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FILM REVIEW: By Dwight Brown

Little is a guilty pleasure. The guilt comes as you watch a 14-year-old actress (Marsai Martin, Black-ish) behaving like a lustful 38-year-old female who flirts with a middle school teacher.It's... Full story


Resident Artist Opening Reception at Red Bull Arts Detroit

On April 12th Detroit came out in a wide artistic lump to support the Artist Residents of Red Bull Detroit. The Artist Residency program is vital to Red Bull Arts Detroit's commitment to the needs of... Full story


Red Bull Arts Detroit:

The Slideshow Series is a program Red Bull Arts Detroit has adapted from it's New York counterpart. The series invites artists, and professionals of all forms to present an area of interest or... Full story


Tyler Perry's A Madea Family Funeral By Dwight Brown NNPA, Newswire Film Critic

Madea's loyal fans have two choices. They can say goodbye to their eccentric Aunty by attending her touring play or wish her adieu at a movie theater. Judging by what's on screen in this anemic... Full story


Red Bull Arts Detroit Hosts Inaugural "Viewfinder" Discussion Series

Three times a year, Red Bull Arts Detroit host an art residency. In which three different artists inhabit the same space to create work for a larger showcase. The Viewfinder Series puts the artists... Full story


2019 Oscars: Black Filmmakers Win Big

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.... Full story


Black Millennials Embrace the Struggle and Message of Rapper 21 Savage

Becoming a well-known hip-hop rapper involves displaying creative genius and talent on the stage and in recording studios. Unfortunately, for some young aspiring hip-hop artists, unjust confrontations with law enforcement appear to be inevitable.... Full story


In the Battle for Peace, Ecorse High School Wins the Latest Round

The battle for peace is continuing in two downriver school districts. Since October 22, 2108, Ecorse High School in the Ecorse Community School District and Robichaud High School in the Westwood... Full story


Hattie McDaniel First African American Oscar Winner

Long before Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and the Internet, Hattie McDaniel knew what it meant to "clap back" against her haters. Upon hearing backlash for film roles where she portrayed a servant ... Full story


The Carr Center Presents A Percussion Conversation featuring Savion Glover, Dee Dee Bridgewater and Terri Lyne Carrington

DETROIT - The Carr Center is bringing three powerhouse entertainers together for the ultimate improvisation performance. Savion Glover will dance to the beat of Terri Lyne Carrington's drum and the... Full story


Coming to America Again: Eddie Murphy to Star Again in Blockbuster Hit

Eddie Murphy will once again play crown prince Akeem Joffer in a sequel to the 1988 hit movie, Coming to America. The film's plot centered around a Prince who travels to New York to find an... Full story



The Blossoming Ladies Mentor Program has been doing some awesome things in the community. They held a Summer Leadership Program for boys and girls, they held a youth beauty pageant and they are... Full story


Lincoln Park Penny DROP 2019

City of Lincoln Park invites you to their annual New Year's Eve Celebration on Monday, Dec. 31st. The Hands of the City- Lincoln Park: hosts Downriver's New Years Eve event: The 4th Annual Lincoln... Full story


"There Are No Black Women In His Life"

One of hip hop's living legends and now gospel artist Snoop Dogg appeared on Power 105.1's "The Breakfast Club" over a week ago to promote his game show on TBS called "The Joker's Wild." While there,... Full story


Viola Davis to Portray Shirley Chisholm in Film by Amazon Studios

Oscar-winning actress Viola Davis will portray legendary politician Shirley Chisholm in a feature film for Amazon Studios. Chisholm was the first African American woman in U.S. history to be elected... Full story



This follow up to the very popular boxing film Creed (worldwide gross $174M) throws a lot of left hooks, right jabs and uppercuts, but only a few connect and none land a knockout punch. Count on the... Full story


Hip Hop Legend YoYo & R&B Songstress Dondria To Headline Eden Park Community Project

River Rouge, MI) November 7, 2018 – The Eden Park Community Project, a green space initiative in the most polluted city in the state of Michigan, announces benefit concert featuring Hip Hop Legend...


The Hate U Give

The phrase "The Hate U Give Little Infants F-s Everybody" gave the hip-hop group T-H-U-G-L-I-F-E its name. The sentiment fromTupac Shakur (and other group members, Big Syke, Stretch, Mopreme Shakur, T... Full story


Night School

It's a match made in heaven - well maybe Atlanta - that's where this film was shot. Kevin Hart, the rich, diminutive comic strongman shares the silver screen with the breakout star, and his former... Full story


Twenty Five Years Of Soul

Detroit's reputation is a long one. The city is known for electrifying events and festivals. The festivities celebrate cultures and lifestyles seldomly seen in the motor city. When the UniverSoul Circ... Full story


"We Are ONE 25th Anniversary Tour"

ATLANTA, GA – The evolution of circus continues with the UniverSoul Circus "We are ONE 25th Anniversary Tour." UniverSoul Circus proudly celebrates 25 high-flying years as North America's... Full story


150,000 Black Churches Salute Aretha Franklin As Truly The Queen Of Soul

Washington DC – The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI) a faith-based coalition of 34,000 churches comprised of 15 denominations and 15.7 million African Americans, is saddened to hear of the... Full story


Jay Z, Beyoncé Awarding $1M in Scholarships to 'Exceptional' High School Students

Popular music's most powerful couple continue to make power moves. Hip-hop superstar Jay Z and his wife, Beyoncé, have announced a new scholarship program that will award 10 scholarships worth... Full story


The Last Rock Show

For fans in the punk scene, November's announcement that this would be the last Warped Tour hit home hard and with it came the trending hashtag #ForeverWarped. For those that aren't familiar with Warped Tour, it is a summer punk festival featuring a... Full story


Michigan Comic Con 2018

Thanks to the Michigan Comic Con, downtown Detroit looked like the set of a superhero movie. Fans of animation and comic books gathered at Cobo Hall for a weekend of fun. Each day brought a new experi... Full story


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