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Happy 34th Birthday Gbenga Akinnagbe! Akinnagbe was born in Silver Springs, MD to Nigerian parents and is the oldest of 6 children. He’s best know for his stand out role as Chris Partlow on HBO’s television show, “The Wire”. His first role was as Ben Ellis on the show, “Numb3rs”. Akinnagbe attended Bucknell University on a wrestling scholarship, majoring in Political Science and English. Wale…

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Actor Gbenga Akinnagbe, best known for his role in the hit series, “The Wire” has decided to use his celebrity as a platform to promote what he is passionate about: social change. The movement (and apparel line) Liberated People came about through Akinnagbe’s unwavering social conscience. Although he spent most of his adolescence in group homes, Akinnagbe managed…

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Earlier this month, we broke down the top 10 comedies of all time. Now, it’s time for a little drama. From zombies to cowboys and bad boys to the unexpected hero, the following 15 TV shows round out our 15 best TV dramas ever. –ruthie hawkins

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In theaters March 8, Dead Man Down starring Terrence Howard, Colin Farrell, Noomi Rapace, and Dominic Cooper is a crime thriller about a crime lord’s right-hand man, who is seduced by one of his boss’s victims, a woman seeking retribution. Academy Award nominee Howard plays Alphonse Hoyt, a charming but brutal crime boss who is…

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Tupac Shakur poem inspires all-new Ford Fusion campaign It is no easy task to stand out in a room full of tastemakers, corporate executives and creative talents who are the crème de la crème of African American society. Yet, the all-new Ford Fusion with its sleek design had no trouble making its presence felt at…

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Golden Globe Award-winning actor Idris Elba (“Luther,” “The Wire”) has proven that he’s dynamic onscreen. Now, the British star is stepping behind the camera and showing off his filmmaking prowess. He recently directed the video promo for Mumford & Sons latest single “Lover Of The Light.” And, he’s also starring in the video. Mumford tells press,…

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Felicia “Snoop” Pearson’s character on the HBO TV series “The Wire” was a malicious hit woman who remained under the law enforcement’s radar because she rarely used cellphones or other traceable devices. Ironically, Pearson was arrested in real life after her voice was caught on a wire tap during a Baltimore drug sting. Known as…

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