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Film Review: Tatum and team turn up the titillation in sequel
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Magic Mike XXL Fair (1 star) Rated R for nudity, drug use, graphic sexuality and pervasive profanity What made the original Magic Mike so appealing was it’s raw-edged, realistic feel that made you forgot you were even watching a movie. This relatively superficial sequel tosses the notion of plausible character and plot development out the window
BOOK: Are you ready for college?
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
If I Knew Then, What I Know Now…About College By Tarsha Arrington-Brown Arrington-Brown’s book is an insightful look that addresses the necessity for college readiness and preparedness courses for young people with aspirations of attending college, and graduating. A first-generation college student, Arrington-Brown attended Northern Illinois,
Film Review: Fashion doc revisits hip-hop designers
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Fresh Dressed **** stars When rap arrived back in the late 1970s, more than the music burst on the scene. The performers’ outlandish costumes also had a profound effect on American culture, which proceeded to mimic everything from MC Hammer’s balloon pants to Run DMC’s fedoras and Adidas outfits. As the genre matured, the more
College or chaos? Dope’ explores the thin (funny) line between the two
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Seventeen-year-old Malcolm (Shameik Moore) was raised by a single-mom (Kimberly Elise) in a rough section of Los Angeles, where he’s turned out to be more of a milquetoast than a menace to society. He’s actually so nerdy he’s formed a funk band called Oreo with a couple of fellow geeks, Diggy (Kiersey Clemons) and Jib (Tony Revolori). The
Car Review: 2015 Lexus RC 350
Friday, June 26, 2015
DETROIT – For years Lexus sold vehicles on the strength of its brand. Build quality was outstanding, fit and finish was almost perfect, and its customer satisfaction became an industry benchmark. But during our weeklong test drive of the 2015 Lexus RC 350 Coupe F Sport, we were hailed several times by drivers who told us they loved the way the RC
What Happened, Miss Simone?
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Sometimes artistry and insanity are so intertwined you can’t distinguish between them. That was the challenge for singer Nina Simone, dealing with worldwide fame and a madness she couldn’t shake. As you look back at her life – from a child prodigy to a dinner theater piano crooner to renowned recording artist and a sufferer of mental
Movie Review: 3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Jordan Davis was born Feb 16, 1995. Contrary to his belief, he was not named after basketball legend Michael Jordan. His mom, Lucia McBath, insists she named him after the crossing over of the Jordan River, symbolizing a new beginning. For his mom and dad, Ron Davis, Jordan was their new beginning. Their lives were changed forever Nov. 23, 2012, the day
BOOK: Former college administrator releases reference guide
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Historically Black Colleges and Universities: What You Should Know By Alphonso W. Knight Sr. Xlibris Publishing If we took a poll from high school students and guidance counselors in the United States to gage their familiarity between Stanford and Harris-Stowe State universities, it would be easy to guess which university is more widely recognized. Knight
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Film Review: Tatum and team turn up the titillation in sequel

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