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Love Jones, the 1997 romantic comedy about Black, love has been adapted for the stage. This musical features music artists Chrisette Michele (who plays Nina Mosley), Raheem DeVaughn, Marsha Ambrosius, MC Lyte, Dave Hollister, Musiq Soulchild, and actor Tony Grant (who plays Darius Lovehall). The creative mind behind it all, Melvin Childs, sat down with…

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Photo credit: Montez Miller/TheMontezGroup.com Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Raheem DeVaughn, known for albums such as The Love Experience and Love Sex Passion and songs like “Woman” and “Customer” is now hitting the stage in a new and major way. The singing sensation is now hitting high notes in the theatrical musical, Love Jones, a romantic comedy which…

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Detroit has a loves jones for plays, so the lavish Fox Theatre in Detroit was the perfect venue for two nights of Love Jones The Musical. Headed by a star-studded cast, it’s inspired by Theodore Witcher‘s romantic black film, Love Jones.  Twenty years later the groundbreaking classic remains a fan favorite and a reflection of how real love conquers all.…

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In yet another case of a celeb’s business manager not properly managing their business … or their accountant not accurately accounting, actor Larenz Tate looks to be in a bit of hot water with American Express. The Chicago native, who currently stars as Dr. Alex Burke on the USA network’s show “Rush,” is being sued for…

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While urban Americans were pleased that 12 Years a Slave took home three Oscar awards, most particularly breakout star Lupita Nyong’o for Best Supporting Actress, many took note of the conspicuous dearth of other black actors who were heralded for delivering riveting performances. There were pockets of protests where several other critically acclaimed black films,…

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Whether you’re, boo’d up, living the single life, kicking it with your girlfriends, or hanging out with the kids, these classic romantic films will meet everyone’s fancy. Grab your snuggie, Kleenex and ice cream ladies, these seven romantic movies are what every girl needs on Valentine’s Day. –ruthie hawkins

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The Best Man Holiday premiered this weekend and one of the stars, Nia Long, recently opened up about balancing filming, parenting duties and much-needed “me” time. Long is the mother of two boys, Kez, 2 and Massai, 13, and says she wouldn’t trade not one day of her life. Long shows all working mothers that balancing career and…

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There’s nothing quite as good as good losing yourself in a great movie. They make us laugh, cry, and at times, rediscover ourselves. As Black History Month comes to close, take a look at 10 memorable films that brilliantly highlight black culture. Enjoy! –ruthie hawkins

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Let’s face it, the Academy Awards have a history of ignoring black films and black actors who turned in noteworthy performances. Spike Lee’s Malcom X, Do The Right Thing and John Singleton’s Boys N The Hood all deserved Oscar Awards, but were snubbed. But  while yearly awards can provide insight on how a project faired…

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Whether you’re single, boo’d up, with your girlfriends, or hanging out with the kids, these epic romantic films are well worth a watch. Grab your Kleenex and ice cream, ladies, these 10 romantic movies are what every girl needs on Valentine’s Day. –ruthie hawkins

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