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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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Playing DJ Yella
2 years ago

Playing DJ Yella

“I’ve been really, really busy, my phone has never rung so much,” says actor Neil Brown Jr. post Straight Outta Compton. Between the exchanges of exhales and laughs, the quip …
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Straight Outta Compton: Bringing It To Life
2 years ago

Straight Outta Compton: Bringing It To Life

Straight Outta Compton has a magnifying glass in its view. After all it features the portrayal of one of the most iconic hip-hop groups of all time, N.W.A. (Niggaz With …
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Allen Maldonado: Compton Reminiscing
2 years ago

Allen Maldonado: Compton Reminiscing

Cali-born actor Allen Maldonado is aiming for his career to closely mimic the career of Leonardo DiCaprio – who he is a huge fan of. The only difference, he says …
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Actor David Ramsey on superheroes, John Diggle and being Black in Hollywood
2 years ago

Actor David Ramsey on superheroes, John Diggle and being Black in Hollywood

David Ramsey showed very few leanings towards becoming an actor back in 1987.

“Don’t believe everything you see on IMDB (Internet Movie Data Base), that first credit is not even …
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RJ Cyler: Rise to the Big Screen
2 years ago

RJ Cyler: Rise to the Big Screen

Rocking a style that seems to redefine cool, RJ Cyler walks into the lobby of the chic downtown Toronto Thompson Hotel wearing a neon orange bucket hat and a leather …
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Queen Sheba: Empowering Through Spoken Word
2 years ago

Queen Sheba: Empowering Through Spoken Word

Queen Sheba’s relationship with spoken word poetry began in fourth grade when she was asked to memorize and recite Langston Hughes’ “Mother to Son”. Although the Norfolk, Virginia native can …
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Emayatzy Corinealdi: Middle of Nowhere
3 years ago

Emayatzy Corinealdi: Middle of Nowhere

It’s always tough for Emayatzy Corinealdi to choose her favourite scene from Middle of Nowhere. It’s no wonder, either. After all there are so many powerful scenes in the 2012 …
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Kern Carter sheds light on being a first-time book author
3 years ago

Kern Carter sheds light on being a first-time book author

Whether members of the profession like it or not, authors and novelists carry along with them a certain stereotype depending on one’s perspective: that introverted figure that spends countless hours …
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Hip-hop violinist Damien Escobar recognized for fine art
4 years ago

Hip-hop violinist Damien Escobar recognized for fine art

Hip-hop and classical music unite when it comes to Emmy award-winning violinist, Damien Escobar. Art Set Free, a New York-based global showcase that aims to create the world’s largest collection …
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