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Photo credit: Brooks Ayola Television writer Eric Haywood (Private Practice, Soul Food) had promised himself many years ago he would make a feature-length film once he moved to Hollywood, but time passed and other writing assignments took priority.  Now, his first cinematic debut, “Four of Hearts”, starring Darrin Dewitt Henson and Nadine Ellis will be…

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Directed and produced by former Tyler Perry Studios executive Roger M. Bobb of (“Raising Izzie,” For Colored Girls, “The Rickey Smiley Show”) and based on Nzinga Kadalie Kemp award-winning screenplay from the 2012 UP Faith and Family Screenplay Competition presented at the American Black Film Festival in “In The Meantime.” “In the Meantime” features Jazmin “Jazz” Welles (Kali Hawk) as a confident, educated woman who thought her path…

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Vanessa Lynn Williams is the quintessential American success story. She accomplished and epitomizes the American dream — on two separate occasions. Her legend presents one of the greatest comeback stories in entertainment history. Equally at home on Broadway in New York or in front of the cameras in Hollywood, Williams is the unbeatable combination of…

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(Chicken and Waffles) Beyonce was recently spotted with her daughter Blue Ivy Carter having brunch in Brooklyn, New York at one of her favorite spots Buttermilk Channel.  The restaurant is know for its comfortable atmosphere, making it the perfect spot for a cozy meal.  The staff really take pride in customer service and are known to be super friendly…

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Salli Richardson-Whitfield might be plotting a transition behind the camera but, in the meantime, she’s been using her acting to help launch new talent. Her starring role in the 2011 independent film, I Will Follow, about a grown niece dealing with the demise of her beloved aunt, helped bring attention to relatively new director Ava DuVernay.…

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TV One’s first ever culinary competition series, “My Momma Throws Down,” premieres Friday, May 4 at 8 p.m. EST. Brought to viewers from the producers of “Iron Chef America,” this  weekly fast-paced, family cooking competition will feature a mix of kitchen matriarchs who will face-off, vying for the title – reigning queen of home cuisine.…

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As entrepreneur and chef Carl Redding begins each day at his Atlantic City, N.J.- based restaurant, Redding’s, he remembers the power of faith. Without faith, Redding may not be the success that he is today. After operating for 10 years one of Harlem’s most popular and enduring restaurants, Amy Ruth’s, named after his grandmother, Redding…

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Longtime fans of the hit show “Soul Food” have been missing the series since it went off the air years ago. But now, rumor has it, that fans may be reunited with the beloved show. Reports are now claiming that Twentieth Century Fox plans to revive the long-gone TV series. Media reports say that a behind-the-scenes…

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  For the past 16 years, those seeking to treat their palate to a delicious serving of island dishes without leaving Harlem have learned to look no further than Sisters Caribbean Cuisine. With their opening in 1995, sisters Marlyn Lawrie-Rogers (owner) and Elsie Darrell (head chef) fused Trinidadian, Guyanese and Jamaican mainstays with soul food…

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Restaurant to Know: Goode Eats Southern Cuisine Owner: Panthia Goode Restaurant Launch: Aug. 21, 2010 Tell me briefly about your business. Goode Eats is a restaurant that specializes in down-home cooking like fish fried in corn meal, peach cobbler with extra crust, homemade burgers and hand-cut French fries. What training or experiences prepared you to…

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