long night of prizes and accolades and who witnessed Nyong’o at the moment of her victory and feel the c ...

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‘Accidental asphyxia’ in Northland Mall death

MacKenzie Cochran died Jan. 28 in the custody of Northland Mall security guards. A mobile video showed three mall cops holding down a hand-cuffed Cochran, pressing his chest against the floor — one has his knee in Cochran’s back — after pepper spraying him. Cochran can be heard saying, “I can’t breathe.” One of the guards responds, “If you can talk, you can breathe.” ...

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Benton Harbor EM gone, but no self-rule yet

Benton Harbor Emergency Manager Tony Saunders left town March 7, but democracy did not re-appear in this southwestern Michigan city, one of the nation’s poorest. Gov. Rick Snyder immediately appointed a Receivership Transition Advisory Board to take control of the city. The board’s powers and duties are laid out in 11-pages of orders left by Saunders. The orders can be viewed at http://bentonharborcity.com/ ...

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