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James Cromwell, Bruce Dern, Naturi Naughton, Harry Lennix, Kat Graham, Join Cast of Mark Amin’s EMPEROR

TV News Desk Jun. 20, 2018 EMPEROR is inspired by the true story of Shields Green (Okeniyi), who in 1859 escaped from a plantation and made a daring journey north where he met Frederick Douglass and John Brown (Cromwell). With the opportunity to continue to freedom in Canada, Green instead chose…

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James Cromwell, Bruce Dern & More Join Civil War-Era Drama ‘Emperor’

by Amanda N’Duka June 20, 2018 10:57am EXCLUSIVE: Oscar nominees James Cromwell and Bruce Dern have signed on for Emperor, joining previously announced star Dayo Okeniyi in the Civil War-abolitionist film directed by former Lionsgate exec Mark Amin. Paul Scheer, Harry Lennix, Naturi Naughton, Mykelti Williamson, Ben Robson, Keean Johnson, and Kat Graham are also attached to co-star…

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‘The Hunger Games’ Actor Dayo Okeniyi To Star In Historical Drama ‘Emperor’

by Amanda N’Duka EXCLUSIVE: Dayo Okeniyi, best known for his role in The Hunger Games as well as NBC’s Shades of Blue, has been tapped as the lead in Emperor, a Civil War-era historical drama from Sobini Films. Former Lionsgate exec and Sobini founder Mark Amin is directing the pic. Written by Amin and Pat Charles, the screenplay is…

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‘Hunger Games’ actor seen in Savannah. Lots of extras needed for his new big movie

BY LISA WILSON lwilson@islandpacket.com June 13, 2018 03:47 PM Updated June 13, 2018 03:55 PM Actor Dayo Okeniyi, who portrayed Thresh in “The Hunger Games,” is in Savannah filming a new drama, according to posts on his Instagram page. Okeniyi has been cast as the star of “Emperor,” a Civil War-era movie…

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BLACK MUSIC MONTH – AFRO FUTURISM AND MUSIC

The concept of Afro Futurism is imagining a future through a black cultural lens. Like a lot of science fiction, it often ends up a metaphor for life today. Here’s a list of highlights of musical afro futurists. Sun Ra – Space Is The Place Sun Ra took big band…

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BLACK MUSIC MONTH – GREATEST FEMALE SINGERS

ARETHA FRANKLIN What is soul? Aretha Franklin, that’s what it is. GLADYS KNIGHT The underrated. Her voice is as powerful, as sincere, as moving as it ever was. CHAKA KHAN Chaka live blows me away every time. WHITNEY HOUSTON The singer’s singer. NANCY WILSON Her voice is a beautiful as…

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BLACK MUSIC MONTH – GREAT SINGER/SONGWRITERS

These artists wrote great songs for themselves and others, and sang the heck out of them. These are artists who deserve your complete attention. Listen deeply to their entire catalogue of music. 1. Stevie Wonder With a body of work that covers two generations, Stevie is the artists’ artist. 2….

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BLACK MUSIC MONTH – THE SOUNDTRACKS

All month I’m going to assemble a list of great black artists and songs. I’ll start with great black soundtracks, since I won’t be able to do the Black Movie Soundtrack show at the Hollywood Bowl this summer. BLACK ORPHEUS Not only one of the greatest soundtracks, but arguably the…

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MARSHALL wins 2018 Silver Gavel Award

BY JAMIE HWANG The ABA announced winners of the 2018 Silver Gavel Awards for Media and the Arts, which recognize outstanding efforts to foster the public’s understanding of law through media. From 19 finalists, the Standing Committee on Gavel Awards selected six pieces of media for Silver Gavels with four others receiving honorable…

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Letitia Wright Says Shuri Could Be The Next Black Panther In Avengers 4 & It’s Awesome

By Ani Bundel When Avengers: Infinity War ended there were almost no loose ends left behind. The film accounted for nearly everyone who was done and dusted, except one: Shuri, T’Challa’s little sister. Because Infinity War was finished before Black Panther came out, the Russo Brothers didn’t know she’d be a fan favorite or audiences would worry…

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Vin Diesel Flexing Action Comedy ‘Muscle’ At STXfilms With Reginald Hudlin

by Anita Busch Fast and Furious franchise star Vin Diesel will star in STX’s new action-comedy Muscle which will be produced by the actor and Samantha Vincent through their One Race Films. Also producing will be Reginald Hudlin and Byron Phillips who brought the project to STX which is looking to make the IP into a franchise. The storyline for…

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