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Destined filmmaker Qasim Basir has announced a fall theatrical release for his latest critically acclaimed film. Destined tells the story of Rasheed/Sheed, played by Cory Hardrict (“Lincoln Heights,” American Sniper) and the turn his life takes as a result of one life-altering choice he makes as a kid. The story brilliantly unfolds between two parallel universes,…

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Hill Harper, the award-winning actor, author and philanthropist, recently added investor and entrepreneur to his impressive portfolio of accomplishments. His experience filming Destined, a cautionary tale from Detroit filmmaker Qasim Basir about the consequences of choices, sparked the Homeland actor to open up to rolling out about setting up shop in the Motor City. We…

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Actor and New York Times best-selling author Hill Harper has been a tremendous advocate for Historically Black Colleges and Universities. His latest endeavor has been lending his voice to The Home Depot’s Retool Your School program, which provides these institutions of higher learning with the opportunity to renovate the physical infrastructure of their campuses. On March 10, Harper served as the…

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On Wednesday, May 10, The Home Depot awarded the grand-prize winners of the company’s Retool Your School competition at its Atlanta-based headquarters. The home improvement retailer launched the program in 2009 to help accredited Historically Black Colleges and Universities upgrade and renovate their campus facilities. “HBCUs are under attack right now. Trump potentially wants to cut federal…

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Photo credit: Eric Hobson for Steed Media “Not voting is a vote for Trump. If you don’t vote, you are voting for Donald Trump and we can not allow that victory,” declared actor Hill Harper as he met with voters gathered at River Rouge High School, just outside of Detroit. With the election less than…

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Trailblazers in film, media and activism were celebrated Wednesday, Feb. 10 at the ImageNation Revolution Awards in New York. Held at the SVA Theatre in Chelsea, the sold-out event was hosted by 103.9 FM personality Terry Bello and featured a night of award presenting, music, and film. Singer Jeremy James opened the ceremony with a…

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New images from the set of the upcoming Benny Boom directed Tupac Shakur biopic, All Eyez On Me, have recently hit the Internet and fans are getting an up close look at the actor chosen to portray the legendary emcee for the first time. Demetrius Shipp, Jr. is the newcomer trusted with the task of bringing…

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  Atlanta filmmaker and photojournalist Ric Mathis welcomed a packed house for the premiere of his documentary Black Friday: What Legacy Will You Leave on Friday, November 13. The film opened with the man-on-the-street question, “If you died today, would you leave behind bills or benefits?”  While most stumbled through their answers, the film illustrated how the African…

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Chicago native Sibyl Holloway comes from a long line of entrepreneurs. Her father owned several businesses in which she worked from age 12. She observed how each business near her father’s store and restaurant helped each other, and understood early that Black-owned businesses were often each other’s only support system. Educated at HBCU Texas Southern…

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Hill Harper recently sat down with rolling out for an interview that took place in New York. Harper, star of the new film The Boy Next Door, shared several interesting details about his life. Here are five things you didn’t know about Hill Harper. His personal favorite film is about basketball “I can watch He…

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Men we Reaped by Jesmyn Ward Ward writes about losing five men in her life from 2000 to 2004, including her younger brother. All five were claimed by violence in a small town in Mississippi. But Ward’s memoir does more than just recount her own grief; she views the five deaths as a microcosm for…

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