• 'BlacKkKlansman' Gets Standing Ovation at Cannes Film Festival for Spike Lee - Variety

    May 18, 2018, 3:09 p.m.

    Director Spike Lee received a six-minute standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival after the Monday night premiere of his new drama “BlacKkKlansman.” The movie, which tells the true story of an undercover African-American detective (John David Washington) and his Jewish partner (Adam Driver) who team up to infiltrate Klu Klux Klan in 1979, is incredibly timely. It even ends with footage of Donald Trump refusing to condemn the actions of white nationalists during the deadly 2017 Charlottesville riot.
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  • Meet Sherrie Silver, 23, the Choreographer Behind Childish Gambino’s ‘This Is America’ Video

    May 18, 2018, 3:05 p.m.

    Imagine if all the themes of an era were compacted in a sensory journey of rhythm, lyrical controversy, props, symbolism, and movement…. well Donald Glover has done it. His latest hit “This is America” is the whole package as it dissects the current state of a mixed nation under the tyrannical boots of discrimination, capitalism, and internalized stratification- and almost all his projects are collaborative, his work reaches volumes as it lets others shine.
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  • Sean Combs is Revealed as Buyer of $21.1 Million Kerry James Marshall “Past Times” Painting

    May 18, 2018, 2:55 p.m.

    Ever since the sale at Sotheby’s on Wednesday night of “Past Times,” a monumental painting by Kerry James Marshall with a narrative centered on black experiences, many people have been speculating about which collector or museum might have placed the winning $21.1 million bid. The sale was an auction high for Mr. Marshall, and it was widely reported to be the most ever paid for the work of a living African-American artist.
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  • 'Deadpool' franchise is a box office rarity: An R-rated hit

    May 18, 2018, 2:48 p.m.

    Analysts are predicting that "Deadpool 2" will have a big opening at around $130 million this weekend, but that's hardly news these days considering the string of successful Marvel superhero films like "Black Panther" and "Avengers: Infinity War."
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  • Houston Chamber Choir Announces Diverse 2018-2019 Season, “Art & Soul”

    May 18, 2018, 2:29 p.m.

    Houston Chamber Choir is pleased to announce its 23rd season, “Art and Soul,” with a diverse and compelling repertoire featuring exciting guest artists and scholars. For the 2018-2019 season, the Chamber Choir performs with the Kinder HSPVA Chorale and director Shannon Carter, the Parker Elementary School Advanced Chorus and director Marianna Parnas-Simpson, guest artist Kim Nazarian of New York Voices, Musiqa, Apollo Chamber Players and University of Houston scholar and author Dr. Jeffrey Sposato.
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  • Jay-Z Ordered to Testify in Financial Probe

    May 18, 2018, 1:54 p.m.

    A judge has said that Jay-Z must spend a day answering questions from the Securities and Exchange Commission in a financial probe of a company he sold his apparel business to over a decade ago. U.S. District Judge Paul ruled that the singer whose birth name is Shawn Carter must answer the SEC’s questions for a full day and maybe more.
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  • “The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row” by Anthony Ray Hardin with Lara Love Hardin

    May 18, 2018, 1:21 p.m.

    You always keep your eyes on the prize. You’ve given yourself no other options and your steadfastness is your compass. What you believe will happen. What you know is truth. Say it enough, and everybody else will know, too – especially when, as in the new book “The Sun Does Shine” by Anthony Ray Hinton with Lara Love Hardin, the truth is one of innocence.
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  • 5 Tips to Meal Prep Like a Pro

    May 18, 2018, 1:18 p.m.

    Dinner can be a daunting task for any family with multiple mouths to feed. Factor in complex schedules and individual tastes, and a family meal can become a stressful thought for home cooks.
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