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Terry Crews says every child needs a father, and is pummeled for it on TV

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The world is heavily politicized, and people are picking their camps.  They are also fighting over even the smallest issues in the gender wars and there is no end in sight.  Actor Terry Crews was taken to task during an episode of “The View” recently when speaking about the importance of children having a father. In the clip below, Crews says that a father gives many important things to you…

Whoopi Goldberg Directs Story of Moms Mabley

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by Barry Burch Jr. Black people are amazing, especially black females.  The first ever female millionaire was black, so was “The Funniest Person in the World.”  Whoopi Goldberg has decided to make her directorial debut telling the story of an amazing black woman, Jackie “Moms” Mabley. Moms Mabley was an African-American stand-up comic and was most popularly referred to as being the funniest in the world.  She grew up working…

Showtime’s ‘Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic’ Documentary Set To Debut In May

Showtime’s ‘Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic’ Documentary Set To Debut In May

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Richard Pryor: Omit The Logic,” a documentary about the comedian’s life from his troubled youth in Peoria, Illinois, to his meteoric rise, will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 23, and make its TV debut on Showtime on Friday, May 31. The documentary is directed by Marina Zenovich, written by P.G. Morgan and executive produced by the comic’s widow Jennifer Pryor. It’s the second in Showtime’s new docu…

African Americans Who Have Won Academy Awards

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Best Actor: Sidney Poitier, 1963, “Lilies Of The Field” Denzel Washington, 2001, “Training Day” Jamie Foxx, 2004, “Ray” Forest Whitaker 2006, “The Last King of Scotland”   Best Actress: Halle Berry, 2001, “Monster’s Ball”   Best Supporting Actress Hattie McDaniel, 1939, “Gone With The Wind” Whoopi Goldberg, 1990, “Ghost” Jennifer Hudson, 2006, “Dreamgirls” Mo’Nique, 2009, “Precious” Octavia Spencer, 2011, “The Help”   Best Supporting Actor: Louis Gossett, Jr., 1982, “An…

Obama’s ‘Wish List’ of Celebrity Endorsers Includes Some Of Music’s Top Names

Obama’s ‘Wish List’ of Celebrity Endorsers Includes Some Of Music’s Top Names

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    Much like his 2008 campaign, Obama is tapping Hollywood heavyweights to support his re-election. According to The Tennessean , the president has made a “wish list” of celebrity endorsers that include big names such as Alicia Keys, Jay-Z, John Legend, Janelle Monáe, will.i.am, Jamie Foxx, Whoopi Goldberg, India.Arie, Laila Ali, the Roots and MANY more. We’re guessing Obama’s strategy is something like “if ain’t not broke, don’t fix it.” His 2008…

George Clooney and ‘The Help’ Actress Viola Davis Cover Entertainment Weekly

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    Black Like Moi reports: The Help has garnered both high praise and intense criticism, and the debates surrounding it’s depiction of African-American women during the time of Jim and Jane Crow continue to rage. Now, during the most successful period of her career,the film’s lead actress, Viola Davis, poised to sweep Best Actress awards throughout the highly anticipated award season. She was previously nominated for an Oscar for…