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  • FILM REVIEW: The Best Films of 2021

    Nsenga Burton PhD, NNPA Newswire Culture and Entertainment Editor|Jan 6, 2022

    In 2021, the box-office did not disappoint with outstanding films on the big screen and streaming apps like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu and Apple TV +. Films like Jane Campion's The Power of the Dog, Denzel Washington's A Journal for Jordan, Ridley's Scott's House of Gucci, Aaron Sorkin's Being the Ricardos, Jeymes Samuel's The Harder They Fall and the Marvel Universe's first Asian superhero film Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings have made a variety of lists as they should. I wanted to...

  • Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan: Oprah Winfrey was the Star of that Interview

    Nsenga Burton PhD|Mar 11, 2021

    According to the Wall Street Journal, 17.1 million people got an opportunity to see why Oprah Winfrey is still the Queen of talk, interviewing Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan Markle on CBS. The Royal Family has been the center of tabloid fodder for centuries and Harry and Meghan's break from the tight-knit clan left many wondering what had gone wrong. The narrative of why the relative newlyweds left the monarchy a mere two years after their highly anticipated royal wedding was framed mostly by...

  • IN MEMORIAM: Chadwick Boseman

    Nsenga Burton PhD, NNPA Correspondent|Sep 3, 2020

    The world is reeling from the loss of iconic actor Chadwick Boseman, who died Friday, August 28, after losing a private battle to colon cancer. Boseman died at home surrounded by his family. A statement released by his family said Boseman was diagnosed with stage three colon cancer in 2016 and the disease progressed to stage 4. Boseman endured countless surgeries and treatments as he continued to make films from Marshall (directed by Reginald Hudlin), Da 5 Bloods (directed by Spike Lee) and...

  • 2019 Oscars: Black Filmmakers Win Big

    Nsenga Burton PhD, NNPA Newswire Entertainment and Culture Editor|Feb 28, 2019

    The 2019 Academy Awards have come to an end and #BlackGirlMagic and #BlackBoyJoy were in full effect as some of our favorites walked away with gold statuettes, some after a 30-year uphill climb. Black Panther was a big winner, taking home Oscars for Best Costume Design (Ruth E. Carter) and Best Production Design (Hannah Beachler). Both women making history. Carter, who thanked her 97-year-old mother during her speech, is the first black woman to win the coveted category. Beachler is the first... Full story