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Movie Review: Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark
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Movie Review: Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark

For nearly forty years the book series Scary Stories To Tell in the Dark has frightened readers both old and young. If it wasn’t the grim, disturbing and oftentimes gory folk tales that scared readers, then it was definitely the nightmare inducing illustrations by Stephen Gammell which truly helped the books stand out and be […]

Movie Review: Hobbes & Shaw
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Movie Review: Hobbes & Shaw

The Fast and the Furious franchise has surely had one of the most interesting and strangest histories I’ve ever seen. Initially, it was a story about an FBI agent trying to stop, and eventually befriending, simple criminals who loved street racing and stealing DVD players. It then eventually exploded into one of the biggest and […]

Author & Nobel Laureate, Toni Morrison Passes Away at 88
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Author & Nobel Laureate, Toni Morrison Passes Away at 88

Toni Morrison, the prolific author and Nobel laureate in literature died on Monday in the Bronx at the age of 88. Her death, at Montefiore Medical Center, was announced by her publisher, Alfred A. Knopf. A spokeswoman said the cause was complications of pneumonia. Ms. Morrison lived in Grand View-on-Hudson, N.Y. The first African-American woman […]

Step Aside, Avengers! New Superhero Takes On Ecological Threat
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Step Aside, Avengers! New Superhero Takes On Ecological Threat

When Leslie I. Landis embarked on a trip to China, she had no idea that her travels would serve as the genesis for the world’s newest superhero. But as she observed China’s diverse environment, inspiration struck, and Landis’ concerns about climate change, along with her vivid imagination, combined to give birth to Chendell – a […]

“Making The Band” Finalist Tyler Dumont Makes Sultry Return With “Don’t Mean It” Hit Single
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“Making The Band” Finalist Tyler Dumont Makes Sultry Return With “Don’t Mean It” Hit Single

You may remember MTV’s “Making The Band” finalist Tyler Dumont who left the reality TV show, before millions of viewers, to care for her sick mother dying of cancer. Now, the “it girl” is finally back, with a strong comeback, and sultry new hit single, “Don’t Mean It” produced by SwanQo and Josh X, (whose […]

The Kennedy Center Honors Earth, Wind & Fire
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The Kennedy Center Honors Earth, Wind & Fire

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced the selection of five Honorees who will receive the 2019 Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime artistic achievements. Recipients to be honored at the 42nd annual national celebration of the arts are: R&B collective Earth, Wind & Fire, actress Sally Field, singer Linda Ronstadt, children’s television program Sesame Street, and conductor […]

Bill Duke Reprises His Legendary 'Menace II Society' Role In Clever New Short Film
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Bill Duke Reprises His Legendary ‘Menace II Society’ Role In Clever New Short Film

Bill Duke, G Perico, and Soren Baker have released the short film The Bookstore Menace, a clever reworking of Duke’s iconic role in the landmark 1993 film Menace II Society. The film world premiered on the Facebook page of leading hip-hop website Ambrosia For Heads last night. A legendary actor, director, producer, and owner of […]

The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA)  TV Honors Winners Announced
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The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) TV Honors Winners Announced

Ava DuVernay’s “When They See Us” earned four wins from the African American Film Critics Association, who today, announced the winners of its upcoming AAFCA TV Honors. The highly popular Netflix limited series about the infamous Central Park rape case that resulted in the arrest and false imprisonment of five black youths, received the group’s […]

Movie Review: The Lion King
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Movie Review: The Lion King

Twenty-five years ago, I went to see my very first theatrical film. That movie was The Lion King. That was the film that sent me on my path of loving movies so of course when Disney finally got to The Lion King during their “live action remake phase” I would be excited to go see […]

African American author who secured 7-figure, six-book deal across two major publishers debuts this September
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African American author who secured 7-figure, six-book deal across two major publishers debuts this September

On the heels of the success of Black Panther and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, there has been an uptick of mainstream interest in black/African stories and creators. One such rising star, Rena Barron, snagged two three-book deals with two prestigious publishers that totaled in the seven-figure range. “Rena Barron has kicked off an adventure that […]

The Apollo Theater Presents Apollo Uptown Hall: Harlem's Culture – Past.  Present. Future.
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The Apollo Theater Presents Apollo Uptown Hall: Harlem’s Culture – Past. Present. Future.

On Thursday, August 15 at 7:00 p.m., the Apollo Theater in partnership with Spectrum News NY1, WLBS, and New York Amsterdam News will present Apollo Uptown Hall: Harlem’s Culture – Past. Present. Future. The panel will gather thought leaders from some of Harlem’s most influential arts organizations to celebrate milestone anniversaries in the Harlem arts community and discuss the roles these cultural organizations […]

Strand Bookstore Named Official NYC Landmark
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Strand Bookstore Named Official NYC Landmark

Book lover or not, every New Yorker has probably heard of the iconic Strand Bookstore at one point. Recently, it was named an official NYC landmark by the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC).  Famous for its impressive 18-mile stretch of books, the Strand boasts a huge selection of both new and used books across virtually every […]

Therapist Shares 100 Simple Tips For Overcoming Anxiety & Depression & Learning To Trust Your Intuition
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Therapist Shares 100 Simple Tips For Overcoming Anxiety & Depression & Learning To Trust Your Intuition

Trust Your Intuition: 100 Ways to Transform Anxiety and Depression for Stronger Mental Health by Jill Sylvester Released May 31, 2019 Do you ever wish that when feelings of anxiety or depression start creeping in, a caring, supportive therapist was right there, helping you break past the dark thoughts and emotions? Enter licensed mental health counselor and […]

Award-Winning Filmmaker Dives into Creepy Conspiracy Theories in Travel Channel's 'Strange World'
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Award-Winning Filmmaker Dives into Creepy Conspiracy Theories in Travel Channel’s ‘Strange World’

Independent filmmaker Christopher Garetano, whose award-winning film “Montauk Chronicles” inspired the hit show “Stranger Things,” has spent a lifetime searching for the truth behind some of America’s most unusual stories. Now, he begins a boots-on-the-ground investigation into the legends, mysteries and first-person accounts that fuel this country’s creepiest conspiracy theories and unexplained occurrences in the […]

Art Exhibition featuring  Kumasi J. Barnett, "The Amazing Black-Man"
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Art Exhibition featuring Kumasi J. Barnett, “The Amazing Black-Man”

Lowell Ryan Projects is pleased to present The Amazing Black-Man, a solo exhibition by Brooklyn-based artist Kumasi J. Barnett.Riffing on classic superhero series including; The Amazing Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, Superman, Daredevil and Captain America, the show will feature two hundred hand-painted comic book works pinned up in their clear plastic sleeves. For each work, […]