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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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  Most movies are made to entertain but quite a few are used to educate. Black History Month is the month that the black community is recognized for its cultural, scientific, political, religious and social contributions in making America the nation that it is today. Watching movies that tell of the  hardships of what it…

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Whoopi Goldberg has a reputation as a comedic actor, outspoken activist and humanitarian with a predisposition for controversial and stinging one-liners. But a lesser known fact is that Goldberg, one of the hosts of the highly-rated daytime talk show “The View” has had a very successful, historic and versatile career that boasts a resume only…

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Harlem Arts Alliance Presents:  On the “A” w/Souleo The Great White Way was given a dose of black magic this past week during the Apollo Music Café’s “Black Magic: A Broadway Cabaret.” The evening featured the stellar talents of Tony Award winner Lillias White (Fela and Chicago) and Chester Gregory (Dreamgirls and Sister Act) performing songs that…

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Taprena Augustine tugs at fans’ hearts in her role as the sultry songstress, Shug Avery, in “The Color Purple,” the musical adaptation of Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.  The talented actress and singer has been touring the U.S. and Canada for the past year and a half and looks forward to traveling to other continents.…

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Michelle Williams is best known as one-third of one of the world’s best-selling female groups, Destiny’s Child. Starting her career as a background singer for R& B singer Monica, she joined Destiny’s Child in 2000, replacing LeToya Luckett and LaTavia Roberson. After Destiny’s Child split up, Williams went solo and released her No. 1 gospel…

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