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Interviews

Amanda Parris: A Star is Born
4 months ago

Amanda Parris: A Star is Born

When Amanda Parris first started as host of the Canadian Broadcast Corporation’s “Exhibitionists”, it was like starting from the bottom all over again. She’d spent a decade building up her …
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Tory Devon Smith: Breaking into Hollywood
8 months ago

Tory Devon Smith: Breaking into Hollywood

For actor Tory Devon Smith being in the entertainment industry isn’t about fame.

“Red carpet is not the goal, the goal is not awards . . . it’s about brilliant …
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Pooch Hall: Confidence Over Everything
9 months ago

Pooch Hall: Confidence Over Everything

American Actor Pooch Hall speaks with a vernacular stew that opposes anything feeble from the jump. “I’m not intimidated. Not to be cocky, I’m not cocky, but rather, I’m confident,” …
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Pras Unfiltered
12 months ago

Pras Unfiltered

Film director Benjamin Patterson doesn’t hold back his observation, even when the man in question happens to be occupying the same space.

“I thought Pras was very interesting, because I …
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Shanice Banton: Upward Movements
1 year ago

Shanice Banton: Upward Movements

Actress Shanice Banton sees the parallels between her latest film, Race, and the current racial and cultural tensions in the world. With politicians spreading fear and hate, police killings and shootings, and genocides across the globe, it’s easy to see the similarities between 1936, when the movie was …
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Alano Miller: Challenging Roles
1 year ago

Alano Miller: Challenging Roles

For “Underground” actor Alano Miller, the words “slave drama” nearly put him off from the project completely.

“You know, when it was first pitched to me, I kinda was like …
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Saul Williams: Shifting Perspectives
1 year ago

Saul Williams: Shifting Perspectives

Saul Williams is undefined.

And as such he leaves his performances up for interpretation by his audience. He doesn’t pre-determine what he wants them to take away from it, he’d …
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The American Flag Remixed
1 year ago

The American Flag Remixed

While many know the iconic album cover artwork of OutKast’s Aquemini and TLC’s Fanmail, few are familiar with the man behind the art: Atlanta native D.L. Warfield.

With his latest …
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Kelly McCreary: Playing a Nerd
1 year ago

Kelly McCreary: Playing a Nerd

At the 2015 Emmy Awards, actress Viola Davis verbalized a message that was pointedly honest and equal parts poetic. It was a veracity that invoked claps and praise from every …
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Karl Campbell: Renaissance Man
2 years ago

Karl Campbell: Renaissance Man

The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) always brings with it the promise of a grand spectacle. The red carpets, flashing lights and readied grins from those imprinted upon the pop …
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